Entries by Elaine Buchberger

Healthcare Reform in the Trump Administration

 By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP We now have a new President-elect in Donald J. Trump, which narrows down the number of healthcare reform plans we have to evaluate to one. In this article I am going to take President-elect Trump’s plan point-by-point and evaluate the application or benefit of each point.    […]

Total Knee Replacements

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP The total knee replacement is becoming as routine as arthroscopic knee surgery. Patients suffering from arthritic knees are improving their quality of life everyday through the innovation of total knee replacement surgery. Despite the routine nature of a total knee replacement many patients with arthritic knees are […]

Hunting Fitness

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Most avid hunters that I know are not big exercise guys. They like to be outside and they greatly enjoy hunting and fishing, but going for a 4 or 5 mile run doesn’t seem to make it into the conversation. The good news is that you don’t […]

Vitamin D Levels and Chronic Pain

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Living in Central New York with its short summer and long winter reduces the volume of available sunlight. As a consequence Central New Yorkers and their northern hemisphere counterparts tend to run low on Vitamin-D. What they may not realize is that a deficiency of Vitamin-D may […]

What is the Rotator Cuff?

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP The shoulder is an engineering marvel, designed to allow extreme range of motion in both linear and rotational planes. The architecture of the shoulder allows us to move our arms overhead, behind our back and to throw a ball, all while maintaining stability. The shoulder is commonly […]

Why no pitch counts for softball?

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP During this past spring high school sports season I noticed a very disturbing pattern while reading the Citizen sports page. Each week while reading the results of girl’s softball games, I began to notice the same names over and over again. If I were referring to hitting […]

Prescription pain medications

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP In recent weeks there has been an increasing amount of media attention regarding the prescription, use, and abuse of pain killing medications. Healthcare providers such as physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists not only deal daily with patients that take prescription pain medications, but they can […]

What is Kinesio-tape?

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Since the 2012 Olympic games, you have seen more and more athletes competing with a variety of designs of brightly colored tape on various areas of their body. Why are they using the tape and does it actually work? Kinesio-tape, or K-tape as it has come to […]

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) Doesn’t Have To Be A Pain In The Neck

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD, is a disorder of the jaw and surrounding structures where the jawbone (mandible) meets the skull (temporal bone). A cushioning cartilaginous disk, also known as the meniscus, lies between the mandible and the temporal bone. Stress and trauma, such as […]

How long does it take to recover from surgery?

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Many patients ask, “How long will it take to recover from my surgery?” The answer is dependent on several things: How old are you? What body part was operated on? Is the surgery to repair a traumatic injury or debride a degenerative one? Are you in good […]

Age Related Muscle Loss

By: Dale J. Buchberger, PT, DC, CSCS, DACBSP Sarcopenia is increasingly recognized as a serious health problem that afflicts millions of aging adults and places and continues to strain our health care system. Since the 1960’s the growth of the U.S. population over the age of 65 has doubled in size when compared to the […]