Blog - Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy
By Derrick Simms, PT, DPT What Does a Physical Therapist Do? The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) defines a physical therapist as an expert in movement that utilizes examination to determine an appropriate treatment plan for a variety of physical conditions. Physical Therapists diagnose, educate, perform hands-on techniques, and prescribe exercise to facilitate the return of function. How Can Physical… Read more
by James Laughlin, PTA Kinetic Edge physical therapists treat lots of runners ranging from fitness enthusiasts, high school cross country and track athletes, to elite level runners. The number one question on every runner’s mind is whether they can continue running while injured. There is no short answer to this question as every individual’s situation is unique. Ultimately, this question… Read more
Saturday March 13, 2021
by Nathan Lucs, PT, DPT Pain is a complex and inevitable fact of life. At some point or another we will all experience it. The pain experience is helpful as a guide to avoid further injury when experiencing an acute tissue injury, but what happens when it persists beyond tissue healing? Pain does not have to be solely due to… Read more
Tuesday March 2, 2021
by Paige Engbers Should I bring my child in for pediatric occupational therapy? This is a question we hear often because many people don’t know what occupational therapy is and what it can do for their child. Occupational therapy can benefit any child age 0-18 who is experiencing difficulty with every day activities. These difficulties may include one or more… Read more
by Jodeann Cooley, PTA Osteoarthritis is commonly known as wear and tear arthritis. OA is the most common type of arthritis. More than 27 million people in the U.S. have OA, and knees are the most commonly affected area. Osteoarthritis is caused when the natural cushioning between joints (cartilage) wears away. This causes the bones of the knee to rub… Read more