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What to Expect at Your First Physical Therapy Appointment (Guest Post)

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(Note from Dr. Carter – Once again I asked one of our local physical therapists, George Herbig II, to share his insights, this time about what to expect at your first physical therapy appointment.)

You have scheduled your first appointment for physical therapy.  Below are some commonly asked questions about what to bring, what to wear, and what to expect.

What should you bring to your physical therapy appointment?

For your first appointment you should bring your insurance card, photo ID, your doctor’s ...

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Q&A about UofL’s Dieng and Bridgewater’s Wrist Injuries

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I have been bombarded since last night with questions from friends, co-workers, and twitter followers about Gorgui Dieng’s scaphoid fracture and Teddy Bridgewater’s wrist fracture.  Since I’m sure a lot of fans have the same questions, I thought I would address some of them here on my blog.  Again, let me provide the disclaimer that I have not seen X-rays of either player’s injury and I am not involved in ...

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Senorise Perry Tears ACL

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University of Louisville’s running back, Senorise Perry, will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) that occurred during their game this past Saturday.  The school confirmed this today at a press conference, and Coach Charlie Strong stated that Perry “didn’t take the news very well.”

Unfortunately, a torn ACL is a very common injury in high-level sports.  After the ACL is surgically reconstructed, it takes 6-9 months for the reconstructed graft to fully incorporate into ...

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How To Choose a Physical Therapist (Guest Post)

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youth sports injuries(Note from Dr. Carter – Since physical therapy often goes hand-in-hand with orthopaedic care, I asked one of our local physical therapists, George Herbig II, to share his thoughts on what patients should consider when they choose a physical therapist.  Below are his thoughts on how to pick the best provider for you.)

Many people are referred to a physical therapist by their physician.  When choosing a therapist, it ...

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Oscar Pistorius: The Blade Runner

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One of the most inspirational stories to come out of the London Olympics was that of Oscar Pistorius, the South African double below-knee amputee known as the “Blade Runner”.  He made the semi-finals in the men’s 400m competition, showing that even without legs he was one of the 24 fastest men in the world at this distance.  He also qualified for the finals as a part of the South ...

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