Friday, December 30, 2011

Health for the Holidays!



My success story at THERAPY1ONE of course begins with the excellent service you receive from the ladies at the front desk. The staff at THERAPY1ONE are all dependability and confident in their work attitude it make sure that each client gets all the therapy  that  is needed to return to full mobility.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
Theresa D.   Panama City, FL


Friday, December 16, 2011

Meet our Therapist-Jordan

   I Graduated the PTA program in May, 2011 from Gulf Coast State College. One month later, I married my beautiful wife Allison. After working PRN in an inpatient setting, I began my career with THERAPY1ONE in October of 2011.
   I chose to be a PTA because I have always been an active person and understand the importance of physical health.  My number one reason for choosing this profession is I love to help people return to their prior functional level after accidents and injuries.
   I have lived in Bay County my entire life and have a lot of appreciation for the area. I am a full time employee for THERAPY1ONE at our beach location.  I look forward to meeting you and helping with your recovery process.

Jordan Colemere, P.T.A.



Thursday, December 15, 2011

What is a home exercise program and why is it important?

 
A home exercise program is a select group of exercises or activities that your therapist has designed specifically for you, for the purpose of accelerating the healing process. These activities should be done at home or work between therapy sessions at THERAPY1ONE, as per your therapist's instructions.
Your participation in therapy sessions may vary from one week to the next, but what you do at home can have a significant impact on your overall progress. Following an individualized home exercise program can be an important component of treatment as it helps you continue to make progress in strength, endurance, range of motion, and function in between therapy sessions. Many times your therapist will recommend you continue a home exercise program even after your therapy is complete to maintain your improved condition and prevent re-injury. If you have been assigned a home exercise program, please continue to use it as directed by your physical therapist.


Jordan Colemere, P.T.A.



Thursday, December 1, 2011

Letter from one of our sweet patients!

                                                                            

Thank you so very much for your services (Physical Therapy).
Everyone was so very efficient, friendly, and caring.
Your smiles make everyone forget their pain, so they can relax more.
I also noticed how they all work together, as one and know everyone’s problem.
Clean facility and wonderful people!
Thank you again,
Wanda           Panama City Beach, FL


Friday, November 11, 2011

Carpal Tunnel Exercises


 
Learn a simple exercise to help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome by performing the steps below. People with carpal tunnel syndrome can also benefit from this exercise. Learn the steps below and perform this easy exercise before starting work as well as during breaks throughout the day.

  1. Extend both arms straight out in front of you.
  2. Extend your wrists and fingers back (as if directing traffic to stop).
  3. Hold this position for 5 seconds.
  4. Now straighten your wrists and relax your fingers.
  5. With your arms still straight out in front of you, keep your wrists straight, make a fist, and squeeze it tightly.
  6. Hold this position for 5 seconds.
  7. Keep your fists clenched and bend your wrists down.
  8. Hold this position for 5 seconds.
  9. Straighten both wrists and relax your fingers again.
  10. Repeat this 9 more times.
You are now ready to begin your work day!
 
 
 

Friday, November 4, 2011

SUCCESS!!!!!!

I received Physical Therapy for my lower back and left hip, for three to four weeks at THERAPY1ONE. I chose to go to THERAPY1ONE because I had received therapy for my neck and shoulder about 7 years ago with an excellent outcome. This time the outcome is again excellent. My goal was to increase my endurance walking. I am happy to say I am able to tolerate walking for longer periods of time, but I can also recognize my limitations.
The whole staff is very professional and pleasant. The therapists are extremely knowledgeable and able to adapt the exercises for each individual patient. I was treated with respect and concern by everyone I encountered.
Also, the facility is very pleasant to the eye, clean, and orderly.
Marian McNair                  Panama City, FL

Success Story-Lenny

Jim Cox and THERAPY1ONE,
Thank you so much. I came in hurting and left feeling much better. The program and exercises designed for me will not only improve my general health, but likely prevent my injury from recurring.
The staff and physical therapists at THERAPY1ONE are friendly and professional. Their dedication to patient/client care really shows.
Thanks again for a great outcome.
Lennie Butler        Lynn Haven, FL





