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THE TRUTH ABOUT BACK PAIN: IMPORTANT THINGS YOUR DOCTOR WILL NEVER TELL YOU

by onsite, September 5, 2016

“You have one of the worst spines I have ever seen.” “Your spine is COMPLETELY BONE ON BONE” “You have DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE & SPINAL STENOSIS.” I probably see at least five patients every single week whose doctor or surgeon has told them one or all of these statements about their back pain.  It infuriates […]

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The 3 Biggest Ways Medical Professionals “Hate” on CrossFit…and Why They’re Wrong

by onsite, August 31, 2016

The last article seemed to generate a lot of buzz so I wanted to keep the momentum going with this battle between many academic movement specialists, like physical therapists and chiropractors, and CrossFit Nation.  From conversations with many of the medical licensed practitioners that I talk to there seems to be three consistent themes for […]

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I Used to HATE CrossFit…Now I Love it

by onsite, August 25, 2016

At least a few times a month I have a discussion with a colleague or friend regarding my thoughts on CrossFit.  One thing is for sure, my answer is a lot different now than it was five to six years ago.  There’s still a huge percentage of medical professionals that despise CrossFit.  I know plenty […]

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Part 3: FORTUNATELY, WE DON’T ACCEPT HEALTH INSURANCE

by onsite, August 22, 2016

Five to ten years ago it would’ve been ridiculous to consider using anything other than your health insurance to pay for specialist services such as those from a physical therapy or chiropractor.  One may think to themselves, “If I am paying hundreds if not thousands of dollars per year to cover my health insurance, why […]

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PART 2: MRI & X-RAY ARE OVERRATED IN MOST CHRONIC PAIN OR SPORTS RELATED INJURIES: GO TO PHYSICAL THERAPY 1ST

by onsite, August 8, 2016

One of the biggest misconceptions I’ve seen while treating patients over the past five years is the idea that getting a diagnosis from an X-Ray or MRI is a crucial step in recovering from injury.  It’s as if people just want to know a specific diagnosis so they can call their pain something or explain […]

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I HAVE CHRONIC PAIN OR AN INJURY THAT WON’T SUBSIDE WHAT SHOULD I DO? A 5-Part Series to show patients how to SAVE TIME & MONEY

by onsite, August 2, 2016

PART ONE: GOING TO YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR WITH A MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURY IS ALMOST ALWAYS A WASTE OF TIME             The first step for most people accessing treatment for pain or injury still begins with going to their family physician or general practitioner.  While general practitioners and orthopedic surgeons are incredibly […]

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