Posts tagged physical therapy
The 3 Most Common CrossFit Injuries And How Physical Therapy Can Help Them. Spoiler Alert! It’s The Shoulder, Low Back And Knee.

Let me start by saying that I'm not against CrossFit. Like any other sport, CrossFit can be dangerous. But it’s your job as a athlete to balance those risks with the personal reward of participating in the sport. If you’re educated about your movement patterns and seek proper coaching to help guide you, you’ll have a strong chance of participating without injury. To me, this is no different than any other sport, like running or triathlon.

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New Study Finds Physical Therapy Is Best Treatment For Knee Pain.

Struggling with knee pain? We’ve got good news. Physical therapy can help. Here’s a recent article that examines different treatment options for conquering knee pain. The article examined 86,000 patients who sought medical care for the diagnosis. In general, researchers found that patients had a total of eight different treatment options for helping with their pain. These eight options included things like injections, medication, steroids, etc. Guess what made the top of list? Physical therapy. Yep. The article concludes that physical therapy is the best treatment for those dealing with knee pain caused by mild to moderate arthritis. Things like opioids, acetaminophen and steroid injections were found to be ineffective treatments.

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The New Direction Of Healthcare And Physical Therapy: Cash Pay

Healthcare is changing. Deductibles and copays are rising quickly. Reimbursement red tape is getting more confusing and insurances are covering less and less. It’s gotten to a point where many athletes are now choosing extremely high-deductible plans (catastrophic insurance) and simply paying for everyday medical costs out of pocket or with an HSA/FSA. I

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I’m A Doctor Of Physical Therapy Who's Been Using The Hypervolt Gun On My Athletes. Here’s How It’s Going.

If you aren’t familiar with the Hypervolt gun, you’re missing out. Similar to Theragun, Hypervolt is basically a massage gun that’s used to ease sore muscles, improve circulation and reduce pain. The gun has several different attachments that are useful for the spine, quadriceps, upper trap and calf. I’ve been using it with my clients in the Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN area and the results have been promising.

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The Truth About Cupping.

This post explains what cupping is and how I use it as a physical therapy treatment for athletes in the Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN areas. We also discuss the current literature on cupping and if it’s a good treatment for you.

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