Heel Strike Running – Should I Change My Stride? (Run Pain-Free)

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Heel-Strike vs. Forefoot Strike Running What is your foot strike pattern while running? Should you run with a forefoot strike or a heel strike pattern? In this article, I’ll be discussing the research on foot strike patterns to answer those frequency asked…

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Trochanteric Bursitis – Is Your Low Back the Real Issue?

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT Do you really have trochanteric bursitis or is there another source of your pain? In the last four years, I have seen approximately two true cases of trochanteric bursitis out of nearly 100 patients who received a diagnosis of trochanteric bursitis by their physicians. Two. This means…

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Does Posture Matter for Lower Back Pain?

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT Are you ready for a challenge? You are now entering a safe space.  A place for leaving biases at the door and exploring the possibility of new information. Conventional medical wisdom provides a narrative that poor posture equates to lower back pain. Is this true? Does poor…

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How to Stop Lower Back Pain While Sitting in Traffic

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT   Traffic sucks. Lower back pain sucks. Now combine the two. Sometimes you just want to scream at the top of your lungs. Thirty minutes feels like three hours when you are waiting in traffic with lower back pain. It’s hard for me to think of a…

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Physical Therapy, Low Back Pain, and the Opioid Crisis

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT We know the opioid crisis is a big deal, but what are we going to do about it? I keep reading articles about the millions of Americans who are addicted to prescription pain medications, how doctors are over-prescribing opioids, and how much this crisis is causing a…

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Do I Need an MRI for My Knee Pain?

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT You injured your knee and decided it’s time to see your doctor.  In many cases, your doctor will order an X-ray to rule out fractures in your knee.  Most of the time, the X-ray does not show much.  It may reveal arthritis, but arthritis is not always…

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Knee Pain Relief with the Skeleton Dance

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT “Knee bone connected to the thigh bone. Thigh bone connected to the hip bone. Hip bone connected to the back bone.” You may remember singing along to the Skeleton Dance as a kid.  In reality, it was probably your first anatomy lesson! The lyrics appear simple, but…

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