Thursday, October 27, 2011

Steps to Preventing Falls in the Home



Falls in the elderly are the leading cause of fatal as well as non fatal injuries. Thirty percent of people over the age of 65 will fall each year. The U.S. spends approximately $20.2 billion annually for the treatment of injuries to older people after falls. The majority of the cost is for hip fracture care, which averages $35,000 per patient.
The most common types of injuries sustained after falls include: hip, spine, and wrist fractures as well as head trauma. These types of injuries can result in serious disabilities and prolonged rehabilitation stays as well as possible death.
It is important to be aware of this situation, because falls can be prevented. Sixty percent of elderly falls occur in the home. By safe proofing your or your loved ones house, you can help decrease this number. Read these easy steps to fall proof a house.
Kitchen:
Clean up spills as soon as they occur
Do not store any objects above a hands reach
Use a step stool with hand rails if needed
Avoid climbing on counters to obtain objects
Living Room:
Pick up any throw rugs…. Do not have them anywhere in the house
Have ample space to walk in between furniture
Keep all electrical cords out of the way
Bathroom:
Keep a night light on at all times
Install rails in the bathtub or shower
Place a non skid mat in the shower or bathtub
Stairs:
Keep all stairways free of clutter
Install hand rails on both sides of the steps
From Laura Inverarity, D.O., former About.com Guide




Steps to Preventing Falls in the Home


Exercises to Prevent Falls

 

**ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW EXERCISE PROGRAM

Exercises to Prevent Falls

Balance Activities

From , former About.com Guide
 
 
Falls in the elderly are the leading cause of fatal as well as non-fatal injuries. The most common types of injuries sustained after falls include hip, spine, and wrist fractures, as well as head trauma. These injuries can result in serious disabilities and since falls can be prevented.
Balance exercises help you maintain strong leg muscles and prevent falls. For this reason, a home exercise program that includes balance activities is essential for older individuals.
Below are some exercises that can help improve your balance. In the beginning, for safety, hold onto a table or chair with both hands. As you progress and your balance improves, you can decrease the amount of support by using one or no hands.
Exercise One

  • Stand directly behind a table or chair and place your feet slightly apart.
  • Lift one leg six inches out to the side.
  • Hold this position for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat with the opposite leg.
Exercise Two

  • Stand directly behind a table or chair and place your feet slightly apart.
  • Slowly bend one knee toward your chest lifting your foot six inches off the floor.
  • Hold this position for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat with the opposite leg.
Exercise Three

  • Stand directly behind a table or chair and place your feet slightly apart.
  • Lift one leg straight back, keeping your knee straight.
  • Hold this position for 10 seconds.
  • Repeat with the opposite leg.
The above exercises should be performed two to three times a day.
 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thanks from Guy!


During the summer, I injured my knee while steping down a flight of stairs, resulting in a great deal of pain and difficulty in walking.  In hoping to forego the need for surgery, my doctor prescribed  a course of rehabilitative physical therapy.  Because of their reputation in our community, I decided to schedule my therapy with Therapy 1 and am happy to say that I couldn't have made a better choice!  
During my therapy sessions (some six weeks), I was able to regain much more mobility in my knee and with much less pain.  The therapists were also able to significantly improve the strength of my other leg (non-injured), of which I was still feeling the effects of surgery several years ago.
I simply can't say enough good about the professional, caring, friendly staff of Therapy 1 and would highly recommend them to anyone in need of such services!
Sincerely,
Guy Tunnell 

http://www.therapy1one.com/

Meet the President and Founder of THERAPY1ONE

James B. Cox, P.T., M.S.

