Managed exercise and physical therapy can improve concussion symptoms

With high school sports starting up soon, and NFL training camp in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness. And while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that “time and rest” are the best and only options for recovery from concussion, studies [...]

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) proven effective for treating chronic neck pain

Neck pain is an ailment that affects 30 to 50 percent of the population annually, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Just less than half of these sufferers — about 15 percent of people, according to the IASP — experience chronic neck pain, or pain [...]

Mini e-book now available: Help! My Tailbone Hurts!…now what?

New mini e-book now available: Help! My Tailbone Hurts!...now what? Tailbone pain, also referred to as coccydynia, can be debilitating. In over 16 years of practice as a physical therapist, Debbie Turczan has heard many stories from her patients about tailbone pain, some of which have been shocking. What shocks Debbie [...]

VIDEO: Physical Therapy for Tailbone Pain

In my physical therapy practice, I see many patients with tailbone pain. No matter how many times I meet a new patient with tailbone pain (also referred to as coccydynia), I still find their journey somewhat shocking. When we sit down to discuss their history, I may learn that they’ve been [...]

New study supports the use of CST in treatment of neck pain.

The practice of craniosacral therapy (CST) is quite rewarding. As a therapist, I have the honor and joy of participating with my patients in a transformative healing process. While therapists who utilize craniosacral techniques observe many positive effects on a daily basis, quality research supporting these practices has been sparse. That’s [...]

Opioids come under scrutiny by the CDC

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines related to the prescription of highly addictive pain medications, called opioids. These drugs – including Vicodin and OxyContin – are responsible for 40 deaths from overdose each day in the United States. The guidelines are intended to equip doctors to make [...]

Cold and flu season – Lymphatic Drainage to the rescue!

In the last few weeks, it seems that every patient coming through my office door either has, or is recovering from, a cold or the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity continued to increase through the end of February nationally, and may continue to [...]

Exercise May Fight Cancer

The list of benefits from exercise seems to grow every day. Recently, a study out of Denmark, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, found that exercise may fight cancer. While it may seem intuitive that the improved health that comes along with exercise may help to prevent cancer, researchers have grappled [...]

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