Close your eyes and imagine your 14-year-old self standing next to your fellow gauche, acne-covered middle-school friends. You’re all standing at the base of a climbing rope staring up as one of your classmates flails around, unsure whether he is making his way up or down. A piercing whistle from your P.E. teacher lets you…

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The many tendons, ligaments, and muscles that hold it together give it an incredible range of motion. Unfortunately, this freedom of motion makes it the most unstable joint in the body. As┬átendons are stretched during movement, they can be rubbed and pinched…

A few weeks ago, I was walking around the Sunnyvale, CA Farmers market and saw a woman in her 40s walking with a cane. As I observed her walking (like a typical physical therapist), I overhead her telling someone she had osteoarthritis in her knee and was contemplating surgery. Before I could make a helpful…