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What Manual Therapy Can Do For You

What Manual Therapy Can Do For You

You need Manual Therapy so your joints, muscles, and disks can move normally and stop causing you to have pain. That’s the simple answer! “Dr. Amy, I always thought that what you do is what Physical Therapy should be. But I have never had this form of treatment before”. I hear this statement at least onceRead More…

Why Does My Neck Still Hurt?

Why Does My Neck Still Hurt?

Do you find yourself constantly rubbing your neck, trying to make it feel better? Is it hard to turn your head to the side like when you are checking your blind spot? Are you limiting your exercise due to your neck pain? Or, maybe you know someone who limits their activity because their neck gets stiffRead More…

Do you have Shoulder Pain?

Do you have Shoulder Pain?

Do you have pain when you reach into the cabinet for your favorite coffee cup? Do you struggle to lift your arm to put on deodorant or wash your hair? Are you limited with your arm motions due to pain? You may be struggling with “shoulder impingement”.  What does that mean? Well, the shoulder is a complex structure madeRead More…

Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck pain typically comes in two flavors – Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) and nontraumatic neck pain. There are many types of treatment for neck pain both within the physical therapy realm and outside of PT. Which makes the research confusing and difficult to interpret! For instance, the book I am using for this blog series isRead More…

Why does my shoulder hurt when I reach overhead?

Why does my shoulder hurt when I reach overhead?

Shoulder pain with reaching overhead is a complicated and often misunderstood issue. People will begin to compensate by using the other arm, changing where objects are located, or simply not trying to reach overhead. While these substitutions can be helpful during the initial painful phase, these are not solid long term strategies to live yourRead More…

My Neck Is Stuck!!!

My Neck Is Stuck!!!

A few weeks ago my youngest daughter woke up and couldn’t turn her head or get out of bed. She was literally stuck in one spot with her head turned as if to look over her right shoulder. She was crying because her neck hurt and she was scared that would never turn her headRead More…

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