AOPT Health Blog
Physical Therapy, Health, Wellness, and Fitness
ACL Prevention Programs: A Forgotten Success
In recent years, much of the focus in athletics has been on concussions, which is an emerging area of both concern and research. Although this is an important area of research, it is vital to not forget about the proven success of ACL prevention programs. For the many athletes each year that suffer ACL tears,...
Thumb Arthritis & Joint Protection Class
Event Details Please join us at Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy for a free educational seminar on joint protection. Jessica Smith, our occupational therapist, will lead participants through an educational overview of common conditions affecting the thumb. She will also dive into thumb arthritis and management strategies to help decrease pain and improve function. This event...
Toe Walking
Does your child tend to prefer walking on their tip toes? Toe walking is a specific gait pattern in which a child walks on the balls of their feet with no heel contact. Toe walking can be normal in children who are first learning to walk but after the age of 2, a typically developing...
What is Visceral Manipulation?
Have you struggled with troubling symptoms that no one seems to understand? Have you been to multiple providers and specialists who run tests only to leave you without answers or worse yet, feeling like it’s all in your head? And still, your symptoms persist. Visceral manipulation is a different form of medical intervention provided by...
Food Aversions and Eating Challenges: An OT Perspective
What is the relationship between mealtime challenges and a child's sensory system?Eating requires use of all seven senses. We use SIGHT to look at our utensils and the people at the table around us, SMELL for the flavors of food, TASTE to determine the flavor of our foods, HEARING while food is being pushed along...
Patellar Tendinitis
Patellar Tendinitis, also called "Jumper's Knee," is commonly seen in athletes whose sports require a lot of jumping or repetitive motions.What is Patellar Tendinitis? The patellar tendon is located in the front of your knee and attaches from the patella (kneecap) to the upper shin. Patellar tendinitis is common in athletes and is caused by...
What can a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist do for you?
Have you noticed the now-common “Incontinence” section at grocery stores and pharmacies? Maybe you or a loved one have experienced an uncomfortable urgency to use the restroom or have not quite made it there in time. As the new focus on products to address bowel and bladder leaks suggests, this is a very common issue....
Trigger Finger
While the name might conjure images of wild west sharpshooters or deadly snipers, the condition of “trigger finger” gets its name from the trigger-like snap that occurs when the finger suddenly releases after a period of being locked down in a bent position.What is Trigger Finger? The tendons that run into the fingers have protective...
What is Torticollis?
Torticollis is a condition characterized by abnormal positioning of the head and neck and is most commonly seen in infants.What is Torticollis? Torticollis can be caused by positioning when sleeping, and can be congenital or acquired from soft tissue abnormalities. Torticollis often leads to a tightening of one side of the neck causing a preference...
What is Shin Splints?
Shin-splints is a common injury that is typically seen in athletes who do a lot of running or jumping and is characterized by pain in the front portion of the lower leg along the tibia.What is Shin-Splints? This injury occurs typically when athletes overload the area or make an error in training. Often it is...