Ryan Ervin is a Physical Therapist Assistant here at Williams Integracare Clinic. He’s brought his experience and skills to our team since 2015. In his role, Ryan assists our Physical Therapists as they provide treatment.
Many individuals living with neck and back pain begin to think that surgery is their only option. After months, even years, of working toward wellness, participating in strengthening programs, and attending medical appointments with little long-term benefit, it’s natural to begin to think and feel like you’re out of options. But I’m here to tell you that you’re not.
When you tell your kids they are being a pain in the neck, you may not be exaggerating as much as you think. Bending to help your children eat, bathe, go the bathroom, get dressed, pick up their toys, color a photo, clean a scrape and search for monsters under their bed can take a toll on your body.
Collaborative care has always been at the foundation of Williams Integracare Clinic. We’ve built our practice and our name by embracing what makes us different: our emphasis on looking at your injury from every angle while offering every possible solution. After all, you are a single person with physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs – all of which are affected by injury and worthy of attention. While most health care professionals insist on viewing your condition from their perspective only, we see things differently.
The DMR Method is a proven, research-based system of evaluation and treatment for neck and back pain. It is an integrative three-step clinical process that combines the expertise of physical therapists, chiropractors, and medical doctors to identify and treat the source of pain to provide lasting relief – even when other treatments have failed.
The DMR Method’s recovery curve is used to explain how the body recovers when it receives proper, timely treatment. The recovery curve was created after the clinical observation of thousands of patients following a predictable path throughout treatment. It’s important for patients to move through each of the three phases of the recovery curve before discontinuing treatment. If treatment discontinues prematurely, your same symptoms, pains, and discomforts are likely to return.
One of the undervalued components of healing is understanding. Many people facing disease and disability seek solutions and treatments without fully understanding their condition. The ability to understand and address all of the ways a condition causes pain and affects your quality of life comes with valuable benefits. Specifically, learning a condition’s cause and impact is an important part of the recovery process. When patients understand their condition, they also understand the reasoning behind the steps in their recovery process, and they’re more likely to follow their self-care program consistently.
The human body is a complex system of many interconnected parts. We have bones, muscle, tendons, organs, tissue, and other systems all working together, functioning as a single organism. Every component is important and responsible for its own set of functions.
If you or someone you know has experienced acute or chronic neck and back pain, you have a good idea of how much of a struggle it can be. Living with that pain and trying to find an effective treatment can be debilitating. The DMR Method, which I’ll explain in more detail, is a non-surgical method of care for individuals living with neck and back pain.
Halloween is right around the corner, and along with it comes the temptation to indulge in sweet, sugary treats. But, there are ways to celebrate without hindering your health and wellness goals. We’ve gathered 10 healthy Halloween treats – along with their recipes – and included them below. There’s a little something for everyone, from kids to adults.