Tag Archives: Meridian Physical Therapy

  1. Pain Is Only In Your Head And That’s a Good Thing

    When you think of pain, what do you think of? Do you think pain happens in your body or your mind?   What We Used to Think The medical community used to think that pain was a direct sensation indicating tissue damage. The only way to feel pain was to be injured in some way….

  2. Common PT Injuries Explained: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Intro After a long day at work, you get in your car to drive home and can’t figure out why that numbness and tingling in your fingers just keeps getting worse. You move your wrist all the way home and eventually, the sensation you’re reluctantly growing accustomed too finally goes away. As soon as you…

  3. Common PT Injuries Explained: Frozen Shoulder

    Intro Most people have heard that opposable thumbs are what set humans apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. You could also argue that our shoulders are the most uniquely human joint. We’ve developed a ball and socket joint where the ball is significantly larger than the socket. Get rid of the supporting soft…

  4. Pain: What Is It and What Should You Know About It? Part 1

    Thought Questions When you think of pain, what do you think of? Do you think pain happens in your body or your mind?   What We Used to Think We used to think that pain was a direct sensation that indicated tissue damage. The only way to feel pain was to be injured in some…

  5. Modern Rehab’s Thanksgiving 7

    With Thanksgiving at our doorstep, we wanted to apply our understanding of the body and came up with some practical tools for navigating the holiday. Here are the 7 tips we came up with! Stay Hydrated Drinking plenty of water will help keep your body hydrated as many of our Thanksgiving favorites tend to be…

  6. Prioritized Consistency and the HEP

    Ah, The Home Exercise Progam (HEP); some patients love it, some patients hate it, but very few can improve without it. This seemingly small part of physical therapy care is actually one of, if not the most important. Let’s go back to biology class for a moment… What are the two things that our body…

  7. STEP 4 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing

    Vocabulary Cryotherapy – Use of a low-temperature physical agent to enhance healing (i.e. cold pack, ice cup) Electrotherapy – Use of an electrical physical agent to enhance healing (i.e. e-stim machine, TENS)  The Gate Control Theory of Pain – A widely accepted theory that your body can only send so many signals to the brain…

  8. STEP 3 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing

    When it comes to all the muscles and bones that our bodies use to move, symmetry is incredibly important for good health. A lack of symmetry is one of the biggest reasons that our joints and connective tissues wear out, resulting in pain that has no permanent relief. Pain leads to compensations in how we move….

  9. STEP 2 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing

    After an effective warm-up, the next step to PERMANENT healing is therapeutic exercise. We teach our patients how to correct compensatory biomechanics with specific exercises emphasizing incredibly strict form. Through this, our patients re-teach their bodies how to eliminate excess physical stress in any part of the body. We’ve witnessed compromised mechanics in the ankle…

  10. STEP 1 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing

    STEP 1 of Modern Rehab’s Plan to PERMANENT Healing:   Performing an aerobic warm up to increase intramuscular temperature. At the beginning of a Modern Rehab PT session, we like to have our patients start with 10 minutes of either walking on the treadmill, riding on the stationary bike, or pedaling on the UBE (arm bike)….