Author Archives: Kevin

Fibromyalgia- Physical Therapy May Help

When Fibromyalgia Ignites, It Brings a Different Kind of Heat. There's no question that we're in the hottest part of the summer. There's a group of nearly 5 million people in the United States that experience a different kind of heat - those with Fibromyalgia. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can [...]

Summer Fun WITHOUT Summer Pain!

Summer Fun Without Summer Pain Written by Shawn Skinner, PTA    As the summer season begins, friends and family vacations and trip planning gets into full swing. A question often asked by patients preparing to embark on summer excursions is, “Is it okay for me to go to the beach?” South Carolina boasts a bounty […]

Fall Prevention Tips & Tricks

As we age, falling can become more and more of a concern for people over 65 and their families. According to the CDC, an average of 36 million falls have per year among people aged 65 and older- that’s 1 in 4 people! Here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe: […]

A Physical Therapist’s Hiking Advice

Written by Laura Beth McClendon, PT DPT My husband and I spend an amazing weekend at Yosemite National Park in California last year. We are not avid hikers, but we could not resist going on multiple hikes when we were there. Yosemite’s main landmarks are mainly in one section of the national park,   Yosemite […]

Oncology & Physical Therapy

Written by Sharon Smith, PT The annual report from the American Cancer Society published earlier this year estimates that approximately 5250 new cases of cancer are being detected every day in the US. The good news is that the risk of death from cancer overall has been declining continuously since 1991. Improved technology, treatments and […]

Picture Perfect Posture

Written by Erin Davis, PT Over the course of my career as a Physical Therapist, one of the biggest issues I see with patients is poor postural habits being practiced on a daily basis.  Most of this can be due to the fact that individuals are constantly looking down at their phones, hunching over their […]

The Science of Pain

The Science of Pain By Reid McDuffie, DPT People experience pain all the time. Some even say it is a part of the human experience. Most people are familiar with the most common type of pain- acute pain. Acute pain typically comes from an injury, such as stubbing your toe or breaking a bone. Acute […]

Healthy Eating for Geriatric Populations

TOP 5 Eating Habits for the Geriatric Population Written by Leigh Brazeau, PT There are COUNTLESS articles, followed by blogs, followed by more “expert advice”, and all those interspersed with the latest dementia medicine ads…regarding elderly patients and nutrition. While an overwhelming amount of information is available, there are a few basic tenants and guidelines […]

Have jaw pain? It might be TMJ!

WHAT IS TMJ? TMJ is an acronym that stands for Tempromandibular Joint. Your TMJ is located on both sides of your face in front of your ears and is the joint where the motion to move your jaw occurs. TMJ is often confused with TMD which is Tempromandibular Dysfunction (or when one experiences pain and […]

Tips for Spring Sports

Outdoor Exercise Safety Tips Spring is just around the corner and we all want to get outside to enjoy the sunshine.  Right now is a great time to start that New Year’s resolution to lose a few pounds and return to an exercise program that you enjoy. Walking, jogging or running outdoors on a sunny […]