Golfing, Tennis, Baseball, and Softball season is here, which means more injuries. Dr. Prather says about half of his patients have some sort of shoulder or arm condition, many of whom have given up on finding relief from past injuries. In this episode, we talk about:
--Why Dr. Prather has about a 90% success rate with shoulder and arm issues, even getting improvement in situations like Rheumatoid Arthritis that have severe damage.
--How the combination of a broad array of treatments offered at The Prather Practice is the key to their successful results.
--How to reduce your chance of having surgery from 25% to 2%, plus have better outcomes compared to the surgical option. (Hint: Which doctor you see FIRST makes all the difference.)
--Why Structure-Function health care is vital for those with repetitive motion injuries, such as athletes. And the difference between Passive Care and Active Care, BOTH of which are necessary for patients.
--How Acupuncture is an excellent anti-inflammatory and stimulates healing (even eliminating scar tissue both externally and internally). And why Acupuncture is a better option for pain relief than addictive opioid drugs.
--The "Rapid Release” tool (nicknamed "the muscle mower") that helps break up scar tissue and muscle tension in a relaxing way that patients love.
--How patients benefit from treatments such as Diathermy, Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, Auriculotherapy, and Microcurrent.
--How "Trigger Points" can cause pain and dysfunction. Plus, the Trigger Point therapies Dr. Prather uses to provide relief to his patients.
--Why it is so important for patients to be supervised when doing precise rehabilitation exercises in the Active Care phase of treatment.
--Why Dr. Prather finds Carpal Tunnel is more often than not Palmaris Longis Syndrome. And how Dr. Prather is able to help his patients find a more effective alternative to surgery.