Do I Need a Referral for Physical Therapy?

Blog Post: January 4th, 2021 By Matt Wanderscheid, Doctor of Physical Therapy This is a question that we get asked daily, so I thought I’d take advantage of our new blog to help clarify this question. As with most things, there is no clear cut answer, but I will do my best! Iowa, like the … Continued

Ultimate 7 Minute Warmup

Short on time and need to hit the ground running? Follow this short/quick checklist to be sure your heart, lungs, and muscles are ready for a workout! A proper warm-up is important in getting the body ready for exercise and decreasing risk for injury. Think of the body before working out like a car sitting … Continued

Back Spasms- Common Questions Answered

By Doctor of Physical Therapy, Matt Wanderscheid Do you have or have you had back spasms? Read this! What are back spasms? Back spasms are a very common and painful condition that occur when the muscles that run along the spine tighten up and do not let go. I think about them like a Charley … Continued

What is the Rotator Cuff?

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Gabe Dubberke If you ask almost any physical therapist what areas of the body they treat the most, they would likely tell you knees, backs, and shoulders. Many of the most common shoulder injuries, such as impingement syndrome and rotator cuff tears, involve the rotator cuff either directly or indirectly, but, … Continued

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: What is it & Who Can Benefit From it?

Blog Post: January 31st, 2022 Jamie Rabe, Doctor of Physical Therapy According to the American Urogynecologic Society, 1 in 4 women over age 20 will experience some type of pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, or fecal incontinence in their lifetime.  Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when organs that reside in the pelvis … Continued

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

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

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