Jim is the president and founder of THERAPY1ONE. A scholarship football athlete at Ohio University from 1977-1981, he received his Bachelor's degree in Zoology in 1981. Jim received his degree in Physical Therapy from Cleveland State University in 1983. He returned to Ohio University to get a Master's degree in Sports Medicine in 1984.
With over 25 years of experience as an orthopedic physical therapist, Jim has multiple specialties in the area of spinal rehabilitation, sports medicine, manual therapy, wellness and industrial rehabilitation. He is Certified in Physical Work Performance Evaluation by ErgoScience. He has been qualified as an expert witness in the areas of physical therapy and functional capacity evaluation.
Jim has consulted with industry for ergonomic job analyses for many local companies including Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Bay County Schools, Bay Line Railroad, Apalachicola Northern Railroad, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation, Arizona Chemical Corporation, Gulf Power, Wendy's, Shoney's, Cost Cutters and many others.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Thomas is all "Fore" THERAPY1ONE



Now that weeks have pasted, I can say the Physical Therapy I received at THERAPY1ONE has been a success! I have taken a car trip to Jacksonville, while there played golf and enjoyed it all without being in pain. A special thanks at all the staff at THERAPY1ONE.

Thomas P. Panama City, FL



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Self-Care for Pain Control

Self-Care for Pain Control
For mild to moderate muscle and joint pain, cold and heat can often be as effective as medication, without the risks and costs.

COLD PACKS-Place a damp towel over the painful area. Put the cold pack on the towel and cover it with dry towels for insulation. Do not leave the pack on the area for more than 20 minutes at a time. Check your skin regularly for loss of underlying redness.
HEATING PAD-Place a towel over the painful area and put the pad on top. Limit use of heating pad to 30 minutes at a time. Check occasionally for red and white blotches.


What is a TENS unit?

Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) is prescribed by a doctor. It is intended to relieve pain by preventing pain signals from reaching your brain. TENS is safe and usually painless, but it isn’t always effective.
With TENS, small electrodes are placed on your skin, near the area of your pain. The electrodes are attached to a small portable stimulator that you wear. The stimulator delivers tiny electrical impulses through the electrodes to nearby nerve pathways. You turn the TENS unit on and off as needed to control pain.
Exactly how the impulses may relieve pain is uncertain. One theory is that they stimulate production of endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers.
TENS generally works best for acute pain associated with a pinched nerve. It is less successful for chronic pain, although some people receive benefit from it. Most often, TENS is used in conjunction with other treatments, including exercise.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lean on this Meat


Getting bored with chicken? Try pork tenderloin instead. It's just as versatile-you can stir-fry, grill, or roast it. Even better: A 3-ounce serving has as little fat (3 grams) and 18 fewer calories than the same amount of skinless chicken breast.






Monday, October 10, 2011

Just Breath!




Don’t Hold your Breath
If you’ve been in an exercise class you may have heard your instructor say,” Don’t forget to breathe.” And you may have said to yourself, “of course I’m, breathing.”
 It’s common to hold your breath when you’re concentrating on an activity, such as exercise, or struggling with a simple task, such as opening a lid on a jar. And often, you don’t even realize that you’re doing it. When you hold your breath, however, you limit oxygen to your muscles just when they need it the most. Because you muscle can’t perform to their capacity without adequate oxygen, you become more easily fatigued.
To keep from holding your breath, exhale when you exert the most energy, such as twisting a jar or lid or lifting a heavy box from the floor. Your body will naturally respond by breathing air in.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fibromyalgia


Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.
Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause is unknown. Possible causes or triggers of fibromyalgia include:
  • Physical or emotional trauma
  • Abnormal pain response - areas in the brain that are responsible for pain may react differently in fibromyalgia patients
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Infection, such as a virus, although none has been identified
Fibromyalgia is most common among women aged 20 to 50.
The following conditions may be seen with fibromyalgia or mimic its symptoms:
  • Chronic neck or back pain
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Depression
  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  • Lyme disease
  • Sleep disorders

