Physical Therapy

PT Telemedicine during COVID

July 24, 2020 | Comments Off on PT Telemedicine during COVID

Corona Virus, COVID-19 – Can telemedicine help for PT treatment: As you may have heard, CMS (Medicare) is now paying for Physical Therapy (PT) Telehealth visits. Other insurance such as private insurances are and will follow to allow this as well. What this means is that if you required or desired physical therapy during the…

Helping with Chronic Pain

April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Helping with Chronic Pain

Helping with chronic pain: Teaching about pain with Therapeutic Neuroscience Education (TNE) or Pain Neuroscience Education (PNE) In the current medical model, individuals with chronic pain typically experience frustration due to experiencing debilitating discomfort, altering affecting numerous aspects of their lives. This type of chronic pain does not appear to have any underlying cause like…

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What to Expect When Visiting a Physical Therapist for Lower Back Pain

January 27, 2018 | Comments Off on What to Expect When Visiting a Physical Therapist for Lower Back Pain

Physical therapists (PTs) are a diverse group of health care professionals. They are employed in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient private practices, and in many more locations. There are nearly half a million PTs in the United States, who were trained in various universities, all around the country. In addition to their formal graduate school…

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What would a Physical Therapist do for Lower Back Pain?  It Depends…

September 10, 2017 | Comments Off on What would a Physical Therapist do for Lower Back Pain?  It Depends…

Lower back pain continues to be one of the leading reasons why patients visit their primary care physician.  It is so prevalent that hundreds, maybe thousands of treatment approaches have been invented to “cure” it.  If you come across a health care practitioner, self-proclaimed expert, or vendor at the state fair who has a technique…

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Lower Back Pain: What should I do? A Physical Therapy Perspective

June 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Lower Back Pain: What should I do? A Physical Therapy Perspective

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit their family physician and it has been estimated that over 80% of people will have a significant incidence of lower back pain during their lifetime. In a sense, this fact makes lower back pain more ‘normal’ than ‘abnormal.’ Because of its high prevalence,…

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The Role of Massage in Healthcare and Medical Centers

February 8, 2017 | Comments Off on The Role of Massage in Healthcare and Medical Centers

The Role of Massage in Healthcare and Medical Centers By Brian Acton Massage can be much more than a way to de-stress or relax. While it certainly fulfills that function, massage therapy is increasingly viewed as a very beneficial complement to traditional healthcare. In fact, massage therapists now play a role in high-profile medical centers…