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Staff Spotlight: Q&A With Chiropractor Jared Hatch

Editor’s Note: In the interest of introducing patients to Capitol Rehab staff whom they may not know, we run an occasional series that puts our team members in the spotlight. Born in Olympia, Washington, and having grown up in Spokane, Dr. Jared Hatch can be forgiven for being a Seattle Seahawks fan. However, it’s a love of …

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Anatomical image of the carpal ligament and median nerve entering the wrist.

Stupid Medicine, Vol. 2: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you are bored and want to self-induce a horrible headache, just Google “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”  The amount of incongruent and incomprehensible information is astonishing. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is our second entry in the Stupid Medicine files. How does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome present? WebMD defines Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as “numbness, tingling, weakness and problems in your hand …

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Top Three Triathlon Injuries: Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder

Triathlon Injuries: What to Expect, How to Treat, and How to Prevent Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder Our body is composed of a series of structural kinetic chains, in which dysfunction or imbalance in one area can quickly lead to dysfunctions in other parts of the body. Pattern overload describes injury to soft tissues …

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Should we always release a tight muscle?

by Dr Matt Fontaine Using manual treatments like Active Release Technique provides the physical medicine provider with invaluable tools to release a tight muscle or scar tissue. However, when one identifies a tight restricted muscle, one should ask the question..Why is the muscle tight? Ensuring the Proper Rehab Sequence Understanding Centration and the Body’s Support Structure …

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Proper Rehab Sequencing for Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain

Ensuring Proper Rehab Sequencing to End Musculoskeletal Pain A major key to corrective rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain syndromes is to retrain proper movement. Several factors can cause compensated movement in the body including overuse or repetitive stress injuries, stress, poor posture etc. All of these create stress on our structural frame causing the nervous system …

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The Common Bond of Soft-Tissue Repetitive Injuries

All athletes and weekend warriors have one thing in common …  soft-tissue injuries. Sports and training have the potential to wear us down over time and lead to soft-tissue injuries that result in muscle and joint pain syndromes. Soft-tissue injuries that limit optimal sports performance are frustrating and can limit or shorten athletic careers or …

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