Category Archives: Leg and Foot Pain

Aquatic Therapy: An Alternative to Pain Medication

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC; Owner of Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates Aquatic therapy is quickly becoming well known for its amazing effects on decreasing pain, speeding recovery and improving function. Aquatic therapy, or pool therapy, consists of an exercise program that is performed in the water. The water provides buoyancy and hydrostatic […]

Knee ACL and Lower Extremity Injuries: Can we prevent them in our young athletes? Part II

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC In my last article, (Knee ACL and Lower Extremity Injuries: Can we prevent them in our youth athletes? Part I) http://mishock.wpengine.com/knee-acl-and-lower-extremity-injurys-can-we-prevent-them-in-our-young-athletes-part-i/we determined that lower extremity injuries make up 66% of all sports injuries, with the knee being the most commonly injured joint.(Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2002) These […]

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD SEE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST

By Ann R. Miller PT, DPT, ATC, CKTP Clinical Director, Pottstown Contrary to what most people believe, physical therapy is not just for rehabilitation. Physical therapists are the experts at evaluating the human movement system and helping to maintain good health. As we go through life our bodies change and sometimes we develop aches, pains, […]

Seeing a Physical Therapist First through Direct Access Improves Outcomes and Saves Money

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Studies show that seeing a physical therapist first through direct access can: improve musculoskeletal pain faster; reduce or remove the need for some types of musculoskeletal surgery; reduce opioid use; improve patient satisfaction; reduce expensive medical testing; and help patients get needed treatment faster. (Physical Therapy, 2017) […]

Plantar Fasciitis: Will Physical Therapy Help My Foot Pain?

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Approximately 10% of the US population lives with foot pain. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of foot and heel pain. The plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects the heel bone to the toes providing support to the arch of the foot. […]

Benefits of Kinesio Taping

Monica Hallman, PTA, CKTP, Clinical Director, Barto   Article by Lisa Fogelman, DPT, CKTP, & Missy Bennett, Athletic Trainer Kinesio Taping came to notoriety shortly after the 2008 Olympics where numerous athletes were photographed wearing the colored tapes. The Kinesio Taping concept was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase, DC, in 1973 in Japan and was […]

Graston Technique: A Physical Therapy Treatment Technique to Decrease Pain and Improve Function

Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Graston Technique or Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) a technique provided by Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates to help relieve pain, enhance soft tissue healing and improve patient function. Following over-use or traumatic injury of soft tissues (muscle, tendon, and ligament) our body attempts to repair the […]

Common Running Injuries treated in Physical Therapy

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Running is one of the most popular and accessible sport activities worldwide. In the US, more than 40,000,000 people run. (Sports med, 2015) Running provides excellent health benefits, however, injuries due to running can arise with even a few miles per week can. Running injuries occur in […]

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