AOPT Health Blog
Physical Therapy, Health, Wellness, and Fitness
Tennis Elbow and the Tyler Twist
Lateral epicondylosis, also known as "tennis elbow" is a common condition that is characterized by painful inflammation of the outside of the elbow, forearm, and hand. What is the Tyler Twist? The Tyler Twist is an evidence-based intervention for tennis elbow that is friendly for patients to complete at home with limited equipment options. The...
Optimize Your Physical Therapy Appointments
Beginning Physical Therapy can feel daunting. AOPT is here to help with tips and tricks that will help you succeed in and outside of our clinic.How to Communicate with Your Therapist When you go in for your initial evaluation, share! The more information and medical history you can share with your therapist, the more insight...
Happy Holidays From Ours to Yours
The AOPT Family is wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We will be open Christmas Eve and New Years Eve 8am-1pm We are closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Share: CategoriesHealth Blog News Articles Events Videos Tags#weloveAOPT Arthritis Backpack Back Pain Child Development DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis Developmental Delay Exercise Fall Prevention Fall Risk...
Sleep – the key to recovery
According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans do not get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation is a condition with serious health consequences. As you go through the process of physical therapy, sleep is paramount to the healing process.What is Sleep Deprivation? Sleep deprivation is not a medical condition but rather a state of being. It...
How to Avoid Injury During the Holidays
Around the holidays in the winter, you may be doing tasks that are less common for you in your everyday life. Stay healthy and strong during the holiday season with some tips from our physical therapists.Low Back Pain According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 15,000 injuries in November and December are related to holiday...
Patient Spotlight
Congratulations to our amazing patient Lisa Baley on her recovery! Read the interview below to learn more about her journey. What brought you to AOPT? Nov 1, 2018 I was concussed on the left side of my temple by a hard-bound book. I came into AOPT suffering from 6 months of severe dizziness, vertigo, nausea,...
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using technology. The AOPT family is offering this option to patients that need treatment but cannot safely or comfortably enter our office. We can bring the clinic to your very own living room!Common Telehealth Services Provided by Physical Therapists Orthopedic Physical...
Our Clinic is Still Open and We are Offering Telehealth!
As an essential business, AOPT is still open to continue your rehabilitation with updated safety measures and services to meet your needs. Masks are required in our facilities for all staff and patients All patients are COVID screened with infrared thermometers Traffic in the clinic is managed to maintain social distancing All equipment and tables...
Pediatric Occupational Therapy: What is Visual Perception?
What is Visual Perception? Visual perception is a broad term used to define how the brain processes visual stimuli. It is distinct from “ visual acuity”, which simply refers to the sharpness to which the eyes can perceive an image, in that visual perception allows a person to recognize and identify shapes, objects, and colors,...
What is…Trigger Finger?
What is Trigger Finger? The tendons that run into the fingers have protective sheaths around them. When the “tendon sheaths” become irritated and inflamed it can make it difficult for the tendon to glide when we close and open our hands. Patients with trigger finger will report finger stiffness, popping or clicking, locking in a...