Author: Marissa Ramsey

Marissa Ramsey

Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body, sleep problem and fatigue. It is often difficult to diagnose and affects almost 5 million people in the United States which is about 2% in adult population. The cause is unknown, but the relations was shown to changes in how the nervous system …

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All about Myofascial Decompression™

Myofascial Decompression™ is cupping, paired with movement science, to assist in correcting movement inefficiencies stemming from restrictions in the soft tissues that contribute to muscular imbalances. “Backgrounds in biomechanics, kinesiology, and functional anatomy are essential to identify and treat range of motion restrictions and muscular imbalance.  Interventions include neuromuscular re-education, active assisted movements, and PNF, …

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The SI joint is responsible for approximately 15-30 percent of lower back and radiating leg pain.  Symptoms of SI dysfunction are very similar to disk herniation and disc compression symptoms, making diagnostics often difficult.  The main function of the SI joint is to absorb shock between the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremities.  Females are the …

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A Modern Understanding of our Bodies Based on Science, Research, & Evidence! – Dr. Joseph D. Hoffman PT, DPT

Here’s a fun analogy: Would you use a hair-loss supplement if there was no evidence that it worked? Maybe, if you’re desperate. Now, what if there were other options which DID have promising evidence, not only short term, but also long term? If you would favor the second option, then you should be doing the …

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Physical Therapy for Runners

Since the start of COVID-19 many people have increased their time spent running. Some are running for stress relief others for pleasure and others are running to meet goals. How does one avoid injury when increasing running distance or starting to run for the first time? Professionals have researched the following as risk factors for …

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Chiropractic Care for Children

What is chiropractic? Chiropractic is a non-invasive, natural form of healthcare focusing on the important relationship between the spine and the nervous system. One of the most basic ideas in chiropractic is that dysfunction in the spine and its joints can lead to dysfunction within the nervous system. The nervous system controls and coordinates all …

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Graston Technique Therapy

Graston Technique therapy is instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization also known as IASTM.  Dysfunction of soft tissues (muscle, ligaments, tendons and fascia) may cause pain and restrict movement.  Graston Technique therapy is an evidence-based treatment used in conjunction with restorative exercise to help restore function and decrease pain.  Graston Technique therapy can be used to …

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Vestibular Problems? Choose Physical Therapy!

Vestibular therapy, sometimes referred to as vestibular rehabilitation therapy, or VRT, is a specialized, noninvasive treatment designed to help individuals overcome chronic dizziness and vertigo caused by inner ear disorders. The therapy consists of various exercises designed to improve visual orientation, ocular motor skills, balance, and gait. Evidence has shown that vestibular rehabilitation can be …

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