Lateral Epicondylalgia: What Is It and Can You Prevent It?

Scapular Strengthening For Tennis Elbow

Man with Lateral Epicondylalgia Tennis Elbow

Yes, you can get Tennis Elbow even if you’ve never picked up a racquet in your life. In fact, most patients that come and see me with the diagnosis of Tennis Elbow are baffled and assure me that they don’t play tennis. What then, could have led to this nagging elbow pain also known as Lateral Epicondylalgia and why does it last so long?

Let’s explore these questions and also see if there’s a way to potentially prevent this painful disorder from ever starting…

Thoracic Spine Mobility and How It Affects You

Bonus Video Exercises

Woman Stretching Thoracic Spine

You want to be flexible – so you stretch your muscles. But what about your joints? You also need to have good mobility in your joints to allow you to move freely and do the things you love. So then, what areas should you be focusing on to improve joint mobility? It turns out that you lose the most mobility in your mid and upper back – the thoracic spine – throughout your life. This decrease in mobility not only affects your back, but your neck and shoulders, as well.

Here’s how improving mobility in your thoracic spine can maximize function and even increase your strength potential. Plus, I’ll show you a few simple exercises you can do from home…

How To Set Up Your Physical Therapy (or any) Blog: A Step-By-Step Guide

Plus 2 Podcast Episodes

Physical Therapy Blog Setup

Whether you’re a Physical Therapist, a hair-stylist, a painter, or a new parent, how can starting a website or blog be of use to you?

If you own a business, want to start a business, want to network, want to sell your products or services, or just want to provide useful information for the greater good, a blog is a useful tool.

If you haven’t considered starting a blog or website for your business, you should. Think about it, what services do you use that you don’t first check out the website? If you’re a Physical Therapist and you own a clinic, in my book, a website and blog is a must. You’re job is to be a source of useful information and help to your current and potential patients.

There’s also the people, like me, who are running a website and blog aside from the nine-to-five. The goal isn’t necessarily to make money or attract clients, but to use my knowledge and expertise to be of service to others, all the while opening up doors for future opportunities.

So, whether you’re a Physical Therapist or not, consider how starting a website/blog can open up doors for you…

7 Tips For Scar Management

DIY Advice From a Physical Therapist

Scar Management

For some, a scar might be a symbol of pride – a battle wound, so to speak. For others, though, scars don’t rank high on their favorite physical features list. Most of us want to minimize the appearance of scars and the physical consequences that can accompany them – itching, stiffness, tenderness, and pain1,2.

Although scars can occur from wounds and burns, for our purposes here, let’s focus on how best to manage post-surgical scars.

Why Kids Should Play More Than One Sport

And the Drawbacks of Early Sport Specialization

Early Sport Specialization

Kids sports nowadays have gotten more and more intense. It seems like parents are signing their kids up for private coaching and travel teams before they learn to tie their own shoes. Ever since the world saw the results of a father taking his 2-year old son to the golf course every day, parents and coaches have taken notice.

As much as we’re pressured into specializing our kids early in their sport – from coaches, schools, peers, other parents, travel teams – there is much evidence showing that early sport specialization has its detriments. On the flip-side, though, multi-sport participation proves to be very beneficial.

Let’s take a closer look…