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When should I push through the pain, and when should I STOP?


As physical therapists, we get this question a lot.


Dr. Allison is here to introduce you to a helpful tool that can guide you through managing pain and discomfort during your activities — the Stoplight System.



By paying attention to these signals, you can continue to stay active while safeguarding your body and allowing it to heal and grow stronger.


Listening to your body and asking for help when necessary is the key to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle  


Keep an eye on those “stoplights,” and let’s work together to achieve those fitness goals safely and effectively!




Dr. Allison Bullinger, PT, DPT
Post by Dr. Allison Bullinger, PT, DPT
July 28, 2023
Allison received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Wichita State University (2022) after completing her undergrad in Kinesiology at Kansas State University. Working as a CNA throughout her undergrad program, she saw first hand the life-long struggles that people faced with their health and wellness. "I was motivated to get people healthy and stay that way throughout their lives. It pains me to see people struggle and feel like they're just extending their life. I want to help people improve their quality of life and thrive." Allison takes a nuanced approach to client care and focuses on the mental as much as the physical. "I have the chance to help clients feel stronger and more confident in their body; Help them understand how resilient and capable they really are!" Allison is AAMT Dry Needling Certified and has a diverse range of manual therapy training in her tool kit. Outside of seeing clients, Allison spends her time doing water sports, running and spending every opportunity outside. She tries to stay involved in the community and support local small businesses.