Frail and elderly patients are a challenging and rewarding group to effectively rehabilitate. I’m reaching out to those in the community who have interest in geriatrics, PRI or both. I hope you can join us for PRI for Geriatrics at Advance Physical Therapy in Chapel Hill, NC on September 9-10th, 2017. This is a unique, clinically oriented course that focuses on frail and elderly patients… Continue Reading →
Got Scoliosis? You’re Not Alone!!
Scoliosis: Girls and boys experience scoliosis at about the same rate, most often during their early teenage years. Girls, however, are far more likely to experience larger spine curvatures requiring, x-rays, therapy, bracing and sometimes surgery. This can add a lot of stress, fear and confusion to an already challenging time of life. Often kids… Continue Reading →
Scoliosis and the Importance of Early Intervention
If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you or your child has scoliosis. I’m going to guess you have a pretty good sense of what scoliosis is. The most frustrating part for you might be trying to figure out what to do about it. Your MD may have said, “Come back in 4-6… Continue Reading →
Nutrition: A Missing Link in Joint Pain
Nutrition may be your missing link? At Advance Physical Therapy, we are interested in more than the parts of you that hurt. We want to know how your whole system is working together (or not). Because of this, we often ask about your general fitness, hearing and vision. In addition, we will likely ask about… Continue Reading →
Chronic Pain in Physical Therapy Students
Our own, Jean Massé, PT, DPT, PRC, OCS, ATC is an adjunct professor at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She teaches physical therapy students about chronic pain, scoliosis and diagnosis. Over the years of her teaching at UNC Chapel Hill, she has had many students approach her with their own chronic pain… Continue Reading →
Postural Restoration for Children
At the last Capitol District Physical Therapy Association meeting, my colleague, Lisa Mangino, PT, DPT, PCS, C/NDT, PRC, offered a terrific presentation on how she uses principles of Postural Restoration with children. Lisa reminded participants that the human body is inherently asymmetrical and is biased toward patterns of extension. Sensory awareness of posture, the ground,… Continue Reading →
Schroth based Scoliosis Treatment in the Physical Therapy World
On 3/19/15, Jean Masse, PT, DPT, PRC, OCS, ATC, was invited to speak to the UNC Physical Therapy Class of 2017 about scoliosis. Jean gave an eloquent and enlightening presentation to these students, inviting them to explore rehabilitation techniques utilized in Europe for nearly 100 years, but only recognized in the US beginning in 2008…. Continue Reading →
Advance Physical Therapy and Fleet Feet Sports Wraps Up Winter Coat Collection for Area Children
Dear Friends, On October 19th we concluded our winter coat collection drive. Together with Fleet Feet Sports we were able to collect 28 winter coats. All of the donations went to the John Avery Boys and Girls Club of Durham; this organization provides a safe and warm place for kids to learn, grow and have… Continue Reading →
Coats For Kids Update
We still need more coat donations! Dear friends, I want to thank you for all the coat donations we have received so far for our Coats for Kids effort. But we still need more coats and we need your help. Let’s try to help as many children that we can! My inspiration to initiate this… Continue Reading →
Give the Gift of Warmth for a Healthy Winter Season
Being cold takes the fun out of winter. Last winter was especially cold and nasty for us in the greater triangle region. Thinking about this may make you cringe and go searching for your winter jacket! For some children in our community, last winter was endured without the warmth of a winter coat. During a… Continue Reading →
Come See What We Do
We would like to welcome our colleagues, friends, clients and patients to a free public lecture reviewing the history, background and general “nuts and bolts” of the powerful work we are doing to address curvature of the spine. “The Influence of Position and Breath In the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis using Postural Restoration and… Continue Reading →
Concerns about the way your child or a child you know is moving??
ADVANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY’S Pediatric Physical Therapist Specialist is offering FREE PEDIATRIC MOVEMENT SCREENINGS Wednesdays in July and August from 12-2 pm. Bring your child and/or talk to our specialist. Call ahead at (919) 932-7266 to reserve a time.
Upcoming November ChiWalking workshop
See dates/times below. Let me know if you would like to sign up. Would love to have you, Beth Dates: Sundays (Nov. 3 & 17) Time: 1:30 – 3:00 ChiWalking Workshop Instructor: Beth Elder Walk and hike effortlessly and injury-free by learning how to walk biomechanically. Attend the Small Group ChiWalking workshop… Continue Reading →
Find a need and fill it. ~Ruth Stafford Peale
I have been a member of the Community Church of Chapel Hill for over 15 years. As a PT, I have occasionally visited church members in the hospital to help out if needed, I have adjusted a few canes over the years, and even seen a few members as patients in the clinic. However, over… Continue Reading →
“Don’t be the person who fell, be the person who got back up” -Jenette Stanley
Fall Prevention and Management Program at Advance Physical Therapy The consequences of falling are, unfortunately, an area that therapists at Advance Physical Therapy know a lot about. We regularly have patients coming to us to deal with the harsh consequences of a fall on their body, mind and spirit. A person that experiences… Continue Reading →
Advance Physical Therapy Provides On-Site Dance Medicine for Spring performance.
Working behind the scenes of Peter Pan: Written by Matthew Harwood, PT, DPT, OCS I recently provided behind the scenes physical therapy for the performance of Peter Pan, by Legacy Studios for the Performing Arts. Providing “show coverage” offers a unique professional opportunity which is different than when I am treating dancers in the… Continue Reading →