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Do you have low back pain? Don’t be scared! Read this!

Have Low Back Pain? Did you recently get an MRI? Don’t let the results frighten you. Have you recently had an MRI of your low back with scary or worrisome findings? Don’t panic! Just because there are positive findings on your MRI doesn’t necessarily mean those findings are what is causing your pain. Disc bulges, […]

Lifting for FUN!

Written by Carolina Physical Therapy’s Vicky DeMicco DPT, based out of our White Knoll location! When I first started power and olympic lifting, I never thought I would become so enthusiastic about it.  Lifting for fun as exercise has been one of the best challenges I’ve ever tried to tackle.  It has improved my running […]

Spring Sports Tips for Staying Healthy!

Spring is an exciting time for athletes and those who exercise because of opportunities to work out and play sports outdoors. We can all agree that running outdoors on a sunny day is much more relaxing and enjoyable than indoors on a treadmill. When you are preparing for your spring sports and exercise, it is […]

Getting Ready for Spring Gardening

Gardening can be a wonderful physical activity to promote flexibility, strength, better balance, stress reduction, and improved bone density. It’s a great way to burn off calories while obtaining the ultimate reward—beautiful flowers, fresh fruits, and fresh vegetables. With Spring fast approaching, it’s time to get your yard and garden ready… but is your body ready? […]

Physical Therapy Can Help with Returning to Work!

How Physical Therapy Can Help with Returning to Work Many of us have dealt with an acute injury or chronic pain that made it painful to work or maybe even resulted in time off work. Whether you work a desk job or are on your feet all day, a physical therapist can help restore function […]

African Americans in Physical Therapy

African Americans in Physical Therapy Written by Alanna Wilson, PTA at Carolina Physical Therapy In honor of Black History Month, I would like to bring awareness to African Americans in Physical Therapy. For the educational year 2019-2020, statistics from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Education show that African Americans make up 3% of graduates […]

NormaTec Recovery System™

What is the Normatec? The NormaTec Recovery System™ by Hyperice™ is a dynamic pneumatic compression system that was invented by Dr. Laura Jacobs, a physician and engineer.  It was created originally to treat patients non-invasively with various circulatory disorders. The system is designed to mimic the normal flow of our venous and lymphatic systems to […]

Ergonomics for Moms

Ergonomics for Moms Are you a new mom, expecting, or have a toddler?  Do you have constant or intermittent neck or back pain as a result of repeatedly lifting and carrying them?  Then this article is for you! As you are aware, your core musculature (abdominals)  are often impaired from pregnancy and after childbirth.  Not […]

Neck & Back Pain Caused by Working from Home

How to Reduce the Risk of Neck and Back Pain While Working from Home COVID-19 has profoundly changed many American’s working life. Millions of people now work or do schoolwork from home and there is a considerable amount of those individuals who are experiencing discomfort and developing musculoskeletal disorders due to poorly set up workspaces […]

Blood Flow Restriction Training

What Is Blood Flow Restriction Training? It’s not as scary as it sounds! Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) is a specialty treatment program offered at our Forest Acres office in Columbia. The main goal is to reduce stress on limbs and improve strength. Let’s begin with the discovery of BFRT: The discovery of this technique […]