Orthobiologics: helpful…or too good to be true?!

Within the last couple of decades, there has been a rapid influx of therapies called “orthobiologics” that try to leverage our bodies’ inherent capacity for healing (and biological processes) by utilizing either substances from our own bodies or substances that are derived from biologic origins (e.g., blood, bone marrow, stem cells etc.). These treatments are…

Recalcitrant Tendon Pain: Can Shockwave Therapy Help?

As I have written about before, tendinopathies in the lower extremities (really all areas of the body) can be tough to treat and may take a while to respond to conservative, exercise based treatments. I still very much believe that progressive loading is the best long term solution to treating painful tendons that show signs…

Dry Needling for Hip Pain?!

Check out this recent guest blog post I wrote for Precision Performance and PT on Dry Needling and if it may be able to help out for hip pain (in addition to other PT) and as compared with a corticosteroid injection! Dry Needling (and PT) for Hip Pain: A “Too Good To Be True” Solution?…

“Cheat Sheet”: Strength Goals for Lower Body Tendinopathies

Check out the handout below for strength goals and treatment tips for lower body tendinopathy injuries: (HANDOUT PDF) For more information on lower body tendinopathies, please see these prior blog posts: Tendinopathy Treatment Tips for the Lower Body Tips for Treating Lower Extremity Tendinopathies: Part 1: ASSESSMENT Tips for Treating Lower Extremity Tendinopathies: Part 2:…

Tendinopathy Treatment Tips for The Lower Body

“Tendinitis,” or the more comprehensive/accurate term “tendinopathy” is of the most common overuse injuries that we see in physical therapy. Whether “jumper’s knee” (patellar tendinopathy”), Achilles’ tendon pain, or plantar fasciitis (fasciopathy or heel pain); these injuries are incredibly common and often very painful and debilitating.  In working with many patients with these conditions, I…