Tidewater Physical Therapy is home to three Certified Hand Therapists; an accomplishment we are very proud of. Hand therapy involves evaluating and treating injuries and conditions within the shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. Hand therapists are licensed or registered occupational therapists (OT) or physical therapists (PT) who specialize in treating individuals with conditions affecting these areas. Hand therapists…Continue Reading
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As a former Solider in the United States Army and a retired Maryland State Trooper, physical activity and fitness was a lifestyle for Gregg. During a routine workout in Chestertown, Gregg encountered a large hill on his course. Sometime during his ascent, he started to feel pain in his knee. He pushed through the pain, to finish his workout, and “walked it off,” at the end.
Noah had never been to physical therapy before and wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Once he arrived, he was pleased to be greeted with smiling faces at the front desk. Once Noah was called back to the evaluation room, Brian then began to assess his pain. In recounting his first day at Tidewater Physical Therapy, Noah says that Brian was very helpful by asking a lot of specific questions about what caused the neck and back pain to start, and what made it better or worse. It was clear that Noah’s neck and back pain were caused by his physically demanding job at Rise Up Coffee Roasters.
Jean learned that she had a comminuted fracture of her right proximal humerus (the long bone of the arm) and had also dislocated her right shoulder. She would need surgery as soon as possible; however, Jean was faced with another obstacle because the surgeon that would do the operation was on vacation.
February is the month of love. Boxes of chocolate, dozens of red roses, fancy candlelight dinners and mushy greeting cards covered in applique hearts and lace.
But at Tidewater Physical Therapy, we celebrate the month of love a different way. We honor the special relationships formed between our physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, physical therapy technicians, administrative staff and patients. We also celebrate the trust and bond formed between our physical therapists and patients due to the one-on-one attention we are known for.
As we ring in 2017, we want to take the time to reflect on 2016. Tidewater Physical Therapy saw many positive changes last year. We added new members to our internal Tidewater Physical Therapy family, with the addition of three new clinical directors; two of whom are the senior physical therapist at their respective clinics.
Slowly but surely, we are all getting older; but just because we are aging doesn’t mean that we have to age poorly. As the inevitable process of aging occurs, physical therapy is a great tool that can be used to help people stay in shape, reduce likelihood of injury or disease, and sustain good health. Physical therapists are experts in movement and the right physical therapy programs can help patients reduce the amount of age-related health problems that occur in their lives.
“I think that the staff is extraordinary. It’s not a story about me that I want to tell, it’s a story about them. They are so professional, yet so personal.” These are the words of patient, Carole Williamson, after her most recent visit at Tidewater Physical Therapy.
The road to becoming a physical therapist takes years of education, hard work and dedication. Our Senior Physical Therapist and Cambridge Clinical Director, Alex Eberspacher, DPT, knows this very well. Alex’s story differs from many of our physical therapists, as Alex didn’t know he wanted to be a PT when he started his undergraduate degree. His journey to becoming a PT has many twists and turns, which paved the path for him to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2016.
When we hear the word “backpack”, we typically picture school-aged children walking to class. However, the truth of the matter is that people of all ages use backpacks every day, whether it be a child walking to school, a man about to venture out on a hike or a woman heading to the gym. So, whether you’re choosing a backpack for yourself or one for your child, there are a few facts that you should be aware of when it comes to backpack safety…