PT in the News

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.

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 Treatment

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.

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.

Elizabeth Recovers from POTS with Physical Therapy

Keeping Up with Jones 5K

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.

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.

Diagnosing Myelopathy

Physical Therapy vs Opiates

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.

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.

Full service physical therapy.

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.

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.

knee replacement video

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.

Back Problems – Five Misconceptions

Statistically speaking, if you have a back, you are going to have back pain. Back pain can be fleeting and quickly forgotten, or it can set up residence like an unwelcome relative who uses up all your time and attention.

Lumbar discs that cause back pain

Undiagnosed Conditions

Suffering from a condition that isn’t improving is a hidden epidemic. Millions of people are living with perplexing life conditions they feel elude diagnosis and treatment, even as health care technology advances to an all-time high. In this month’s blog post, Physical Therapist Paul Jones discusses the two words that can quickly turn around an undiagnosed condition.

Keeping Up with Jones 5K – Wrap Up

As the Keeping Up with Jones 5K Organizer, I’d like to thank everyone who made the Keeping Up With Jones 5K a huge success. The funds we have raised this year will help Louisiana’s Methodist Children’s Home in their mission over the next year. The benefits of their work will make a positive impact for the children in their care, in many cases, for the rest of their lives.

Keeping Up with Jones 5K Winner

Fuel up for 1/2 marathon

Fueling Up for a Half Marathon

With the Keeping Up with Jones 5K just around the corner and the Gulf Coast Half Marathon the next day, I’m always interested in sharing great information that will help everyone do their best and have fun. In the following Runners’ World post, Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. covers the important issue of fueling up right before and during the race.

Dry Needling Approved for Sports Injuries

The state of Louisiana has approved Dry Needling for physical therapists; however, they have made a decision to require 50 hours of training. In this blog post I’ll share what I leaned in my certification training at Kinetacore’s state-of-the-art Teaching Center in Virginia.

The Cost of Physical Therapy

People often ask me, “What’s the real cost of Physical Therapy?” They want to know what’s covered by their insurance plan and what co-pays, deductibles, and other expenses they can expect. However, none of those are the real cost of Physical Therapy.

Running Injuries

Running can be a wonderful activity to enjoy for a lifetime. It gives you a great cardiovascular workout, strengthens your body and can help increase your social connection if you run with others. Here are 5 critical steps to ensure you fully recover from a running injury.

Jones Physical Therapy raises money for charity

Keeping Up with Jones 5K

This year’s Keeping Up With Jones 5K is Saturday October 17th! Help us exceed the $4,100 we raised last year for the Methodist Home for Children in Mandeville.