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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 […]

Growth-Plate Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow in Baseball Players

By Dr. John R. Mishock Growth-plate injuries of the shoulder and elbow are common injuries in youth and adolescent baseball players. The growth-plate (epiphyseal plate or physis) is an area of cartilage at the end of a bone that is responsible for the bones growth. The growth plates close at the completion of bone growth […]

Baseball Pitcher Fatigue: Learning to Recognize the Critical Signs!

John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Most youth baseball leagues now have pitch count guidelines to help reduce shoulder and elbow overuse injuries. Limiting the amount of pitches thrown has reduced shoulder and elbow injuries in Little League Baseball by as much as 50% (Little League, 2011, 2013). However, pitch limits are not the whole […]

Baseball Interval Throwing Program: Start your Pre-Season throwing Program to Prevent Shoulder and Elbow Injuries.

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC Approximately, 3-4 million children and adolescence between the ages of 4 and 17 participate in organized baseball throughout the country. Unfortunately, many of these young athletes will develop elbow and or shoulder pain and be seen in physical therapy clinics and orthopedic surgeon’s offices this year. Little leaguers […]

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 […]

Physical Therapy for the Treatment of Osteoporosis

By Ann R. Miller, PT, DPT, ATC, CKTP Clinical Director, Stowe Osteoporosis is the leading cause of fractures in the elderly. It is a disease which causes diminished bone mass and leads to a decrease in bone quality which results in increased risk for bone fractures. Fractures can lead to functional disability, chronic pain, and […]

Recognizing a Concussion: Signs and Symptoms

By Dr. John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC There are more than 4 million concussions during competitive sports 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]