80% of Americans Experience Back Pain, But 100% of PTs Know How to Prevent It

Got back pain? You’re not alone. Eighty percent of Americans suffer from low back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Let that sink in. With such great odds that you—or someone close to you—will one day become a statistic, wouldn’t it make sense to arm yourself with preventive strategies and knowledge? Physical … Continue reading 80% of Americans Experience Back Pain, But 100% of PTs Know How to Prevent It

Physical Therapy for Vestibular Hypofunction

By Rachel Long, PT, DPT What is Vestibular Hypofunction? The inner ear (vestibular system) is responsible for detecting change in head position and contributes to maintaining balance.  A hypofunction of the vestibular system is an impairment or reduction in function of the inner ear.  Causes Chemotherapy treatment or prolonged steroid use (damages the hair cells … Continue reading Physical Therapy for Vestibular Hypofunction

Physical Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation In COVID-19 Symptom Recovery

By Dr. Chris Brehm, PT, DPT As the number of COVID-19 patients in recovery increases, so has the number of people who need physical therapy.  According to a recent study in the Journal of Rehabilitation Management, twenty percent of patients recovering from COVID-19 will require facility based rehabilitation. While patients with mild cases of COVID-19 … Continue reading Physical Therapy and Pulmonary Rehabilitation In COVID-19 Symptom Recovery

Graston Technique®

Rachel Long, PT, DPT Graston Technique® is a form of manual therapy referred to as IASTM (instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization).  The specialized stainless steel instruments amplify the feel of soft tissue restrictions to the therapist's hands (similar to how a stethoscope amplifies the sound of a heartbeat) and are designed to detect more subtle soft tissue … Continue reading Graston Technique®