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Massage Therapy for Post Surgery Recovery

Surgery, whether major or minor, can take a significant toll on the body, leading to discomfort, stiffness, and limited mobility during the recovery period. While conventional rehabilitation methods play a crucial role, incorporating massage therapy...
Jun 26th, 2024
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The Importance of Electrolytes in the Summer for Working Out

As temperatures rise during the summer months, staying active can become more challenging. The heat and humidity increase the risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, making it essential to pay extra attention to your body's needs. For those who...
Jun 26th, 2024
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Injury Prevention for Runners: Tips and Techniques

Running is an excellent way to stay fit, clear your mind, and enjoy the outdoors. However, it can also lead to various injuries if proper precautions are not taken. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or a casual jogger, injury prevention should be a top
Jun 26th, 2024
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Exploring Innovative Assistive Devices in Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is constantly evolving, with advancements in technology and equipment revolutionizing the rehabilitation process. In this blog post, we'll delve into the world of assistive devices used in physical therapy, from cutting-edge technologies..
Apr 23rd, 2024

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Feb 20th, 2024

5 Injury Prevention Tips for Basketball Players

Basketball is an exhilarating sport that demands agility, strength, and skill. However, the fast-paced nature of the game can also increase the risk of injuries. Whether you're a seasoned player or just hitting the court for fun, prioritizing injury...
Dec 28th, 2023

5 Benefits of Sports Massage

Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, your body endures significant stress during physical activities. While proper training and recovery play essential roles, one often overlooked and highly beneficial practice is sports massage.
Dec 20th, 2023

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy, often referred to as water therapy or pool therapy, offers a refreshing and effective approach to rehabilitation and fitness. By harnessing the buoyancy and resistance of water, this therapeutic technique provides a wide range of benefits
Sep 28th, 2023

Prehabilitation: The Role of Physical Therapy Before Surgery

Undergoing surgery can be a significant life event, and preparing your body for the procedure is crucial for a smoother recovery and better outcomes. Prehabilitation, often referred to as "prehab," involves a proactive approach to physical therapy before s
Sep 6th, 2023

Strength Training Benefits for Runners

If you're a runner, you may be focused on building endurance and increasing your speed. While these are important aspects of running, it's also important to consider the benefits of strength training. Strength training can improve your running performance
May 9th, 2023

How to be More Active at a Desk Job

Many of us spend a significant portion of our day sitting at a desk in front of a computer. While this may be necessary for our job, it can be detrimental to our health. Research shows that sitting for long periods of time can lead to weight gain, heart...
May 9th, 2023

What Physical Therapy Can Do for You

Physical therapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various physical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular systems. It's a non-invasive treatment option that can...
Apr 18th, 2023

The Morning Aches: How to Cope and Prevent

The morning aches are a tough way to start the day. It can be very discouraging for patients to wake up and immediately be in pain and discomfort. Finding the root cause of the problem is the best way to prevent the morning aches and start waking up on the
Mar 30th, 2023

Elbow Extension Exercises

Stiffness in the elbow can cause pain and loss of range of motion in the elbow, making everyday activities difficult to perform. Our physical therapists at MPOWER Physical Therapy are here to help!
Mar 30th, 2023

Treatment for Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring injuries can be one of the most painful and annoying injuries in sports. It takes time for them to heal and if not properly treated, the risk for retear is high. At Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, our doctors specialize in hamstring...
Mar 7th, 2023
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Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

If you have plantar fasciitis, you likely have stabbing foot pain near your heel. Luckily there are a variety of conservative treatment options for this condition, such as physical therapy. Learn easy at-home exercises to relieve plantar fasciitis pain.
Feb 3rd, 2023
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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can often be reduced or treated by using physical therapy techniques. Learn causes of your shoulder pain and physical therapy exercises to help relieve your pain!
Dec 14th, 2022

How to Get Motivated to Exercise After Being Injured

Your doctor will talk to you about how to physically get better after an injury, but few talk about the mental health challenges that come with it. Being injured takes a toll on the body and mind. The more you are aware of the physical and mental demands i
Dec 12th, 2022

How to Get Back Into the Gym After a Torn ACL

Tearing your ACL is a devastating injury. It is one of the longest recovery times of any orthopedic injury, and it is never a strait line to recovery. However, if you work with the right medical professionals, they can get you back to a full recovery!
Dec 12th, 2022
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The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has many mental and physical health benefits. It can help to relieve stress, reduce joint pain, improve sleep, and more!
Dec 8th, 2022

