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Physical Therapy After ACL Surgery Apr 27th, 2022

  Recovering from ACL surgery takes time and dedication to physical therapy. It typically takes 9-12 months before patients can return to sport; however, every patient has a unique recovery experience.  Learn about the importance of physical therapy before and after ACL surgery, along with other recovery tips.   Physical...

Things to Consider When Choosing a Physical Therapist Apr 1st, 2022

No two physical therapists are the same! 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. We have 3 crucial things...

Physical Therapy for Back Pain Mar 28th, 2022

  Back pain is extremely common, and it can be preventable in some cases. Learn what may be causing your back pain and how physical therpy can help you.    What Causes Back Pain? Back pain may occur for several reasons. One of the most common reasons for back pain...

3 Things Your Physical Therapists Want You to Stop Doing Mar 22nd, 2022

3 Things Your Physical Therapists Want You to Stop Doing Your physical therapist works with you on implementing new things into your life, but what would they like you to stop doing? Patients who have never been to physical therapy may have a warped perception of what it would be...

Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain Mar 18th, 2022

  What Causes Ankle Pain? Ankle pain may stem from conditions like arthritis or gout, overuse, or injury. Some of the following injuries that may cause ankle pain include: Ankle Sprain Ankle Fracture Tendonitis Bursitis   How Can I Relieve Ankle Pain? If you are experiencing ankle pain, it is...

Physical Therapist vs. Chiropractor Mar 11th, 2022

  What Does a Physical Therapist Do? Physical therapists examine patients and determine a treatment plan that involves a variety of movement exercises and the use of advanced physical therapy technology.    What Does a Chiropractor Do? Chiropractor's treat the body through spinal adjustments. Chiropractor's believe these adjustments can improve...

How to Choose the Right Physical Therapist for You Mar 2nd, 2022

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 forward to seeing...

How Can Physical Therapy Help Arthritis Mar 2nd, 2022

How Can Physical Therapy Help Arthritis Patients?   What is Arthritis? There are many different types of arthritis, but most of them involve the inflammation of one or many joints in the body leading to pain and swelling. Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis are two of the most common types of...

5 Injury Prevention Tips for Football Players Feb 23rd, 2022

  Football players are prone to injuries due to the amount of contact and sudden movements involved in the sport. Some of the most common injuries football players suffer from include knee injuries, shoulder injuries, concussions, and overuse injuries. Although there are many things you can do to prevent injury,...

Physical Therapy for Scoliosis Feb 17th, 2022

    What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine is curved. It is most often diagnosed during the teenage years, but it can occur at any time. People with scoliosis commonly have uneven shoulders, and one hip higher than the other.     How Can I...

Physical Therapy for Neck Pain Feb 15th, 2022

Physical Therapy for Neck Pain Neck pain affects 1 in 3 people every year according to informedhealth.org. 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” a common phrase that refers to pain...

Physical Therapy for Knee Pain Feb 10th, 2022

    What is Causing my Knee Pain? Knee pain can stem from a number of issues such as injury, overuse, or a pre-existing condition. Here are some of the injuries and conditions that may cause knee pain: Meniscus Tear Fracture ACL Tear Arthritis Sprain/Strain Patellar Tendonitis Knee Bursitis Patellofemoral...

Why You Should You Do Physical Therapy Before Surgery Feb 2nd, 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...

10 Myths About Physical Therapy Jan 27th, 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 every day. Physical Therapy is Not...

5 Physical Therapy Exercises to Improve Your Posture Jan 19th, 2022

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. Outside of the typical office...

Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy Jan 17th, 2022

  Most people know someone who has either gone to physical therapy or occupational therapy at some point in time, but not everyone knows the difference between the two. To put it simply, a physical therapist works with patients to improve mobility and strength, while an occupational therapist helps patients...

Physical Therapy Exercises for Arthritis Jan 14th, 2022

    According to the CDC, 1 in 4 US adults have arthritis that has been diagnosed by a doctor. Although arthritis can’t be cured, it can be managed through medication, activity modification, injections, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. At MPOWER Physical Therapy, it is our goal to...

Physical Therapy for a Rotator Cuff Tear Jan 5th, 2022

    What is a Rotator Cuff Tear? The rotator cuff is made to keep the ball of the arm in the shoulder socket. When the rotator cuff is torn, it is typically due to overuse or injury. There are two types of tears that people can have when they...

