Musculoskeletal Disorders and You

What is a Musculoskeletal Disorder? “Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders” make up most of what I treat. To borrow from Ergonomics Plus, this means “injuries and disorders that affect the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system (i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, blood vessels, etc.)”. So back or neck pain, shoulder or hamstring strains, knee or ankle Read more about Musculoskeletal Disorders and You[…]

Your spinning head: Vertigo and BPPV

“It feels like everything is spinning.” If things are spinning, you might be suffering from vertigo — and more specifically, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV can present as dizziness, unsteadiness, the sensation of nausea or the need to vomit, and of course spinning. Usually, this condition is considered “idiopathic” — which means in most cases no single Read more about Your spinning head: Vertigo and BPPV[…]

Reinforcing the Truth: BMI Lies

Refreshing an old topic: BMI This is not really new information, but it’s worth addressing again. BMI lies. Regularly. In a few ways, actually. And it’s probably better to monitor “central obesity” — the fat we carry around the mid-section — because that is more closely related with health hazards. So let’s discuss: BMI, that Read more about Reinforcing the Truth: BMI Lies[…]

Utility of Advanced Imaging

Why your “problem” might not be your problem. Lots of different body regions can hurt (necks, shoulders, elbows, wrists, spines, hips, abdomens, groins, knees, ankles, etc.), and in cases where the discomfort starts limiting our lives, sometimes the next step to be recommended is to get “advanced imaging”. Advanced imaging is a term that encompasses Read more about Utility of Advanced Imaging[…]

Raking Tips for Autumn

Safety in Autumn – Raking Leaves The winds are up; the leaves are down. Unless you plan to collect mushy leaves following the spring thaw of 2016, you’re facing the undesirable task of raking up your annual collection of leaves! Here are a FIVE (5) keys and tips I think will help you get through your Read more about Raking Tips for Autumn[…]