Category: Physical Therapy

Will traction improve low back pain?

Great question.  We frequently encounter this question from patients dealing with new or long standing history of low back pain (note: leg pain not included).   The response is two fold: 1. What does the scientific evidence say about this, and 2. How do I respond to a neighbor that swears against traction or is

Recovery from Chronic Low Back Pain: Where to begin?

Chronic low back pain has been a debilitating part of your daily life.  You want to improve your symptoms but are not sure where to start.  As this blog outlines, there are typically two types of pain management strategies that individuals use to cope with chronic low back pain: avoid painful movements altogether, or work through pain until

Chronic Low Back Pain: How do we fix it?

More often than not, individuals attend physical therapy for low back pain psychologically defeated.  They have heard from their physician, healthcare professional, or neighbor that their chronic low back pain is a result of their herniated disc or degenerated spine, both of which are untreatable without surgery and pharmaceuticals.  The truth is, pain is not generated from the

Site Launch!

Hi All, Welcome to Glackin Physiotherapy, LLC.  I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who made this dream a reality.  I’ve decided to dedicate this space to a bi-weekly movement letter.  Included will be a summary of the current book chapters I am reading, as well as ways to translate the information to