Low Back Pain. Acute/Chronic, Arthritis/Degenerative Disc & Joints Disease

The below is an auto-generated transcription from the podcast. Please excuse typos and grammatical errors. 00:00 This is the bridging the gap physical therapy podcast keeping you active and pain free. Charlie McDermott 00:05 Hey there! This is Charlie McDermott, producer of the bridging the gap podcast and I’m back in the bridging the gap … Read more

What Are the Stages of Tissue Healing?

Written by Teo Buzas, PT, DPT   The human body has a process of tissue healing. When tissue is injured, there are three stages of healing: inflammation, proliferation, and maturation.   1. Inflammation – Inflammation often gets viewed as something bad. Inflammation is the body’s reaction to injury and is the necessary first step in healing. It … Read more

What Is Osteoarthritis?

Written by Teo Buzas, PT, DPT   Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common disorder of the musculoskeletal system, with hip and knee joints being among the most frequent involvement (1). OA has been and continues to be labeled as “wear and tear.” Fortunately, that is starting to change. What if OA is NOT wear and … Read more

What Is Pain? 

Written by Teo Buzas, PT, DPT

Our understanding of pain tends to be straightforward. For example, I drop something heavy on my foot and it hurts. Pain equals injury, and the more pain I have the more injury there is. Experiences such as this are easy to understand and support the belief that pain is an indicator of tissue health. Pain is considered an input, a sensation that we feel caused by tissue injury. In this outdated pain model, pain is caused by injury and increased pain means increased damage. However, we now know that pain is not as straightforward. This new pain model states that pain is not an input. Pain is a complex, multifaceted output of the brain. Tissue damage is just one input into the brain’s output of the pain experience.

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Are Physical Therapists Doctors? 

Written by Teo Buzas, PT, DPT   What is a physical therapist?                   A DPT is a doctorate in physical therapy. Physical therapists who have a DPT train as doctors in the science of physical therapy. They help people live healthy and active lives. Many people have pain, … Read more

The Bridging the Gap Method

The below is an auto-generated transcription from the podcast. Please excuse typos and grammatical errors. 00:00 This is the bridging the gap physical therapy podcast, keeping you active and pain free. Charlie McDermott 00:06 Welcome! This is Charlie McDermott, publisher of Palm Living Magazine and today I am with Dr. David Lee and Dr. Bri … Read more

How To Age Gracefully

The below is an auto-generated transcription from the podcast. Please excuse typos and grammatical errors. How to Age Gracefully Charlie McDermott 00:00 This is the Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy Podcast, keeping you active and pain free. Welcome. This is Charlie McDermott, publisher of Palm Living Magazine and, in this episode, we’re going to discuss … Read more

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

The below is an auto-generated transcription from the podcast. Please excuse typos and grammatical errors. 00:00 This is the bridging the gap physical therapy podcast, keeping you active and pain free. Charlie McDermott 00:05 Welcome! This is Charlie McDermott, publisher of the palm Living Magazine and, in this episode, we’re going to discuss pelvic floor … Read more