Category Archives: Neck and Back Pain

PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP HEADACHES

By Ann R. Miller, PT, DPT, ATC, CKTP Clinical Director, Stowe (Pottstown) Headache pain is the third most common pain complaint worldwide. Some people suffer from the occasional headache, but others suffer from daily, chronic headaches which can be disabling, interfere with one’s ability to work and result in decreased quality of life. Headaches are […]

What is Cupping?

By Monica Hallman, PTA, Clinical Director of Barto, and Lisa Fogelman, DPT, Clinical Director of Skippack Cupping is based on traditional, century-old, Asian medicine that allows one to grip and elevate skin and fascia with use of suction cups, a type of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. This allows for the release of scar tissue/fascial […]

8 Signs That You May Need Physical Therapy now!

By: Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Do you need physical therapy? There’s no reason to guess when you have musculoskeletal pain, limited mobility, and altered function that is leading to poor quality of life. Physical therapy may be right for you. Keep in mind that physical therapists are highly trained with doctorate level […]

MANUAL THERAPY AND EXERCISE: The Best Treatment Option for Neck Pain Following Whiplash

By. Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC; Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates Each year, two million Americans suffer from whiplash associated disorders (WAD) secondary to motor vehicle accidents. Studies using high-speed cameras and sophisticated crash dummies have determined that rear impact car accidents cause the lower cervical vertebrae (lower bones in the neck) to […]

Snow Shoveling Injuries: Now is the Time to Think Prevention

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Owner, Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates For many of us, we can only hope for a mild winter without snow. Invariably the snow will fall and the responsibility of snow removal will occur. With snow removal many individuals will sustain injury. On average, 11,500 people are treated at […]

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 help patients get needed treatment faster. (Physical Therapy, 2017) With […]

Text Neck Syndrome: “A real pain in the neck!”

By: Dr. John R. Mishock Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates The advent of smartphones and other similar devices led to a new musculoskeletal repetitive stress injury called text neck syndrome. The syndrome occurs with excessive watching or texting on handheld devices over a sustained period of time. Recent research has shown that approximately 87% of […]

Low back pain does not mean giving up Golf.

By Sally A. Caldwell, DPT, Clinical Director of Phoenixville clinic Golf has become a very popular sport for people of all ages, but with any sport, injuries can occur, especially to the back, causing low back pain. And for those who have chronic, long standing back pain, this can hinder and limit their ability to […]

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 […]