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Why Your Neck Stretches Aren’t Working

Why Your Neck Stretches Aren’t Working

Do you Suffer from Chronic neck pain and ever wonder – Why don’t my neck stretches work? Even though you’ve Googled and YouTubed them about a hundred times! There are a few reasons why stretching your neck might not be doing anything to help you get rid of your neck pain.Your technique could be offYou could be doingContinue Reading »

Help! My Neck Is Stuck!

Help! My Neck Is Stuck!

Have you ever woken up in the morning only to find that you can’t turn your head to look at your clock? Or maybe you get a sharp, stabbing pain in your neck when you try to check your blind spot. If you have ever wondered what is going on inside your neck that is causing allContinue Reading »

Why Has My Shoulder Hurt Since Christmas?

Why Has My Shoulder Hurt Since Christmas?

Have you had shoulder pain ever since Christmas? From hanging lights to hauling decorations, the holiday season can be a challenge to our shoulders. Even more so this year when we have been home more and not in our usual routine. Do you find yourself having pain when you are reaching overhead, grabbing the milk fromContinue Reading »

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 onceContinue Reading »

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 stiffContinue Reading »

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 madeContinue Reading »

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 isContinue Reading »

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 yourContinue Reading »

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 headContinue Reading »

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