Physical Therapy

17 10, 2022

What is Therapeutic Exercise in Physical Therapy?

2022-10-27T16:45:45-05:00October 17th, 2022|Physical Therapy|Comments Off on What is Therapeutic Exercise in Physical Therapy?

Therapeutic exercise is one of the tools physical therapists commonly use during patient rehabilitation. This type of exercise helps restore muscular and skeletal function and corrects impairments to reduce your pain and increase flexibility. Your physical therapist may have additional objectives for therapeutic exercise to treat your musculoskeletal issues. Therapeutic exercise may be prescribed for various [...]

9 06, 2022

What is Work Conditioning?

2022-07-28T20:48:13-05:00June 9th, 2022|Physical Therapy|Comments Off on What is Work Conditioning?

Some people believe work conditioning programs are for injured workers who still have factors that limit a safe return to full-duty work after completing an acute physical therapy program. While work conditioning falls under physical therapy services, it is not wholly separate, nor is it an identical process to other physical therapy services. Work conditioning [...]

19 04, 2022

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

2022-04-25T20:35:11-05:00April 19th, 2022|Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Why is Physical Therapy So Important for Post-Surgery Rehabilitation?

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?

2022-01-25T21:41:27-05:00March 8th, 2022|Physical Therapy|Comments Off on What is the Graston Technique?

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

2022-01-24T17:19:03-05:00January 4th, 2022|Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Patient Education Series: Laser Therapy

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

2021-10-04T17:42:29-05:00October 2nd, 2021|Physical Therapy, Practice News|Comments Off on Patient Story: Daniel Schneider Gains Confidence Through Occupational Therapy

“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

2021-09-30T16:51:20-05:00September 29th, 2021|Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Debunking Occupational Therapy Myths

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

2021-06-15T17:47:23-05:00June 15th, 2021|Other, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on Understanding Pain: The Overflowing Cup Metaphor

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

15 Osteoarthritis Facts

2023-04-12T12:25:30-05:00May 27th, 2021|Joint Pain, Physical Therapy|Comments Off on 15 Osteoarthritis Facts

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 [...]

14 02, 2018

When to See an Orthopedic Doctor

2024-05-28T19:56:05-05:00February 14th, 2018|Bone Health, Joint Pain, Physical Therapy, Spine Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine|Comments Off on When to See an Orthopedic Doctor

Knowing when to see an orthopedic doctor can be difficult. What are the signs, symptoms and conditions that warrant an ortho specialist? How do orthopedic injuries and conditions occur? They can occur in everyday life in the most unexpected ways. Like Rachel's story: Rachel hugged her teenage son, and he playfully twisted out of her [...]

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