Wrist Pain: Common Causes and Strategies

Wrist Pain: Causes & Strategies Wrist pain can be highly variable. Some people may describe pain in the wrist that occurs with a certain movement, like gripping. It has also been described as: Achy Throbbing Sharp Burning Unpredictable The description of the pain and your immediate and long term history can help you and your […]

Dynamic Warm-Up Moves to Prime Your Muscles

Dynamic Warm-Ups to Prime Your Muscles for Exercise Everyone knows you are “supposed” to warm up before a workout, but why?  Every one of our patients engages in some sort of warm up exercise to begin the session to certify we get the most out of every visit. A warm up is crucial for two […]

Aquatic Therapy & Exercise

Aquatic Exercise: An Interview with PTA Sharon Dunseath You have probably heard that water is an excellent forum for low impact exercises, physical therapy, and resistance training. In fact, because of its many beneficial attributes, OrthoSouth physical therapists often use aquatic therapy to help patients regain range of motion and increase strength after injury or […]

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture A common diagnosis seen by hand surgeons and therapists is Dupuytren’s Contracture. Often, patients describe “curled” or “hooked” finger(s) that they cannot straighten. This bent position usually occurs over time and is a nuisance more than anything; however, sometimes, the contracture becomes painful and limiting. [1]   https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/dupuytrens-contracture Dupuytren’s is a hereditary disease, […]

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation The profession of physical therapy has the privilege of treating many different medical conditions. One medical condition that can be treated by physical therapy is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV for short. BPPV is a form of vertigo in which you may feel a sensation of the room spinning or even the […]

How to Avoid Carpal Tunnel

How to Avoid Carpal Tunnel The carpal tunnel, like a tunnel on the roadways, plays a huge role in funneling traffic. However, the carpal tunnel in the hand funnels nerve information, not cars. Many of my patients who have carpal tunnel have had it for some time. People often initially notice their symptoms at night, […]

Everything You Need to Know About Tennis Elbow (Even if you Don’t Play Tennis)

Everything You Neet to Know About Tennis Elbow (Even if you Don’t Play Tennis) Although the name “Tennis Elbow” sounds like it requires a racket, it’s actually very common and caused by normal movements and tasks—not a mean backhand. What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylosis, is inflammation and small traumas of the […]