Atlantic Physical Therapy Blog

Physical Therapy for Injury Recovery

Back Pain

Injury Recovery Suffering an injury is devastating. It’s more than just physically debilitating – though you could very well be immobilized and even permanently disabled when you’re injured in an accident – suffering a life-changing injury can change your sense of self forever. As part of your recovery plan, you’ll probably have to do physical […]

Move Your Mid Back Pain Away

Move Your Mid Back Pain Away

Move Your Mid Back Pain Away   Do you ever feel a dull, tight, achy, stiff pain between your shoulder blades in your mid back that just seems impossible to stretch out? Good news! It is not impossible. You may just not be stretching the correct area. When I have patients experiencing mid back pain […]

Fix Your Low Back Pain

Back Pain

Low back pain can originate from different parts of the spine. In order to fix your low back pain, it is helpful to understand the anatomy of the spine. The bony parts of your spine are known as vertebrae. The soft discs between each vertebrae are called intervertebral discs. These discs are kind of like […]

Exercise and Endometriosis: Yes, it helps!

Exercise and Endometriosis: Yes, it helps!

Endometriosis is a disorder caused when tissue that normally lines the uterus is found outside of the uterus, often, in the Ovaries, Fallopian tubes and pelvis. During a typical menstrual cycle endometrial tissue thickens to prepare for pregnancy. If no pregnancy occurs, this lining is shed through menstrual bleeding. Unfortunately, the displaced tissue is still […]

The cycle of pain

chronic pain

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that almost 50 million American adults suffer from severe pain (1). Most of us have heard severe pain labeled as chronic pain. Sadly, many people are confused about the formal definition and how it develops. In this article, we will explore the delineation and origins of this condition. […]

Temporomandibular disorder; the mystery diagnosis

Temporomandibular disorder; the mystery diagnosis

Temporomandibular disorder; the mystery diagnosis By Jannick Vielleuse MPT When people think of physical therapy, they tend to think of rehabilitation from injuries from the neck down like rotator cuff injuries, knee injuries or back pain, but did you know that physical therapist also have the expertise to treat jaw pain and other kinds of […]

What Do Physical Therapists do?

What Do Physical Therapists do?

October is National Physical Therapy Month and in recognition I thought I’d address one of the biggest barriers that I’ve encountered as a physical therapist. The problem is that patients, the public, and sometimes friends don’t know exactly what I or other physical therapists do.  Most of what people know about physical therapy comes from […]

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