Physical Therapy, Sports Performance, and Wellness


Understanding Pain – Part I

by Nathan Lilley PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS, May 12, 2014

This will be a multi-segment series on current evidence in pain science. What is Pain? Our understanding of pain has changed quite a bit from the old days. We now know that pain is the brain’s interpretation of a stimulus received from specific nerve endings called nociceptors. Nociceptor is derived from the Latin root nocere […][ More... ]

Guidelines For Inflammation Control

by Nathan Lilley PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS, January 22, 2014

   Avoid Exacerbating Activities.  Let Pain Be Your Guide Talk to your therapist about activities, movements, or positions to avoid with your condition. Ice 3-5x Per Day for 15-20 minutes We recommend crushed ice. A bag of frozen peas or corn works great and can be re-used. Use caution with Gel Packs.  If you decide […]

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Nutrition in Rehabilitation

by Nathan Lilley PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS, December 6, 2013

When a group of cells are damaged with surgery, injury or repetitive stress, proper nutrition has a profound effect on the speed of their recovery. Every cell in the human body requires proper nutrition to grow, divide and function properly. Our bodies are constantly replacing our cells as we live our lives. It is estimated […]

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

by Nathan Lilley PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS, December 6, 2013

What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the leading cause of disability in the USA. It is estimated that 1 out of 3 adults will suffer from arthritis. By definition osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a progressive disorder involving inflammation and degradation of the articular or hyaline cartilage on the ends of bones in […]

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