809, 2015

What is Dry Needling Treatment?

By |September 8th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

By Mandi Fetters

Dry needling caught my attention at a physical therapy conference four years ago. I was in a packed banquet room, squeezed in between my colleagues, eyes wide, as the speaker explained a then mysterious treatment: dry needling. Dry needling is a treatment in which a very thin needle (so thin it waves in […]

209, 2015

Why PT? An Interview with Physical Therapist Kathy Szirony

By |September 2nd, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

1. What inspired you to become a PT?

“I had a cousin who was in bad car accident when he was 21 and was in the hospital for a long time. When I would go to visit him after he came home, I saw the physical therapist working with him and that’s when I decided that’s […]

2608, 2015

Understanding Shoulder Impingement

By |August 26th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

What is Shoulder Impingement?
Shoulder impingement is caused by an abnormal mechanical relationship between the rotator cuff and surrounding anatomy of the shoulder. There are two main types of shoulder impingement: intrinsic & extrinsic. Intrinsic type shoulder impingement is caused by rotator cuff degeneration and/or arthritis, while extrinsic type shoulder impingement is due to the specific […]

1208, 2015

Why PT? An Interview with Physical Therapist Kevin Jones

By |August 12th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

1. What inspired you to become a PT?
“I knew I wanted to get into physical therapy since early in undergrad. I always knew I wanted to pursue something in the health care field, and PT was a growing profession at that time. I liked the amount of actual time I could interact with patients — […]

508, 2015

Upper Back Pain in the Office Worker

By |August 5th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments


Most people are at least familiar with the child song “Dem Bones.” Remember, the foot bone’s connected to the leg bone, the leg bone’s connected to the knee bone…and so on.
Turns out this isn’t just a silly song. Rather, it is a nice reminder that our body is connected from top to bottom. As […]

2105, 2015

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By |May 21st, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel of the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a small passageway formed by the wrist bones and ligaments. The tunnel protects the finger flexor tendons and the median nerve that pass through it.

Risk factors:
• Injury: Wrist fractures or dislocations may decrease […]

2005, 2015

“Why PT” Contest Winner

By |May 20th, 2015|Contests|0 Comments

Patient Story:
“I am a 53 yr. old, competitive distance runner who has suffered with low back, hip & groin pain & discomfort for more than 30 years. Over those years, I have been prescribed anti-inflammatory and arthritis medications; I have seen D.O’s; P.T’s; Chiropractors and massage therapists with no relief. When my pain became so […]

505, 2015

Why PT? An Interview with Physical Therapist and OPTA President Anthony DiFilippo

By |May 5th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

1. What inspired you to become a PT?
“I was on the receiving end of physical therapy during high school sports, so that’s how I got interested. It seemed like a good fit.”

2. What are your practice/specialty areas?
“I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Therapist. That means I work with runners, post-surgery patients, and onsite industrial rehab […]

2402, 2015

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis – A Type of Heel Pain

By OPTA|February 24th, 2015|Types of Injuries|2 Comments

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. 2 million Americans are affected by plantar fasciitis each year, with 10% of the population being afflicted at some point in their lifetime. The plantar fascia is a strong connective tissue that connects your heel to your toes. It can become painful and […]

2402, 2015

Make PT Happen Contest!

By OPTA|February 24th, 2015|Contests|0 Comments

Help One More Person Rehabilitate This Year
Physical therapy is about helping people reconnect to the activities they love most.

As a way of spreading the word about the benefits of physical therapy, the Ohio Physical Therapy Association is collecting inspiring patient stories from physical therapists and physical therapist assistants for our Make PT Happen Contest.

We have […]