By Dr. Clifford Yun, PT, DPT Back pain is one of the most treated diagnosis in health care. From Jan 2017- Feb 2018, in the state of New York alone, Google searches for "Back Pain" averaged per month 3,600 times, "lower back pain" 8,100 times and "sciatica" 12,100 times. As a whole the United States averaged 90,500, 246,000, and 301,000 each respectively. To put this in perspective Google Trends over that same time placed back main at an average rank of 20 and Beyonce at 22
Basic posture correction is not common knowledge. Just look at a baby learning to walk. A baby can never progress from lying on its stomach to standing and walking without a significant amount of trial an error to find it's own center of gravity. Use the simple techniques of finding your Foundation, Elongating your spine, and placing it all in Mid-line. Foundation+Elongation+Mid-line = Posture. Without posture correction we find our selves in what called a kyphotic posture wh
Its #FridayFeeling #FlashbackFriday So I thought I'd repost the video of Kim and show you how much she's changed since our first visit. She equated her posture to a straw that was bent and it was now just unbending a bit and "Feel Happiness Flow In." (fast forward to 4min 25sec to find it). How awesome is that? Yes, I know it sounds like a something out of self help, meditation, weekend retreat. But the truth is that for those of us with back pain, scoliosis, kyphosis, etc..
This perfect picture got forwarded to our office today. I did some searching and it came from a website by @HemaliBMeh. I think there's some great info on this site in regards to neck pain and what we need to do to correct our postural faults due cell phone over use. Besides ergonomic adjustments we probably just need to separate ourselves from the magnet of social media, text messages, emails, etc. Or at the very least do some next stretches, adjust your posture and get bac
I found a study from the end of last year out of The European Spine Journal. (Eur Spine J. 2016 Oct;25(10):3120-3129. Epub 2016 Mar 25.Adults with idiopathic scoliosis improve disability after motor and cognitive rehabilitation: results of a randomised controlled trial.Monticone M1, Ambrosini E2,3, Cazzaniga D2, Rocca B2, Motta L4, Cerri C4, Brayda-Bruno M5, Lovi A5.) 130 Adults with idiopathic curves less than 35° were separated into two groups to test traditional physical
Scoliosis is not just a diagnosis for girls or just for adolescents. Scoliosis can go undiagnosed or it can develop over time from poor posture, or postures developed after an injury. Cleveland Clinic posted these surprises in a 2014 article: “Surprise #1: If you are diagnosed with scoliosis, you probably won’t need surgery." "Surprise #2: The size or the location of your spine’s curve doesn’t predict whether or not you will have symptoms." "Surprise #3: Adults can have one o
"When you'll need someone, I will be by your side." Spotify played this #FlashbackFriday song for me today and it got me thinking in tangents. As physical therapist we see people so often that we become apart of each other's life. Quite often the therapy goes beyond the physical injury. When we are injured we have both physical and mental stress (work, family, politics, etc..)can compound our injuries. You come to physical therapy and sacrifice your already busy day to work