Appalachian Physical Therapy News

Spring Runner’s Clinic

On Tuesday, May 22nd, Appalachian Physical Therapy and Bluestone Bike and Run will be hosting a runners clinic at our Harrisonburg office. The event will consist of a discussion of proper foot mechanics, footwear selection, the latest research on running and injury...

Parker Reynolds Discusses His Time at Appalachian PT

To the patients, clients, and staff at Appalachian Physical Therapy:   Many of you have seen me around or have worked with me over the past four months. My name is Parker Reynolds and I have had the privilege of completing my final physical therapy school clinical...

Harrisonburg Art Gallery

Did you know that our Harrisonburg office is also an art gallery for local artists? The walls of our open gym area serve as a showcase for a variety of artwork by local artists. For the past couple of months we have had the pleasure of displaying mixed media art by...

Artist Open House with Lynn Whitmore Professional Photographer

Appalachian Physical Therapy in Harrisonburg will be hosting an Artist Open House on Tuesday, April 3rd, from 7pm to 8pm. Come meet and enjoy photographs from local professional photographer Lynn Whitmore. Lynn is graduate of James Madison University where she majored...

Fitness Maintenance Program

Anyone who has undergone physical therapy during their lifetime understands the benefits and huge impact it can have on their life. Unfortunately, research has shown that a large number of people who do well in physical therapy fail to maintain the gains they have...

Saturdays With Parkinson’s

 Appalachian Physical Therapy in Harrisonburg will be hosting a Saturday with Parkinson's, Saturday, May 12th from 11am to 12pm. With the growing number of individuals being diagnosed each year (about 60,000 people a year, according to the National Institution of...

Appalachian PT at Run the Runway 5K

On Saturday, March 10th Bill and Colleen Whiteford represented Appalachian Physical Therapy at Run the Runway 5K at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Weyers Cave. While runners covered 3 miles around the Airport, Bill and Colleen were busy discussing the all the...

Fascia: Could It Be Part Of Your Problem?

Come join us at Appalachian Physical Therapy in Harrisonburg on March 20th at 7pm and learn about the growing body of research on fascia and how it may play a key role in many health issues affecting adults and children. The effects of fascial dysfunction can range...

Parkinson’s Disease: Apathy & Motivation Seminar

  On December 5th from 7-8:15pm, Appalachian Physical Therapy of Harrisonburg will be hosting a seminar on Parkinson's Disease: Apathy and Motivation. The topic will cover such things as Prevalence of non-motor symptoms such as apathy in Parkinson's Disease, defining...

Art Exhibition

On November 14th, 2017 Appalachian Physical Therapy will be hosting a Art Exhibition. Artist Rebecca Humphreys will be displaying some of her magnificent pieces of "mixed media art," all around the office of Appalachian Physical Therapy. Her love and passion for art...

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 of...

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...

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