Symptoms

Pain in the main symptom of fibromyalgia. It may be mild to severe.
  • Painful areas are called tender points. Tender points are found in the soft tissue on the back of the neck, shoulders, chest, lower back, hips, shins, elbows, and knees. The pain then spreads out from these areas.
  • The pain may feel like a deep ache, or a shooting, burning pain.
  • The joints are not affected, although the pain may feel like it is coming from the joints.
People with fibromyalgia tend to wake up with body aches and stiffness. For some patients, pain improves during the day and gets worse at night. Some patients have pain all day long.
Pain may get worse with activity, cold or damp weather, anxiety, and stress.
Fatigue, depressed mood, and sleep problems are seen in almost all patients with fibromyalgia. Many say that they can't get to sleep or stay asleep, and they feel tired when they wake up.
Other symptoms of fibromyalgia may include:
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
  • Palpitations
  • Reduced ability to exercise
  • Tension or migraine headaches

Signs and tests

To be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you must have had at least 3 months of widespread pain, and pain and tenderness in at least 11 of 18 areas, including
  • Arms (elbows)
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Knees
  • Lower back
  • Neck
  • Rib cage
  • Shoulders
  • Thighs
Blood and urine tests are usually normal. However, tests may be done to rule out other conditions that may have similar symptoms.

Treatment

The goal of treatment is to help relieve pain and other symptoms, and to help a person cope with the symptoms.
The first type of treatment may involve:
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise and fitness program
  • Stress-relief methods, including light massage and relaxation techniques
If these treatments do not work, your doctor may prescribe an antidepressant or muscle relaxant. The goal of medication is to improve sleep and pain tolerance. Medicine should be used along with exercise and behavior therapy. Duloxetine (Cymbalta), pregabalin (Lyrica), and milnacipran (Savella) are medications that are approved specifically for treating fibromyalgia.
However, many other drugs are also used to treat the condition, including:
  • Anti-seizure drugs
  • Other antidepressants
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Pain relievers
  • Sleeping aids
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an important part of treatment. This therapy helps you learn how to:
  • Deal with negative thoughts
  • Keep a diary of pain and symptoms
  • Recognize what makes your symptoms worse
  • Seek out enjoyable activities
  • Set limits
Support groups may also be helpful.
Other recommendations include:
  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Practice good sleep routines to improve quality of sleep (See: Sleeping difficulty)
  • Acupressure and acunpuncture
Severe cases of fibromyalgia may require a referral to a pain clinic.

Expectations (prognosis)

Fibromyalgia is a long-term disorder. Sometimes, the symptoms improve. Other times, the pain may get worse and continue for months or years.

Calling your health care provider

Call your health-care provider if you have symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Prevention

There is no known prevention.

Understanding Pain




Pain is universal. You can trace its trail through time-from toothache evident in fossil remains of a human jawbone to today’s drugstore shelves stacked with pain relievers. Almost half of all Americans seek treatment for pain each year, 7 million from newly diagnosed back pain alone.
Pain is also complex. There are times when it’s beneficial, such as when you grasp a hot iron skillet with a bare hand or stub your toe on an oak dresser at full stride. Like a blaring alarm, pain screams its urgent warning that something is terribly wrong. But other pain-the day after-day ache of arthritis or constant throbbing of a headache-serve no useful purpose. And its relentlessness can be overwhelming. Above all, pain is unique. The discomfort it can cause is as varied as those who experience it. Your degree of pain and how you react to it are the results of your own biological, psychological and cultural makeup.
These insights into the many components involved in the pain process are improving people’s understanding of pain and its treatment.
No longer is pain viewed as just a symptom of another disease. It can become an illness unto itself. Strategies on how best to manage pain are also evolving. For persistent pain, called chronic pain, medication alone often isn’t the best form of treatment. A comprehensive approach that includes exercise, relaxation skills and behavioral changes can help control pain, but without risk of serious side effects.
If you are experiencing pain and are looking for a safe, cost-effective treatment, then physical therapy may be right for you.

