Special Tests: What’s Causing My Shoulder Pain?

3 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Shoulder Pain?

Special tests are tests done by clinicians, like physical therapists, to help determine or confirm a diagnosis. If a patient comes in with shoulder pain, special tests can help physical therapists differentiate between possible diagnoses with similar symptoms.  There are many different types of special test used in the clinic. We broke down some commonly […]

27 Sep 21
Can PT Help With Chronic Venous Insufficency?

We investigate the relationship between diagnoses and how physical therapy can help in our recent blog series. Today, we are talking about an impairment that affects much of the population in America, chronic venous insufficiency. Chronic venous insufficiency is defined as an inadequate venous return over a long amount of time. However, what does this […]

20 Sep 21
Could Your Arm Pain Be Coming From Your Back?

HEAR, HEAR! This study is the first of its kind and we’re so excited to share!  A study recently published in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, looks at pain from a new point of view. The study investigated the amount of patients who present with isolated extremity (arm, leg, elbow, etc) pain who […]

30 Aug 21
The Beginner’s Guide to Resistance Training (Part 2)

Strength training is recommended a mimimim of two times a week by the American College for Sports Medicine. However, starting strength training might feel like a daunting task. Last week we started breaking down how to create a resistance training program for beginners. Today, we are going to go over the remaining design variables involved […]

26 Jul 21
Skip the Doctor and See Your PT First With Direct Access!

What is Physical Therapy Direct Access? Physical Therapy Direct Access means you can begin physical therapy services without a physician referral or prescription. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), “Every state, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands allow for evaluation and some form of treatment without physician referral” (Bohnett, 2015). […]