Category Archives: New Therapies

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

There is Hope for patients who suffer with Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Brain Injury, and Other Movement Disorders

Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates now offers LSVT BIG, a research based program for those patients who suffer with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, brain injury, and other movement disorders. LSVT BIG is a standardized exercise program which has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with Parkinson’s disease, are available in our clinics […]

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 […]

Recognizing a Concussion: Signs and Symptoms

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC There are more than 4 million concussions during competitive with up to 50% going unreported or undiagnosed. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head. It also can be caused by quick movements of the head back and forth. In […]

“Pre-habilitation”: Preparing for the Total Hip or Total Knee Replacement

Total knee and total hip replacements (or arthroplasties) are becoming a more common treatment for advanced knee and hip osteoarthritis as the front end of the baby boomer population reaches age 65 this year. This year alone there will be over 676,000 total knee replacements and 327, 000 total hip replacements. “Pre-habilitation” refers to physical […]

Low Back Pain: Spinal Manipulation a Treatment Option

Spinal manipulation is a hands on treatment performed by health care providers (chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, physical therapists, and some medical doctors) in which a specific controlled force is applied to body tissues with therapeutic intent. The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force to spinal joints […]