Entries by mm4-4dm1n

What is the McKenzie Method

The McKenzie method is a physical therapy treatment classification that was first introduced to the physical therapy world in the 1950’s by Robin McKenzie. Robin McKenzie had a clinic in New Zealand and that is where he first observed the phenomena of centralization, and it was by accident. McKenzie had a patient he was treating […]

Practices to Prevent Burnout

As we all know, these past three years have been more than crazy. Stress is on the rise throughout the world, due to the everlasting pandemic. But how much stress is too much stress? And how should we healthily deal with it? According to Herbert Freudenburg, burnout describes a severe stress condition that leads to […]

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can include a variety of diagnoses involving the impairment of the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. Diagnosis can include urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, bowel incontinence, vulvodynia, pelvic organ prolapse, and many more. Pelvic Floor muscles include multiple muscles that attach to your sacrum and pelvis and support your bladder, uterus, prostate, and […]

TMJ dysfunction and Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are musculoskeletal specialists that typically see a variety of issues related to the spine and extremities. One joint that most do not realize physical therapists are qualified to treat includes the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMJ is essentially the joint of the jaw. TMJ dysfunction can be categorized as frequent popping or clicking in […]

Achilles Tendonitis and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Achilles Tendonitis is an injury of the achilles tendon typically due to overuse or an introduction of a new activity. The gastrocnemius and the soleus muscles make up the calf complex at the lower leg to create the Achilles Tendon which inserts to the calcaneus (heel bone). This diagnosis typically occurs with the sudden increase […]

Shoulder Mobility

Many of us have struggled with how to get a good stretch for our shoulders and how to maintain mobility in our shoulders over time. One method I enjoy using for myself and with my clients is using a simple PVC pipe. This could also be a broomstick, a baseball bat, a golf club, a […]