by Jason Schexnayder, PT, DPT, CMTPT *Unlike most of our blog posts, this post won't contain much supporting research. This is because most studies don't attempt to determine if bodily noises have a direct relationship to pain, injury, or dysfunction. Most studies that do show a relationship between noise and pain/disorder typically involve the temporomandibular [...]
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by Jason Schexnayder, PT, DPT, CMTPT The "Dreaded" Disc Diagnoses Disc bulges, herniations, and degeneration...I'm sure most, if not all of you, have heard these terms at some point in your life. They are common diagnoses in the medical world. The question is, do these physical changes even matter? We'll attempt to tackle that question. [...]
by Jason Schexnayder, PT, DPT, CMTPT What are Opioids? Opioids are drugs that are derived from the poppy plant or that are synthetically created to mimic the chemical structure of the poppy plant. They treat acute and chronic pain symptoms for various conditions. They bind to receptors throughout the body, manipulate the pain and pleasure [...]
by Jason Schexnayder, PT, DPT, CMTPT "If only you knew the power of The Injection..." Wait...that's not right. But you get where we're going with this. This blog covers common injections used in the medical field. Particularly, we will focus on corticosteroid and NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) injections. We will discuss the potential side effects [...]
by Jason Schexnayder, PT, DPT, CMTPT "Knowledge Is Power" The entire purpose of our blog, in general, is to provide you with the knowledge you need to better understand a condition, a treatment, or anything that involves the rehabilitation, health, and wellness world. By doing so, we can equip you with the knowledge you need [...]
by Jason Schexnadyer, PT, DPT, CMTPT First of all... This post isn't just about MRI's and X-rays (Radiograph is the correct term for an "X-ray"). It's about ALL FORMS of imaging in general, including CT Scans, contrast-dye imaging, ultrasounds, etc. Imaging assists medical professionals in the diagnosis of an injury, disease, disorder, or other underlying [...]
by Jason Schexnayder, PT, DPT, CMTPT What is Blood Flow Restriction Training? According to our governing body in the physical therapy world, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) states that... "Blood Flow Restriction Training uses the application of external pressure over the extremities. The applied pressure is sufficient enough to maintain arterial inflow while occluding [...]
by Jason Schexnayder, PT, DPT, CMTPT, Kishan Shah, PT, DPT, CMTPT, & Christian Bourgeois, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, FAAOMPT, CMTPT, MEd Muddy Water... We know, the medical field can be a big and confusing place for many people. To be honest, it's confusing for us physical therapists at times as well. To help clear the [...]
by Jason Schexnayder, PT, DPT, CMTPT What is Early Sports Specialization? Early sports specialization is a “hot topic” right now. Early sport specialization is when a child (ages 6 - 16) participates in intensive year-round training &/or competition in a single sport at the exclusion of other sports or activities. Typically, this involves a young [...]