How to Pick a Sports Medicine Professional

On August 25, 2016, in Sports Medicine, by Dr. Dino Pappas

We’ve had several patients come for second opinions for their sports injuries. We found that they choose health care professionals who claimed to have sports medicine training when in fact they didn’t.  The other health care providers DID NOT: Understand the mechanism of injury Understand the proper time frame for safe return to play Understand […]

5 Reasons Patients Should Do Their Prescribed Home Exercise Program

On May 17, 2016, in Active Care, Uncategorized, by Dr. Dino Pappas

On a recent day in the office, I had both extremes: 1). The super compliant patient – Patient #1 2). The non compliant patient – Patient #2. Both patients had the same diagnosis (generalized, non-specific low back pain); however, each patient’s internal make up was much different. The super compliant patient (Patient #1) was a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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