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The McKenzie Method
The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an internationally researched system of assessment and management for spinal and extremity musculoskeletal disorders. The McKenzie Method was developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. Since its conception It has been widely used all over the world for more than 60 years!
Respiratory Rehabilitation: Managing COVID-19 with PT
Physical Therapy could make a difference in preventing or recovering from COVID-19 The Role of Physical Therapy in COVID-19 Management As many of you know, COVID-19 is a virus that affects the respiratory system. A COVID-19 infection can prevent us from breathing deeply, and can cause shortness of breath; if it progresses far enough,
Cracking and Popping Joints: Should you be concerned?
Particularly as we age, many of us notice our joints becoming noisier. You know, that awful cracking sound your knees make as you squat down to pick up your dog, or the “pop” you hear every time you move your ankle? These sounds can be alarming, and are often a topic of discussion between patients
Managing Scoliosis with PT
June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month! You may have heard the term “Scoliosis” used by someone you know used to describe a health condition related to their spine. Why is this condition so commonly mentioned in everyday discourse? It may have to do with the fact that as much as 3% of the general population,
Physical Therapy for TMJ Disorder
As of May 1, dentists in Virginia have begun reopening their doors for preventative and non-emergency visits. Among the dental patients whose regular dental visits may have been postponed due to covid-19 restrictions are patients who suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). What you may not know, is that in addition to regular dental visits
PT for Postponed Procedures
In an effort to reserve and distribute personnel and equipment for severely ill patients, hospitals around the United States have opted to postpone many elective surgeries. Several orthopedic conditions can be treated with physical therapy to help alleviate painful symptoms until your surgery is rescheduled.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
The carpal tunnel is a small fibrous canal running down the palm side of the wrist. It protects the tendons of the fingers and thumb along with the median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel. CTS is a condition in which the median nerve has been compressed or pinched, which can lead to weakness and numbness in the hand and/or fingers.
Ready to Run
No matter what your reason for returning is, getting into running after a break can be challenging. But with some modified tips from Verywell Fit, we’ve provided some foolproof steps to help you ease back into running successfully, and without injury.
Tele-Physical Therapy: A New Way to Treat Patients in Today’s Health Crisis
What is tele- PT? A physical therapy tele-visit is a HIPAA compliant, virtual appointment with a Physical Therapist that patients can attend from the comfort of their own homes. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many health professionals are transitioning to online medical services. Fortunately, most insurance companies are covering tele-visits and some are even waiving
Coronavirus could be a real pain in the neck
Neck and back injuries are some of the most common “desk job” related issues that could be prevented by setting up your home office in an ergonomically friendly way.