Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of physical therapy. Has physical therapy transformed YOUR life? I would love to compile a few inspirational stories about people whose treatment by a physical therapist helped them improve or restore mobility and move forward with their lives. I want to hear from you! If you are willing to share your experience, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with: Th...
Posted on 2020-10-04
by Dr. Tamer Issa, PT, DPT. If you are, you are not alone. It is one of the most common concerns that people have. You don't have to read any further unless you are in pain and you think you need physical therapy but are reluctant because you are not sure how effective it might be to do it in a telehealth format. Several people have reached out to me in the past several weeks inquiring about Telehealth Therapy saying something along the lines of... "you helped me in the past using dry nee...
Posted on 2020-06-05
PT Can Prevent Unnecessary Surgery Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10 of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but the most common is that more conservative options aren't tried first, or lack of knowledge by the operating physician. Physicians und...
Posted on 2019-06-19
Motivation for Movement By: Megan Piersol, DPT Exercising can be a hard thing for some people to get motivated to do. I did some research on some motivational quotes to hopefully help those of you struggling to find inspiration to get moving. I tried to keep them related more to the mind, body, and therapeutic benefits of exercise since it is what I tend to preach daily to my patients. “For me, exercise is more than just physical – it’s therapeutic.” – Mic...
Posted on 2019-04-26
Time to Shake off the Rust.... Before You Get Moving This Spring. Now that spring has arrived, temperatures are starting to rise in many parts of the country. And that means the transition from heating our homes to cooling our homes is right around the corner. No matter what method you use to cool your home during the warm spring and summer months (central air conditioning, window units, or fans and dehumidifiers), each spring you cross your fingers that your approach still works. If not, ...
Posted on 2019-04-07
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