Tag Archives: Pain Management

Auto Accident Injury: Physical Therapy the best Treatment option Neck, Shoulder, and Low Back Pain

Auto Accident Injury: Physical Therapy the best Treatment option Neck, Shoulder, and Low Back Pain By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC  Five million Americans yearly suffer from whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) secondary to motor vehicle accidents. These accidents cost over $498 billion in wage loss, medical expenses, vehicle damage, and employer costs. (NSC Injury, 2022) [...]

Total Joint Replacement: Physical Therapy “More Than Just Exercise”

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Our body has over 360 joints. All joints (where two bones meet) have cartilage at the bone’s ends which helps to reduce friction and provide shock absorption. With aging, this cartilage wears out, leading to pain, swelling, joint deformity, weakness, and altered function. Nearly 70 million Americans have […]

Try Physical Therapy FIRST – an Alternative to Opioids for Pain Relief

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC An estimated 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose this year, a never-before-seen milestone according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2021). Experts believe that the increase in deaths is due to the growing use of fentanyl, an opioid prescription drug that is typically used […]

Try Physical Therapy First! – Direct Access Improves Outcomes and Saves Money

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Studies show that seeing a physical therapist first through direct access can: improve musculoskeletal pain faster; reduce or remove the need for some types of musculoskeletal surgery; reduce opioid use; improve patient satisfaction; reduce expensive medical testing; and help patients get needed treatment faster. (Physical Therapy, 2017) […]

Active Release Technique: A fast and permanent fix for pain relief

by Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Many conditions (listed below) can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important aspect in common: they are often a […]

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