Just about a year ago, life changed as we once knew it. In less than a week, I went from looking at a larger space to accommodate our growing practice to wondering if the business would survive in the wake of a pandemic. Like so many people out there, uncertainty became a staple of each day. Will things go back to normal? When will things go back to normal? Perhaps most importantly, can I afford to keep the roof over my head and the lights on? Faced with uncertainty as t
Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts longer than three months. With over 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, there is a good chance you or someone you know is dealing with this potentially debilitating condition. Even with today's groundbreaking medical procedures, this epidemic seems to be on the rise as we live longer and put more stress on our bodies than we can handle. In the physical therapy world, we rarely see patients unless they are having pain,
Over 25 years ago, I had the unfortunate experience of injuring my knee and subsequently having surgery at seventeen. The one positive that came from this experience was that it led me to pursue physical therapy as an occupation. Having seen the healthcare system's deterioration as both a provider and a customer over the years led to me starting my practice. I no longer wanted to wait for change; I wanted to be part of the change. How have things changed in the last 25 years?
It happens in the blink of an eye for some. One minute you are sprinting down the sidelines or doing something simple like walking down the steps, and the next minute you find yourself talking to a doctor about surgery. Life will be turned upside down temporarily, but those weeks or months will crawl by at a snail's pace. Physical therapy can be tedious. Combining that with the fact that you will be somewhat limited in what you can do until you are fully recovered makes for a
It took me quite some time to figure this one out for myself. Six knee surgeries, to be exact. Early in my career, I worked at a country club in Long Island where I spent my days treating golfers with all types of ailments. One aging veteran of the PGA tour used to tell me often, “Life is a marathon, not a sprint.” This gentleman lived by these words as he would let me know every week he was never quite ready to ramp up his routine. What I first mistook for laziness now seems