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Concussions in the Elderly

By Jordan Molstre, PT, DPT Concussions aren’t just for kids. In fact, though often associated with young athletes participating in contact sports, concussions pose a significant concern for our elderly population. As people age, the consequences of concussions can become more severe, leading to health complications and eventually to diminished quality of life. Plus, the […]

Spring Solutions for Back Pain

“Weed Eating is Killing My Lower Back” and Other Problems that Spring Brings By: Andy Tatom, PT, DPT, OCS It’s that time of year again. Spring. The birds are singing, the trees are budding, and the flowers are blooming. What goes along with all that warm weather and vegetation? Weeds. From pulling weeds out of […]

Focus on Gait and Balance

Focus on Gait and Balance: Staying Young and Strong By: Katie Morris, PT, DPT, GCS, Cert-MMOA, Site Director Brookneal Clinic As we age, women make moisturizing our hands and face a priority. We no longer forget to put on sunscreen. We are overly critical of those fine lines and crow’s feet, so we buy “miracle” […]

Why is a Physical Therapist a Doctor?

By:    Josh Bailey, PT, DPT, OCS, CPED Josh or Dr. Bailey? Both are correct. At Rehab Associates, we like to build personal relationships with our patients, so many call us by our first names, but since 2016, in order to be licensed, a physical therapist must earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from […]

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 […]

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