Mind Over Matter: Scientific Benefits Of Positive Thinking

We all know that the power of positive thinking can alter our immediate mood and have a direct impact on our day-to-day routines; but did you know that optimism could influence our overall health? Research indicates that maintaining an upbeat attitude can yield a wide range of long-term wellness benefits, bringing the age-old “glass half…

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Dr. Ellis Discusses Plantar Fascitis

Well,  I have had this blog function for a long time now and many of you have seen the blogs that other people have posted for me.  But I thought I would try my hand with a casual post about pain.  I spend so much of my time treating people with pain and almost every…

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Rotator Cuff Injury

A rotator cuff injury is the most frequent cause of shoulder pain due to strain and tear in the muscles or tendons of the shoulder. The rotator cuff is made of four muscles that surround and stabilize the shoulder, including the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. These muscles form a “cuff” around the head…

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The Other 9%

A study by Nunez et al. reported that 91% of patients experiencing benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) had resolution of their symptoms with canal repositioning maneuvers. But what about the other 9%? Often times, these people who fall into the 9% become candidates for surgeries that involve cutting the vestibular nerve, a singular neurectomy, or…

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Traumatic Brain Injuries: A Look Inside

Every year traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) result in concussions, disability and even death. In addition, TBIs are connected to memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. What really happens inside our brains when one of these injuries is sustained. Research and studies from scientists and physicians are helping us to see inside the brain to better…

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Memory Loss: Tips To Discuss Your Concerns With A Loved One

As we get older, our chance of experiencing age-related memory loss is often a natural occurrence. However, sometimes, lapses in memory and periods of confusion are more than just basic forgetfulness. Sometimes, these symptoms can be indicative of a significant cognitive impairment, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Starting The Memory Loss Conversation Can Be Difficult…

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Concussions and the Elderly

While athletes account for a great number of concussions sustained in the U.S. each year, they are certainly not the only concussion patients. People over the age of 75 have the highest rate of concussions, often occurring from a fall. As slips and falls become more common with age, and older adults recover slower than…

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Concussions and Athletics… What You Need to Know

As more and more students and athletes are actively playing a variety of contact sports, the rate of concussions has steadily increased in recent years. Whether a high-school or collegiate athlete, a professional or semi-professional athlete or a weekend warrior, the concerns around sustaining and effectively treating concussions are very real. In the U.S. today,…

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Let’s Talk About TBIs…

Did you know that more than a million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury every year? According to a 2015 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.2 million emergency room visits are a result of a TBI and nearly a half a million of those are made by children ages 0 to…

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