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Cross-Friction Massage Treatment in Morgantown, West Virginia

Posted by Lincoln Kinkade, PT on Feb 22, 2017 10:23:42 AM

Cross-friction massages can be used to maintain mobility in soft tissue structures like ligaments, tendons and muscles. It can be performed in 1-2 minutes or 15-20 minutes, depending on a patient's evaluation.

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Topics: Massage

What is Lumbar Instability and How Can It Be Treated?

Posted by Lincoln Kinkade, PT on Feb 8, 2017 10:15:28 AM

Did you know that lumbar instability is most common in females who have participated in cheerleading, gymnastics and dancing? It can also be related to substantial disability.

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Topics: low back pain

Knee Replacement Rehabilitation Morgantown, WV

Posted by Lincoln Kinkade, PT on Jan 25, 2017 12:43:18 PM

It is estimated that there are over 5.5 million people living right now with a total knee replacement.  The number of procedures is growing rapidly and is expected to surpass 1,000,000 new procedures in 2017 or 2018. Rehabilitation for knee surgery is important for patients to get their strength, endurance, balance, and range of motion in the knee and leg. 

Rehabilitating your knee can get you back to your daily activities.

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Topics: Rehab

Shoulder Impingement Symptoms and Treatments in Morgantown

Posted by Lincoln Kinkade, PT on Jan 12, 2017 12:41:20 PM

Did you know there are more than 200,000 cases of shoulder impingement every year?

When activities performed at or above shoulder level begin to elicit pain over the side of the shoulder and arm, there is a good chance that shoulder impingement may be the cause.

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Topics: shoulder pain

Tight Hamstring Treatment in Morgantown, West Virginia

Posted by Lincoln Kinkade, PT on Dec 28, 2016 9:26:55 AM

Are you experiencing symptoms of tight hamstrings? This could be swelling or tenderness, bruising and discoloration, as well as muscle weakness and the inability to put weight on the injured leg. 

Read more below to find out what three muscles make up the hamstring, who most commonly experiences tight hamstrings, and what test you can do to assess whether you need to see a physical therapist. 

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Topics: Leg Pain

Frozen Shoulder Treatment in Morgantown

Posted by Lincoln Kinkade, PT on Dec 14, 2016 9:56:54 AM

Physical therapy is often prescribed to address a variety of shoulder problems that result in pain and loss of function. One such condition of the shoulder commonly treated in the physical therapy clinic is adhesive capsulitis, more commonly referred to as frozen shoulder

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Topics: shoulder pain

Wrist Pain? How to Tell if You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Posted by Lincoln Kinkade, PT on Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Nagging wrist pain? Tingling sensation in your fingers? Read on — you may have symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Topics: Carpal Tunnel, Wrist Pain, Hand Pain

Decrease Lower Back Pain with Body Mechanic Basics

Posted by Lincoln Kinkade, PT on Nov 16, 2016 12:53:26 PM

Have you noticed your lower back has been hurting recently from lifting objects repeatedly? Many lower back injuries are a result of faulty body mechanics. There are three steps that can help you decrease your lower back pain and any injury associated with it. 

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Topics: Back Pain

Symptoms of Balance and Vestibular Dysfunction

Posted by Lincoln Kinkade, PT on Nov 2, 2016 2:56:24 PM

Have you every been dizzy or experienced sensitivity to motion more than once? Have you played it off on not eating during the day because you were rushing around? Stop. Read this guide, and know how to distinguish balance and vestibular dysfunction and how to treat it.

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Topics: Vestibular dysfunction

What is TENNIS ELBOW and how can it be treated?

Posted by Lincoln Kinkade, PT on Oct 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Tennis Elbow Defined

Tennis elbow, more formally known as lateral epicondylitis, is not an injury reserved exclusively for tennis players.  In fact, tennis elbow commonly affects people in a number of occupations that involve repetitive gripping activities such as hammering, painting, or using a wrench or screwdriver.  With repetitive gripping, the wrist will move into a position of relative extension and activate the muscles on the back of the forearm.  Many of these muscles combine to form a single tendon which then attaches to the bony protrusion on the side of the elbow (the lateral epicondyle).  Therefore, this tendon experiences a great deal of tension over a small area creating the perfect scenario for an overuse injury.

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Topics: physical therapy, tennis elbow