Knee Pain No More

2021-09-16T08:07:10-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Pain Management|

Is knee pain ruining your swagger?  Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, chondromalacia, or a meniscus tear?  Are you concerned that you’ll need surgery or that you won’t be able to enjoy your favorite activities?  Well, you can jump to the conclusion that there is hope to overcome the difficulty with the right therapeutic approach and knowledge. What about the “damage” that has been seen on x-ray or MRI? Normative studies show about 65% of asymptomatic people above the age [...]

Male Pelvic Pain

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

...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 [...]

Bouncing “Back”

2021-03-09T13:45:09-05:00March 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Tennis season is upon us in Atlanta albeit it will look a little different this year. If you are wanting to get back out on the court this Spring, now is the time to see your physical therapist for a tune-up so you are ready to play without risking injury. For those of you who have been working from home, on Zoom calls, sitting in a chair for the last year, you may feel tighter than usual and may already [...]

Lateral Hip Pain: What You Need To Know

2020-11-07T15:00:10-05:00November 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Lateral hip pain, traditionally diagnosed as an isolated condition referred to as “trochanteric bursitis”, is now understood to be most commonly associated with Gluteal Tendinopathy. This condition is most prevalent in post-menopausal women (1 in 4 women over the age of 50) but may also occur in younger runners and males. Traditional treatments have been based on a number of false conceptions such as: 1) the problem is primarily inflammatory in nature, 2) the primary issue is the trochanteric bursa [...]

Let’s Talk Multiple Sclerosis

2020-04-07T12:18:18-04:00May 1st, 2019|Neuro Rehab, Physical Therapy|

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a type of auto-immune disease in which the body attacks the nerves that make up the central nervous system (CNS), typically affecting the brain and spinal cord. Over 2 million people worldwide are affected by MS, and data from the National MS Society suggests over 1 million adults over 18 in the United States are living with the disease. The disease process includes damaging myelin, which is the protective substance that [...]

5 Ways Physical Therapists Treat Pain

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

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

2020-04-07T12:23:00-04:00July 26th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Pain Management|

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 [...]

The Balancing Act: Changing Pain

2020-04-07T11:31:28-04:00March 7th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Physical Therapists, Information, Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine, Wellness|

A recent National Institutes of Health study determined that nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain and nearly half of those are reported to have severe pain.  Our society and culture has provided many of us with many wonderful amenities of life, but at the same time, it has created a wide array of stressors and unhealthy activities.  This can make it difficult to find balance in mind and body.  Often, these imbalances can contribute to causing chronic pain, [...]

The Hassle of Headaches – Physical Therapy for Headaches

2020-04-07T12:29:59-04:00February 21st, 2018|Trigger Point Dry Needling, Dry Needling, Wellness, Pain Management, Physical Therapy, Information|

Physical Therapy for Headaches and Migraines Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints.  Recent data suggests the prevalence of this condition is rising.  Most people experience headaches at some point in their life regardless of age, race or gender.   There are a multitude of different types and classifications of headaches. It is important that your type of headache is accurately diagnosed as many people suffer from a combination of different types; this will determine the specific treatment [...]

Need a Needle? // Dry Needling 101

2020-04-07T12:30:16-04:00September 12th, 2017|Information, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Dry Needling, Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement, Physical Therapy|

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 [...]

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