How do I manage stress?
How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly… [more]
What causes tension headaches?
What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders… [more]
What is Runner’s Knee?
What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating… [more]
Shinny Shin Shin……Why does my shin hurt?
What are shin splints? What causes shin splints? Have you ever went for a long run, or done an intense workout and had tenderness… [more]
What is carpal tunnel?
Why does my wrist hurt? Why does my hand and fingers go numb? Why does my hands go numb at night? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is… [more]
What is the right shoe for me?
Does the shoe matter? What should I look for in a shoe? What is flat foot or low arch? What is a high… [more]
1st Place Reader’s Choice Award
Thank you Whitley County (our patients and the Post and Mail readers) for awarding us the top choice award for physical therapy. … [more]
What should I expect during my physical therapy evaluation?
How do I make the most of my physical therapy evaluation? What questions will I be asked by my physical therapist? As… [more]
Biking and Back Pain
Why does my back hurt when I ride my bike? How do I adjust my bike to prevent my back from hurting? Is biking bad for my back? Summer… [more]
What are overuse injuries?
Why do overuse injuries happen? How do you prevent overuse injuries? Repetitive stress injuries (otherwise known as repetitive… [more]
How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly experienced by everyone (Campo et al., 2009; Shapiro et al., 2005; Manotas et al., 2014; Howard, 2008). Stress is your body's physiological and psychological response to anything your body may perceive as threatening or a specific reaction to a life changing event which may be perceived as positive or negative (Christ, McVay, Marocco, 2013). The effect of stress … [Read More...]
What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders that is typically mild to moderate in intensity. It is sometimes referred to as a stress headache, and muscle tightness may be associated with it. There are a number of factors that may contribute to tension headaches, including poor posture, eye strain, fatigue, and over exertion. The following are a few tips to help you manage your tension headache pain. Start by … [Read More...]
What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating in local 5k, 10k, half and full marathons. Consequently, runners are training more often, and may become susceptible to repetitive use injuries in the knee. The two most common knee injuries in runners are patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). PFPS is pain under or along the knee cap itself, while ITBS is pain along the outside of … [Read More...]
What are shin splints? What causes shin splints? Have you ever went for a long run, or done an intense workout and had tenderness or swelling along your shin bone afterwards? It is possible that you have suffered from shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome. Shin splints can be caused by an inflammation of the periosteum of the tibia, muscle overuse causing swelling, and stress fractures of the bone. The periosteum is the covering surrounding the bone, which can become … [Read More...]
Why does my wrist hurt? Why does my hand and fingers go numb? Why does my hands go numb at night? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common disorder that involves compression of the median nerve. The median nerve and the tendons that bend your fingers pass through a structure called the carpal tunnel in the wrist. The carpal tunnel is made up of bones on 3 sides and a ligament. The median nerve can be compressed in this tunnel due to many reasons: an inflammation of the tendon sheaths, shortening … [Read More...]