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The Difference Between Manual Therapy and Chiropractic

Many neck and back patients can benefit from manual therapy to their spine. A common question that arises is “What is the difference between manual therapy and chiropractic care?” While the patient may perceive many similarities, they are rooted in very different philosophies. Most manual therapy is based on Osteopathic theories which focus on proper […]

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy and BPPV

Have you ever felt the space around you spin uncontrollably?  Have you had difficulty with balance and walking because of dizziness?  If so, vestibular therapy may be the right path for you.  As your physician will tell you, there are multiple causes of vertigo. It can be caused by something as simple as an ear […]

My Ankle Sprain Just Won’t Heal

At the 6th Annual St. Louis Soccer Conference hosted by Washington University Orthopedics, Dr. Jeffrey E. Johnson presented information on ankle sprains that won’t heal and referenced 18 other injuries that could be misdiagnosed as an ankle sprain. Ankle injuries account for approximately 15% of all sports injuries. Ankle sprains are the most common ankle […]

Hamstring Injuries – Incidence and Treatment

Hamstring strains, or injury to the hamstring tendon, can be a challenge to both the athlete and clinician when attempting to rehabilitate, recover, and return to prior activity level. This is due in part to a number of factors including the high incidence rate of this type of injury, slow healing process, and persistent symptoms. […]

Grilled Asparagus with Caper Vinaigrette

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided Cooking spray 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons capers, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup small basil leaves   Preparation Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place asparagus in a shallow dish. Add 1 […]