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Cervical Dystonia and Neubie®Direct Current Treatment

2023-09-23T04:51:06-04:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Physical Therapy Articles, Physical Therapists News, Pain Management Articles, Neuro Rehab Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Cervical Dystonia? Cervical dystonia, also known as spasmic torticollis, is considered to be a motor system disorder in which the neuro-functional connections in the brain are affected. This can cause involuntary, often painful muscle contractions and decreased motor control of the cervical spine musculature. Multiple systematic reviews have shown that physical therapy in conjunction with medical intervention including botox injections can have positive impacts on patients with cervical dystonia.  Physical therapy offers a wide variety of treatments for [...]

Modern Approach for Overcoming Chronic Pain: Cognitive Functional Therapy

2023-12-21T14:43:28-05:00March 7th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Pain Management Articles, Wellness Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you have knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, sciatica, low back pain, or chronic neck pain that hasn’t improved fully with traditional orthopedic or physical therapy treatment? Is your ability to perform fitness activities, sports activities, or normal daily work activities limited by this pain? Are you ready to explore the modern approaches to dealing with persistent/debilitating pain? Are you a person that has an identified tear, bulge, or degeneration? Have you been told they aren’t a candidate for [...]

Male Pelvic Pain

2022-04-27T07:57:55-04:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

...it’s more common than you think…and yes, it can be treated! With June being Men's Health Awareness Month, we wanted to bring awareness to a problem that is commonly misdiagnosed. Men with pelvic pain are almost always misdiagnosed as “prostatitis” and are prescribed rounds of antibiotics even though they do not have an infection. More commonly referred to as Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) which can present as perineal (pelvic floor) and genital pain. The prevalence of CPPS in the [...]

Cervical Dystonia Clinical Update

2019-04-22T23:18:44-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Cervical Dystonia Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cervical Dystonia or Spasmodic Torticollis is a condition characterized by abnormal spasm of the neck and shoulder muscles. This disease affects one’s ability to control their own muscles. Physical Therapy can be beneficial for people diagnosed with Cervical Dystonia. The treatment plan is highly individualized and may consist of many facets from relaxation techniques, yoga, stretching, nutrition support, meditation, dry needling and movement therapy. Treatment Goals The goals of physical therapy are to restore normal movement patterns, ones that have [...]

5 Ways Physical Therapists Treat Pain

2019-04-24T13:41:54-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

The Nocebo Effect: How Your MRI Report Can Hurt You

2023-12-20T06:54:07-05:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MRI finding L5 disc herniation Ever been diagnosed with a tendon tear, disc bulge or degenerative disease of a joint based on an MRI report?  Has a physician determined that this was causing your pain? If so, while the physician was correct as far as finding a variance in your body’s tissue, they may be incorrect in determining that this finding was the primary cause of the pain. Recent research indicates that many people without pain actually have [...]

Oh Baby! What Happened To My Body?

2023-12-21T14:44:02-05:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Physical Therapists News, Trigger Point Dry Needling Articles, Women's Health Articles, Pilates Articles, Dry Needling Articles, Wellness Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By Melissa Baudo Marchetti Calling all moms! Have you recently had a baby, or still struggling with post baby pain and weakness? Pregnancy places high demand on the musculoskeletal system and can be very traumatic for some women leaving them with myofascial pain, internal pelvic pain, nerve pain, diastasis recti (a gapping in the abdominal muscles), weakness in the core from a C-section, neck and shoulder pain from holding your newborn baby, and much more. In December, after a five-year [...]

Need a Needle? // Dry Needling 101

2023-12-19T16:26:54-05:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, General Information, Trigger Point Dry Needling Articles, Dry Needling Articles, Sports Medicine Articles, Performance Enhancement Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Recovery Meets Physical Therapy – Managing Tennis Injuries with a Physical Therapist

2023-12-21T14:44:53-05:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: Physical Therapists News, Sports Medicine Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Recovery Meets Physical Therapy – Managing Tennis Injuries with a Physical Therapist Tennis, like many other sports, has an inherent risk for injury. Tennis injuries such as tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendinitis, and muscle strains are common among our youth and recreational athletes and are caused by overuse, overtraining, muscle imbalance, weakness and poor stroke performance.  Overuse injuries happen because athletes are putting in way too many hours on the court, are not preparing or recovering efficiently, or they have weaknesses [...]

Savas Koutsantonis and Amanda Blackmon teaching Dry Needling for Myopain Seminars

2023-12-15T00:17:52-05:00November 11th, 2013|Categories: Practice News Articles, Dry Needling Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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