Why I Don’t Hand Out Ice Packs…

For years I handed out an ice pack to new patients as a welcome gift.  It made sense…usually people were in pain on their first visit and everyone knows you are supposed to ice an acute injury, right? In the last six months, I stopped handing out the ice packs.  It’s not because they were Read More

10 Things NOT To Do If You Have Lower Limb Tendon Pain

For years, people have thought that you just have to “live” with tendon pain or tendinitis.  Worse yet, they endured multiple injections or even surgery with little relief — robbing them from the ability to work or do the activities they love. In recent years there has been a significant advancement in how we understand Read More

My tight calves are so frustrating!

Tired of having tight calf muscles?  You’ve probably tried to stretch them, roll them on a foam roller, saw a massage therapist for deep tissue work or even had Graston Technique or cupping done on them.  Do you feel like you got anywhere?  Most people will feel some temporary relief after using these techniques and Read More

Are Your Tight Feet Causing Your Pain?

***Check out the Video Below for At-Home Stretches*** Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been helping a lot of patients work on their foot flexibility.  Most of those patients didn’t have foot pain, but the tightness in the muscles of their feet were preventing them from having a firm foundation with the ground, resulting Read More

Don’t forget about your feet!

Sandal season should be right around the corner for the Chicago area.  Instead of simply getting a pedicure to prep your lower extremities, you might want to do a little maintenance on your ankle, foot and toe flexibility. I came across an excellent blog post, complete with some of the exercises I regularly prescribe to Read More

Can a pair of shoes give you a better butt?

We see them everywhere.  Sketchers, Reebok and New Balance make them.  The athletic shoes with the rounded soles that promise to help us burn more calories and build stronger butt muscles.  Several celebrities are saying that they work for them.  The shoes cost $60-120 depending on the brand.  Are they worth the investment?  Do they Read More