August 14, 2019

Bunions (Hallus Abducto Valgus) are a common foot problem that affects the joint at the base of the big toe (first metatarsophalangeal joint). In Latin “bunion” means enlargement, while “hallux abducto valgus (HAV)” refers to a bending inwards of the big toe...

Did you know that up to 85% of the population will experience low back pain throughout their lifetime (1). In fact, back pain is the second-leading reason that patients seek out the help of their medical practitioner. 

Much of this type of pain is thought to be associat...

May 7, 2019

The human body is an incredible, living, adaptive, self-communicating, always evolving machine that surpasses even our most advanced technological wonders.  Unfortunately, this is not how standard anatomy classes are taught.  With in the medical educational system we a...

May 7, 2019

An ankle sprain refers to the tearing of the ligaments of the ankle and account for approximately 40% of all athletic injuries. 85% of ankle sprains occur on the outside (lateral side) of the ankle and are known as an inversion sprain. This is the type of injury that m...

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an overuse injury seen in runners, cyclists, soccer players, skiers, and weightlifters. ITBS is one of the most common causes of lateral knee pain. This condition often never completely resolves with conventional treatments, since mos...

February 27, 2019

In this blog,  I want to talk about one of the most common causes of Low Back Pain (LBP).  In fact, this problem accounts for about 60% of all low back injuries – the  sprain/strain injury of the lumbar spine (1,2).

The lower lumbar region (L4/L5 and L5/S1) is...

February 23, 2019

The most common question that patients ask me is, “What is that cracking or popping sound I hear when you adjust my back, and are you sure it is ok”? The answer to this question is surprisingly simple.

February 22, 2019

Are you a musician? Have you ever thought of yourself as an upper body athlete?

Musicians use their muscles with an intensity that is comparable to athletes - such as dancers. Unfortunately, unlike athletes, most musicians are less likely to learn how to prevent injurie...

Have we ever found ourselves in a more exciting time for mental health awareness than today? Armed with current research, better education, social media (yes, social media) and a strong public conscious that urges acceptance for expressionism, our societies have develo...