Category: Pain Management

Aches and Pains Jun18th 2020

Good Pain vs. Bad Pain

You might have heard the phrase “good pain vs. bad pain.” What does that mean? Isn’t all pain “bad?” Not necessarily. Sometimes, pain just indicates pushing yourself in a workout or soreness from trying a new exercise. And sometimes, it’s an indication of something that requires more attention. Symptoms of “Good” Pain  “Hurts so good” kind of pain

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Six reasons to make physical therapy your first line of defense for pain

Nov4th 2019

When it comes to managing pain, consider physical therapy as your first line of defense, rather than waiting until the pain has significantly interfered with your quality of life.  Here are six reasons to consider physical therapy first, before you try pain pills or injections: Physical therapists look beyond the symptoms and try to find

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What is a free screen for physical or occupational therapy?

Jun7th 2019

Why should you consider a free screen at MoveMend? Because it’s an easy way to see if therapy can help you feel better! Too often, we ignore aches and pains, hoping they’ll go away on their own. But ignoring the pain can actually make it worse and keep us from the activities we love! Here’s

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How Blood Flow Restriction Training can help arthritis pain

May8th 2019

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT  Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint. There are numerous causes of arthritis, but the most common form is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is strongly associated with aging and by the time you reach middle age, you likely have signs of arthritis that would show up in medical imaging, whether you have

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Experiencing ankle pain, knee pain or hip pain with running?

Dec6th 2018

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise, but it can also take a toll on your body.  Have you been experiencing ankle, knee, or hip pain when you run? Here are some things that might be contributing to that! Joint restrictions and/or muscular imbalances up or down the body can often be

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October is National Physical Therapy Month!

Oct8th 2018

It’s National Physical Therapy Month. Do you know what PT is and how it helps you to move better? It helps you to move from injury back to activity. When you have an injury, whether it started recently, has lasted longer than 6 months or is a result of a medical condition, physical therapy can

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IT Band Syndrome- What is it and how to address it

Sep9th 2018

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT If you’ve been a runner for any length of time, you’ve likely heard of the IT band (and possibly dealt with pain from it!) But do you know what it is and what it’s role is? The iliotibial band (IT band) is a thick connective tissue that starts at the

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2 Upper Back Exercises to Prevent Neck Pain

Aug25th 2018

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT Neck pain is, unfortunately, something most of us will experience at some point. Spine-related pain, in general, is a very complex topic, and many times it’s unclear what’s the exact cause of pain. But sometimes, a lack of movement (hypomobility) or even too much movement (hypermobility) at joints in the

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Returning From Injury: Not as Straightforward as You Might Think

Aug18th 2018

By Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT One of the first questions a new patient typically asks is how long until they are symptom-free and can return to their regular routine. It’s a tricky question to navigate because the rehab process can be so variable. Moreover, I don’t want to overemphasize a “normal” timeline because if patients

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Aug1st 2018

Run injury-free this summer with these 2 exercises

Summer is in full swing! If you love to run, I’m sure you’re itching to hit the pavement or trailhead as much as possible. Whether you’re training for a race or have just returned to running after a hiatus, you don’t want your progress slowed by injuries. I’m going to show you two hip-focused exercises

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