PT in the News

Cooking for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us!  One of our favorite pastimes (and current times) is time in the kitchen with loved ones.  This holiday season we are compiling a list of our favorite recipes to fix in the kitchen.  We would LOVE for you to contribute to our recipe collection.

5 Things to do in Mandeville, Louisiana

Mandeville is full of outdoor activities to enjoy. This allows its residents to live a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. We have compiled a list of 5 things to enjoy in Mandeville, Louisiana. We also added a few additional items to the list incase the first 5 weren’t enough!

5 Fun Things To Do This Halloween Season

Halloween has transformed through the years from dressing up in costume to ward off ghosts to now dressing in costume to get all the candy! We’ve compiled a list of 5 things to do this Halloween season, both family friendly for those looking to get the candy corn spooked out of them.

The Role of Physical Therapy

In today’s world, there are SO MANY options when it comes to pain management.  Used to, the only remediation for pain was medicine or surgery.  Today you have several options for pain management.  In this article, we are going to discuss the role (and benefits) physical therapy has on your road to recovery.

Diagnosing Myelopathy

Five Things to do in Hammond Without Back Pain

Hammond, Louisiana is full of great things to do, especially during the fall AND if you don’t have back pain.  We’ve compiled a list of FIVE things that are fun to do in Hammond, La this fall if you don’t have back pain.

4 Reasons How Massage Therapy Can Benefit You

Massage is mentioned by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and Native Americans and eastern healers have used various modalities of massage to facilitate the healing process.  In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in the integration of massage in physical therapy and other conventional forms of medicine. Although there has been significant increase in the use of massage therapy, more that 60% of the population has either never received a massage or has no knowledge of the benefits it has to offer.  In this article are 4 ways massage therapy can be beneficial to you.

Cheat Meal Confessions

We all try to live that 80/20 lifestyle. Let us help you make that 20% a little more festive and delicious! Our staff got together and confessed their one true indulgence, no matter how sugary/cheesy it may be! Read along for ideas for your next cheat meal, date night, Sunday brunch, etc.!

Four Different Reasons for Sciatica

We are commonly asked, “What IS sciatica?” Aside from being a pain in the buttock, it can also create pain in the leg, foot and back. In today’s post we discuss 5 different reasons for sciatica and what you can do about it!

Seven Easy Ways to Lose 20 Pounds

Weight loss doesn’t have to be complicated. Add these seven simple changes to your daily routine, and you’ll drop 20 pounds easily. Best of all? You won’t just look better, you’ll feel better, too!

4 Reasons Why Sitting is the New Smoking

spending every minute of your workday glued to your chair affects your health. In today’s blog post we discuss why health professionals say sitting is the new smoking (and what you can do about it)!

Sitting is the new smoking

5 Tips to Relieve Shoulder Problems

The shoulder is an especially complex joint. Pain can develop in the shoulder from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or from minor sports injuries. In today’s blog post we explore 5 tips to reduce shoulder pain without medication or surgery.

5 Ways to Reduce Knee Problems

Kurt Vonnegut said, “Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.” When temporary knee pain becomes a chronic problem, your body is sending an important message that shouldn’t be ignored. In today’s blog post we take a look at 5 options that can reduce knee pain without medication or surgery.

Dry Needling Treatment

Men’s Health on Dry Needling Treatment

While we’ve been using dry needling therapy since 2015, many patients are still unfamiliar with the treatment. That’s why I was happy to see Men’s Health Magazine write a deep dive into how dry needling therapy is showing fantastic results for a surprisingly wide spectrum of conditions.

Dry Needling in Sports

In today’s blog post, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw takes us through the Tiger locker room where LSU Team Physical Therapist Ricky Lane explains how LSU uses the Kinetacore functional dry needling therapy as part of their competitive edge.

Elizabeth Recovers from POTS with Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy: Not just for Sports Injuries

Elizabeth did not think much of her frequent fainting spells. But when the seventh grader fainted during a trail run, she and her family knew it was time to get help. Lean how PT played a critical role in helping one 12-year-old rebuild her life.

8th Annual – Keeping Up with Jones 5K

The Keeping Up With Jones 5K was created in 2008 by Jones Physical Therapy as a way to promote fitness in the local community. Over the years, the Jones 5k has grown into a well loved local event for the whole family. This year’s race starts and finishes at Varsity Sports in Old Mandeville. The course is an out and back along the scenic Mandeville Lakefront. Funds raised from entry fees and sponsorships are donated to a Louisiana Methodist Childrens Home – Mandeville.

Keeping Up with Jones 5K

Diagnosing Myelopathy

Understanding Myelopathy

Myelopathy is often misdiagnosed as muscle soreness, and countless people shrug off its symptoms. However, unlike a pulled muscle, myelopathy won’t resolve itself. Once diagnosed, the disorder never goes away, and in 75 percent of patients, it gets worse. In today’s blog post, learn more about how PT can help determine the source of the pain and provide you with effective solutions.

Physical Therapy Instead of Opioids

All over America, doctors are prescribing opioids for pain. Opioids mask pain but also come with side effects including, nausea, withdrawal and addiction. In our latest video post, we discuss how Physical Therapists treat pain without drugs by using movement and exercise.

Physical Therapy vs Opiates

Dry Needling for Headaches

Dry Needling is called “Dry” because no medication is being injected into the area. Because of this, the needles are very thin and often you can’t feel the needle entering the skin. As the needle tip gets close to painful tight muscles, you may feel a faint pinching, burning or aching sensation. Sometimes you feel nothing.

No Prescription Required

Recently, musculoskeletal problems such as spinal pain or sports injuries, would require patients to first see their primary care physician. In some cases, the added expense and time caused people to delay or defer care. Today, recent changes to the law in Louisiana have improved access to Physical Therapy.

Full service physical therapy.

knee replacement video

Knee Replacement Video

Arthroplasty, or what is commonly called knee replacement surgery, is a surgical procedure to re-engineer a knee damaged by injury or arthritis. The following video is very helpful in understanding the knee replacement process.

Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement Surgery

Modern joint replacements have been around since the 1960s and since that time have become the most often performed orthopedic surgery in the world. Today I talk about the development of the joint replacement, some of the latest advances and what patients can expect from Physical Therapy when having a joint replaced.