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Back Pain 101

What is a low back strain or lumbar sprain?
Muscle strains and lumbar sprains are the most common causes of low back pain. A low back muscle strain occurs when the muscle fibers are abnormally stretched or torn. A lumbar sprain occurs when the ligaments, the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together, are torn […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Back Pain, Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Overcoming Arthritis Pain

Hand arthritis pain can be very painful. It has the potential to affect nearly every aspect of life. From opening doors, jars, cans and medicine bottles, to causing difficulty grasping everyday utensils and clothing items. Here are some top tips to reduce the stress on your joints while engaging in the activities you perform every […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Is Military Posture for Low Back Pain Really A Good Idea?

Several of us who have been to physical therapy know how much of an emphasis physical therapists place on posture, and for good reason too. How we position our back decides whether our body is placed into optimal alignment which can help offload sore muscles and joints through our trunk, shoulders, and neck.

Correct posture can […]

By |November 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

A Notable Review

 

 

“No one could tell me why it was taking so long to recover from my surgery. On my second visit for work conditioning they found out why and we worked to correct the problem. Within a few weeks I knew I was going to get all of my strength back the numb area […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Testimonials|0 Comments

Yoga Poses To Increase Your Energy

Exercise in general can boost your mood, but when you can’t muster the energy or the time to head to the gym, or go for a run, yoga is a great alternative. The increase in oxygen to your muscles will allow you to feel more alert and focused. Do these 4 moves recommended by Active.com.

Modified […]

By |November 4th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Running in Cooler Temps

As the temperatures start to fall, here are some helpful tips to prevent injuries when running outside.

In order to avoid shocking your muscles, a good warm up is essential and will also prevent injuries from occurring. A warm up will usually include some dynamic stretches, meaning you are moving as you stretch. It is beneficial […]

By |November 4th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Mystery Pain Leading to Frustration and Confusion?

The surprising answer to unusual pain.

Ever had pain that just didn’t seem to go away? No matter what you did that pain continued to persist. You have tried everything. Physical therapy. Occupational therapy. Chiropractor. Massage. Injections. Even the cream that you saw on an infomercial that promised to cure everything. You’re not […]

Derek Lusk, DPT, PT, OCS, CWcHP, CFCE

 

 

 

 

Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Physical Therapist
Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
Certified Worker’s Healthcare Provider
Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator

Derek was born and raised in Northwest Washington, and graduated from Ferndale High School. Following graduation he attended Eastern Washington University where he graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2010, and continued on to get his […]

By |May 15th, 2015|News, Spokane Valley|0 Comments

Bryan Garner, DPT, PT, CFCE, CEAS

 

 

 

 

Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Physical Therapist
Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator
Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist

Bryan was born and raised in Rathdrum, ID before heading to college at University of Montana. He studied biology and anatomy, finishing with a BS in Biology. He continued his education with Eastern Washington University and graduated in 2013 with his Doctorate […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Downtown, Therapists|Comments Off on Bryan Garner, DPT, PT, CFCE, CEAS

Peggy M.

I was in pain due to lateral epicondylitis. With the staff’s help, I am about 98% better! Everyone had excellent suggestions and were very gentle & thorough. I have been completely satisfied with every visit. Thank you all very much.

By |March 2nd, 2015|Testimonials|0 Comments