Category Archives: New Therapies

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 […]

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 […]

Beginner Stabilization Exercises

Try these beginner lumbar spine stabilization exercises to increase strength of your core musculature and help decrease lower back pain. This is not a substitute for seeing your physical therapist. A comprehensive exam may be necessary to determine the cause and appropriate treatment for your low back pain.

Physical Therapy as an Alternative for Opioid Use

An estimated 25-40 million adults experience pain daily (NIH, 2015). Pain is an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony caused by disease, injury, or something that hurts the body. (Merrian-Webster, 2016) In order to combat pain many Americans resort to opioids to manage their symptoms. Opioids, such as oxycodones (OxyContin […]

Physical Therapy a Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disease of aging frequently treated in physical therapy. Osteoarthritis of the knee joint occurs when the cartilage that separates the thigh and leg bone wears out or breaks down. Twenty five percent of people over 55 years demonstrate persistent episode of knee pain related to OA. In the United States, […]

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