Finally, Some Good News About Back Pain

Back pain is a huge problem, with 80% of people in the US experiencing back pain at least once during their lifetime. It is the single biggest cause for disability, the third most common reason for doctor visits, and one of the most common reasons for missing work. It’s also expensive. Back and neck pain makes up the biggest healthcare … Read More

You Have the Right To Choose Where To Go For Physical Therapy

You just finished packing and carrying that last box of decorations down to the basement when, “uh-oh” back pain. What do you do now? Research shows that early intervention results in quicker return to function rather than waiting to see if your pain will disappear on its own. Physical therapy has proven to be a good option for relieving aches and pains that may be the result … Read More

Ken Olson Is Guest Speaker At Spine Conference

Ken Olson, physical therapist and co-owner of Northern Rehab, recently participated as an invited speaker at the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on the topic of safety and education of spinal manipulation. This was the first combined conference between the Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and Osteopathy professions, and Dr. Olson was one of 3 physical therapists invited to present … Read More

Opioid Crisis – Choose Physical Therapy First

Since the mid-1990’s, health care providers have employed a more pharmacological approach to managing pain rather than treating the actual causes of the pain.  This strategy has resulted in a dramatic increase in opioid prescriptions as well as an increase in opioid misuse/addiction.  This increase has quadrupled the number of opioid deaths in the last 15 years and over 47,000 … Read More