Location: Newberry Memorial Hospital (2669 Kinard Street Newberry, SC 29108)
Time: Thursday at 6:15 PM
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Today we celebrate 20 years of service to the good people of Newberry County! Thank you for allowing us to help you get back to LIFE!
The results of the study demonstrated that receiving physical therapy within 30 days of the onset of acute musculoskeletal pain for low back, shoulder and knee pain was associated with a 5-10 percent reduction in the use of opioid medication. This finding can go a long way in reducing the incident rate of opioid prescriptions and the possibility of becoming addicted to the medication. This further supports the concept that physical therapy is an evidenced based profession that utilizes a wide range of non-addictive treatments that offer pain relief and improve performance of functional activities.
What is BPPV?
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is an inner ear disorder in which changes to the position of the head, such as tipping the head backward, lead to sudden vertigo – a feeling that the room is spinning.
How is BPPV diagnosed? It is diagnosed with a Dix-Hallpike test. This test involves observing the eyes with the head and body positioned in specific ways.
What does PT consist of?
An Epley maneuver is a procedure in which the clinician moves your head into five positions, maintaining each position for approximately 30 seconds. The goal of this treatment/test is to move the otoconia from the semicircular canals to a less sensitive location within the inner ear. It can be called particle repositioning. This treatment takes about 15 minutes and alleviates symptoms in about 80% of patients.
What is Blood Flow Restriction?
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is accomplished by an application of pressure to the extremities. The pressure is sufficient to maintain arterial inflow while blocking venous outflow. The goal of BFR is to enable patients to make greater strength gains while lifting lighter loads—which reduces the overall stress placed on the affected joint.
What is Direct Assess?
Direct access is exactly what it sounds like: patients have direct access to physical therapy services. This means that they do not need a physician referral or prescription in order to receive the services of physical therapist.
In the State of South Carolina, we can treat a patient for 30 days without a referral from the doctor.
According to the The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's), the latest studies revealed an estimated 54.4 million US adults have diagnosed arthritis—about 1 in 4 Americans. Of those, about 27% report experiencing severe joint pain. The prevalence of arthritis increased with age and was higher for some demographic groups, including women.
Making matters worse, says CDC, of those with arthritis, around a third report that they don't engage in any physical activity, the very thing that "can improve physical functioning in adults with joint conditions."
Congratulations to Matthew Whitaker, DPT, OCS! He is now the director at Chapin Rehabilitation Clinic, in Chapin, SC. For patients who need to contact Matt, he can be reached at (803) 345-3811.