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. […]

Sit-Slide-Lean to Avoid Back Pain

Sit-Slide-Lean is the mantra that you should repeat every time that you sit. Sit down, slide your butt all the way back, then lean back and relax. This will put you in optimal position without activating your postural muscles, allowing you to sit in a safe position without falling into a flexed our slouched posture. […]

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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 […]

5 Tips to Make Your Elbow Pain Go Away…and Stay Away

Start with an accurate and complete diagnosis from a soft tissue specialist. There are many causes of elbow pain. Two of the most common diagnoses are adhesion and tendon degeneration. Adhesion forms from overuse and is the most common cause of pain and stiffness in the elbow. Learn more about adhesion here.  Tendon degeneration also occurs from […]

Stop Relying on Pain Drugs

A recent article in the New York Times, titled “Opioids Aren’t the Only Pain Drugs to Fear”, highlights the importance of how dangerous all forms of pain medication can be. (You can find the article here) Take home points from the article: Opioids are not the only form of pain management that can have nasty side […]

Plantar Fasciitis? Probably Not.

Foot pain is one of the more commonly mismanaged areas of the body. A quick trip to your family doctor, podiatrist or even to the Internet and you will be labeled with plantar fasciitis. After that you are quickly icing, stretching, taking anti-inflammatories, rolling your foot with a ball, or may have even been convinced […]

Part 4: Carpal Tunnel Treatment Options

he first step when you have pain, numbness, or tingling in your fingers is to visit a doctor to receive a proper diagnosis so you can receive the proper treatment. It is important that you start with the most conservative approach and then progress to more invasive procedures if needed. This approach obviously doesn’t apply […]

Part 3: Carpal Tunnel and Adhesion

In part 2, we mentioned how adhesion can cause median nerve entrapment. This section will explain this concept in more detail. Adhesion is the most common cause of pain and stiffness in the body and generally forms from overuse during typing, gripping, and repetitive use of your hands. Adhesion will act like glue in the muscle making […]