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 […]

Meniscus Removal Surgery (Meniscectomy)

On August 29, 2016, in Dr. Dino Pappas, Knee Pain, Physical Therapy, Uncategorized, by Dr. Dino Pappas

One of the most common orthopaedic surgeries is meniscus removal surgery (meniscectomy). The meniscus is the C-shaped cartilage between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The cartilage provides: Shock absorption Guidance of motion at/around the knee Weight bearing & transmission Lubrication and nutrition for the other cartilage structures (articular) around the knee The […]

Case Study: Knee Pain In A Professional Football Player – Don’t Ignore the Obvious!

On May 16, 2015, in Active Care, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

DON’T IGNORE THE OBVIOUS For Non Medical Blog Readers *** Please note the following blog contains information for both medical and non medical personnel. Please read this paragraph and the next one, view the pictures and skip to the last section of the blog if you are the average, non medical blog reader. Sometimes we […]

Is Stretching All Its Cracked Up to Be?

On January 2, 2014, in Active Care, Chiropractor, Endurance Athletes, Foam Roll, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Is Stretching All Its Cracked Up to Be? For those that don’t know, there is a hot debate going on in the rehab, sports medicine, and sports performance community.  The debate centers on the topic “to stretch or not to stretch?”  Pause for a second here and you’ll probably ask yourself just why the heck […]

The Value of a Picture: My DARN KNEE!

On November 30, 2013, in Chiropractor, Dr. Dino Pappas, Endurance Athletes, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Summary of an actual patient encounter… Patient: What’s going on with my darn knee? Dr: You have a knee derangement. That’s just fancy words for your knee lacks normal mobility. There is something blocking the knee from getting the needed range. Patient: MY KNEE IS DERANGED! JUST WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT DR. […]

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The Truth About Plantar Fasciitis

THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT PLANTAR FASCIITIS   Summer is finally here! Out come the summer athletes, weekend warriors and even the average folk that spend time cutting the grass or gardening. One of the more common injuries we see during the summer months is plantar fasciitis.    We will see posts on social media asking […]

Chronic IT Band Syndrome or Something Else?

The weather is warming up and out comes the endurance athletes (runners, bikers and triathletes) again.  The old aches and pains re-emerge.  An endurance athlete that can’t participate in their sport anymore is kind of like a dog owner that’s lost their dog (depressed).  For more on that analogy, click here (http://thecfim.com/rest-fixes-bad-mechanics). We will see […]

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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Rest Never Fixes Bad Mechanics

To all the endurance athletes out there, REST MAY NOT BE THE BEST ANSWER! One of the niches of our clinic is the endurance athlete. We treat runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes. Treating the endurance athlete is something that we enjoy and something we do rather well. Endurance athletes are by nature highly motivated people […]

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