Call us for a free patient consult today!
850 763 0603

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Safety First!

Microwavable Containers
Q….What are the safest containers for microwaving foods?
A….Those made from glass and porcelain is generally better choices than those made from plastic. Some plastics, notably those with a #3 OR #7 recycling symbol, can contain BPA, a chemical that’s linked to reproductive and other health problems. BPA can leach from plastic into food, especially at high temperatures. Plastic containers without BPA may be safer, but even they can degrade at high temperatures. That’s particularly true for single use containers such as margarine tubs. If you cover food in the microwave with plastic wrap, leave space so that they don’t touch, since that can transfer chemicals to your meal. Don’t put too much stock in the term “microwave safe”. That usually just means the product contains no metal, not that it’s BPA-free or able to withstand high heat.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Meet our Physical Therapist......Lori

After sustaining a sports-related hip injury as a teenager, my brief encounter into the world of Physical Therapy sparked my interest. I realized then just how important a healthy physical body is to enable anyone to go about their daily lives and to do the things we enjoy!
I’ve been practicing Physical Therapy since 1987 and I now have an even greater appreciation for this health care profession. I see it working everyday in the successful treatment of acute and chronic pain, dysfunctions, post-surgical healing, and prevention of injuries and disease processes. I love working directly with people to assist them in feeling better, maximizing their quality of life and staying well. Physical Therapy can also positively affect a person’s psychological, emotional, and social well-being.
I really feel blessed to live and work in Panama City and my goal is to provide each client with respect and care to the best of my ability.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Best Exercise for Fat Loss


Q…I have heard that in order to burn fat you must exercise moderately for at least 40 minutes, and that vigorous exercise burns sugar but not fat. Does that mean I should avoid high-intensity workouts if I want to lose weight?
A…Not necessarily. It’s true that the body burns more fat than sugar during prolonged, easy-to-moderate exercise, but uses mainly sugar during hard exercise. However, researchers have not determined whether physiological difference in fuel consumption translates into any meaningful difference in the amount of fat you would lose. What they do know is that you’ll shed both fat and pounds if you consistently burn more calories than you take in from food. And the average person can do moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, for much longer time than a vigorous one like running-and therefore burn significantly more calories overall. However, harder exercise can help you shed pounds if you use a special technique called interval training, in which you weave short bursts of vigorous exercise into a season of easier activity. Because the bursts generally don’t cause much fatigue, you should still be able to exercise for a long time, and thus burn even more calories than if you stuck with a moderate pace only.
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The Risks of Ankle Weights


Q…..Is it OK to wear ankle weights during exercise if you have varicose veins?
A…NO-but the reason has nothing to do with varicose veins. In fact, weights might help that condition by acting like compression stockings and by strengthening the leg muscles. However, ankle weights can put excessive strain on the knee and hip joints; that makes weights generally inappropriate for aerobic workouts, regardless of the health of your veins. A better way to intensify such workouts it to gradually boost the pace or duration by no more than 10 percent per week.




Friday, September 2, 2011

WHY WALK?

WHY WALK?
You may have noticed all the articles that have been written recently promoting walking as a perfect form of exercise. Walking is easy on your joints, nearly everyone can do it and there is minimal equipment needed to participate. In fact, nearly 90% of adults aged 44-56 listed walking as their favorite form of exercise in a recent survey conducted by Del Webb.

