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Reverse Direction

I was just lying on the floor on my stomach (prone position) and it felt really good. I had been sitting upright in a chair for a long time today doing work so it felt good to change position. You know… Read More ›

Curve Reversal

I saw this term the other day doing chart  reviews….When looked at from the side, and you’re looking at someone who is sitting up straight, the spine should look like a backwards ‘S.’  In order to attain this shape, the… Read More ›

Lateral Shift

A search term on my blog today was “soap note for hip lateral shift mckenzie.”  That was written by a physical therapist.  That is really specific and it uses therapist speak.  I didn’t realize how much I loved and missed… Read More ›

Low Back Pain

My mom had some low back pain recently, she did what I told her to do and she felt better.  I learned this after PT school, I learned to treat this way in my McKenzie courses. My mom said that… Read More ›

Adherent Nerve Root

I haven’t published 2 posts in one day in a while…. I wrote a post about nerve glides the other day and it made me think of this because nerve glides, well flossing, apparently the interweb likes the term “nerve… Read More ›

Radiculopathy

Did you ever have pain in your toes or fingers but nothing actually seems to be wrong with your toes or fingers?  Or numbness?  Or weakness?  Or tingling?  I’m going to explain why this can happen in the orthopedic realm… Read More ›

Extension

My back hurts right now and I know a little bit about back pain so I thought I’d share what I’m doing to make it feel better. A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away when I… Read More ›

Neck Retractions

When I was working, I went to all kinds of classes and took some tests to become certified in this.  It’s a super duper way to treat back and neck pain based on patient movement.  It takes 3 or 4… Read More ›

Foot Pain

I’ve given out this exercise 3 times recently to people who asked me about pain in their foot.   Two of those people have confirmed that it fixed the pain, I’m awaiting feedback from the 3rd person.  So I thought I… Read More ›

McKenzie

I spent the first 4 years(and the only 4 years) of my career as a physical therapist becoming certified in this technique.  After I became certified, 6 months later I had a stroke.  Regardless of the MAGNITUDE of stuff I’ve learned… Read More ›

The Lumbar Spine

I know a lot about the lumbar spine, the low back.  I think there’s no question I couldn’t answer about the spine, especially the lumbar spine.  There are 5 lumbar vertebrae.  When looked at from the side the lumbar spine… Read More ›

Neck Pain

I’m gonna start with the neck because treating neck and back pain used to be my specialty.  Soooo, Robin and Shelly – forget all the neck stretches you’ve been given.  They aren’t doing anything to help and are possibly making… Read More ›