Dry Needling Use with Chronic Pain – Straight to the POINT

Dry needling is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting a thin filament needle into muscle trigger points or areas of muscle tightness to relieve pain and improve muscle function. It is often used to treat various types of chronic pain, including musculoskeletal pain, myofascial pain, and neuropathic pain.   If you want to learn more about […]

Understanding CRPS

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a challenging and often debilitating condition that affects the limbs, typically after an injury or surgery. Managing CRPS requires a comprehensive approach that encompasses both medical and physical therapy interventions. In this blog, we’ll explore the most up-to-date evidence-based treatments for CRPS and how physical therapy can play a […]

Hip Mobility and Strengthening to Avoid Patellofemoral Knee Pain in Athletes

Knee injuries are among the most common sports-related injuries exhibited by athletes worldwide. While the most severe injuries include damage to cartilage and ligaments such as the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), MCL (medial collateral ligament), and meniscus, a more common injury known as patellofemoral pain has been known to cause extreme frustration in athletes. This […]

Personal Spotlight – Arona Diop, PT, DPT

Q:  What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am proud of having obtained my Doctorate in physical therapy despite the many institutional and environmental obstacles that I faced.  Q:  What type of professional growth have you experienced in the past few years? In the past few years I have become well versed in treating […]

Cervical Fusion & EDS: Identifying Potential Medical & Surgical Complications

Cervical fusion is a surgical procedure that involves fusing two or more vertebrae in the neck. It is often used to treat neck pain, spinal instability, and nerve compression. Due to the increased ligamentous laxity in patients with EDS, a cervical fusion may be considered for those with persistent pain from cervical instability.  Symptoms of […]

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy?

Blood flow restriction therapy is an effective method used to help patients strengthen muscles while reducing the stress placed on the recovering limb. It is a method that professional sports teams and the military have frequently used to help injured players and soldiers heal as quickly and fully as possible. This article explains what BFRT […]

Personal Spotlight – Nate Mayberry PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT, CSCS, PHC

Q:  What accomplishment are you most proud of? A: From a professional standpoint, becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) was probably the most gratifying formal accomplishment.  However, I would say I’m prouder of being able to be a part of all the success stories of my patients over the years.  Really for me it comes […]