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 →
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 →
Keep Your Eyes On Those Growing Spines!
Early detection and treatment of abnormal spinal curves during growth can make a tremendous difference in the health of the mature spine. Keep an eye on your growing child’s spine, especially between the ages of 9 and 14 with this simple test: Adams Forward Bending Test: Have your child stand with their feet together and… 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.
From One Runner (and Physical Therapist) to Another
I have been using Fleet Feet Sports in Carrborro as resource for my physical therapy clients and for myself since moving to the area 3 years ago. So when I got the chance to perform injury screenings for their community of walkers and runners this past month I jumped at the chance. This… Continue Reading →
Screening Children for Scoliosis
What do we look for? Does the child have natural curves at the back of the neck, middle and lower back? The start of scoliosis is often marked by a flattening or increase in spinal curvatures, before a more obvious sideways curve develops. When the child bends forward is there: a flattening between the shoulder… 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 →
Advance PT Jumps at a Chance for Outreach in Guatamala
If you had a chance to go to another country and perform your same job in a place where you couldn’t speak the language… would you do it? A place where maybe they do your job a little bit differently, but where you had the opportunity to teach and share “tricks of the trade”? If… Continue Reading →
Advance Physical Therapy Global Outreach
Lisa Mangino, PT and Pediatric Specialist at Advance Physical Therapy, is headed to Guatemala at the end of April. As part of the UNC Physical Therapy School’s Global Outreach Program, she will join 7 other PT’s and 15 of their physical therapy students on… Continue Reading →