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What is Aquatic Therapy?

Aquatic therapy is a low impact style of therapy that is performed in the water, rather than on land.  Aquatic therapy can be more beneficial than land-based therapy for some people.  When you get in the water you decrease your ground reaction force, which...

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique I use to treat myofascial pain and muscle restrictions.  The technique uses a “dry” needle, a needle without medication that is inserted through the skin into knotted up areas of muscle, known as trigger points.  A trigger point...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD occurs in people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event such as car accidents, a violent event, war/combat, a natural disaster, or any other event that is deemed to be traumatic by an individual. PTSD affects about 3-5% of US adults and can occur...

Degenerative Disc Disease

Many people every day are diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease.  It must be bad, because it is a disease!  Don’t worry, it’s not contagious and it isn’t as bad as it sounds.   All it means is that the disc in between the bones in your spine has decreased in...

UV lights and Manicure Safety

Here is something for thought, for those who take time to go and get their nails done.  The Skin Cancer Foundation, which is a global organization established for the sole purpose of getting the word out on prevention and detection of skin cancer, has a stance on the...

Arthritis

Whoa what a scary word!  There are a lot of people that have it and most people don’t know what it is.  Arthritis, also known as Degenerative Joint Disease, is a condition where the connective tissue between our bones has been broken down to the point where...

Meet Leo, registered Therapy Dog

Hello everyone! My name is Leo and I am a registered Therapy Dog through ITA/HPHP. I used to be a Police Dog when I was a puppy but I got fired because apparently I am not aggressive enough. Now I am trained to comfort patients by sensing signs of stress, anxiety,...

Synopsis of General Ultrasound

Medical imaging is a term used to describe various methods of imaging your body’s vital organs non-invasively. Different imaging modalities enable radiologist another medical personnel to detect, diagnose and treat conditions and diseases. Ultrasonography imaging...