New Rule means you have DIRECT ACCESS to physical therapy!

By:  Michelle Miller, PT, MPT July 1st 2015 the new Georgia Practice Act for physical therapists will take effect. The most impactful change for both patients and therapists is the passage of HB505. HB 505 puts the state of Georgia in line with national models of health care, along with 41 other states, in allowing direct access to physical therapy […] Read More »

Get Ready for Peachtree Road Race with 4 Exercises

By Becca Sanders, PT, DPT, OCS It’s that time of year again when runners from all over the country are gearing up for the Peachtree Road Race on July 4th! Help prevent running injuries with these TOP FOUR exercises. (Make sure you perform all exercises without pain.)   1. Crab Walk/Sidestepping with a Band: Put a resistance band around your […] Read More »

What is Cortisone and What Should I Expect?

By Elizabeth Swift,  PT, DPT Cortisone is a type of corticosteroid which reduces inflammation caused by a variety of diagnoses discussed below. Corticosteroids can be taken by the mouth (prednisone), given intravenously (solumedrol), or injected into the body (triamcinolone, kenalog, celestone, depomedrol). Corticosteroids are not pain relievers, but they reduce inflammation so if pain is reduced it is because inflammation […] Read More »

Concussion in Child Athletes: Let The Sports Rehab Center Give You a ‘Heads’ Up!

By Katherine McWilliams, SPT and Christynne Papincak, PT, DPT   School has started and fall sports are in full swing. The occasional bump or bruise is expected in some sports such as football and soccer but there are certain injuries that should be treated with more than a band-aid and pat on the shoulder. One such injury is a concussion; […] Read More »

What You Need to Know About Low Back Pain (LBP)

  What You Need to Know About Low Back Pain (LBP)- by Brian Tovin, PT, DPT, MMSc, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT 1. What are the typical causes of musculoskeletal LBP? Trauma: from an accident or lifting incorrectly can result in soft tissue damage to the muscles, ligaments, or discs. Poor Posture: poor sitting postures over a prolonged period of time can […] Read More »