Patellar Tendonitis Exercises – Tips for a Pain-Free Knee

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT Are you struggling with patellar tendonitis? In this article, I’m going to show you how to perform a sequence of exercises to strengthen the patellar tendon. The exercises described in this article should be directed by a physical therapist if you are recovering from patellar tendinitis. These…

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Patellar Tendinopathy: Physical Therapy for Patellar Tendinitis (2018 Update)

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT Patellar tendinopathy is the term to describe a generic injury to the patellar tendon.  Most people refer to pain at the front of their knee as patellar tendinitis. Patellar tendonitis refers to inflammation of the tendon; however, you can still experience pain without inflammation which is one…

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Heel Strike Running – Should I Change My Stride? (2018 Guide)

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 A Physical Therapist’s Perspective On Lower Back Pain and Posture   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…

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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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Fix Lower Back Pain with Sitting Without Opioids, Injections, or Surgery

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT Do you want to pull your hair out sometimes because you are so frustrated with lower back pain? Do you feel like throwing your office chair out the window because you can’t get comfortable while sitting? Those might be exaggerations but that fact that 80% of adults…

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Instantly Get Rid of Sciatica Without Opioids or Surgery: Best for People Between the Ages of 25-50

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT I remember the first time I helped someone instantly get rid of sciatica. I couldn’t believe how fast she recovered. I thought it happened by luck. But then it happened to my next client with back pain. And then another. It wasn’t luck. I was able to…

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4 Tips to Stay Out of Back Pain While Travelling Without Taking Pain Medications and Muscle Relaxers

By: Dr. Marc Robinson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT The biggest woe while travelling for a pleasure or a business trip is to survive back pain resulting from long duration commuting or disruption of your usual fitness schedule. There are a lot of turbulent things that are not in our control when we travel – right…

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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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