There are definite benefits of walking to both your physical and mental wellness. On the physical side, walking burns calories and can have a significant impact on your figure. Need proof? Read on:
A University of Tennessee in Knoxville study with pedometers revealed women who averaged more than 10,000 steps a day had 40% less body fat and waist and hip measurements that were four to six inches narrower than those who averaged fewer than 6,000 steps. (Los Angeles Times)
Another great example of the benefits of walking is a look at the Amish:
Researchers measured the steps of 98 Amish adults with pedometers and found men took an average of 18,425 steps a day and women took 14,196. Compare that to about 4,000 steps for the average American adult, and it is easy to see why only 4% of Amish adults are obese, versus 31% of the general population. (Cooking Light)
There are also major benefits of walking as it relates to stress and other mental wellness issues. When you are walking, you can separate yourself from some of the stress in your day. It gives you a break from your computer, your phone and your Blackberry. Since you are not learning a new skill, you can focus your attention on relationships, solving problems, your purpose in life, or just enjoy the scenery.
Again, walking is easy and can be accomplished almost anywhere. You have a head start as you are already accumulating steps throughout the day – these steps count!
Taking a walk provides an opportunity for you to brainstorm, spend time with family and friends, or just decompress after a full day. You can walk indoors or outdoors. You can walk alone or with family and friends. You can walk at work, in your home, while shopping, while on vacation, or as a planned activity. WalkStyles wants to help you achieve the physical and mental benefits of living a walking lifestyle. For more about how we began, read how WalkStyles got started.
To maximize the benefits from walking, you may need to work on increasing your steps each day. A great goal for all of us is to do a minimum of 10,000 steps a day.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Grilled Avocado with Fresh Tomato Salsa


Makes: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Minutes

2-Avocados
1-large tomato, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes
1-tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2-teaspoon of finely chopped seeded jalapeno
1-tablespoon finely chopped scallion
1-teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1-teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil plus additional for grilling
1/8-teaspoon salt plus additional to taste

1. Halve the avocados length-wise; pit and peel. Slice a thin layer from the rounded bottom of each half so that it sits flat.
2. in a small bowl, combine the tomato, cilantro, scallion, jalapeƱo, lime juice, 1 teaspoon oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add salt to taste if necessary.
3. Heat the grill to high. Brush avocado halves lightly with oil; grill 1 minute a side, until lightly charred.
4. Place avocado halves on a platter; spoon tomato salsa into wells. Serve immediately.
Per Serving
141 calories


Monday, August 29, 2011

The Flabby Truth!



Q....How can a person lose fat from the lower abdomen when the rest of the body is relatively lean?
A….There’s really no such thing as “Spot Reduction” exercises that zero in on fat in a specific area. When you work out, you use energy produced by burning fat from all over your body-not just around the muscle doing the most work. So aside from burning a few calories, all that exercise such as sit-ups do is strengthen your abdominal muscle and help hold your gut in.
However, studies suggest that people losing weight-whether through any sort of exercise, calorie reduction, or both-tend to shed the abdominal fat faster than fat from other parts of the body. That’s good news not only for you appearance, but also for your health: Abdominal fat seems to pose a higher risk of coronary disease than fat deposited in other areas.

ALL DRIED UP!



Q……….How do dried fruits stack up nutritionally against fresh ones?
A……..Better in some ways, worse in others. Reducing the water content of fruit concentrates its fiber and minerals, certain vitamins (notably vitamin A), and many phytochemicals, potentially disease-fighting substance found in plants. But the sugar and calorie contents rise by comparable amounts. Moreover, drying destroys the water-soluble vitamins, including C and the B vitamin, as well as certain heat sensitive phytochemicals.  So while dried fruit can supply a lot of certain nutrients, a daily balanced daily diet should include at least some fresh fruits plus few servings of vegetables. (Note that dried fruits treated with sulfates retain more of their color, vitamins, and phytochemicals than untreated fruits, but they can cause allergic reaction or asthma attacks in susceptible individuals).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Row, Row, Row Your Boat!


Q…….What is the benefits of exercising on a rowing machine?


A……This is one of the best ways to exercise your entire body. The sliding seat works your leg muscles, and the rowing action works the muscles in your arms, shoulders, and back. It’s excellent for aerobic fitness and for building muscular strength and endurance. Rowing is also a very good way to burn calories and increase flexibility. However, since rowing involves a fair degree of back flexion, those with recurrent back problems should first check with their physician.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Post-operative Shoulder Surgery…..Let it Relax!



