Are you familiar with the current ways Physical Therapist's treat pain? Pain is a complex warning signal that suggests something is or may be wrong in the body. The problem is that pain is often a result of a variety of inputs from the body, so it may require a variety of treatment interventions to improve it. Physical Therapists (PTs) are trained in many of these interventions to help manage and treat pain. Here are some of the latest interventions [...]
Have you heard that breathing exercises can help relieve chronic pain, stress, anxiety, sleeplessness and fatigue? There is increasing awareness in our society that breathing exercises can be a useful tool to improve our health and performance. Research has shown equal effectiveness among various forms of breathing exercises such as 4,7,8 breathing, alternate nostril breathing and yoga breathing. Even though the evidence is supportive for reducing pain, managing stress and improving sleep many people avoid breathing exercises for a variety [...]
Need a Needle? // Dry Needling 101 Savas Koutsantonis PT, DPT Is Dry Needling right for me? Dry Needling is quickly becoming commonplace as many more practitioners are offering this procedure. What is it exactly? It’s a highly effective technique that’s used to treat patients who are suffering from pain generated from myofascial trigger points. It involves the use of a thin,flexible filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying trigger points and other connective tissues. What is a [...]
Joan Bernardino, patient of Melissa Baudo at One on One Physical Therapy, shares her courageous story of coping with Cervical Dystonia with dystonia Spasmotic Torticollis Magazine. Physical Therapy helped her along her journey. If you or anyone you know is coping with a musculoskeletal injury or condition, please share this article and encourage them to seek care from a physical therapist. […]
We are proud to announce that Amanda Blackmon and Savas Koutsantonis are teaching Dry Needling as Laboratory Instructors for Myopain Seminars in their Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series. One on One is proud to help Myopain Seminars set the standard in myofacial trigger point education worldwide.
What is trigger point dry needling? Trigger point dry needling is an invasive procedure in which a solid filament needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a Myofascial trigger point. Physical therapists at One on One Physical Therapy utilize trigger point dry needling in the treatment of Myofascial pain. A Myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle. How does trigger point dry needling work? [...]
Acupuncture is all about the balance of energy in your body and life. Some things that contribute to the balance are lifestyle, diet, exercise, rest and relaxation, and meditation. Stress is a big factor in upsetting the balance. Acupuncture can help your body handle stress, help you to be more at ease and help eliminate some of the negative effects of stress like not sleeping through the night. Insomnia and difficulty sleeping through the night can be caused by many different [...]