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What You Should Know About Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

Posted on by Anne Bierman, PT, DPT, SCS

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a hot topic in physical therapy right now.  Even though it has been around since the 1960s, there has recently been a surge in BFR research that supports how this technique can improve patient outcomes.

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Understanding the 3 Phases of Muscle Healing

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Muscle mass accounts for 40-45 percent of total body weight,1 which makes it no surprise that muscle injuries can account for anywhere between 10-55 percent of all sustained sports injuries.2 With such a prevalence of muscle-related injuries, it’s important to understand how muscles heal, which includes three phases: Destruction, Repair and Remodeling.2

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How ASTYM® Can Help Post-Mastectomy

Posted on by Kristen Fogle

There are many forms of breast cancer treatment, from chemical and medicinal treatments to dietary changes and surgical options such as a mastectomy.

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Dry Needling: Runners can Relieve Pain and Continue to Train!

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT

From indoor tracks and treadmills, endurance athletes and amateur runners are taking to the beautiful outdoors. As activity levels increase and miles add up, runners may experience pain, weakness, or fatigue, limiting their workout.  Whatever the reason, runners can find themselves hitting a wall or plateauing throughout training.  Many times symptoms are ignored and athletes push through. With that said, there are effective treatment options that can occur as training continues. One effective treatment for endurance athletes is trigger point dry needling.

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