5 Physical Therapy Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Relief Dec 20th, 2021

    If you feel tingling or numbness in your fingers or hand, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome. According to the Rheumatology Research Foundation, carpal tunnel syndrome affects between 4-10 million Americans. Many people can use physical therapy to treat carpal tunnel, and surgery is not always needed. Try...

Why You Need Physical Therapy After a Sports Injury Nov 30th, 2021

    Pain Relief The first and most obvious benefit of physical therapy after injury is pain relief. Your physical therapist will come up with a list of strengthening and stretching exercises for you to do during your session, and at home.  Some exercises can provide immediate pain relief. Others...

10 Tips for Treating Low Back Pain Oct 13th, 2021

    Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, offers a holistic way to treat conditions like low back pain. Try these tips to treat and prevent your low back pain.      1. Invest in Ergonomic Equipment If you work a normal 9-5 job, chances are you are sitting in...

Physical Therapy Testimonial: Brent Thompson Aug 26th, 2021

    Brent’s journey at MPOWER began in 2011. Since then, he has unfortunately had to come back and see us due to multiple shoulder injuries. He currently sees Paige Koshar, a physical therapist located in Green Hills, Nashville, TN.     Brent Suffered Multiple Shoulder Injuries Brent has suffered...

Tyler Hubbard's Experience With MPOWER Jun 18th, 2021

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. Hubbard broke a bone on the inside of his ankle and ruptured his Achilles tendon. He first went to see foot and ankle specialist,...

Dry Needling in Physical Therapy: Relieve Knee Pain, Back Pain, and More! Apr 28th, 2021

    What Is Dry Needling? Dry Needling is a technique used in physical therapy to treat musculoskeletal pain. This process involves sticking extremely thin needles into or around a trigger point to relieve pain and tension. It is called dry needling because there is no transmission of fluid or...

Physical Therapy Testimonial: Andrew Triggs Apr 18th, 2021

Andrew Triggs is a professional baseball player that visited MPower Physical Therapy in Nashville, TN in 2018. In this testimonial, Andrew shares his experience working with the MPower team, including his physical therapist, Kenny Chatman.   What Brought You to MPower Physical Therapy? I had surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome...

A Lighter Path for Physical Therapy Apr 18th, 2021

With new technology making strides in healthcare, injury rehabilitation and prevention is becoming safer and more efficient than ever before. Among those advances is an anti-gravity treadmill you can find at MPower Physical Therapy called the Alter-G®.   What Is the Alter-G®? The AlterG® anti-gravity treadmill is a tool for...

Personal Trainer's Perspective: If You're Not Sore, You Didn't Get a Good Workout Mar 18th, 2021

    No Pain No Gain? We've all heard the saying "no pain, no gain", but is it true? Is soreness the only thing that equates to a good workout? The short answer is no; there are various reasons that you may not be sore from a workout, and it...

Director of Performance and Nutrition Dr. Tiff - Fueling Others Feeds My Soul Mar 11th, 2021

I cannot say that I grew up with dreams of analyzing daily food journals. I did not practice writing meal plans as a twinkle-eyed 12-year old. To say that I am exactly where I am supposed to be is an understatement. Every day, I have the opportunity to celebrate clients...

Physical Therapy Testimonial: Mary Jo Shankle Mar 8th, 2021

I began my journey with Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics when I had an unexpected and unavoidable rotator cuff surgery with Dr. David Moore for a torn supraspinatus. After my surgery, I began physical therapy in Nashville, TN at MPower Green Hills.   What Was Your Physical Therapy Experience Like?...

Physical Therapy Tips: 5 Simple Stretches Using Your Desk Chair Mar 3rd, 2021

One thing any physical therapy expert will tell you - whether you're working from home or an office, sitting down for long periods of time can be detrimental to your health. We often correlate sitting with joint pain; however, it has several long-term health consequences. According to Harvard Health “Habitual...

MPower Physical Therapy in Nashville, TN - What Can I Expect? Mar 1st, 2021

If you've been struggling with joint pain, a doctor may recommend you try physical therapy. MPower Physical Therapy in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN is home to skilled experts, unique and high-tech facilities, and a friendly environment. Here's what you can expect.   You Can Expect VIP Treatment with MPOWER...