Should You Use Ice or Heat for Pain?

When it comes to chronic pain in your back, neck, shoulder, or elsewhere, both ice and heat can help you feel more comfortable – at least temporarily.   Ice can help reduce inflammation and temporarily numb the area so you can get a brief moment of relief. Heat will help relax muscles and promote a […]

Experiencing Shoulder Pain When Lifting Your Arm?

Do you feel a sharp pain in your shoulder when you lift your arm? You haven’t had a recent injury, so you are wondering why this is happening. You’re not alone! This is a common and often debilitating problem for many people. Symptoms of Shoulder Pain The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that gives you […]

How to Beat Plantar Fasciitis

Notice more foot or heel pain lately? Working from home may be a factor. Over the past few years, with more people working from home, there have been more reports of plantar fasciitis, “lockdown feet” or “pandemic feet”. Here’s why! Working from home we are barefoot, or wearing slippers, more often than ever. Without having […]

6 Tips for How to Shovel Snow Safely

Whether you live in Williamsville, Buffalo, or anywhere in the northeast, you likely need to shovel snow during the winter. Find out some tips to help you shovel snow safely. 1. Have the right tool for the jobYou’ll need a shovel for pushing snow, and a shovel for lifting and moving snow. You can see […]

How to Stop Your Kids from Growing “Horns”

“‘Horns’ are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests” by Isaac Stanley-Becker (Washington Post) This article is just another reminder of the damaging effects excessive phone use can have on your neck. “Horns” are actually bone spurs forming on the back of the skull from excessive strain in the neck. […]

Integrative Diagnosis – Muscle, Nerve & Joint Problems

Integrative Diagnosis is your fast track to clinical excellence and practice success. This is a cutting-edge educational and certification program for healthcare providers that specialize in the diagnosis and conservative treatment of muscle, nerve, and joint problems.  What makes Integrative Diagnosis unique? Diagnosis: The ID system shows you how to establish a diagnosis that includes […]

Avoid Lower Back Pain with Sit-Slide-Lean

Is it better to sit up straight or lean back? If you are experiencing lower back pain after sitting, it may have to do with your posture. Sit-Slide-Lean is the mantra that you should repeat every time to avoid back pain after sitting. Sit down, slide your butt all the way back, then lean back […]

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3 Quick Tips for a Pain Free Bike Season

1. Minimize shoulder to hip angle The shoulder to hip angle (HS angle) is an imaginary line drawn from the hip to shoulder that increases as your shoulders drop forward. Time trial and road bikes will have a larger HS angle to maximize aerodynamics but this comes at a cost to the rider. As the […]

Shoulder Pain: Case Study

Patient: Tim, from Williamsville, NY History: Right shoulder pain, achy all the time and sharp with certain movements. Pain intensity would get up to a 7 out of 10. Primary diagnosis: Muscle adhesion in the rotator cuff muscles Treatment: Manual Adhesion Release™ to the rotator cuff muscles. Outcome: After 4 treatments, Tim’s shoulder range of […]