• Concussions: Fact vs Fiction

    By Kristal Cordero Concussions and post-concussion symptoms have gnarred a lot of media attention these last few years. An athlete can no longer “walk it off”, and it has become more now than an athlete just “getting their bell rung.” Concussion is defined as a mild traumatic brain injury. Suffering from a concussion can be one of the scariest things an athlete can go through. It is important that an athlete does not return to play to soon without receiving a proper evaluation and treatment prio…

  • Should I have rotator cuff surgery?

    By Kristal Cordero Millions of people visit their doctor each year because of shoulder pain. Many of these cases are diagnosed as tears to the rotator cuff. Injury to the rotator cuff can either be due to degenerative changes or an acute injury. It is common to have pain raising your arm overhead or to lift items, reaching out to the side or rotating your arm. Even daily living tasks like combing hair can begin to be difficult. What is my rotator cuff? Your rotator cuff is a group o…

  • Help! My Shoulder is Frozen!

    By Kristal Cordero What is it? Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition where shoulder range of motion becomes difficult and at times painful. The shoulder joint itself has become inflamed and scar tissue is formed around the shoulder making it difficult to move. Everyday tasks such as getting dressed, showering, or even performing work duties can become complicated. There are 3 phases of adhesive capsulitis. The first phase is described as the “freezing stage” and this where the shoulder will get inc…

  • Fear of Falling Stopping You from Enjoying Life? Reduce the risk!

    By Kristal Cordero “Old age isn’t for sissies” is a quote that will never stop ringing true. As we age the risk of falling continues to be more apparent. Knee pain or diagnosis such as osteoarthritis is a risk factor for fall. The fear of falling can lead to a person restricting the activities they choose to participate in. Even though as we age, we have more physical limitations to overcome, there is no reason to accept these limitations. Our environment, health, mobility, and strength are all …

  • How to Get Back to Being Social When Your Knee Pain is Keeping You Away

    Written by Kristal Cordero, PTA, BS The Issue: Knee pain is a very common problem that can keep people from participating in sports, recreational activities, or even from enjoying quality time with family and friends. We often hear patients tell us that they are fearful of attending events due to difficulties associated with knee pain. We know that missing out on social events can diminish one’s relationships, emotional well-being, and overall health. This blog will give some info on knee pain …