Our first caller is recovering from a run-in, or a run-over, with a steer and asks for ideas to speed up his return to mobility. PT specialist Dr. Craig Garrison joins the good Dr. Souryal in the first hour and explains some current practical methods trainers use from weigh-ins to check hydration levels in athletes to “dry needling” and trendy acupuncture. In the Business of Medicine segment, the doctors discuss physical therapy and insurance limitations, efficiency, and value.
Must we mention urine? Yes, indeed! Sports medicine specialist Dr. Brad Bellard comes on in the second hour to advise how to get the most out of PT sessions and help answer callers’ questions. A concerned wife describes her husband’s hip injury and arthritis and wonders if his fall made his arthritis worse or if PT may be making his injury worse. A 42 year old wants to work but his severe back pain and degenerative disease holds him back. Dr. Souryal assures him that he is doing all the right things but needs a clear diagnosis to get on track. A young weightlifter has a “textbook” shoulder pain, a motocross racer asks about an old spinal injury that still causes problems, and a runner has achilles trouble.