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Comprehensive Migraine Education Program Part III: Your Migraine Management Plan

The best migraine management plans are multifactorial, meaning you may have a variety of treatments that will be recommend for your specific type of migraine. They may include medication, behavioral strategies and hands-on treatment. Medication: Medication type is typically divided into acute (taken as soon as a migraine comes on) and preventative (taken daily). With acute migraine treatment, it’s ideal …

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Comprehensive Migraine Education Program Part II: Prepping for your visit

Headaches and migraines of many types are common reasons to seek guidance from your medical provider. As stated previously in Part I of this series, the key to determining the most appropriate treatment for your headache is determining the correct diagnosis. Here’s what you need to know… The prevalence of headaches and migraines is incredibly high. 90% of people deal …

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Comprehensive Migraine Education Program: Part I

Are you one of the 36 million Americans who suffer from migraines? Last weekend I attended the Comprehensive Migraine Education Program (CMEP), put on by the American Headache Society in Denver, CO.  I’ve had a special interest in the treatment of headaches since I graduated from physical therapy school, which you can read more about here. Below is Part I …

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6 Reasons Why PT is the Best Treatment For Neck Pain After Car Accidents

Millions of people are injured in car accidents each year. Even seemingly minor collisions can result in long-term pain and disability. Physical Therapy is one of the best ways to treat and heal from these injuries. Physical Therapy works by restoring the normal function of joints and muscles, allowing tissues to heal and return to their pre-injury, pain-free state. If you’ve been in a …

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Get Rid of Headaches Once and For All

The stress of the holidays are over and you are likely charging full throttle into your New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you have goals of eating better, exercising more and meditating twice a week. What about those headaches you’ve been experiencing? Is getting rid of them on your list? I have developed a special interest in treating patients with headaches for several …

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Fear of bending your back?

Do you have a fear of bending your back? Are you concerned about doing forward folds in yoga or even reaching down to pick something up off the ground? Perhaps you’ve had a back injury and you were advised to avoid forward bending at all costs forever. So, is forward bending AKA lumbar flexion really that bad for your low …

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Skip the MRI for low back pain?

Have you suffered from low back pain? Have you wondered if you should get an MRI  so you can identify the problem? Unfortunately, MRIs are not always beneficial. Let me explain. With a lumbar MRI you get an image of the joints, discs, ligaments, nerves and muscles of the low back. Now, if you are over the age of 30, …