Tag Archives: physical therapy

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 […]

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 […]

The Importance of Physical Therapy for Seniors

By Ann R. Miller, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS – Clinical Director of Mishock Physical Therapy in Stowe One in four Americans who are currently over the age of 65 will live to be at least 90 years of age. Throughout the aging process our bodies change. Loss of flexibility, strength, endurance and balance as well […]

2018 Guidelines for Medicare Physical Therapy Patients

By Dr. John R. Mishock What is the Medicare Physical Therapy Cap? In 1997, as part of the Balanced Budget Act, a $1,500.00 cap ($2010.00 for 2018) on outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy services was imposed. Meaning the maximum paid by Medicare for therapy services would be $1,500.00. Each year after this, congress would […]

“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 […]

Neck Pain: What is the Right Combination for Pain Relief?

Physical Therapy Question I developed neck pain about three months ago. There was no trauma or accident. The pain developed over time and now I have difficulty moving my neck without pain. I noticed that I am getting more frequent headaches. I have tried muscle relaxers; however, it is not helping. What else can be […]

Frozen Shoulder: What Women Need to Know

Frozen shoulder, medically referred to as adhesive capsulitis, is a common disorder in which the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becomes inflamed and stiff, greatly restricting motion and causing chronic pain. The condition is much more common in women than in men. In fact according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and […]