October 15, 2017

In the next installment of our Chronic Pain Series, we are discussing pain’s effect on a patient’s psychology. The emotional and cognitive impact chronic pain can have is astonishing and truly complicates the rehabilitation process, yet many medical providers do not ad...

September 16, 2017

It’s common to hear “the pain is in your head” as an attempt to motivate hurt or injured people to overcome their injuries, implying the pain doesn’t actually exist and it is simply being perceived. This mentality is very prevalent in the athletic and tactical environm...

September 4, 2017

Chronic pain is very prevalent in our culture today. Though the definition of “chronic pain” is quite simple (typically pain lasting greater than three months), it’s a multifaceted problem that involves more than just the area of perceived pain. I experience chronic pa...

June 12, 2017

Mobility work is a hot item in both the fitness and rehab industries, and for good reason. In my personal experience rehabbing military personnel, I believe mobility impairments contribute greatly to much of the overuse injuries I encounter in my clinic. By mobility, I...

May 31, 2017

The statistics are staggering. The NIH tells us that in 2015, there were an estimated 43.4 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with any mental illness (AMI) within the past year. This number represented 17.9% of all U.S. adults. To better conceptualize...

May 21, 2017

Yeah….. that’s me in the picture. I’m not bragging. I came across this when looking through some old work photos on my computer. This was taken in the fall of 2010 when Dr. Fletcher and I were creating a new anterior knee pain rehabilitation program at Fort Stewart, GA...

May 10, 2017

I recently returned from a Veteran’s mental wellness retreat in the Shenandoah Valley area where I was in the presence of 5 other tremendous warriors. Two Marines, two Army Rangers, and a dog handler, with a combined 10 tours of duty, and I participated in one of the m...

May 2, 2017

In April of 2011, General Robert Abrams took command of the 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) in Fort Stewart, Georgia, bringing CrossFit with him. I was fresh out of PT school 5 months prior and had just assumed responsibilities as a brigade physical therapist within the 3I...

March 31, 2017

Too often I see soldiers approaching 30 blaming their musculoskeletal ailments on “getting old.” I typically reply with a comment about some professional athletes not hitting their prime until 30. So why do so many of us feel like we are breaking down while these athle...

March 30, 2017

As an Assistant Professor in a Physical Therapy program, I get the privilege of interviewing candidates applying for physical therapy school. Our questions aim to learn more about our students and who they are as people, not just their grade point average or GRE score....

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