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PT vs. Chiropractic – What’s the Difference?

PT vs. Chiropractic – What’s the Difference?

One of my favorite topics is about how not all PTs and PT clinics are the same, for a number of reasons.

And another favorite question I get is this: what’s the difference between physical therapy and chiropractic?

In today’s blog/video, I want to give you my opinion on the differences between physical therapy (the way we do it at Gordon PT) and chiropractic care.

Now, before you start thinking I’m about to throw the chiropractors under the bus and tell you how awful they are, let me assure you that that’s not what I’m doing today.

Instead, I’m going to highlight a few differences, and then I’ll give you some information to help you decide how you can make the best decision for your health.

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3-Step Approach to Eliminate Vertigo (BPPV)

3-Step Approach to Eliminate Vertigo (BPPV)

The first blog/video in this series was all about vertigo, particularly “inner ear vertigo” or BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).

Click this link if you want to see the first part: https://www.gordonphysicaltherapy.com/what-causes-vertigo-all-about-bppv/

In this second part, I’m going to share some specific information about how we help our clients fix BPPV quickly in the clinic by following a 3-step approach.

Before I give you those details, recall that BPPV has some very telling symptoms: people tend to have sudden and often severe episodes of vertigo following certain head movements or position changes (like tipping the head back, bending forward, getting in and out of bed, and rolling over in bed).

If this sounds like you or a loved one, the information below should be very helpful!

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Total Knee Replacements – How to Deal with Longstanding Pain After Surgery

Total Knee Replacements – How to Deal with Longstanding Pain After Surgery

In previous blog posts and videos, I’ve talked a lot about how to prepare for Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery (aka Total Knee Arthroplasty or TKA).

This includes information on improving your knee strength and flexibility prior to surgery to improve the chances of a successful outcome, as well as exercises and tips that will help you immediately after surgery.

But what about those people who’ve had surgery, did their rehab, and are still struggling with pain and tightness in their knees?

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Why My “PT Skills” Don’t Matter!

Why My “PT Skills” Don’t Matter!

Not too long ago, I published a blog that was a tribute to my Dad, who recently retired from his full-time work at the clinic. If you had a chance to read about the 4 biggest things I’ve learned while working with my Dad, you may have noticed that I never mentioned anything about his “therapy skills”. Instead, I talked about how he taught me the importance of treating patients like family, going the extra mile, and showing people how much you care (before showing them how much you know…).

Does this mean that my Dad wasn’t a skilled therapist, or that he didn’t pass on some valuable treatment techniques? Not at all. It just means that, in my opinion, the other things he taught me have been more valuable to my growth as a PT than any of the PT skills he taught me. Does that make sense?

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4 Lessons I Learned from my Dad in the Last 11 Years

Recently, I published an article in the newspaper as a tribut to my Dad, highlighting 4 key lessons he’s taught me over the last 11 years.

This article was inspired by my Dad’s recent retirment from the clinic in the fall of 2018. I had such a warm response to this article that I wanted to share it in it’s complete text here on the blog page.

Below is the full text of the article. I hope you enjoy it!

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