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Piriformis Syndrome: A Pain in the Butt

by Cody Barnett PT, September 3, 2021

Hello and welcome from your back and hip specialists at Bodyworx Physical Therapy and Concussion Center! We wanted to go over something that we get asked about a lot, in fact, probably every single day. That is: what is the piriformis muscle, and how does it affect me? Most people who are suffering from piriformis […]


Choosing the Right Shoes for Pickleball to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis and Play at Your Best

by Cody Barnett PT, September 2, 2021

Hey everybody, this is your pickleball specialists here at Bodyworx Physical Therapy & Concussion Center, and we want to tackle an issue that we run into a lot. That is: What shoes should I wear when playing pickleball? Now, we see a lot of pickleball players here in Wichita, and we even see pickleball players […]


Do you have a “COVID Injury???”

by Cody Barnett PT, September 15, 2020

What’s a “COVID Injury” you ask??? We have been seeing plenty of them at our Wichita, KS office the past several months! A COVID Injury is a term we have coined when we see someone with a pain or injury as a secondary result of the COVID scare. A few examples: The office employee, now […]


The Truth about Glucosamine

by Cody Barnett PT, February 5, 2020

What is Glucosamine Used For? Will It Help My Arthritis? Let's talk about something that we get asked about a lot--almost every day. The question is, what about glucosamine and will it help me? Will glucosamine help my arthritis? What about glucosamine chondroitin or other forms of glucosamine? What is glucosamine beneficial for? What does […]


How to Fix Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

by Cody Barnett PT, January 27, 2020

The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. This may sound like overkill for a flat structure that supports your weight, but you may not realize how much work your foot does! It is designed to allow the foot to balance the body’s weight on one or two legs […]


Bodyworx Can Help You Achieve Your Resolution Goals

by Cody Barnett PT, January 8, 2020

As one year comes to a close and another begins, people begin to set goals and make resolutions. Losing weight, getting to the gym more often or getting into "better shape" are all common goals that require increasing your amount of physical activity. This activity is great for your health, energy levels, sleep, and mood. […]


Need a Body Tuneup?

by Cody Barnett PT, April 4, 2019

Now that spring has arrived, temperatures are starting to rise in many parts of the country. And that means the transition from heating our homes to cooling our homes is right around the corner. No matter what method you use to cool your home during the warm spring and summer months (central air conditioning, window […]


Hit by a car at 60 MPH and recovered to carry the Olympic torch!

by Cody Barnett PT, January 22, 2019

Adversity. We all have it. It takes different forms, but we all go through it in some way or another. Stress, personal relationships, illness, painful conditions, work life, financial strain, death of a loved one. You name it, and we all go through it at some point. So how do we get through it? Can […]


Are You a New Year’s Resolution Newbie, Master or Flunkee?

by Cody Barnett PT, January 4, 2019

Turning the page on the new year is a chance to wipe the slate clean—and to be better versions of ourselves. And when it comes to what we want to improve, goals that fall in the health and wellness arena top all other New Year’s resolutions. In fact, three of the top four resolutions in […]


Functional Dry Needling: Can It Help Me? Can It Solve My Pain Problem?

by Cody Barnett PT, September 17, 2018

Today we are going to talk about a new technique that we've been using with great success and luckily, for us, we have a willing patient. His name is Dr. Doug, who happens to have a sore hamstring and we are going to use this treatment with him. The treatment is called Functional Dry Needling. It […]


Help me! I have a tiny Leprechaun stabbing me in my back!

by Cody Barnett PT, July 29, 2018

Has anybody out there ever had back pain and wrenched their back like I did last week digging out clay dirt in my back yard? I’m feeling a lot better after doing my therapy, and I have a whole new appreciation for good body mechanics. I just had a patient named Isaac from El Dorado, […]


Frozen Shoulder: What is it? Can it be Fixed???

by Cody Barnett PT, July 27, 2018

Today we’re going to talk about a condition called frozen shoulder. What is it and why does it hurt so bad? Frozen shoulder is a condition that involves a part in our shoulder called the joint capsule. For reasons only partially known, this joint capsule will tighten up on itself, causing pain and severe tightness. […]


3 Exercises To Do When You Have Back Pain

by Cody Barnett PT, July 2, 2018

Today I want to talk to you about what type of exercise is okay and beneficial> to do when you’re having back pain. A common question that we are asked almost every day from people with back pain is: can I go back to exercise or can I exercise? And the short answer for most […]


Flip Flops – Should I wear them? Can I wear them?

by Cody Barnett PT, June 14, 2018

It's summertime and the big topic that always comes up around here is... SHOULD I wear flip flops or CAN I wear flip flops? Our first question that we typically ask our patients, is number one, are your shoes TOOLS or JEWELS? And we'd really like them to be tools instead of jewels. Now, we're not […]


Let us “Screen” Your Movements This Spring

by Cody Barnett PT, May 14, 2018

Let’s talk about the last time you—or someone close to you—interviewed for a new job. Chances are that the first step was a phone screen with your potential employer, and when you passed that portion of the process with flying colors, you were then invited for an in-person interview. At that stage, the employer probably […]


Rotator Cuff (or Cup!) Injuries in Wichita, KS

by Cody Barnett PT, April 23, 2018

Rotator Cuff (or Cup!) Injuries in Wichita, KS Today we’re talking about the rotator cuff, or as some people like to call it, the rotator cup. But here's the deal: there's no cup, and it's four muscles that support our shoulder. Frequently, when we read about it in the newspaper, or you hear about an […]

One hip flexibility test every runner should do

by Cody Barnett PT, March 26, 2018

The One Hip Flexibility Test Every Runner and Triathlete Should Do (but most don’t know about) For this week’s blog, we’re going to talk about the one hip flexibility test that every runner and triathlete in Wichita, KS should do but probably doesn’t know about. I’m going to show you one quick little test that […]

Low back and sacroiliac pain explained

by Cody Barnett PT, March 2, 2018

For this week’s blog, we’re going to talk about low back pain. I had 4 new evaluations on Monday and they were all a different form of low back pain/hip pain. Whether your lifestyle is sedentary or active, low back pain can be experienced by anyone and this proves true with clients we see in […]


Arthritis and Cold Laser

by Cody Barnett PT, January 29, 2018

This week I want to go over some info on arthritis. We’ve had some patients in the clinic this week with some arthritic issues, and I wanted to tell you what we’re doing for this. One of the treatments we’re finding that actually helps really well is something called an 830 nanometer cold laser. This […]