Appalachian Physical Therapy News

Dry Needling, so What’s the Point?

What is all this about dry needling(DN)? How long has it been around and how does it work?  We asked the same questions when we became exposed to it back in 2008.  After becoming certified in this procedure, we have seen very positive results utilizing this in...

Harrisonburg Office Grand Opening

  We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of our Harrisonburg office! Our new location is in the Skyline Village Shopping Center between Martin's supermarket and Kohl's. We will be open and available to schedule and treat patients Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. All...

The Pain Puzzle Part 2

As promised, in part two of this post on the puzzle of pain, we will attempt to provide some insight into the poorly understood and ever elusive subject of chronic pain. We will also provide some clinical suggestions on how to manage chronic pain through physical...

Harrisonburg Office Opening January 2017

We are excited to announce the grand opening of our new physical therapy clinic in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Our office will be located in the Skyline Village Shopping Center between Martin's supermarket and Kohl's department store. At this point our goal is to begin...

The Pain Puzzle Part One

I started writing this blog post with the intent of providing a brief explanation of pain. However, the complexity of this topic has caused this short post to evolve into a lengthy article which I will post in two parts. The first part will discuss acute pain (pain...

Pinehurst Location Job Opening

We are currently seeking a physical therapist for our Pinehurst, NC office. Please see the attached flier for more information. Job Opening

NAMTPT Fascial Manipulation Presentation

On October 22, 2016 Dr. Colleen Whiteford had the honor of presenting about the science of Fascial Manipulation®  to health care professionals attending the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists Annual Conference. She was invited to speak to...

VPTA Blue Ridge District Presentation

On Thursday November 3, 2016, Colleen Whiteford and Adam Van Nortwick participated in a Panel Discussion at the Virginia Physical Therapy Association Blue Ridge District Meeting which took place at the Murphy-Deming College of Health Sciences. The panel discussion...

Wellness, Prevention, and Early Intervention

The other day I was working with a 52 year old female patient with knee pain, we’ll call her Ann. She started talking about her 17 year old daughter, (let’s call her Mary) voicing concerns about her posture. Ann mentioned that Mary had intermittent headaches and neck...

On the Road for More Continuing Education

I had the pleasure of attending Postural Restoration Institute®’s Impingement and Instability course on Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd. The speaker, James Anderson, MPT, PRC did a great job presenting examination techniques for identifying dysfunctional...

Restless Legs Syndrome

As is often the case with many diagnoses ending in “Syndrome,” Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) can be elusive and challenging to diagnose, treat, and understand. While we sometimes work with patients who come to us primarily for help with RLS (yes, we do treat it), more...

Welcome Dr. Jennie Grove!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jennie Grove, physical therapist, to our Broadway Office. Jennie graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science and a minor in Spanish. Upon graduation she...

Activities of Daily Living: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

A large part of our role as physical therapists is to investigate and educate our patients about what activities or incidents contributed to their current pain or dysfunction. In the case of an acute injury or a trauma the causative factors involving the injury are...

Treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

I just came back from another course!  This one was on going deeper into pelvic problems – literally.  I was trained in internal evaluation and treatment techniques for the pelvis for men and women.  Now don’t get all freaked out and think that now I am going to want...

Total Joint Replacement

Many people undergo joint replacement because of pain or an inability to perform activities they previously enjoyed. Although joint replacement plays a big role in alleviating pain and helping patients/clients return to their fav orite activities, it is only one step...

What Is Physical Therapy?

As a follow up to our previous blog post on physical therapist education, I feel it’s fitting and appropriate to provide a more in depth post on what exactly we do as physical therapists. Quite often during our examination process and when delivering our treatment...

Imaging in Health Care

At Appalachian Physical Therapy, we believe informing and educating our patients and clients is a crucial part of our role. Our never-ending emphasis on learning keeps us very well informed and current with the best interventions in health care.  It also provides us...

Physical Therapist Education

Many times, I find that patients are surprised at the level of education that physical therapists have. It is helpful to understand the educational preparation your physical therapist has received in order to know who is most appropriate to treat your specific...

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