Physical Therapy

Frozen Shoulder

2023-12-21T14:40:20-05:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 What is a frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder, or “adhesive capsulitis,” is a condition that involves a tightening of the capsule and ligaments around the shoulder. Inflammation within the shoulder joint and an increase in nerve growth around the shoulder complex results in pain, stiffness, and limited shoulder range of motion.1 It is estimated that 2-5.3% of the general population experiences frozen shoulder.1 Studies have shown that this pathology is more prevalent among females and individuals between 40 and 70 years [...]

Bouncing “Back”

2024-05-13T16:50:16-04:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

A Cure For Foot and Ankle Pain

2020-10-14T20:39:17-04:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Pain Management Articles, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Redcord/Neurac and Functional Synergistic Muscle Patterning To Cure Foot and Ankle Pain Are you struggling with foot or ankle pain and unsure of what is causing it or how to remedy it?  Have previous treatments failed to help your foot and ankle pain?  Does your pain cause intolerance to walking or limit your sport or recreational activities?  Well, we may have the answer for you! Redcord and The Neurac Method combined with an approach called Functional Synergistic Muscle Patterning may [...]

ACL Injury Prevention Programs

2023-12-21T14:17:12-05:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since 2018, a number of professional associations dedicated to promoting safety within sport have produced position statements regarding ACL injury. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, two world-renowned organizations, have both released statements detailing the best practice for preventing ACL injury. The purpose of these statements is to provide a summary of recommendations based on the most recent research and to establish guidelines for injury prevention program development and implementation. What is [...]

Is My C-Section Scar Healing Well?

2020-04-07T12:15:15-04:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Considerations After a C-Section & When to Get Help! The c-section scar is a specific type of scar that is very familiar to many American moms (statistically about 30%), yet it doesn’t get a lot of attention. Our c-section scars will continue to tighten and change over time, regardless of how old they are, and tight scars can create a whole host of problems. Some women with c-section scars can go for years without having any problems but will notice [...]

Staying Active With Parkinson’s

2023-12-21T14:46:09-05:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Wellness Articles, Neuro Rehab Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s so hard to generalize how any individual is affected by Parkinson’s Disease (PD) because everyone’s walk can be so different.  Due to the nature of the disease, an individual’s needs and challenges may change as it progresses. As a Physical Therapist (PT), we will partner with you to manage your specific needs now... and as your condition changes over time. Parkinson's Disease & Physical Therapy Parkinson's affects so many areas of life, including motor and non-motor symptoms and Physical [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 3

2020-04-07T12:16:42-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Women's Health Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back! We’ve spent the last two blogs introducing the mystical Postpartum period, specifically Diastasis Recti and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Today, we discuss two more issues that you maybe haven’t heard so much about, but that can occur and could cause pain and dysfunction down the line.  Number 3 → Dysfunctional Scar Following a c-section, there will be a scar across the suprapubic region. You can also tear or have an episiotomy during a vaginal birth, which would leave a [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 2

2020-04-07T12:17:00-04:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Pain Management Articles, Pelvic Floor Articles, Women's Health Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello again, ladies! Our last blog on this topic introduced you to postpartum recovery and how Physical Therapists can bridge the disconnect between what we know and what we don’t regarding normal recovery. In this post, we will delve into two conditions that you may have heard of or even experienced before,  how they can affect you, and how to get help.  Number 1→ Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (otherwise known as Diastasis) Diastasis occurs when the rectus abdominis, or the “6 [...]

Incontinence & Sexual Dysfunction

2020-04-07T12:17:34-04:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Wellness Articles, General Information, Physical Therapy Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Questions No One Is Asking No one dreams of finding themselves here, but every year it happens to thousands more. A catastrophic injury. An unthinkable diagnosis. Your life is turned upside down, and you have to find some way to pick up the pieces and rebuild. Sometimes the initial rehab experience is overwhelmingly devoted to figuring out new ways to move, rebuilding strength or learning how to adapt to normal activities of daily living. This process may take weeks [...]

Spinal Cord Injury: How PTs Can Help

2020-04-07T12:17:58-04:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Physical Therapy Articles, Neuro Rehab Articles, Pain Management Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Many Faces of Spinal Cord Injury Spinal cord injury, or SCI, is defined as damage to the spinal cord causing temporary or permanent changes in its function.  The spinal cord is a wonderfully complex structure, which controls so many things in our bodies, and an injury can vary widely based on where the injury occurred. Cervical spinal cord injuries typically affect a larger proportion of the body, which can include arm function, thoracic typically the trunk muscles and lumbar [...]

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