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Nick Rinard Physical Therapy can help you rapidly reverse your low back pain “No area of clinical over-treatment is as egregious as musculoskeletal care. Mis-diagnoses…

Posted by McKenzie Institute International on Saturday, November 10, 2018


Nick Rinard Physical Therapy cert MDT: Staying up to date

Just published. Yet more evidence about directional preference: "The most prevalent Directional Preference (DP)…

Posted by McKenzie Institute USA on Monday, November 12, 2018


Nick Rinard Physical Therapy is the best at getting you out of a lateral shift

This is an unpublished report of a study carried out between 1989 and 1991 in collaboration with clinicians at the…

Posted by Dr Mark Laslett on Monday, October 29, 2018



What Physical Therapist at Nick Rinard Physical Therapist know about muscle mass

“If healthcare professionals identify and treat low muscle mass, they can significantly improve their patients' health…

Posted by McKenzie Institute USA on Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Nick Rinard Physical Therapy believe in the power of self management

“Currently self-management strategies for MSK conditions are poorly communicated and many patients believe that nothing…

Posted by McKenzie Institute USA on Monday, October 29, 2018


Get the correct diagnosis from a MDT specialist at Nick Rinard Physical Therapy “These findings reveal the empowering effect investigation findings can have when concordant…

Posted by McKenzie Institute International on Friday, October 26, 2018


Health Myth or Fact: Can you catch a cold from being cold?

As cold weather arrives, do you notice more people sniffling and sneezing? Let’s look at a common health myth that is appropriate for our fall season: The common cold is caused by being cold. Your mom may have told you, “Put on a sweater or you will catch your death of a cold!” Most folks now realize that the cold is caught from a virus, not from ambient temperature.  The cold viruses, or rhinoviruses, are passed through physical contact or proximity to infected people.  Infected people can share their germs through coughing and sneezing.


So, science disproves that old myth that temperature creates illness.  Those miserable sore throats, runny noses, and headaches are caused by the viruses themselves.


Mom may not have been entirely off base with her association, though! Cold viruses enter the human body through the nose.  This is where our snot comes to the rescue, bundling up the viruses into an easily swallowed package that can be dropped into the caustic cauldron of the stomach where acid quickly degrades it.  However, when we breathe cold air through our noses, the cooler temperature slows down the movement of the mucus.  Since the snot cannot race to your rescue, the virus is more likely to enter the body through the mucus membranes and make you sick.


Also, cold viruses cannot survive high temperatures.  Cold weather is the preferred climate for rhinoviruses, and they can flourish in autumn temperatures for a longer time.  This improved survival rate increases the probability that a cold virus will be successfully passed from individual to individual.


So this myth is partially true – cold weather can increased your susceptibility to catching a cold from a virus by impairing your natural mucus defenses and boosting the survival rate of the virus.


Margo Burette, PT, DPT


Nick Rinard Physical Therapy uses MDT to treat patients appropriately “Overdiagnosis can harm patients by leading to overtreatment, diagnosis related anxiety or…

Posted by McKenzie Institute International on Saturday, August 25, 2018


Mck on Osteroarthritis and MRI interpetations “… estimates of MRI osteoarthritis prevalence among…

Posted by McKenzie Institute International on Monday, August 20, 2018