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MSKUS Training–Always More Human Anatomy to Learn!

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound [MSKUS] has become an invaluable tool for guided injection therapies where precision is key to added benefits of diagnostic cortisone injections, prolotherapy, and PRP. Point of Care [POC] real-time ultrasound imaging has become more common in Family Practice…

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Pain Management

Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and joints throughout the body. It is used to help diagnose soft tissue tears, trapped nerves, arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and…

Mental Health Awareness & COVID-19

A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling or mood. Such conditions may affect someone's ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis. What…

Prolotherapy and PRP for Hypermobility Syndromes

Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorders are the most common symptomatic joint hypermobility conditions seen in clinical practice. One of the more serious long-lasting affects of joint laxity is chronic joint degeneration. The increased mechanical stress caused by…

Does Prolotherapy/PRP Cause Scar Tissue? Simply put, no!

Prolotherapy's mechanism of action is to create microinflammation, stimulating regeneration of new cells. The end result is new tendinous and ligamentous tissue indistinguishable from native tissue. Scar tissue is not created, but rather, tissue that acts as the original structure…

Recurrent Shoulder Pain Despite Physical Therapy

​Chronic shoulder pain is a common problem seen in primary care and sports medicine. Shoulder pain is second only to low back pain in patients seeking care for musculoskeletal ailments in the primary care setting. Effective therapy depends on an…

COVID-19 Vaccines – When Will I Get My Vaccine?

As of 12-31-2020, we have seen the introduction of a nationwide vaccination program utilizing mRNA vaccines to begin the process of creating 'herd immunity.' What are the challenges posed, the factors being taken into consideration by the Oregon Health Authority?…