“If it’s not their ass it’s their elbow.”

A client of mine said this. I can’t take credit for it and please don’t hold me responsible for the foul language. She took an old saying and modified it to convey how her clients describe their current aches and pains. My client, although not in a healthcare profession, provides more competent healthcare advice than… Continue reading “If it’s not their ass it’s their elbow.”

The ‘Magic Wand’ of Therapy

Those in pain want an easy fix. Who can blame them? But relying only on pills or magical passive techniques typically won’t do if longstanding pain relief is the goal. To a fault, many healthcare practitioners tend to over-rely on passive techniques. Physical therapists are no exception. A passive treatment is one that is done… Continue reading The ‘Magic Wand’ of Therapy

Sleep series: Pillows

“If you’re not sleeping, you’re not healing” I say this a lot.  When we sleep our bodies switch over from ‘go’ to ‘recovery’.  That is — if you let it.  This short article is a part of a series where I will be discussing some of the most important components of sleep.  Today, that topic… Continue reading Sleep series: Pillows

Tug of War

Discover Your Potential We all have the potential to perform better. We just have to know and learn how to use all that we have. The night before my son had a tug of war competition between his class and the other kindergarten classes, I told him, “During tug of war, your power should come… Continue reading Tug of War