This page will feature osteopathic videos Dr. H creates to help better explain certain concepts in musculoskeletal medicine. Check back periodically for new videos or subscribe to our YouTube channel here.
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One of the most common questions I get asked is what’s the difference between medical doctors with MD after their names and those with DO after their names. The second most common question that I’m asked is “what’s the difference between OMT and chiropractic.” Watch the video above to learn the differences between MDs, DOs, and chiropractors.
This video talks about a fundamental concept in understanding the body’s musculoskeletal system. See how a non-painful problem in one area of your body may be causing your pain in a different area of your body. More importantly, this video will describe how OMT can help restore your tensegrity and get you back to a pain-free life.
Have you ever been told “you just have a bad back.”? While you may be suffering from back pain, it likely isn’t the case that your back is just “bad.” Rather, your back acts like a keystone in your body to support everything else. So if you have problems in extremities, neck, etc., your back is responsible for trying to balance all of this out, and this balancing act can lead to pain. Watch the above video to learn more about this phenomenon and what can be done to help treat it.
There are A LOT of misconceptions about your musculoskeletal system. Watch the video above to learn whether cracking your joints can lead to arthritis, is RICE the best way to treat a acute sprain, what is that “pop” when you get your back cracked, is flexibility the key to a pain-free life, and what’s up with “creaky” joints.
Ever wonder what is going on when you hear that “pop” after someone cracks your back? Is this a good thing? A bad thing? What is it that is making that sound? Find out more by watching the above video.
Prolotherapy is a type of injection technique that we perform in the clinic. It can be used to treat all types of pain and joint problems. It works by restarting your body’s natural healing process in order to restore function of previously injured areas. Learn more and see a demonstration by watching the video above.
Stretching is an often recommended activity for musculoskeletal problems; however, indiscriminate stretching can actually do more harm than good. Click the link above to learn more about when to stretch, how you should be stretching, and when stretching could be detrimental.
I often give my patients either specific exercises to do for this musculoskeletal problems or generally recommend doing some for of muscle-strengthening exercise. Here are some guidelines I tend to go over when prescribing exercise.
My patients frequently ask if pain during exercise is “normal,” or if they should stop exercising if it hurts. The answer is “it depends.” While all pain hurts, not all hurting is harmful. Watch the above video for some general guidelines to help you determine if the pain you feel during exercise is the type you can work through, or whether you should get this pain further evaluated by a doctor.
This video discusses why NFL players (as well as other athletes) so frequently suffer hamstring strains. Hamstring and groin strains are some of the more preventable injuries suffered by athletes. Watch the above video to learn more about why hamstring strains occur and how a musculoskeletal specialist approaches an athlete suffering from frequent hamstring strains.
People will try to stretch and maybe even lift weights to improve the health of their entire musculoskeletal system, but they rarely work on their proprioception. Research has demonstrated that proprioceptive training may be the best type of training to prevent injuries, improve muscle imbalances, and recover from injury. Watch the above video to learn what the proprioceptive system is, what can go wrong, and how we fix it.