Conditions We Treat
Includes, but is not limited, to: ACL, Meniscus, Rotator Cuff, Labrum – See: Services
Includes, but is not limited to: muscle/tendon strains, ligament sprains, stress fractures, shin splints, ITB syndrome, joint dislocations, and AC/SC joint separations. Injuries are common amongst athlete’s and need to be addressed. Our mission is to go beyond fixing an injury; we want to educate our patients on how to prevent reinjuries. Helping our patients be self-sufficient is our top priority.
Low Back pain
Low back pain can come from various origins; we utilize our comprehensive approach to determine the source. Low back pain can be debilitating, but it is important to understand there is always a solution to improve your quality of life.
This is irritation/inflammation of a tendon due to overuse or repeated dysfunctional movements. The most common tendons affected are: achilles, patellar, and supraspinatus. Simply resting will not fix this problem; the area needs to slowly build up a tolerance for being loaded.
Women's Health Issues
Dr. Melissa Caulfield has advanced training in pre and post-partum pain and dysfunction. This includes, but is not limited to: pelvic floor weakness/instability, gastrointestinal problems, c-section rehabilitation, and post-operative scarring.
Neck pain is often the result of sitting for long periods of time, stress, and/or inactivity. Understanding ergonomics and how to do exercises throughout the day can drastically reduce symptoms in little to no time.
Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can be caused by a number of factors, such as nutrition, muscle tension, hormonal imbalance, or irregular blood pressure. Taking a well detailed history can help discover the source of the problem.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fascia that connects the heel bone to the toes. This condition is associated with pin-pointed pain on the bottom of the foot, often towards the heel.
Vertebral Disc Derangement
This general term encompassing any disc abnormality (e.g. degeneration, herniation, bulge). Finding what movement the pain/radiation responds to is the key to regaining full function. Approximately 37% of ASYMPTOMATIC (no pain) individuals in their 20’s will demonstrate a disc issue on an MRI, and this number rises to 80% in asymptomatic individuals in their 50’s. These numbers prove that just because an MRI demonstrates a disc issue, it does not have to be painful. Conservative care measures must always be attempted before surgical intervention is recommended.
This umbrella term encompasses any dysfunction of the muscles that connect to the jaw and the temporomandibular joint. TMJ is often the culprit of neck pain and headaches. A thorough exam is warranted to determine if the TMJ might be part of the problem.
Sciatica refers to back, hip, or leg pain as a result of the sciatic nerve being interrupted along its pathway from the lower back down the back of the leg. 90% of the time, true sciatica is caused by a herniated disc compressing a lumbar or sacral nerve root. This is often confused with piriformis syndrome, where the sciatic nerve is compressed by the piriformis muscle.