Category Archives: Chronic Pain

Is Your Headache Really a Shoulder Problem? ~ by Keelin Regan Reed PT, DPT

In situations involving my patients who have chronic headaches, once I perform a thorough biomechanical evaluation, I often find they have a dysfunctional rotator cuff or upper trapezius muscle. Many clients actually see me for their shoulder pain first and don’t even tell me about the headaches or realize that their headaches are connected to […]

Our Special Sauce-In Healing

The other day one of my patients was telling me how when she was leaving for our appointment, her husband asked her where she was going. To this question, her daughter chimed in, “She’s going to see her life coach.” My client and I looked at each other and giggled. I said, “hmm, that’s interesting,” […]

Is Core Strength Really the Issue?

Over the years I have had patients come to visit me and many of them tell me that they have been told OR they have come to the conclusion on their own that what they are lacking is core strength. If they could only strengthen their core, all their problems would be solved. There was […]

Why chasing pain is never a good treatment plan.

I have to admit it, I have gotten stuck in the “chasing pain” cycle with some of my patients and it usually never turns out well. They came in feeling a certain pain, and I had just wanted them to leave feeling better, so we worked to alleviate that pain rather than looking at what […]