5 Rhymes for Physical Therapy: Catchy phrases I tell my patients on the daily.
1) Motion is Lotion: My favorite but not a Dr. Jesse original. Outside of the obvious cardiovascular and mood-elevating benefits of exercise, the only way your joint cartilage and spinal disks stay healthy is by moving. Think arthritis and disc degeneration prevention. Movement of joints sloshes around the juice (synovial fluid) inside the joint and bathes the cartilage. Your spinal disks “drink” nutrition from the adjacent vertebrae when you move. 2) Use It or Lose It: It’s
PT Identity Crisis: What PTs actually do. Opinion.
Let’s address what I eluded to in my introductory blog: the PT identity crisis. Spoiler alert!! Conclusion: If you catch and treat movement issues early, it stops arthritis, and thus negates the need for surgery. The ultimate purpose of physical therapy is to save you from a preventable surgery. Now let’s work toward that grandiose and sweeping statement. It seems that in general, people in pain ignore it until it stops them from doing something they care about. When asked, w