Welcome to the Rainey Pain and Performance blog, your go-to resource for insightful articles, expert advice, and valuable tips on enhancing your physical well-being.

Dive into a wealth of knowledge curated by our team of experienced therapists, covering a range of topics including injury prevention, rehabilitation techniques, performance optimization, and holistic approaches to pain management. Whether you’re an athlete striving for peak performance, recovering from an injury, or seeking ways to improve your overall health and mobility, our archive is here to empower you on your journey to living pain-free and performing at your best. Explore our collection of informative posts and discover actionable insights to help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals

Mental Health

Mental Health and Physical Therapy – The Mind-Body Connection

In pursuing holistic well-being, it’s essential to recognize the interplay between mental health and physical wellness. The mind-body connection is a powerful relationship in which the health of one significantly influences the other. In this blog post, we’ll explore this connection, shedding light on how physical therapy can be a valuable contributor to overall

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Back Pain

Living with Scoliosis – It Doesn’t Have to Hold You Back

Scoliosis. The diagnosis might sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to define your life. Millions of people around the world live fulfilling lives with scoliosis. Here at , we want to empower you to take control of your scoliosis and live an active, healthy life. Understanding Scoliosis The spine is

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Neck Pain

Whiplash – More Than Just Neck Pain

Been rear-ended? The initial shock fades, replaced by a dull ache that seems to be settling into your neck. You suspect whiplash, and with good reason. Neck pain is indeed a classic symptom. But what if we told you whiplash’s reach extends far beyond a stiff neck? We’ll explore the

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Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Habits for a Pain-Free Life

Ever wake up feeling achy and stiff, or have pain nagging at you throughout the day? Pain can be a real drag, limiting your mobility and enjoyment of life. But what if you could take control and prevent pain before it strikes? The good news is, a pain-free life is

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Physical Therapy

How to Choose the Right Physical Therapist for You

Embarking on the journey to improved health through physical therapy is a significant step, and choosing the right physical therapist is a key factor in ensuring a successful experience. With numerous therapists available, it’s essential to consider individual needs, preferences, and conditions when making this important decision. Here are some

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Balance And Falls

Physical Therapy for Balance and Gait Disorders in Older Adults

As we age, maintaining balance and a steady gait can become increasingly challenging. This can lead to a fear of falling, reduced mobility, and a decline in overall independence. Fortunately, physical therapy can play a crucial role in helping older adults improve their balance, gait, and confidence. Why is Balance

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Dry Needling

The Power of Dry Needling: An Effective Approach to Physical Therapy

Physical therapy has evolved over the years, embracing various techniques to alleviate pain and restore functionality. That is why we love continuing education. We always seek to improve our methods and learn techniques to yield more significant results. One such technique gaining considerable attention is dry needling. This innovative approach

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Migraine & Headaches

Migraine Meltdown? Natural Strategies for Calming the Headache Storm

Imagine a swirling vortex in your head, pulsing with each heartbeat, amplifying every sound and dimming every light. That’s the unwelcome arrival of a migraine, a sensory hurricane leaving you incapacitated and longing for calm. Beyond the throbbing pain, nausea can turn your world into a dizzying carousel, while sensitivity

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Hypermobility

Pain Management for People with Hypermobility

For many of us, our joints seem to bend and twist in ways nature never intended. While party tricks like touching our elbows to knees or contorting into pretzel shapes might impress onlookers, living with hypermobility is far from a circus act. This condition, characterized by an increased range of

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Physical Therapy

Common Misconceptions About Physical Therapy Debunked

In the realm of healthcare, there are often misconceptions that can influence our decisions, and physical therapy is no exception. Addressing and correcting these misconceptions is crucial to ensure that individuals make informed decisions about their health and well-being. This blog post will debunk some common myths surrounding physical therapy.

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TMJ Pain

The Road to Relief: How Physical Therapy Can Alleviate TMJ Pain

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, often referred to as TMJ, can bring about excruciating pain and discomfort, impacting your daily life and overall well-being. While traditional treatments often focus on medications and surgery, an increasingly recognized and effective approach to managing TMJ is physical therapy. In this blog post, we’ll delve into

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Physical Therapy

Embracing Movement: Why Physical Therapy Triumphs Over Medication

Physical ailments and chronic pain have become increasingly prevalent in today’s fast-paced, driven world. When faced with these challenges, individuals often seek relief through medication, but there is an alternative that offers lasting benefits—physical therapy. With a holistic approach focused on movement and rehabilitation, physical therapy stands as a superior

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Arthritis

Rediscovering Freedom: Physical Therapy for Arthritis

Arthritis, a common chronic condition, can significantly impact a person’s quality of life by causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. While medication can provide relief, physical therapy is a powerful ally in managing arthritis symptoms and regaining functionality. By employing targeted exercises and sometimes lifestyle modifications, physical therapy can help

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Pelvic Floor

Headache in the Pelvis

Pelvic pain can be a debilitating and uncomfortable condition for many people. It can be caused by various factors, including pregnancy, childbirth, enlarged prostate, surgery, and chronic medical conditions and stress manifested in the muscles. The pain can be felt in the pelvic area, lower back, and even the legs,

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Back Pain

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Back Pain

Americans spend over $134.5 billion on low back and neck pain (healthdata.org). That’s more than treatments for diabetes or heart disease. The good news is that scientific research on back pain has progressed. Receiving physical therapy first for low back pain lowers costs and even can eliminate pain even if

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Hip Pain

Dealing With Hip Pain?

Hip pain can be incredibly uncomfortable and frustrating to ease. The hips help us perform almost everything we do throughout the day, and keeping them strong and in good shape is essential. The hips can withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. Despite its durability, the

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