Post-operatively, it can be difficult to allow your shoulder to relax.  Your brain may sub consciously tell you to protect your shoulder by holding it up.  This often causes more pain than benefit.  While standing, you should be sure that your sling supports and cradles your arm/shoulder to allow you to completely relax.  It is also typically hard to find a comfortable position to sleep in.  You may benefit from the use of multiple pillows and/or a recliner for support of your shoulder to allow it to relax well.  After several days, the shoulder will be less painful and you will find it easier to relax without consciously trying.


Richard Wooten, P.T.





Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Feet!



After fracturing my left ankle, I visited Dr. Tarkington’s office. He treated me with a splint and cast/boot for four weeks. He then recommended me to physical therapy at THERAPY1ONE. THERAPY1ONE treated me for 3 weeks. I did not realize my limitations that had occurred with this injury until getting involved with physical therapy.
Upon completion of the regimen, my ankle has recovered as well as my health overall has improved. The personnel at THERAPY1ONE are professional, well trained and pleasant to work with.

Thank you very much,
Joel H.     Panama City, FL


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Choose Physical Therapy to relieve Back Pain

Back Pain




Conditions we have successfully treated:
·         Acute Pain
·         Sciatica
·         Chronic Pain
·         Sprains/Strains
·         Arthritis (Spondylosis)
·         Degenerative disc disease
·         Herniated, ruptured disc
·         Pinched nerves
·         Post surgical laminectomy/fusion
·         Spondylolysis
·         Spondylolisthesis
·         Spinal Stenosis
What are my treatment options?
·         Drugs
·         Epidural Injections
·         Surgery
·         Physical Therapy
Your Recovery Process:
·         Pain relief
·         Recovery of lost trunk motion
·         Progressive trunk stabilization
·         Progressive recovery & retraining
·         Return to independence
Components of your care:
·         A thorough biomechanical evaluation
·         Extensive patient education
·         A customized treatment plan
·         Gentle hands-on techniques to relax the muscles
·         Repeated movements to centralize pain
·         Effective joint mobilization techniques to decrease pain and stiffness
·         Pain-relieving modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound or electrical stimulation
·         Core stabilization program
·         Targeted stretching for tight muscles
NO SIDE EFFECTS and COST EFFECTIVE!









Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thank you from James M.




I first want to thank the staff at Therapy1one for the great service I have received from them.  This is the second time I have used them for my back injury.  This time, I had an extensive lumbar disc fusion and they have been able to really help me in my recovery process, it has not been easy.   They always have a positive attitude and try hard to keep a friendly and safe environment in the facility.  My P.T.A. Laura was great, she is very knowledgable and listened to me when I told her how the excercises and stretches hurt if they did and changed them as needed to help in the recovery process.  I would highly recommend Therapy1one to any one looking for a good physical therapy facility. 
Thank you,
James Meeks

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Treat the cause not just the symptoms!

Ankle/Foot Pain

Conditions we have successfully treated through Physical Therapy
·         Ankle pain
·         Shin splints
·         Ankle sprains
·         Plantar fasciitis
·         Achilles tendonitis
·         Excessive pronation
·         Post surgical conditions
·         Tibialis posterior tendonitis
What are my treatment options?
·         Drugs
·         Corticosteroid injections
·         Surgery
·         Physical Therapy
Your Recovery Process:
·         Pain relief
·         Recovery of mobility or stability
·         Increased strength
·         Recovery of walking and functional skills
·         Return to independence
Components of your care:
·         A thorough biomechanical evaluation
·         Extensive patient education
·         A customized treatment plan
·         Gentle hand-on techniques to relax the muscle
·         Effective joint mobilization techniques to decrease stiffness
·         Pain relieving modalities such as heat, ice, ultra sound or electrical stimulation
·         Targeted stretching for tight muscles
·         Walking retraining
·         Balance exercises
·         Shoe inserts (orthotic recommendations)
If you’re ready for relief, and tired of “masking” your pain, treat the cause, not just the symptoms!

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