The Pain Puzzle Part One

The Pain Puzzle Part One

November 30th, 2016

I started writing this blog post with the intent of providing a brief explanation of pain. However, the complexity of this topic has caused this short post to evolve into a lengthy article which I will post in two parts. The first part will discuss acute pain (pain lasting for less than 3 months) and chronic

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Medical X-Ray imaging of hands

Imaging in Health Care

April 25th, 2016

At Appalachian Physical Therapy, we believe informing and educating our patients and clients is a crucial part of our role. Our never-ending emphasis on learning keeps us very well informed and current with the best interventions in health care.  It also provides us with a wealth of information that we are passionate about sharing with

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Spine X-ray

Diagnostic Imaging

December 21st, 2015

Spine X-Ray In medicine we quite frequently place too much emphasis on diagnostic imaging (x-ray and MRI) results. Many times we are quick to use these findings in order to make a diagnosis and explain the reason for pain or dysfunction. This approach to diagnosis and treatment may lead us astray from the true cause

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