Physical Therapy & Rehab

August 24, 2017

Beating Vertigo – How Physical Therapy Gave a Burnsville Woman Her Life Back

By Robert A. Poarch A retired cloth grader, 85-year-old Clara Harris has lived in Burnsville all of her life and suffered from dizziness since she was young. After visiting several doctors and still having dizzy spells, she was diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after meeting Sarah Osborne, DPT, a physical therapist at the Blue […]

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July 21, 2017

Is Aquatic Physical Therapy Right for You? A Quick Guide to the Treatments Available

Aquatic physical therapy has many benefits, and can be useful treatment for many conditions. It works specific muscle groups and joints, and makes movement easier and less painful. Some of the benefits of aquatic physical therapy include: Reducing pain Reducing swelling Increasing joint range of motion Increasing strength Increasing relaxation Increasing flexibility Increasing balance/coordination Improving breathing capacity […]

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June 21, 2017

Running Technique – How a Running Analysis Can Keep You on Track

By Jason Schneider If you’re a runner, you’re probably eager to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. It’s important, though, to make sure you’re running at your best, and using the correct technique to avoid injury. “Runners often focus incorrectly on muscular effort to move faster,” said Thomas Minton, PT, Cert. MDT, CRTS, Certified […]

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April 20, 2017

April Is Occupational Therapy Month – So, What Is Occupational Therapy?

By Emily M. Jones Occupational Therapist, CarePartners Outpatient April Is Occupational Therapy Month, but many people are unclear on what occupational therapy actually is. According to The American Occupational Therapy Association, occupational therapists help people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). […]

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December 29, 2016

8 Reasons to Choose a Rehabilitation Hospital over a Skilled Nursing Facility

By Jennifer Sellers When it comes to rehabilitative care to help people improve their quality of life and independence after serious injury or illness, there are a number of ways that an inpatient rehabilitation hospital differs from a skilled nursing facility. There are advantages to a rehabilitation hospital such as CarePartners. Some of the primary advantages […]

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November 17, 2016

Help, I’m Spinning! Using Physical Therapy to Stop Vertigo

By Cheri Hinshelwood With eyes fluttering to open, she knew something wasn’t right. When Missie Wilmot’s world started spinning in every direction, she felt out of control. “Opening my eyes made it worse,” said Wilmot. Vertigo is the feeling of spinning or dizziness, and it can be devastating. Brought on by slight movements of the […]

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October 12, 2016

Do You Have a Pinched Nerve? Our Rehab Specialist Has Answers

By Lynn Porter A pinched nerve often strikes out of the blue. It happens when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding bone or soft tissue, causing pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. “The feeling of a pinched nerve is described by my patients in many different ways, from fire ants to a […]

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August 15, 2016

Whether Riding at Home or the Velodrome, Make Sure You’re Fit Properly to Your Bike

Cycling is a fun and healthy activity that can help you get in shape while enjoying our community. To help cyclists approach the hobby safely, CarePartners offers a Bike Fit program that assists with: Improved power, comfort and efficiency Improved handling, control, stability and aerodynamics Prevention and treatment of injuries Alleviation of aches, pains and […]

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September 10, 2015

Health Alert: Walking for the Wedding

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A bad accident two days after her engagement left a local bride-to-be unable to walk, but faith, determination and handiwork got her back on her feet for the big day. Sarah Benzing’s wedding day this year didn’t stop because what happened several months earlier: a deck collapse at a relative’s house. “I […]

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