Category: Physical Therapy

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 »

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 »