If you or someone you love suffers from Parkinson's Disease, then join us on May 11, 2017 from 2-3pm at the Cheshire Fitness Club for a special presentation by Western Carolina Physical Therapy. Learn how to prevent this disease from controlling your life. Therapists will be available to provide answers to your questions after the presentation. Tell you're friends!
The 2017 Patient Education booklet is ready for pickup from any of our 3 locations or downloaded now for free!
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The 2016 Version of our Patient Education booklet is now available for you to download. You can also stop by one of the clinics to pickup a printed copy at no cost. Download Free 2016 E-Book Now!
If you're looking for a course on Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS), you've come to the right place. I would encourage you to read about the experience of the faculty prior to selecting a course. Dr. Kim Fox teaches for Education Resources, LLC who is well respected in the world of professionals-teaching-professionals. To learn more about this course or other courses offered by Education Resources, LLC and Dr. Kim Fox, DPT, go to www.educationresourcesinc.com/course-details/rehab-for-vestibular-balance-and-related-symptons-post-concussion-syndrome
Western Carolina Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that ICS Impulse testing is now available at the Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center.
ICS Impulse® is a customizable solution. Providers can choose between Video Frenzel, Video Head Impulse with age based normative data, Positional and Oculomotor – or choose all four.
It is a very cool and very sleek piece of equipment.
To learn more about ICS Impulse, watch the video below.
Dry needling is a technique that is used by physical therapists to treat painful conditions that involve nerves, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bone. A thin monofilament needle is inserted into the body into or near a painful structure in order to reduce pain, release muscular tightness, stimulate a healing process and improve blood flow around the injured structure. This technique is called dry needling, because there is no medication injected when the needle is inserted. There are many painful conditions that can be treated through dry needling, including:
Low Back Pain
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dry needling for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, in particular, has been shown to significantly decrease pain and improve quality of life in individuals who may not qualify for surgery, may not want to have surgery, or are not ready to have surgery at this point in their life. If you suffer from pain and feel like you have tried everything from massage to exercise without any results, give us a call and see if dry needling could be for you.
An excerpt from "Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom"
By Dr. Kim Fox, DPT, Advanced Vestibular Therapist
"A thorough Physical Therapy evaluation includes a hands-on assessment of a person's strength, flexibility, body mechanics, and personal functional needs. Unlike most imaging available in our area, which only assess the body at rest, a Physical Therapist assess the body at rest and in motion. A program tailored to an individual's needs is made to include appropriate strengthening, joint mobilizations, and correcting bad habits that may be contributing to symptoms."
For additional information please contact our staff at Western Carolina Physical Therapy, 828-669-8643. Talk soon!
Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine at Baltimore and the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy. She is a Certified & Advanced Vestibular Therapist and has written articles published by the Asheville Citizen Times, Black Mountain News, and the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA).