Appalachian Physical Therapy News

Dizziness and Vertigo Seminar

We are less than one week away from our dizziness and vertigo seminar that we will be hosting at our Harrisonburg office on October 17th at 7:00 PM. This seminar will discuss our innovative treatment approach for dizziness, vertigo, and unsteadiness. Attendees will...

Bill Whiteford Volunteers with Operation Air Drop

  Many of you know that Bill and Colleen Whiteford are pilots with the privilege of owning their own plane.  With this privilege comes responsibilities and one of those responsibilities spoke to the owners a few weeks ago.  “We were in church talking about the...

Don’t Fall for Anything

It is estimated that one in four adults over the age of 65 will fall this year. However, falls are not a normal part of aging. That was the emphasis of the Falls Prevention seminar we recently hosted at our Harrisonburg clinic. Over 32 area residents attended to learn...

Dizziness and Vertigo

You wake up as you would any other day and roll over to get out of bed when suddenly a strange feeling hits you. The whole room begins spinning around you, the bed starts moving beneath you, and you feel as though you may be falling. Then, as suddenly as the spinning...

Action Moves for Parkinson’s Disease

Exercise is beneficial, this is something we have known and read about every day and is especially true for people with Parkinson’s disease. Exercise helps you use your brain's Dopamine more efficiently and protects your brain from further deterioration; it is...

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...

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