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Back Surgery: Is It Right for You? Or Can You Avoid It?

Back Surgery: Is It Right for You? Or Can You Avoid It?

This is the fourth article in this series of blog posts about common types of surgery. So far, we’ve talked about shoulder, knee and hip surgeries, and I’ve saved my least favorite for last: back surgery.

If you’ve had any of these types of surgeries before, you can probably appreciate the idea that surgery is always the last option. It’s the option you choose when you’ve tried everything else, you’re still in significant pain, and you’re realizing that the pain is causing you to miss out on the things you enjoy in life.

In today’s post (video at the bottom), I’m going to describe the most common types of back surgeries, and I’ll follow it up with some important tips and advice to help you figure out the best course of action.

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Having Hip Surgery? 3 Tips to Speed Up Your Recovery!

Having Hip Surgery? 3 Tips to Speed Up Your Recovery!

This week’s post is all about hip surgery! In general, hip surgery isn’t quite as common as knee or shoulder surgery, but chances are you know a few people who’ve had some work done at some point.

In terms of physical therapy, there are 2 main hip surgeries that we commonly see for rehab: labral repairs and total hip replacements.

I’m going to give you some information about these 2 surgeries, and then I’ll follow it up with some tips to help you improve your recovery process.

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Having Shoulder Surgery? 3 Tips to Speed Up Your Recovery!

Having Shoulder Surgery? 3 Tips to Speed Up Your Recovery!

Are you or a loved one planning on having shoulder surgery soon? If so, you’ll want to do everything you can PRIOR to surgery to improve your chances of a speedy recovery!

In today’s post, we’re going to talk about a few common shoulder surgeries.

After explaining these surgeries, I’ll give you some helpful tips to prepare for shoulder surgery, as well as some good strategies following surgery.

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Having Knee Surgery? 3 Tips to Speed Up Your Recovery!

Having Knee Surgery? 3 Tips to Speed Up Your Recovery!

Now that we’re getting towards the end of summer, many people will be getting ready to have knee surgery.

There are 2 reasons we see more people having knee surgery this time of year: first, people tend to be more active during the spring and summer months. And unfortunately, this leads to more knee injuries, like MCL and meniscus tears.

Second, it’s a nice time to have surgery for those who’ve been putting it off for a while, especially those people having a total knee replacement (TKR). The reason I consider it a nice time for TKR surgery is because it’s easy to get outside to start walking again, and you don’t have to deal with icy sidewalks and steps.

Today’s post is all about 3 things you can do to speed up your recovery after surgery, as well as a description of the most common types of knee surgeries.

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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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