Myth 1: All physical therapy is created equal.
I have heard it a hundred time "I tried the physical therapy, and it didn't work". physical therapy isnt a thing, it is care provided by a physical therapist. There are 1000 different things that a physical therapist can try to help you with your problems, and like any profession there are good PTs and bad ones. If you fail to feel better with one therapist, it doesn't meant that another physical therapist can't help you.
"But Doc, I felt it go, and when I see the chiro they put it back in and I hear it pop in to place. " is the normal response when I start explaining that backs don't go out. I would like to try to take a few minutes to explain what is happening when we suffer from acute back pain and why joint manipulations or adjustments might work. The human body is very complex, but I will try to lay this out as concisely as I can.
James is dedicated to helping the Portland area decrease pain and improve performance. He believes education is an important factor in solving your problems.