Author Archives: Teresa Stockton

Joint Pain

As the holiday season approaches, the sights, scents, and joyful chatter signal the onset of festivities. But for some, severe joint pain dampens the anticipation, turning even simple holiday activities into daunting tasks. It’s a pervasive issue that impacts the quality of our holiday experiences, making what should be a joyful season uncomfortable. But don’t […]

Prevent Low Back Pain while Shoveling Snow

As I was shoveling the snow off my driveway this week, I quickly realized that I needed to adjust my technique or I was going to pay for it later. Injury can result from repetitive movements with a general lack of awareness and variability in movement and may be prevented with some easy steps. First, […]

Dive Into Aquatic Therapy at our Clifton Street Practice

Dive Into Aquatic Therapy at our Clifton Street Practice Our aquatic therapy program consists of supervised exercises performed in the water that provides a safe and effective method for healing injuries, faster progress, and increasing mobility with each completed exercise. Aquatic therapy can benefit patients with the following conditions: Rheumatoid Arthritis Fibromyalgia Back Pain Knee and Ankle Injuries […]

More use of PT linked with less back pain in older adults

Back pain is prevalent and reduces quality of life in population Back pain is a prevalent condition in the entire population, as 80% of people will experience it at least once. It’s particularly common in older adults, and up to 33% of individuals over the age of 65 experience it regularly, which limits their abilities […]


Have you suffered a concussion in the past and are you having a hard time returning back to work or school? There are certain factors that may prolong your recovery. Prior concussion Female vs. Male Age History of ADHD/ADD Neurological diagnosis Psychiatric diagnosis Prolonged loss of consciousness Vestibular diagnosis It is expected that most people […]

Aquatic Exercise

We all know that exercise is important to maintaining and improving health, but what happens when exercises in the gym are too painful due to joint discomfort and back pain? Are there alternative options?  The answer is : YES! Aquatic therapy can be very beneficial for those who suffer from arthritis and joint pain in […]

Attention Ladies:  What’s in Your Bag

Attention Ladies:  What’s in Your Bag Have you been dealing with pain in your neck, back or shoulder?  Well guess what!  It could possibly be that favorite accessory that most of us women love known as the PURSE.  Have you noticed that over the past few years those purses are being manufactured much larger than […]


Headaches Headaches are extremely variable in symptoms and will affect 99% of the population at some point. Do you suffer from frequent or intense headaches? If so, you should consider physical therapy with Rehab Associates of Central Virginia to alleviate your symptoms. Headaches can fall into many different categories and classifications but two of the […]

Younger patients continue to have impairments after ACL surgery

Increase in number of surgeries has led to increase in need for effective rehabilitation The number of injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in younger patients whose bodies have not yet fully matured seems to be rising. In some cases, these patients are treated with a surgical procedure called ACL reconstruction. With more young […]

Physical Therapy Assistant Job Opportunities

Rehab Associates of Central Virginia is seeking passionate Physical Therapy Assistants for our Bedford, VA, Amherst, VA, and Lynchburg, VA clinics. Rehab Associates was most recently named Advance Magazine’s National Physical Therapy Practice of the Year. We offer excellent benefits, generous continuing education opportunities, paid VPTA/APTA memberships, professional development and advancement opportunities for top candidates. […]

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