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy is a hot topic in the health and fitness space. Though this type of physical therapy has been around for quite some time, women are now understanding the importance of strengthening their pelvic floor especially before...
Oct 12th, 2022
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5 Exercises to Increase Hip Mobility

As we age, mobility can be a major cause for concern among patients. Staying active can be one of the most beneficial ways to increase your mobility. If you are struggling with mobility particularly in the hips, physical therapy could be a helpful tool for
Oct 11th, 2022
Physical Therapy for Tennis Players

Physical Therapy for Tennis Players

It is tennis season, and that means many unwanted injuries. Learn physical therapy tips to prevent and relieve pain from injuries that may come up during the season.
Oct 6th, 2022
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Physical Therapy Tips for Soccer Players

If you are a soccer player, it is likely that you will get injured at some point in time. Learn tips and tricks to prevent and relieve pain from soccer injuries.
Sep 23rd, 2022
Physical Therapy for Hand Pain

Physical Therapy for Hand Pain

Hand pain is a common reason that patients see us here at MPower physical therapy located in Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood, TN. We have a variety of physical therapists, including some that specialize in hand therapy.
Sep 6th, 2022

Physical Therapy for Foot Pain

If you are looking for a non-invasive first step in the treatment of foot pain, physical therapy exercises are a great option.
Aug 17th, 2022

These 5 Exercises May be the Reason for Your Back Pain

Are you an active person who suffers from occasional back pain? Certain exercises could be the culprit of your back pain. Without proper form and knowledge of exercises that cause back pain, you could do long-term damage to your back
Jul 18th, 2022

Physical Therapy for Hip Pain

Our physical therapists at MPOWER are experienced in treating hip pain caused by different injuries or conditions. Through resistance band exercises and other forms of physical therapy, we can get you on the right track to recovery.
Jun 27th, 2022
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Physical Therapy for Elbow Pain

Elbow pain often stems from overuse, injury, or osteoarthritis. If you are suffering from elbow pain, seek help from one of our physical therapists in Nashville, Franklin, or Brentwood, TN!
Jun 24th, 2022

How to Recover Faster from Knee Surgery

One of the most asked questions by patients, especially our athletes, is how can I recover quickly from knee surgery? The answer to that question depends on a host of variables like age, health, and dedication to recovery. However,
Jun 7th, 2022
Volleyball Player

Physical Therapy Tips for Volleyball Players

Playing volleyball can lead to shoulder pain, finger/hand pain, knee pain, low back pain, and more. At MPOWER Physical Therapy, our physical therapists work with a range of athletes at all levels. Learn the best PT tips to prevent injury from volleyball!
May 26th, 2022
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Physical Therapy After ACL Surgery

Recovery from ACL surgery takes time and hard work. Our physical therapists in Nashville and Franklin want to help you get there! Learn what physical therapy is like after ACL surgery and other tips to get you back to doing what you love.
Apr 27th, 2022

Things to Consider When Choosing a Physical Therapist

The world of physical therapy is broad, and each physical therapist has different techniques, experiences, and specializations. You spend a lot of time with your physical therapist, making it important to choose the right physical therapist for you.
Apr 1st, 2022
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Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Back Pain is a common reason that patients come to see us at MPOWER Physical Therapy. Learn what may be causing your back pain and tips to relieve and prevent back pain.
Mar 28th, 2022
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Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain

Ankle pain can make everyday activities like walking and driving unbearable. Learn exercises and tips to relieve your ankle pain!
Mar 18th, 2022
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Physical Therapist vs. Chiropractor

Physical therapists and chiropractors are both doctors who treat people using non-surgical methods, but that is where the similarities end. Learn the difference between physical therapists and chiropractors and how they can help.
Mar 11th, 2022

How to Choose the Right Physical Therapist for You

Depending on your injury or condition, your doctor will likely prescribe physical therapy to manage pain. This could mean up to 2 or 3 sessions per week for at least 4 weeks. If you are spending this much time with someone, you should really trust and look
Mar 2nd, 2022

How Can Physical Therapy Help Arthritis

Symptoms of arthritis can be painful and difficult to manage on your own. There is a reason most orthopedic doctors recommend physical therapy as a part of your treatment along with all other treatments. It is the cornerstone to a safe and quick recovery.
Mar 2nd, 2022
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5 Injury Prevention Tips for Football Players

