Category: Physical Therapy

What are the Benefits of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy?

  Paige Tretter, PT, DPT Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT) is used by Physical Therapists and other health professionals to assist patients in increasing muscle mass, endurance and strength even with painful arthritic joints and injured soft tissues.  This treatment can also be utilized as part of a rehabilitation program following certain surgical procedures.  Patients… Read more »

What is Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFRT)?

  by Jamie Swale, PT, DPT As an OSC Physical Therapist, I regularly see patients who have musculoskeletal injuries or who suffer from a condition such as arthritis, which causes them pain, decreased range of motion and loss of functional activity.  Working together with OSC specialists, my job is to help patients decrease their pain,… Read more »

Should I have Back Surgery?

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Patients who are told they need spine surgery have many questions, and rightly so.  They want to know about all of the risks, the expected downtime for recovery, any restrictions on movement and activity, and when they will start to see the benefits from having the surgery.  Even with all the… Read more »

Is it Time for my Hip Joint to be Replaced?

John D. Burrow, DO A question I’m often asked by my patients is “How will I know when it’s time for a hip replacement?” As their orthopaedic physician, I tell them, “You’ll know when it’s time and you’ll tell me when you are ready”.  Why do I say that?  I believe that my job is… Read more »

Pre-Natal Physical Therapy

Victoria Skay, LPTA So you’re having a baby!  Congratulations!  There is so much to do in nine months…pick a name, prepare the nursery, eat nutritious foods, pick out baby clothes, visit a Physical Therapist…what???  That’s right.  Making an appointment with a skilled Physical Therapist might be one of the most important preparations you can make… Read more »

What to Expect during your first Physical Therapy Appointment

Paige Tretter, DPT You’ve seen your OSC Orthopaedist or Pain Management Specialist and now you have a script for Physical Therapy.  If you’ve never been to Physical Therapy, you may only know what you’ve been told by your physician, a friend or family member.  You may not understand why you have two to three appointments… Read more »

What’s so great about Stretching, Anyway?

Cody Leeworthy, DPT As a Physical Therapist, I’m often asked about stretching by my patients.  “Why should I stretch?  When should I stretch?  How often should I stretch?”  We all know how fantastic a good stretch feels, especially when rising from bed or from a day of sitting at our desks.  Common sense tells us… Read more »

OSC is looking for a qualified Physical Therapist Assistant!

  OSC Physical Therapy Center has an excellent opportunity for a full-time Physical Therapist Assistant to join the team at our expanding outpatient orthopaedic clinic.  OSC Physical Therapy is a thriving, physician-owned practice utilizing the latest technology and techniques to effectively treat orthopaedic and neuromuscular disorders and pain.   Job Requirements Completion of an accredited… Read more »

“Oh, my Sciatica! – Sciatica Treatment Options

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD In Part Two of this article series on Sciatica, I will now discuss the non-surgical treatment options I recommend for my patients. Sciatica Treatment Treatment for sciatica is focused on addressing the cause of symptoms rather than just the symptoms. Treatment is usually non-surgical, but for severe pain and dysfunction it… Read more »