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 […]

Scars

On October 2, 2014, in Active Release, Massage, Uncategorized, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Scars Over the past several months we’ve had a couple patients present into the office with past history of surgery or trauma, inevitably leading to scars and adhesions.  As trivial as this sounds, every scar has a story.  Some scars have multiple stories.   Scars require a little more time and attention than just glancing […]

Got Headaches? – Part #1: The Tension Headache

On February 13, 2014, in Active Care, Active Release, Acupuncture, Headaches, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Got Headaches? – Part #1: The Tension Headache This is part 1 of our 4 part blog on headaches. It is widely known that chiropractors treat headaches.Headaches are probably the #3 most commonly treated condition in a chiropractor’s office after back pain and neck pain. We will review 4 of the most common types of […]

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. […]

5 Clinical Game Changers

On October 23, 2013, in Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Chiropractor, Integrated Medicine, Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

5 Clinical Game Changers We’ve been asked the past few years by young practitioners and patients about our influences. In essence they are asking why we do what we do. The answer to this question lies in our top 5 clinical game changers. A game changer in the medical realm is a methodology, approach, idea, […]

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 […]

Acupuncture: Going Beyond Needles, Energy Flow, Trigger Points or Politics

On April 6, 2013, in Acupuncture, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Let’s start out this post by stating our intent here first.  Our intent is not to ruffle any feathers.  Our intent is to critically discuss the methods, mechanisms and theories of acupuncture.  Our intent is to show that whatever form of  needle insertion that you the practitioner or you the patient choose, it can have […]

Simple Rules for Corrective Exercise

On March 5, 2013, in Active Care, Chiropractic, Chiropractor, Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

The Rules of Corrective Exercises The last couple weeks we’ve had an influx of patients to our office that had concerns about corrective exercises.  Stereotypes and misconceptions exist in patients and even in rehab professionals (medical doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers, etc.).  To be fair, […]

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