How To: Outsmart an Injury

How To: Outsmart an Injury

By Lindsey Jelinek, PT, DPT, CSCS Harness Resilience Getting Injured sucks, and it’s easy to angrily complain about it to anyone who will listen. But emerging research shows that your mental state actually plays a role in whether your’re at a higher risk for chronic...
Demystifying Pain

Demystifying Pain

By Matthew Varca, PT, DPT, PRC The topic of pain is extremely complex and often riddled in mystery and misconception. Often people don’t get a complete explanation regarding their symptoms, while some may get multiple explanations from different professionals,...
It’s my knee… Not my hip.

It’s my knee… Not my hip.

Why are we treating the hip if it’s my knee that is hurting? This is a very common question we get from many of the patients we see here at Positive Energy. If you keep reading, you will find out exactly how the hip plays a role in knee mechanics. I’m sure we’ve all...
Headache or Neck Pain?

Headache or Neck Pain?

By Lindsey Jelinek, PT, DPT, CSCS Have you had a headache lately? Did you know it could be coming from your neck? Neck disorders can actually be the originating cause of headache pain. This is referred to as a cervicogenic headache. The headache is referred pain from...
Breathe Your Way To Improved Performance

Breathe Your Way To Improved Performance

By: Matthew Varca, PT, DPT, PRC Part 3: Correcting Your Breathing In part 1 and 2 of the “Breathe Your Way To Improved Performance” series we developed an appreciation for the respiratory diaphragm and examined how poor breathing habits may lead to limited range of...
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