Ice vs Heat

By Matt Wanderscheid, Doctor of Physical Therapy It’s the new year! Part of what I want to do in 2022 is start answering some of the most common questions our patients ask us on a daily basis. One very common question is the age old debate on ice vs heat! I will try to break … Continued

Telehealth: Common Questions Answered

You’ve probably heard of telehealth, and perhaps you’ve even utilized it. Whether you have or haven’t used telehealth, you most likely still have questions, especially when it comes to physical therapy services via telehealth. So, who might choose telehealth for physical therapy? Then, when and how do you go about doing it? All of our … Continued

Athletic Training: Expanding the Definition

Blog Post: December 13th, 2021 By Certified Athletic Trainer, Kelly Leeper My name is Kelly Leeper, and I’m a certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) at 21st Century Rehab in Knoxville. At times, there is confusion around what an athletic trainer actually is and what we do. Sometimes people tend to hear the word “trainer” and think … Continued

Preventing and Improving Back Pain

Blog Post: March 8th, 2021 By Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dani Weber Back pain is a common complaint among people of many ages and can happen for a variety of reasons. The majority of cases of back pain are not a result of structural damage to the bones or muscles, and do not require surgery … Continued

Exploring Physical Therapy Beyond Traditional Rehabilitation

Blog Post: January 18th, 2021 Lindsay Dean, Doctor of Physical Therapy What do you think of when you hear Physical Therapy? Do you think of an injury or surgery? You probably do, and for good reason! One of the biggest areas of treatment within outpatient physical therapy is treatment after an injury or surgery. However, my goal … Continued

Defense Wins Championships: Covid-19 and Exercise

Blog Post: March 1st, 2021 By Jason Horras, Doctor of Physical Therapy It’s been said, “Offense wins games. Defense wins championships.” Regardless of your football philosophy, we want you defending the ultimate home territory, the territory of your body. There’s been a lot of talk about preventing the Covid-19 virus, but one area of prevention … Continued

Exercise: A Physical Therapist’s POV

Blog Post: October 18th, 2021 By: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Steve Cassabaum Almost everyone exercises with the intent of getting better. Most of the general public know the many positive benefits of exercise that include lowering blood pressure, increasing bone density, increasing muscle mass, improving flexibility and endurance, and improving cardiovascular function, to name just … Continued

Facts vs Myths of Physical Therapy

Blog Post: October 11th, 2021 By Doctor of Physical Therapy, Sam Imholte I’ve been around the profession of physical therapy for much of my life due to sports, regular “kids being kids” injuries, high school and college friends looking to improve their performance, family members undergoing orthopedic surgeries, and now as a licensed physical therapist. … Continued

Sleep Well to Work Well. Play Well. Live Well.

Blog Post: September 27th, 2021 Emelia Johnson, Athletic Trainer, Certified (LAT/ATC) We all know we need to get sleep, but a question we often ask ourselves is “How do I get good sleep?” According to the National Sleep Foundation, there are 10 simple tips to improving your sleep so you can get on the right … Continued

Improving Home Safety

Blog Post: February 8th, 2021 Clint Lutterman, Doctor of Physical Therapy “Improving Home Safety” Everyone wants to stay in their own home as long as possible, but there are certain activities that need to be done in order for that to happen. For many people with illness, injury, or age related changes, these activities become … Continued