Our feet do a lot of work but get very little attention. At least, not until we start having foot pain. Then they demand that attention like a toddler demands candy! Why do feet hurt so badly? Well foot pain is usually coming from a mix of different interwoven structures, including the bones,
When shoulder pain comes up, many people automatically assume surgery is the go-to fix. Not the case! Shoulder pain has many problems, and treatment options are as diverse as the day is long. For example, bursitis, arthritis, injuries, and overuse are just a few of the many causes. At Strive we offer solutions that can help without the need for surgery.
Do you suffer from the yucky, draining aches of fibromyalgia? While the cause is still shrouded in mystery, a large body of research has identified different treatment options that may ease the pain of fibromyalgia in patients. Diet in conjunction with a treatment here at Strive can help to reduce symptoms and bring about much needed relief.
We are delighted to introduce Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Christenson, who specializes in orthopedics and regenerative medicine.
“I just love to help patients get out of pain,” she says. Learn more about her drive, passions, and what makes Dr. Christenson uniquely qualified to help patients heal and return to an optimal state of living.
We’ve probably all heard the startling claim that “sitting is the new smoking.” Whether or not this sensationalized statement is true is still up for debate. No doubt, people who are less sedentary and more mobile tend to have better health outcomes. Aside from the stiller lifestyle, into which the comfort of chairs tempt us,
Feeling a little topsy-turvy and curvy? What exactly is scoliosis? This condition is characterized by a sideways curvature of the spine that has an unknown cause and most often occurs during the growth spurt just before puberty, although it can occur at any age. Scoliosis affects 2-4 % of children, and the prevalence increases with age,
You successfully went under the knife and made it out on the other side! Congrats! The hard part is over now, right? Well, not so fast. Another phase of recovery awaits.
In most cases, medical experts recommend physical therapy following an operation. The benefits are many and varied. However, post-surgical rehabilitation can be a long process over the course of many months.
Ever feel like you have a monkey on your back? This could be due to a stressor in your life. On the other hand, your disgruntlement could literally be upper back pain!
While upper back pain may not be as common as low back or neck pain, it’s a source of constant irritation for some.
Is there a relationship between shoe choice and chronic pain?
It can certainly be difficult to connect the dots between those adorable shoes that complete your ensemble and the misery you feel within minutes of walking in them!
Chronic knee and back pain that is seemingly getting worse by the day,
“Riding horses can be very therapeutic for your back because it helps with the movement and the flexibility in your spine.” Watch for more juicy info about how Physical Therapy can help YOU become a better rider!
“Physical Therapy can help you with many exercises in flexibility, core strength, knee strength, leg strength, posture, in order for you to become a better rider.”
Like a pastry chef, rolling dough to even out the consistency, sometime muscles need the same TLC. In fact, foam rolling can be just what the doctor ordered—much needed relief to an ache or pain.
Most of us in physical therapy, are familiar with the benefits of foam rollers for chronic muscle pain.
If you’re feeling dizzy in the noodle, we can help you here at Strive! The world won’t stop spinning, but YOU can. We’ll show you how.
You managed to squeeze in time to exercise. Bravo! You’re done now, right? Not so fast. So often we often skip the post-workout stretching. But did you know that stretching is JUST as important as the main event? Stretching not only provides an opportunity to cool down, but it also enhances your workout.
These days, many are eager to load up on golden nuggets of wisdom on how to become as healthy as possible.
Of all that we desire in life, a healthy immune system should be top priority! If nothing else, COVID19 has taught us the importance of physical health in our overall wellness journey. Almost every time we turn on the TV, experts are telling us that the healthiest among us have the best outcomes.
Does my diet have an impact on how I feel? You betcha! A healthy, balanced diet is consistently shown to improve health. If you want to boost your overall health and immunity, the research is clear. Eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein will charge you right up for this journey we call life!
Ouch! Do you suffer from fibromyalgia? Unfortunately, a simple blood test will not show this condition, which makes it particularly difficult to diagnose. To make things worse, many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia are similar to other diseases/conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, which can also be accompanied by mysterious pain. At Strive, we are here to help patients understand where their pain is coming from and how to manage it!
Summer brings with it travel, water activities, food & fun. As most of us know, the relentless heat can be less than pleasant! Below are a few tips to help those who suffer from chronic pain to enjoy the outdoors. With just a few adaptations, it’s possible to be outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and fun.