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 […]

Aching Back? Here’s What the Billion Dollar Back Pain Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know.

“Lumbar Degeneration” is the intimidating term for a sore and stiff lower back, usually caused by normal wear and tear on the spine. If you have lumbar degeneration, you may have been told that the cause of your pain is arthritis or just aging, and that your only option is to treat the symptoms and cope […]

Stress Hurts! It’s Scientifically Proven, and it’s Time For a Solution

We all experience pain on a regular basis. In the last week, you’ve probably either had a headache, felt some uncomfortable muscle tension, pushed through stiffness and fatigue, or had an upset stomach on at least one occasion. Maybe all of those symptoms are a regular part of your life, and you’ve just come to accept that […]

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Questions About Your Shoulder Pain? Here are Some Real Answers.

Oftentimes when clients finally reach out to me with shoulder pain, they’ve already tried several approaches without success. But what’s really wrong is that everyone they’ve seen up to that point has failed to give them an accurate diagnosis. Without an accurate diagnosis, treatment fails. It’s not surprising. The true cause of shoulder pain is […]

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Where Does PT Leave Off and Fitness Instruction Begin?

We all know the joke: Patient: “When I go like this my arm hurts.” To which the doctor responds: “Well, don’t do that!” In physical therapy, that joke is not as silly as it sounds. In fact, instead of telling the arm-moving subject in the joke to “not do that.” I would say, “let’s do it differently.”   People have muscle and […]