In the United States over 200,000 individuals suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury every year. More than 100,000 of these individuals undergo ACL reconstruction (ACLR) . Current evidence shows that the ACL re-tear rate is between 8% and 23% when returning to sport (Ahlden et al 2012).
High Deductibles and higher co-pay plans have forced the consumer to become their own advocate in assessing the best value in medical care. According to research by Kaiser in 2015, the average deductible for people with employer-provided health coverage rose from $303 to$1077 between 2006 and 2015. This means that individuals are paying more for health care and often at the full pre adjusted cost of services until they meet their deductible.
Have you ever woken up with neck or low back pain after a night of sleep and wondered what did I do? Like anyone, you probably wait a few days hoping the pain and stiffness will resolve on its own and that you slept wrong. When your neck pain hasn’t resolved after a period of time,
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.