Pelvic Health by Jackie Manning, ARNP

While we all love a good laugh, for someone with pelvic floor disorder, a simple chuckle can lead to an embarrassing moment!

Pelvic floor disorders can not only cause pain but can also cause symptoms like urine leakage and constipation—symptoms that can lead to embarrassing and debilitating limitations in daily life. Often people who are experiencing these symptoms,

The ins and outs of pain by Jackie Manning, ARNP

We’ve all wondered why we feel pain. Why does it hurt so much when we slam our finger in the door or stub our toe? When we feel pain in response to an injury, it’s a signal that our body has been injured or damaged in some way. In a nutshell, it’s a signal to our brain that something isn’t right.

Joint Pain by Jackie Manning, ARNP

Remember the childhood game connect the dots? Think of your joints as those important dots that connect your bones to one another. Joints are crucial to our body’s functionality. We also know that joints are what facilitate our free movement. The main joints include our shoulders, hips, knees, and elbows. Pain in one or more of these joints can have a tremendous effect on our ability to perform daily activities.

Stop Masking Pain by Jackie Manning, ARNP

The way out is through. No pain, no gain. You’ve got to face your problems head on.

We hear these phrases all the time, and it’s easy to roll our eyes. Why? Well, for starters, we’re not always convinced they’re true. What if we suffer, put in the blood, sweat, and tears,

Squash shoulder pain by Jackie Manning, ARNP

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.

Introducing Dr. Catherine Christenson

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.

Scoliosis by Jackie Manning, ARNP

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,

Let’s Talk Shoes! by Jackie Manning, ARNP

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,

Rollers to the Rescue by Jackie Manning, ARNP

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.

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