Author Archives: Teresa Stockton


Full-time Physical Therapy Technicians – Amherst, Forest & Rustburg Clinics Physical Therapy Technicians work directly with patients while assisting Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Qualified candidates would be energetic, dependable and eager to help patients through their rehab process. A background in exercise science or health promotion is beneficial. Full-time RACV employees are eligible […]

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 […]

Balance-training program leads to improvements with osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can have numerous negative effects and increase risk of falling Falls and resulting injuries are one of the most common causes of disability, reduced functioning, and lower quality of life in older adults. Unfortunately, as people age, the fear of falling usually increases as walking speed, balance, and physical function all tend to decrease. […]


IT IS SPRING TIME! Time for spring planting, garden tilling, and mulching and time for the gardener in all of us to get in gear. It is this time of year when I have many people come to me after hurting themselves because they become very active outside after not doing much in the winter […]

Impact Magazine Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

Impact Magazine March 3, 2015 Joshua Bailey, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS Joshua Bailey, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS CPED PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER. Practice location: Rehab Associates of Central Virginia, Lynchburg, Virginia, and surrounding communities. Practice specifics: We have 11 clinics and a business center. The practice employs 110 people and has been in operation for […]

Industrial Rehabilitation

Just like an injured athlete needs rehabilitation to return to the field for their sport, the injured worker needs rehabilitation to return to their job. With industrial rehabilitation, it is important to not only address the impairments and pain the patient is experiencing but also to prepare the patient to return to work safely and […]

Heart Disease and Physical Therapy

Heart Disease and Physical Therapy The leading killer in America is heart disease claiming over 600,000 lives a year. Cardiovascular disease complications include renal insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleeping disorders like obstructive and central apnea syndrome just to name a few. Other problems associated with heart disease include coronary artery disease, stroke, […]

Walking on Water

I have been asked many times “is working out in a pool good for you when you are getting over an injury?” My answer has always been yes! And if you do not believe me, there is now more research that supports aquatic rehab. Exercise in the pool can improve function, fitness, balance, coordination, flexibility […]

Body Mechanics to Prevent Back Injury

Lifting is often an inevitable part of most people’s day.  But do we all use the proper mechanics to avoid injury?  Likely, the answer is no.  There are many things that you can do to protect your back from injury, not just during lifting, but during other daily activities as well.  First and foremost, it […]

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