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9 06, 2022

What is Work Conditioning?

By |2022-05-04T15:28:07+00:00June 9th, 2022|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

There is some confusion around what work conditioning is and its benefits – which can cause misunderstandings or even hesitation in the mind of someone when brought up. First and foremost, work conditioning falls under physical therapy services. It is not wholly separate, nor is it an identical process to other physical therapy services. In [...]

19 04, 2022

Why is Physical Therapy So Important for Post-Surgery Rehabilitation?

By |2022-04-25T20:35:11+00:00April 19th, 2022|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

There are over seven million orthopedic surgeries each year. That is an astounding amount of people helped through surgery. But, recovering from bone or joint surgery is not always a piece of cake. For that reason, physical therapy has been the tried and true method relied upon by medical professionals for years to achieve successful post-surgical [...]

8 03, 2022

What is the Graston Technique?

By |2022-01-25T21:41:27+00:00March 8th, 2022|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

A type of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization used for injury recovery, the Graston Technique is most commonly applied by chiropractors, massage therapists, occupational therapists, osteopathic physicians and physical therapists. The technique was founded by an amateur water-skiing athlete who suffered a debilitating knee injury. Upset by the rehabilitation success rate after having surgery and conventional [...]

4 01, 2022

Patient Education Series: Laser Therapy

By |2022-01-24T17:19:03+00:00January 4th, 2022|Physical Therapy|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, athletic trainer, Craig L. Gage, LAT, ATC, CKTP, discusses laser therapy. What is laser therapy? Laser therapy is an FDA-approved method [...]

2 10, 2021

Patient Story: Daniel Schneider Gains Confidence Through Occupational Therapy

By |2021-10-04T17:42:29+00:00October 2nd, 2021|Physical Therapy, Practice News|0 Comments

“I broke both of my elbows in a biking accident about six months ago. I was doing a lot of research for occupational therapists in the Raleigh/Durham area, and I couldn’t find many places with more than one therapist. Also, many of these clinics couldn’t get me in until a week and a half after [...]

29 09, 2021

Debunking Occupational Therapy Myths

By |2021-09-30T16:51:20+00:00September 29th, 2021|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

There are many different types of therapists to assist with different ailments, whether it be mental health or physical health. Occupational therapists are a type of therapist that can be very beneficial, even life-changing, for those who have undergone serious injuries or illnesses. Whatever the challenge, occupational therapists aim to assist everyone in order [...]

15 06, 2021

Understanding Pain: The Overflowing Cup Metaphor

By |2021-06-15T17:47:23+00:00June 15th, 2021|Other, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Pain is often complicated and multifaceted. One of the simplest ways for physical therapists to help patients in understanding pain is with a cup metaphor. Every patient has a cup that is filled with different biopsychosocial stressors, such as: Stress Worry Lack of activity Joint degeneration Doing too much, too soon Sensitive nervous system Tissue [...]

27 05, 2021

Arthritis Awareness Month: 15 Osteoarthritis Facts

By |2021-04-12T20:24:32+00:00May 27th, 2021|Joint Pain, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

The month of May is known nationally as Arthritis Awareness Month and for good reason. You see, osteoarthritis is a disease that affects over 32 million people—a number that has steadily been on the rise. Those with osteoarthritis (or any form of arthritis) know the difficulties of living with constant pain and limited movement. Keep [...]

22 03, 2021

What is Occupational Therapy?

By |2021-03-22T14:04:59+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Thousands of individuals undergo occupational therapy (OT) to improve the quality of their life. As of 2019, there were over 140,000 occupational therapists in the United States. Yet, few people understand what OT is and how it can help them in their everyday lives. We're celebrating National Occupational Therapy Month this April by explaining [...]

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