The Role of the Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at OSC

Frederick Wintermantel III, LPTA Physical Therapy is an important part of the treatment plan for many of the Orthopaedic and Pain Management patients seen daily by the physicians at OSC.  These patients may have a sports-related injury, may have been injured at work or maybe suffering from the aches and pains associated with arthritis.  Whatever… Read more »

Cupping Therapy | Dry Cupping

by Jim Koske, MPT Cupping Therapy has been used by health practitioners since ancient times.  The Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese all practiced forms of cupping 3000 years ago.  It was believed that cupping could suck ill “humors” or spirits from the body and was practiced alongside blood-letting and the use of leeches in the medieval… Read more »

Truth Bomb: REVolution Temperature Check

New Year’s REVolution: How is it mid-March already? It’s time for a REVolution temperature check. At the beginning of the year, I wrote about my new year’s REVolution to be kinder, fierce, unstoppable, and braver. I’m here to ‘fess up’ and share an update. Kinder – A priority of mine is to be kinder to… Read more »

Weightlift Safely to Prevent Back Pain or Injury While Bodybuilding

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Besides being an Orthopaedic Spine Specialist, I have many interests outside of the operating room. I really enjoy weightlifting and used to compete in bodybuilding events in my younger days.  While bodybuilding involves committing to a specific nutrition plan with little fat intake, taking lots of protein supplements and getting… Read more »

Snapping Hip Syndrome or Coxa Saltans

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Have you ever experienced a snapping sound and/or sensation when you walk? This commonly seen condition is called Snapping Hip Syndrome, and it involves an issue with movement either inside or outside of the hip joint. While initially harmless and painless (and maybe an often trotted-out party-trick, “Hey Jim, make… Read more »

March Lecture Features Dr. Jeffrey Carlson – OSC Spine Specialist

Effective Treatments for Pinched Nerves, Slipped Discs and Spinal Stenosis Join Dr. Jeffrey Carlson as he discusses both non-surgical and surgical treatment options for common conditions of the spine. Learn about Less Exposure Spine Surgery, which involves a smaller incision, much less blood loss, trauma, and time under anesthesia than traditional surgery.  Most surgeries are… Read more »

Common Golf Injuries that Occur in the Spring

Boyd W. Haynes, III, MD Ah, springtime!  The weather is warmer, the sun is shining and everything is in bloom.  After being cooped up inside for the several months of cold winter weather we experience every year, Tidewater residents can be expected to head outdoors and start being active again. Unfortunately, as a Sports Medicine… Read more »

Self-Care: What is it?

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve others from an empty vessel.” – Eleanor Brown This is the first article in a series about self-care. In the series, we will cover the various areas in life that require self-care. I will also provide suggestions on how to create your own self-care plan. In this article,… Read more »

“Tennis Anyone?”  How to Avoid the Most Common Injuries While Charging the Net

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD While not as popular as football, soccer or basketball, the sport of tennis has a huge following in the United States and around the world.  Tennis is synonymous with warm, sunny weather, ritzy country clubs and pro players who are also jet-setting celebrities.  Many of us love to watch Wimbledon… Read more »

Thermal Therapy with Moist Heat

Joshua Hancock, PTA If you were to look inside any busy Physical Therapy Clinic, you would observe a variety of treatments and modalities being used to help patients feel better and restore their function after injury, illness or surgery.  The application of heat is a thermal modality commonly used in a rehabilitative setting to bring… Read more »