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16 10, 2020

Patient Education Series: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

By |2020-10-16T21:40:56+00:00October 16th, 2020|Joint Pain, Other|0 Comments

Cary Orthopaedics physical therapist Chad Moses, PT, Cert. DN/SMT, GTS, CKTP, Dip. Osteopractic, produces our Patient Education Series to inform patients about various physical therapy techniques. In this episode, he discusses instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. What is instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization? This video focuses on the most widely-used modality across all our clinics and [...]

6 10, 2020

Workplace Ergonomics, Posture and Back Pain

By |2020-10-22T17:34:46+00:00October 6th, 2020|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Other|0 Comments

Cary Orthopaedics physical therapist, Arek Kierpal, PT, explains how a simple understanding of good sitting posture and sound workplace ergonomics will go a long way towards minimizing unwanted back and neck pains. Back pain and sitting posture In simple terms, back and neck pain caused by prolonged sitting is usually from poor posture and/or excessive [...]

2 10, 2020

Physical Therapy as a Conservative Treatment

By |2020-10-02T19:44:02+00:00October 2nd, 2020|Joint Pain|0 Comments

As we age, our bodies tend to slow down, injuries set in and the strength we once enjoyed gives way to joint pain and general weakness. There emerges an unsettling realization that affects nearly everyone at some point — developing stability issues profoundly affecting your independence, routines and lifestyle. Surgery can seem to be [...]

9 09, 2020

The Importance of Taking Care of Your Feet

By |2020-08-04T19:11:15+00:00September 9th, 2020|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Sports Medicine|0 Comments

We are careful to take care of most parts of our bodies, from the essential care of our hearts, muscles and joints to the more superficial hair and nail care. However, many people tend to neglect their feet. This issue can become severe when problems with your feet significantly impact your quality of life, and [...]

3 08, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Achilles Tendinitis

By |2020-10-01T04:27:30+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Bone Health, Joint Pain, Sports Medicine|0 Comments

Achilles tendinitis is a condition that affects the Achilles tendon that connects the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone. Those who are physically active and between the ages of 30-50 are the most likely to develop this issue. While complications can arise if not treated quickly, it is very treatable, [...]

22 07, 2020

You Are Not Your Scan

By |2020-11-19T17:15:28+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Joint Pain, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Cary Orthopaedics physical therapist, Chad Moses, PT, Cert. DN/SMT, GTS, CKTP, Dip. Osteopractic, explains how the amount of pain you have does not always correlate to the amount of damage you may see on an MRI. MRIs, CTs, ultrasounds and X-rays are medical assessment tools that orthopaedists, physical therapists and other health practitioners use to [...]

13 07, 2020

Patient Education Series: Custom Orthotics

By |2020-07-14T13:51:01+00:00July 13th, 2020|Joint Pain, Lifestyle, Sports Medicine|0 Comments

Cary Orthopaedics physical therapist, Chad Moses, PT, Cert. DN/SMT, GTS, CKTP, Dip. Osteopractic, has produced our Patient Education Series to inform patients about various physical therapy techniques. In this episode, physical therapist, Kristen Reinhard, PT, DPT, discusses custom foot orthotics. What are orthotics? Orthotics are inserts that go in your [...]

8 07, 2020

10 Best At-Home Exercises for Arthritis

By |2020-08-12T20:08:31+00:00July 8th, 2020|Joint Pain, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Few medical conditions affect the general population as much as arthritis. In fact, according to statistics reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), up to one in four adults in the U.S. face this condition. That is over 54 million Americans.  With the coronavirus pandemic still causing many to stay away from the gym [...]

21 05, 2020

What Does a Hand Specialist Do?

By |2020-10-01T03:01:51+00:00May 21st, 2020|Joint Pain|0 Comments

The hand is an intricately designed combination of joints, tendons and muscles that must all work together flawlessly for us to perform everyday activities. The 27 bones in the hand and eight bones in the wrist plus all of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves, all of which combine to create one [...]

13 05, 2020

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Explained

By |2020-06-10T21:15:01+00:00May 13th, 2020|Bone Health, Joint Pain|0 Comments

The Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has reported that over four million people in the U.S. alone go to the doctor to seek care for shoulder problems and shoulder pain every year. One issue growing in numbers is rotator cuff tear arthropathy. This condition is identified by severe arthritis pain in the shoulder that is directly [...]