Monday, September 29, 2014

An elbow fracture is painful and tender. The elbow and surrounding region swell up, and you lose ability to move your elbow or wrist. The pain is located where the bone broke and may hurt even when you're not moving the arm; but it will probably hurt more when you move the elbow or when the elbow is touched.

How Is It Diagnosed?
An x-ray is the best way to diagnose an elbow fracture. If a Occupational therapist suspects that that you have an elbow fracture, the therapist may arrange for an x-ray and refer you to an appropriate physician. The Occupational therapist can check for damage to other joints and muscles and make sure that the nerves and blood vessels in your arm have not been affected by the broken bone.
In most cases, people with fractures visit a physician with a specialty in managing bones and joints (orthopedist). Depending on the type of fracture, the physician might prescribe a cast or a sling, or, with severe fractures, surgery.

Your elbow will most likely be stiff, and your arm will be weak, especially if you had surgery. Your Occupational therapist will help prevent permanent loss of movement in the elbow, so don't delay your visit.

Your Occupational therapist will examine your elbow and select treatments based on your goals, level of physical activity, and general health.

  • Returning the arm to a good level of fitness
  • Restoring full movement and strength in a safe manner while healing occurs
  • Assessing the fracture to make sure that you can return safely to previous home and work activities
  • Guiding you to a safe return to sports and other physical activities—a return too early after a fracture may increase the risk of another fracture
  • Recommending protective equipment, such as wrist guards or elbow pads, for use during sports

THERAPY1ONE has an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience.

                                                               Kathy Pitts, OTR/L

Special Thanks to Laura!

Thanks to the THERAPY1ONE team! Everyone involved in my treatment provided EXECELLENT care. Special thanks to the Physical Therapy Assistant, Laura Smith. Laura led me through most of my treatment and set me up for success as I graduated from the treatment program. With Laura’s guidance my pain level went from an 8 (Pain Level 1 to 10….10 being the worst) to a 1 or no pain at all. I would highly recommend this clinic to friends and family.


Lorna B.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Encouraging and Excellent!

I would like to say how pleased I was with the physical therapy I received @ THERAPY1ONE.  Laura Smith was excellent and a very encouraging Physical Therapist. I would recommend Laura Smith and THERAPY1ONE to anyone!


Maureen R.

Laura Smith, P.T.A.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Runner's Goals

Whether a runner's goal is to improve his or her time, increase speed or stay fit, it's essential to maintain correct form to prevent injury. Physical therapists can advise runners on proper form, training methods, strategies for preventing injuries, and proper shoe selection and work with them to develop a plan, tailored to their specific needs, for successful running. Physical therapists can also evaluate, diagnose and treat runners who have sustained a running-related injury.


Hamstring Injury

A hamstring injury occurs when 1 or more of the 3 hamstring muscles or tendons (a type of soft tissue connecting the muscle to the bone) tear. It is 1 of the most common injuries of the lower body, particularly affecting athletes participating in sports such as football, soccer, or track. After tearing a hamstring muscle, a person is 2 to 6 times more likely to suffer a subsequent injury. Surgery is required to treat the most severe cases. However, in most cases, hamstring injuries are managed with physical therapy.

Helping you with all your therapy needs...........

Friday, September 5, 2014


I have used THERAPY1ONE on two other occasions with total success. On May 29, 2014 I had a total knee replacement which required very extensive therapy. Once again I chose THERAPY1ONE and had total success! The physical therapists at THERAPY1ONE are second to none and will work with the patient to ensure they meet their goals. I am always treated like a friend at THERAPY1ONE,not just another patient. I have recommended THERAPY1ONE to several people and they also are completely satisfied with the care provided to them. THERAPY1ONE IS #1 IN MY BOOK!!


Thank all of you so much,

Mr. Martin