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Knee Pain? Why Consider PT Over MRI & Surgery

If you have knee pain there are two major arguments grounded in medical research as to why you should see a PT to avoid unnecessary surgery and save you $$$:

1. Just as many “issues” are seen on knee MRIs in those without pain as compared to those with pain: http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e5339?view=long&pmid=22932918

Body-Swing Connection

Click on any of the below images to see how physically what the body can and cannot do influences your golf swing and how to fix it:

Low Back Pain? Just Say No to Surgery, MRI's & Meds

Key Points From NPR's: Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It

-More than 1 in 4 adult Americans say they've recently suffered a bout of low-back pain. It's one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. And more and more people are being treated for it.

-Many specialists say less treatment is usually more effective.71

History of Dry Needling

What is the History of Dry Needling?49

Optimal Performance Pyramid

"First move well, and then move often."


JFK knows Dry Needling

LIVING WELL: Kennedy's back problems led to treatments today

By: DR. MARK KESTNER, Post Columnist

Posted: Monday, December 2, 2013

Many readers know that President John F. Kennedy was plagued by chronic back pain.

The little known story of how he found helpful treatment has ramifications in the treatments available today.

50 When Kennedy was a senator, he was introduced to an unconventional medical doctor named Janet Travell.

Frozen Shoulder? New Research Indicates Dry Needling is Effective!

42 Here is the abstract from a recent journal article highlighting the results of the study.  Take home message: Frozen shoulder aka adhesive capsulitis is classically considered a "joint issue".  Dry Needling aims to influence mainly "muscle dysfunction".  What "joint issues" do you have that needling can help???

Trigger Point Dry Needling as an Adjunct Treatment for a Patient With Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder

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1. MEDICAL GOLF EVALUATION & HUMAN PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT: Move Better = Swing Better.  Play Your Best Golf.  Pain-Free.

2. SELECTIVE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT ASSESSMENT: Got Pain? Find out why and start fixing it!  Identify the source of your pain or decreased functioning & quickly correct it.

How to "Warm-Up"

The best way to get prepped for a workout is likely different than you think.  If you think stretching your hamstrings is what you should be doing then I promise you’re missing the boat.  Take a look at these videos and notice the progression from simple to complex movement; it looks like the first year of a human life!  There is no better way to get prepped for swinging a golf club, lifting a weight, running, jumping, etc.

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