Physical Therapy

December 2017

Joint Health: If You Don’t Move it, You Lose It

December 11th, 2017|

As a chiropractor, I commonly see people with complaints of neck and back pain. Usually I’ll take a set of x-rays to assess what their spine looks like, and sadly, I often have to tell them that they have some degree of spinal degeneration. Spinal degeneration presents as thinning of the cartilaginous disc between the […]

April 2015

Dry Needling

April 7th, 2015|

By Jessica Stepien, D.P.T.
Trigger point dry needling, also known as intramuscular stimulation, is a technique using a solid filament needle to treat hyperirritable spots of the skeletal muscle.  These hyperirritable spots are called trigger points and are typically associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of tissue.  Physical therapists insert a dry needle, without medication or […]

Physical Therapy for Soft Tissue Disfunction

April 7th, 2015|

By Richard Banton, DPT, CMPT, ATC
Soft tissues of the body include skin, muscle, ligaments, and tendons. Proper physical therapy management and treatment of soft tissue injuries begin with a comprehensive evaluation to determine the origin of dysfunction. With regards to the soft tissue structures of the body, a comprehensive evaluation must assess all of the […]