Need Physical Therapy?
Chances are, you do. You don’t necessarily need to have surgery to go to PT. Anyone involved in regular, vigorous physical activity, weekend warriors, and cubicle crushers all develop imbalances over time. Small imbalances can lead to injuries as the body tries to compensate for the weakness, strain, sprain or tear in any body part. When training with weights and resistance modalities, it is these small imbalances that add up over time, which can hinder proper form when training. Without proper form, you lose the “groove” you have greased over time for specific activities that lead to athletes not taking rest, getting assessed after what they may deem a slight injury, creating a larger problem: a torn muscle, a sprained ligament, a broken bone. There are little ways the body tells you that you need to slow down or take some time off so that your training can continue in the big picture.
The Big Picture
Whatever your sport or activity, your main goal is longevity. With proper diet, hydration, skill training and conditioning, you allow your body to adapt to the stress you place on it. We call this adaptation to progressive resistance. If you are not able to increase load, time or speed, you don’t get bigger, stronger or faster. Keeping in mind the Big Picture, you can tailor your training so that you do not over-reach or over-train. Both of these lead to injury or illness. Illness usually comes in the form of an upper respiratory issue and decreased immunological function. Injuries stem from doing too much too soon, to fast or too often. If you are the type of person that does not “listen” to your body, you usually end up getting sick or injured.
Injuries for the purpose of this discussion are comprised of soft tissue damage and broken bones. Ligaments, tendons and cartilage are considered soft tissue, and bones are bones.
Does your knee hurt? Do you have full range of motion in your shoulders? Do you have chronic back pain? If you answered yes, and you did nothing about it, here is your chance.
The team over at One on One PT can help you get back to full speed. If you have an injury or are returning from surgery, chances are you may have had a past relationship with a physical therapist. Whether it was good or bad, here is the place to go to reset your idea of “Physical Therapy”.
Dealing with health issues can be a difficult situation. You shouldn’t have to go it alone. The Charlotte One on One Physical Therapy team of certified, highly skilled, and experienced care providers always has our patients’ best interests and well being at heart. Meet the faces that are running our Physical Therapy Clinic, and schedule an appointment today.
KATIE WHITE, PT, DPT, OCS
Owner and Physical Therapist
Katie has been practicing Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy for 10 years. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist with special interests in treating running injuries, the spine, and lower extremity pain.
– Board Certified Clinical Specialist Orthopedic Physical Therapy, APTA
– Dry Needling
– Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NCSA
- Instrament Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
– Kinesiotape Practitioner
– Clinical Instructor, APTA
– Northeastern University, Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science
– Northeastern University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
– Doctorate Research Project: Clinical Implications and Utilization of Special Tests for the Shoulder, Knee, and Ankle
When away from the clinic, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, exercising, and being outside.
Melanie Ackerly, PT, DPT, MTC
Melanie has been practicing Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy for 5 years. She is certified in manual therapy through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She enjoys treating athletes of all ages, complex shoulder injuries, post operative patients, and the spine.
– Manual Therapy Certification (MTC)
– Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
– Ohio University, Bachelor of Arts
– University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Melanie enjoys spend time with her family and friends, exercising, exploring new places with travel, and trying new restaurants.