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Massage Therapy for Post Surgery Recovery Jun 26th, 2024

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 into your post-surgery recovery plan can offer numerous benefits that enhance healing and improve overall...

The Importance of Electrolytes in the Summer for Working Out Jun 26th, 2024

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 exercise regularly, understanding the importance of electrolytes is crucial for maintaining...

Injury Prevention for Runners: Tips and Techniques Jun 26th, 2024

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...

Pregnancy and Postpartum Wellness: How Physical Therapy Can Help May 12th, 2024

Pregnancy and childbirth are transformative experiences that bring joy, but they also place significant physical demands on a woman's body. From the changes during pregnancy to the challenges of postpartum recovery, the journey to motherhood is filled with unique physical experiences. In this blog post, we'll explore the role of...

Exploring Innovative Assistive Devices in Physical Therapy Apr 23rd, 2024

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 like blood flow restriction and AlterG to tried-and-true tools like workout bands and sleds. Discover how...

A Guide to Maximizing Your Physical Therapy Experience: Preparing for Your Appointment Feb 27th, 2024

Embarking on a journey to physical therapy is a positive step towards recovery and improved well-being. To make the most out of your sessions, proper preparation is key. In this guide, we'll explore effective ways to prepare for your physical therapy appointment, ensuring a smooth and beneficial experience. Collect Your...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Feb 20th, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Unlocking Your Best Self in 2024: 5 Compelling Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer Jan 17th, 2024

As we step into a new year, many of us are eager to set ambitious fitness goals, embracing healthier lifestyles. While self-motivation plays a crucial role, the guidance of a certified personal trainer can elevate your fitness journey to new heights. In this blog, we explore five compelling reasons why...

5 Injury Prevention Tips for Basketball Players Dec 28th, 2023

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 prevention is crucial for maintaining your performance and enjoying the game...

5 Benefits of Sports Massage Dec 20th, 2023

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. Beyond the luxurious spa experience, sports massage offers a myriad of advantages that can enhance...

Protecting Your Stride: Essential Ways to Avoid Knee Injuries as an Athlete Dec 13th, 2023

As an athlete, your knees are the unsung heroes of your performance. Whether you're sprinting down the track, pivoting on the basketball court, or powering through a set of squats, your knees bear the brunt of the force. Unfortunately, they are also susceptible to injuries that can sideline even the...

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy Sep 28th, 2023

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 for individuals seeking recovery, pain relief, and improved overall well-being. Let's explore...

Prehabilitation: The Role of Physical Therapy Before Surgery Sep 6th, 2023

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 surgery. It's about optimizing your physical health, strength, and mobility to enhance...

Empowering Seniors Through Physical Therapy: A Path to Wellness and Independence Aug 22nd, 2023

As we age, maintaining good physical health becomes increasingly important to lead a vibrant and independent life. Physical therapy for seniors offers a tailored approach to improving mobility, managing pain, and enhancing overall well-being. Whether it's recovering from an injury, managing chronic conditions, or simply staying active, physical therapy plays...

Strength Training Benefits for Runners May 9th, 2023

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 and help prevent injuries.  Strength Training Benefits: Improved Running Economy Running...

How to be More Active at a Desk Job May 9th, 2023

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 disease,...

What Physical Therapy Can Do for You Apr 18th, 2023

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 help individuals of all ages recover from injuries, manage chronic conditions, and improve their overall physical well-being....

The Morning Aches: How to Cope and Prevent Mar 30th, 2023

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...

Elbow Extension Exercises Mar 30th, 2023

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! What Causes Elbow Pain It is common for patients to feel elbow pain after an overuse injury....

Treatment for Hamstring Injuries Mar 7th, 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 treatment, meaning they...

5 Physical Therapy Exercises to Increase Hip Mobility Feb 7th, 2023

  Hip pain is a common reason that patients come to see us here at MPOWER Physical Therapy. Hip pain may stem from a variety of conditions like arthritis, bursitis, hip dysplasia, labral tears, and more. Luckily, physical therapy can often relieve hip pain and sometimes stop it completely. If...

Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis Feb 3rd, 2023

  Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition that affects the heel. Anyone can develop plantar fasciitis, but it is most common amongst runners. If you think you may have plantar fasciitis, do not fret. Most of the time, this condition can be treated with physical therapy, ice, massage therapy, injections,...

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain Dec 14th, 2022

  Shoulder pain is a common reason that patients come to see us at MPower Physical Therapy. Shoulder pain is common amongst athletes and people who work physically demanding jobs. Luckily many shoulder injuries can be treated with physical therapy!   What Type of Shoulder Injury do I Have? If...

How to Get Motivated to Exercise After Being Injured Dec 12th, 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...

How to Get Back Into the Gym After a Torn ACL 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 straight line to recovery. However, if you work with the right medical professionals, they can...

The Benefits of Massage Therapy Dec 8th, 2022

  Massage therapy has various mental and physical benefits and it can benefit everyone! Learn 10 common benefits of massage therapy.   1. It Lowers Inflammation in the Joints If you are someone who suffers from joint pain, massage can be a great way to relieve some of that pain....

What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy? Oct 12th, 2022

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 / after childbirth.  What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy? This...

5 Exercises to Increase Hip Mobility Oct 11th, 2022

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...

Physical Therapy for Tennis Players Oct 6th, 2022

  It is tennis season, and that means many unwanted injuries. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to help reduce your risk of developing an injury this season.   What Injuries are Common in Tennis Players? Tennis elbow Wrist strains Rotator Cuff Tear Patellar Tendonitis Achilles Tendon Rupture...

Physical Therapy Tips for Soccer Players Sep 23rd, 2022

  If you play soccer and you experience knee pain, swelling, or bruising after injuring yourself, it may be time to seek help from a physical therapist near you.   What are Some Common Injuries for Soccer Players? Because soccer is a sport that involves a lot of running and...

Physical Therapy for Hand Pain Sep 6th, 2022

  Why Do I Need Physical Therapy for Hand Pain? If you have suffered a previous hand injury or you are recovering from hand surgery, physical therapy can help to speed up your recovery and protect your hand from future injury. If you are experiencing hand arthritis or general hand...

Physical Therapy for Foot Pain Aug 17th, 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. Patients are often surprised by what anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy exercises can do. Of course, there are only certain types...

These 5 Exercises May be the Reason for Your Back Pain Jul 18th, 2022

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. We encourage all our patients to seek the advice of...

Physical Therapy for Hip Pain Jun 27th, 2022

Many of our patients at MPOWER struggle with some form of hip pain. It can be especially uncomfortable sitting or standing, making it hard to avoid pain when it arises.    When to See a Doctor for Hip Pain If your hip pain is making it difficult to perform your...

Physical Therapy for Elbow Pain Jun 24th, 2022

  What Causes Elbow Pain? Elbow pain is commonly caused by overuse, injury, and osteoarthritis. Some conditions that may cause elbow pain include:  Golfer’s elbow Tennis elbow UCL tear Carpal tunnel syndrome Tendonitis Bursitis   Who is at Risk of Elbow Pain? Anyone at any age can have elbow pain....

How to Recover Faster from Knee Surgery Jun 7th, 2022

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, there are things you can do to speed your recovery.  ...

Physical Therapy Tips for Volleyball Players May 26th, 2022

  What are the Most Common Injuries that Volleyball Players Get?  Volleyball requires many overhead movements as well as sudden twists and turns. Because of this volleyball players are likely to experience shoulder pain, finger/hand pain, ankle pain, low back pain, and knee pain. Some of the common injuries that...

Physical Therapy After ACL Surgery Apr 27th, 2022

  Recovering from ACL tear 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.  ...

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 medicine...

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...

AlterG Anti Gravity Treadmill: 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...

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, Franklin, and Brentwood, 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...