Category: Physical Therapy

Treating Plantar Fasciitis Properly for Long-Term Pain Relief

Dr .Joel Stewart

Joel D. Stewart, MD One of the most common complaints for which I see patients is heel pain due to plantar fasciitis.  Sometimes people call this heel spurs, but it’s not usually the bone that hurts. The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs underneath your foot and connects behind your… Read more »

OSC First in Virginia to Offer In-Home ROMtech Portable Connect Bikes for Total Knee Replacement Patients

    Dr. Boyd Haynes and Dr. John Burrow are excited to offer their Total Knee Replacement patients ROMtech Portable Connect Bikes for in-home use during recovery after surgery.  The ROMtech bikes are proven to help patients achieve a better range of motion, greater extension, faster recovery and an overall better rehabilitation experience following knee… Read more »

Physical Therapy for the Unhappy Triad or Blown Knee

  Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT A Blown Knee or the Unhappy Triad is an injury to the knee that damages three knee components simultaneously, the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), the meniscus and the MCL (medial collateral ligament).  This type of injury is typically seen in sports like skiing, football, and basketball, but can occur during… Read more »

The Unhappy Triad – A Complex Injury of the Knee

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  Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Knee injuries are one of the most common reasons for people to seek care from an Orthopaedic physician.  Because the knee joint is complex and consists of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues, a lot can go wrong.  Sometimes, the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), the meniscus and… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Turf Toe

  Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT A sprain of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint at the base of the big toe has come to be known as Turf Toe, since artificial turf is now widely used in the world of sports. Artificial Turf is harder and doesn’t have as much “give” as natural grass fields when a… Read more »

Tumors of the Spine

  Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Tumors are an abnormal collection or mass of cells that multiply rapidly without the “on/off” switch normal cells possess.  Spinal tumors that are directly related to spine cells are rare and we are not sure what causes most spinal tumors; however, a very small percentage can be caused by genetic… Read more »

Lumbar Spine Fusion

  Mark W. McFarland, DO As a busy spine surgeon, I routinely perform Lumbar Spine Fusion surgery.  In this article, I will discuss this procedure and how it is used to improve function and relieve pain in patients with certain spinal conditions. The lumbar spine is made up of five bone segments, called vertebra, which… Read more »

Exercises to do at Home Before Your Knee Replacement Surgery

Jamie Swale, PT, DPT Most orthopaedic surgeries were postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis as they were considered elective. If your knee replacement surgery fell into that category and you’re sitting at home waiting for it to be rescheduled, look at the bright side. You now have more time to get yourself in better physical… Read more »