AOPT Health Blog
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How Can AOPT Help Your Upper Extremity Pain?
Patient Functional Outcomes Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions treated by a physical therapist. Nearly 40% of people will experience shoulder pain at some point in their lifetime. The shoulder is a complex joint and physical therapists are experts in the evaluation and treatment of shoulder pain. Research has shown that...
How Can AOPT Help Your Lower Extremity Pain?
Patient Functional Outcomes Knee pain is something that most everyone will experience at some point in their lifetime. Whether you are a marathon runner, a recreational skier, an office worker, or a truck driver, it is likely that a physical therapist is best equipped to help you overcome your pain. Since we're all unique as...
How Can AOPT Help Your Neck Pain?
Patient Functional Outcomes Neck pain is one of the most common reasons to visit a physical therapist, with approximately 20% of the population experiencing neck pain at some point in their life. For a majority of people, neck pain is not caused by serious pathology and can be readily treated by a physical therapist. This...
How Can AOPT Help Your Low Back Pain?
Patient Functional Outcomes Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, affecting up to 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Low back pain is equally common in men and women and onset is most common in those between the ages of 30 and 50. Most of the time,...
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...
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...
Insurance Questions? We Can Help!
Most people do not know what their insurance benefits do or don't cover. Let us help you navigate through this process and choose what is going to be the most cost effective way to seek the treatment that you need. Upon scheduling an appointment with us we will check your insurance benefits and coverage for...
Fall Prevention
Why is fall prevention and screening so important? Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury for older adults. 1 in 4 adults 65 and older fall each year (Matchar, 2018). Sustaining a fall can lead to fractures, decreased quality of life, as well as fear and anxiety about future falls. There are many factors...
Backpack Safety
The back to school season is upon us! For most students that means lugging around a backpack. Backpacks can be great tools for carrying books and supplies but can cause soreness or injuries if used improperly. Here are some key components of proper backpack use: 1. Proper Fit Backpacks should be no wider than the...
Physical Therapist, Courtney Hanks
Introducing our new therapist, Courtney Hanks!
Introducing our new therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Courtney Hanks! Courtney received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from George Fox University. During her time there, Courtney was able to travel to Uganda on a medical service trip where she was able to work with children with disabilities. This is where she truly fell in love...