Anterior Hip, Low Back and Anterior Thigh Mobilization

On November 15, 2016, in Active Care, Back Pain, Chiropractic, Chiropractor, Dr. Dino Pappas, Pain, Physical Therapy, Quad Pain, by Dr. Dino Pappas

We use the following mobilization to get some motion in the front of the hip, low back and front of the thigh. The mobilization can be used in the treatment of hip pain, low back pain and anterior thigh pain. Please note that this exercise is not a cure-all or 1 size fits all exercise for […]

The Big Toe

On November 15, 2016, in Pain, by Dr. Dino Pappas

The big toe is critical for lower 1/4 (foot, ankle, shin, knee, hip, pelvis and low back) function. It’s a linchpin for one of the fundamental human movements (upright walking). Without the big toe, think traumatic amputation, you’d have a good chance for falling over.  The big toe is that critical for balance!  The big […]

Pain, Pain Medication, Sports, Sports Medicine & Everyday Living

On May 21, 2014, in Integrated Medicine, Pain, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Pain, Pain Medication, Sports and Everyday Living We woke up this morning and this flashed across my screen, “Former players sue NFL, claim league illegally gave painkillers to mask injuries, which led to addiction .”   The full article can be found HERE.  Ex-NFL players are suing the league for providing them with illegally obtained prescription […]

The Breakfast Smoothie: Maximizing Nutrition in Minimal Time

On April 4, 2014, in Detox, Headaches, Integrated Medicine, Internal Health, Nutrition, Pain, by Dr. Dino Pappas

  The Breakfast Smoothie You may ask, “Why a picture of a smoothie?”  Well, “Why not?” The breakfast smoothie contains almost everything you need to start your day off right such as fruits, vegetables, healthy oils (medium chain triglyceride oil/MCT oil) and high quality protein.  The smoothie maximizes your nutrition in a minimal amount of […]

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Spine Sparing Strategies: Learning How To Roll

On March 28, 2013, in Active Care, Back Pain, Chiropractic, Chiropractor, Pain, Physical Therapy, Spinal Stability, by Dr. Dino Pappas

This blog is a follow up post to a previous blog on spine sparing strategies (http://thecfim.com/spine-sparing-strategies-hip-hinging).  You’d be  surprised how some the most basic recommendations on movement like how to roll over in bed or how to get up from a chair have profound effects on back pain.  We are equally surprised how these recommendations […]

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Spine Sparing Strategies: Hip Hinging

On March 1, 2013, in Active Care, Back Pain, Chiropractic, Chiropractor, Pain, Physical Therapy, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Occasionally, we get patients in the office for back pain seeking a second opinion.  These patients come with lots of questions and fear.  One of the questions they ask are, “Is there anything else I can do to help my back out? What we find is that simple recommendations have profound effects.  Simple recommendations of […]

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The NFL Combine & Functional Training

On February 24, 2013, in Chiropractic, Chiropractor, Dr. Dino Pappas, Pain, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

I got a chuckle over the weekend watching parts of the NFL combine on the NFL network.  For those that don’t know, the NFL combine is essentially a “meat market” for NFL teams and potential NFL players.  The weekend features standard drills (40 yard dash, bench press, shuttle run, vertical jump, broad jump, and a […]

 

Kinesiology Taping – Science Fiction or Science?

On February 24, 2013, in Athletic Taping, Chiropractor, Kinesiology Taping, Pain, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

“Something better than any laser, wrap or electric massager. The tape seemed to have special powers. Every morning before the stage, they would tape us all up, different parts of our bodies.  The next day the pain disappeared — it was gone.  Sometimes we’d be so wrapped up in hot-pink tape that we’d look like […]

 
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