It is common for football players to develop knee injuries, shoulder injuries, concussions, and overuse injuries. Learn our top 5 expert tips to prevent injury before and during your football season!
Feb 23rd, 2022
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Physical Therapy for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition that affects the curve of the spine, and it can make everyday activities uncomfortable. Try these physical therapy tips and tricks to relieve your scoliosis symptoms!
Feb 17th, 2022

Physical Therapy for Neck Pain

Neck pain affects 1 in 3 people every year according to This chronic condition has become worsened as our society has shifted towards a sedentary lifestyle. Physical Therapists will sometimes refer to neck pain as “Text Neck”
Feb 15th, 2022
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Physical Therapy for Knee Pain

Having knee pain can make everyday activities like walking extremely unenjoyable. Luckily, there are many exercises you can try to relieve your knee pain and strengthen the knee!
Feb 10th, 2022

Why You Should You Do Physical Therapy Before Surgery

Are you wondering why your doctor prescribed physical therapy before you even have surgery? There is good reason for prescribing it, but many patients are confused as to why they cannot go straight to the OR. Physical therapy can be a great tool...
Feb 2nd, 2022

10 Myths About Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is widely misunderstood, especially if you have never gone through it. There are many kinds of therapies, from occupational to physical, but we will discuss specifically physical therapy and the myths our physical therapists at MPOWER hear
Jan 27th, 2022

5 Physical Therapy Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Poor posture is a common problem, especially for those whose occupation required long hour of sitting at a desk. With over half the population having an office type job, it is clear why so many struggle with back and neck issues caused by poor posture.
Jan 19th, 2022
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Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy

Physical therapy and occupational therapy can both be beneficial, but for different reasons. Learn what differentiates them and if you are in need of physical therapy or occupational therapy in Nashville.
Jan 17th, 2022
Arthritis Exercises

Physical Therapy Exercises for Arthritis

Living with arthritis can be very frustrating, especially if you are limited from doing the things you love. Luckily arthritis symptoms can be relieved through physical therapy! Try these 5 exercises for arthritis pain relief.
Jan 14th, 2022
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Physical Therapy for a Rotator Cuff Tear

Pain when lifting your arm and popping when you move your shoulder can be signs of having a rotator cuff tear. If you think you may have a rotator cuff tear, try these 5 exercises for pain relief!
Jan 5th, 2022
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5 Physical Therapy Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Relief

Tingling in the arm, difficulty holding things, and numbness in the palm can all be signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. Luckily it can often times be treated through acitivity modification and physical therapy. Try these 5 exercises for carpal tunnel relief!
Dec 20th, 2021
Athlete with Elbow Pain

Why You Need Physical Therapy After a Sports Injury

If you are an athlete, you know that a speedy and health recovery after an injury is crucial to getting back to what you love. Physical therapy can help athletes recover from injury quicker, relieve pain, prevent future injuries, and more!
Nov 30th, 2021
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10 Tips for Treating Low Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons that patients come to see our Physical Therapists here in Nashville, TN. Luckily, there are so many ways to prevent and relieve lower back pain. Try these 10 tips to live a more active, pain-free lifestyle
Oct 13th, 2021
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Physical Therapy Testimonial: Brent Thompson

Brent came to see our physical therapists after suffering from multiple shoulder injuries. As a hockey player, it has been important to him to get back on the ice. Learn about Brent's experience at MPOWER and working with our physical therapists.
Aug 26th, 2021

Tyler Hubbard's Experience With MPOWER

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard chose to seek help from MPOWER Performance Institute after being in a dirt bike accident that damaged his foot and ankle. See what he has to say about his recovery experience with MPower!
Jun 18th, 2021
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Physical Therapy Testimonial: Andrew Triggs

Andrew Triggs is a professional baseball player that visited MPower Physical Therapy in Nashville, TN following surgery for thoratic outlet syndrome. Andrew shares his experience with the MPower team, including his physical therapist, Kenny Chatman.
Apr 18th, 2021
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Physical Therapy Testimonial: Mary Jo Shankle

Mary Jo came to MPower Physical Therapy in Nashville, TN following rotator cuff surgery with Elite Sports Medicine's Dr. David Moore. Thanks to the MPower physical therapists, Mary Jo is now on her way to compete recovery, resuming many daily activities.
Mar 8th, 2021

MPower Physical Therapy in Nashville, TN - What Can I Expect?

Have you been suffering from nagging joint pain? Your doctor may recommend physical therapy near you to help treat your condition. In this article, we discuss what makes MPower the best physical therapy in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN.
Mar 1st, 2021