Category: Physical Therapy

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 »

At-Home Exercises to do While Waiting for your Lumbar Spine Surgery to be Rescheduled

Tom Toothaker, PT, DPT As a Physical Therapist who works for the Orthopaedic & Spine Center, I help many patients build their strength and flexibility after Lumbar Spine Surgery. For those of you waiting for surgery, it’s been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re feeling frustrated and disappointed, it’s understandable. Let’s use that… Read more »

OSC Physical Therapy – Changing to Better Serve You During the COVID-19 Crisis

For the safety and convenience of our patients, we’re now available for consults and evaluations immediately following your in-office visit with your OSC Physician or provider a few days per week. If physical therapy is recommended, you may choose to have physical therapy at the OSC Physical Therapy Clinic or with a non-OSC therapy provider. … Read more »

Common Causes of Heel Pain and How Physical Therapy May Help

Jonathan Lorusso, LPTA At OSC, our orthopaedic physicians treat many patients who complain of heel pain caused by a tendon or ligament that is inflamed and angry.  As an OSC Physical Therapist Assistant, I’m referred these patients to help them overcome their heel pain through exercise and the use of specific modalities designed to reduce… Read more »

What is Volleyball Shoulder?

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD At the time of this writing, we’re all quarantined in our houses, awaiting the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Those of us who love sports are eager to return to playing with our teammates.  You may not know this about me, but I’ve played beach & indoor volleyball for decades… Read more »

The Top Two Causes for Heel Pain

Joel D. Stewart, MD As a busy foot and ankle specialist, I often see patients complaining of heel pain.  Here, I’ll discuss the two most common reasons for heel pain and how they are treated. Plantar Fasciitis – The way I hear patients describe the pain they feel from Plantar Fasciitis is pretty much the… Read more »

What is Sports Medicine?

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD As a fellowship-trained Sports Medicine physician, I see patients who have injuries related to playing sports or who have special musculoskeletal issues that may present obstacles to their participating in the sport of their choice.  I also work with athletes, both amateur and professional, to help them prevent sports-related injuries. … Read more »

Common Back Injuries

Mark W. McFarland, DO Did you know that back pain is the number one reason for which people seek medical attention?  Having a healthy, non-painful back is essential to living and working well.  Let’s discuss some common back injuries and how I treat them. Back Strain – One of the most common complaints I hear… Read more »