The temporomandibular joint, or the jaw, is one of the most commonly under-treated regions in the body and can contribute to significant head, neck and facial pain. Some research suggests that one half of the population will experience one symptom of temporomandibular joint dysfunction in their life, but only 3.5-7% of those will actually seek treatment.
We are excited to announce the opening of two new locations in Buckhead and Alpharetta. The Johns Creek location is permanently closed.
Justin will be working out of our Buckhead office two days a week. The office is conveniently located between Roswell Road and Lenox Mall. The Buckhead office is located at:
3565 Piedmont Rd NE
PT360 has had great success helping patients achieve their goals using the RedCord. We have had an increase in demand for the RedCord machine and have added a second RedCord in the office, which allows us to use it even more. This is a great way to teach your body better movement patterns that are pain-free!
Ankle mobilizations can improve dorsiflexion.
Ankle injuries are commonplace in athletics. An ankle sprain can be mild where ice, elevation, and rest results in full recovery in 7-10, or severe where immobilization in a boot is necessary and lasting 6 weeks. In either case the talus bone may sublux forward (anteriorly) and prevent full dorsiflexion of the ankle.
An elevated first rib is an underappreciated cause of neck and shoulder pain as well as numbness and tingling down the arm. Common causes of an elevated first rib can be trauma such as whiplash where the head and neck get side bent, sleeping on the stomach and/or with the arm overhead, or repetitive usage of the arm overhead.
On Thursday, June 6th at our Sandy Springs location, we held an open house for our current patients, partners and potential clients. Our own Sam Kridl, DPT, OCS did a demonstration on BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) therapy. BFR is a safe and effective training technique used to increase muscular size and strength using a FDA-approved tourniquet system.
With spring ski season upon us it’s time to tune up your equipment and prepare for the big trip. While skiing can be an amazing way to enjoy the outdoors and burn a lot of calories, injuries are very common, but there are some things you can do to avoid coming home on crutches.
Autumn is here and the weather is changing. With cooler temperatures it can be an excellent time to focus on outdoor exercise in advance of the winter. Here are 5 tips for improving your fitness this fall:
- Take a walk or run outside.
Fall is the perfect time start a walking or running program at your local park.
Running is an enjoyable form of exercise that can help with cardiovascular health and general well being. Beginners often initiate a program because it is a low cost form of exercise that can be performed outdoors or on a treadmill. More advanced runners often compete in 5k’s, half marathons, and marathons which requires more intense training.
PT 360 physical therapist, Sam Kridl, is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified professional and currently works with golfers at Cherokee Town and Country club in Buckhead to help improve their golf game. By assessing the body-swing connections through the TPI physical screening Sam is able to analyze how physical limitations in the player’s body can adversely affect their golf swing and potentially lead to poor performance and/or injury.