Tag Archives: Physical Therapy

Try Physical Therapy First! – Seeing a Physical Therapist First for Musculoskeletal Pain Improves Outcomes and Saves Money

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC   Why Should I See a Physical Therapist First Through Direct Access? Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries or disorders affecting the body's movement or the musculoskeletal system, secondary to pain or limited function. These disorders cost the health care system over 800 billion dollars and are the second [...]

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) [...]

Diabetes: A Wake-Up Call! We Can Do Better! Part III

Diabetes: A Wake-Up Call! We Can Do Better! Part III By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC  View Part I and Part II of this series. Approximately 35 million adults in the US have Type 2 Diabetes, 12.6 million of whom are undiagnosed. In addition, nearly 166 million adults are also categorized as having prediabetes. [...]

Baseball Related Arm Injuries: A Possible Solution

Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Approximately 40 million children and adolescents between the ages of 4 and 17 begin participating in organized baseball worldwide. Many young athletes develop elbow and shoulder injuries commonly seen in physical therapy clinics and orthopedic surgeons' offices. Despite pitch count rules and guidelines, youth injuries and surgeries are [...]

Diabetes: A Wake-Up Call! We Can Do Better! Part II

By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Irrefutable evidence supports the importance of physical activity, exercise, and cardiorespiratory fitness in preventing and treating chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes Mellitus, cognitive decline, and many cancers while enhancing the immune system, health span (years healthy free of disease), longevity, and resilience. Eighty […]

Diabetes: A Wake-Up Call! We Can Do Better – Part 1

By Dr. John Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Approximately 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, have Diabetes. Globally, diabetes prevalence has climbed from 108 million in 1980 to 425 million in 2017, with 640 million expected by 2040. (Uusitupa et al. Nutrients, 2019) From 1990-2019, the incidence of type 2 diabetes among people from […]

Golf Sports Performance: The “Quiet Eye” to Improve Your Golf Game!

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC The ability to be a great golfer is multifaceted; however, it minimally takes countless hours (10,000 or more) of tedious, high-quality, perfect rehearsal to create great swing mechanics. Possibly, the most underrated aspect of golf mechanics is the eyes, which are the most important organ of sense. […]

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