The Do’s and Don’ts of Dry Needling

  Trigger Point Dry Needling is one of several strategies we use at CJ Physical Therapy and Wellness to treat muscles that are extremely tense and in spasm. The spasm causes the muscle to be in constant tension which reduces blood flow, decreases oxygen, and can produce fibrotic unhealthy tissue over time (scarring). When a physical therapist […]

Setting Goals for the New Year that you’ll Actually Achieve

2018 is almost here, which means lots of us will be discussing resolutions or considering ways to make the upcoming year our best yet. The start of the new year is a great opportunity to let go of negative energy and bad habits from 2017, while focusing on forming new habits that will help us […]

5 Signs Your Core is Weak – And What You Should Do About It!

  A strong, healthy core isn’t marked by chiseled abs or a thin waist- in fact, the abdominal muscles are just a small part of a much larger system. The muscles in your back, your glutes, trunk, and stomach all work together to keep your spine safe and your movements effective. If any of the […]

Five Ways to Keep Your Back from Going Out this Holiday Season

The holiday season is supposed to be a joyful, relaxing time, but the reality is that sometimes it’s much more stressful than we’d like. Between family gatherings, shopping, travel, and the disruption of your normal routine, it can be easy for your back to suffer. Here are our tips for staying pain-free this holiday season! […]

Three Reasons to Stay Active and Outdoors this November

November is a tricky month when it comes to staying active and healthy. Between the sudden cold and the onset of the holiday season, it can be hard to stay motivated- especially when it comes to going outside. But don’t let that first cold snap keep you homebound! It’s just as important to spend time […]

Do You Really Need an MRI?

  Do you really need an MRI for that? This is probably the number one question and concern I get from clients that I work with – especially those who suffer from back or neck pain.  Believe me, I get it! When you have pain that won’t go away, and it’s shooting down your arm […]

A Pilates First-timer? You’re not Alone!

Our blog post this week comes from one of our newest team members! She tried one of our Pilates classes for the very first time and decided to write about her experience… My name is Jenna and I’ve just begun working at CJ Physical Therapy and Wellness. This is honestly my dream job… helping people enjoy their […]

Why More People are Choosing to Pay Cash for Physical Therapy

If you’ve ever had an injury or dealt with chronic pain, you probably followed a pretty traditional course of action to address it. You went to your primary care doctor and they sent you to the lab for x rays,  prescribed medication, or both. You may have gotten a referral to a specialist or even […]

Physical Therapy and Pilates: The Perfect Pair

We all know the joke: Patient: “When I go like this my arm hurts.” To which the doctor responds: “Well, don’t do that!” With physical therapy, just “not moving” is never an option. Instead of telling the individual in this scenario to avoid the movement altogether, I would say, “let’s do it differently.” People have muscle and skeletal pain most often […]

Considering Surgery? Read This First.

“I have to get surgery for my torn meniscus. I’m going to be out of commission for a while.” “My back problems have gotten so bad that my doctor says I need surgery to repair the herniated disk.” “The MRI doesn’t look so good. Hopefully the surgery will be a quick fix.” Sound familiar? Most […]