Entries by Daniel Lorenz

The One Thing All Patients Expect

One Thing that Matters to Most Patients People have lots of reasons why they make the decisions they do – cost, location, past experience, word of mouth, convenience, just to name a few.  When choosing a physical therapist, patients of course expect results, competence, convenient location and scheduling, affordability, and a likable treating physical therapist. […]

Soreness After Exercise

“Soreness After Sports/Exercise: Should I Be Worried?” One of the more important roles we have as physical therapists is to help our patients wade through the ebb and flow of pain and discomfort and the proverbial “soreness” after activity, whether it’s work or sport.  Not all pain is “bad” and not all pain means pathology […]

Oblique Strain for Danny Duffy

Danny Duffy Injury Rehab: Oblique Strain Royals fans got some bad news over the weekend that ace pitcher Danny Duffy is going to be out for 6-8 weeks with an oblique strain.  That is definitely a blow to their pitching staff because Duffy has been consistent all year.  So what’s the deal with this oblique […]

Stretching for Pitchers

Two Stretches All Pitchers Should Do We see lots of general position players and pitchers here at SSOR for various injuries.  According to data from the STOP Sports Injuries organization, there has been a fivefold increase in shoulder and elbow surgeries since the year 2000 and the American Sports Medicine Institute has presented some sobering […]

Heel Pain on the Inside of the Foot?

Heel Pain: Plantar Fasciitis Spikes During Warm Weather Warm weather brings a spike in patients complaining of medial heel pain from plantar fasciitis.  As sure as the seasons change, so too does this aggravating condition that makes every step hurt.  The increased use of flip-flops and sandals leads to the spike in heel pain and […]

Things to Consider Before ACL Surgery

5 Questions To Answer Before ACL Surgery We have a results-oriented population here at SSOR so because of that, we see tons of patients here that tore their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knee.  We’ve heard just about every possible reason why people tear their ACL, some benign, others the results of sports activities.  […]

Non-Negotiable Qualities of Good PT

3 Things Great Physical Therapy (PT) Will Give You Like any other business, there are lots of choices out there and the way we choose is unique to each individual person.  Some people choose a service because it’s close to home or work.  Some people choose a service because of a friend’s recommendation or from […]

Kevin Durant Injury

Rehab for Kevin Durant Knee Injury: Grade II MCL Sprain Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant sustained a knee injury recently and the concern was that he tore the dreaded ACL.  Fortunately for him, his team, and his fans, he just has an MCL or medial collateral ligament injury.  He’ll be out about a month […]

Stiff Knees from Knee Arthritis?

Battling Knee Arthritis? Try These 6 Things to Help We see lots of people here at SSOR who are battling knee arthritis.  They want to be and stay active, but knee stiffness and pain either limit their activities or make them dread what they’ll feel like afterwards.  So they limp around for a few days […]

Torn Rotator Cuff: Should You Fix It?

Is Surgery Necessary for a Torn Rotator Cuff? Many of our patients come see us here with a rotator cuff tear.  Rotator cuff tears do not discriminate – they are in men, women, active and non-active.  A 2009 paper in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery found that roughly 21% of the general population […]