Did you know that dry needling therapy can be used to treat Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) also known as TMJ disorder? Jaw pain, audible clicking, and jaw tightness are all symptoms of TMJ disorders.
By utilizing dry needling therapy techniques at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic, we can reduce jaw pain, alleviate tightness, and increase range of motion in just a couple of sessions.
Give us a call or click the link in our bio to fill out a new patient form so that we can get you started on your physical therapy treatment plan today and get you feeling #BetterThanBefore!
Say hello to Meredith, our newest physical therapist at our Olathe clinic!
Meredith knew she wanted to be a physical therapist from a young age. As a competitive runner, she spent her fair share of time with physical therapists and fell in love with the field. After graduating from Northwestern University i 2014, she continued to pursue education in the field of physical therapy with residency and fellowship training, in order to advance her clinical skills and be the most equipped to efficiently help her patients. Her approach to physical therapy is to create collaborative, individualized treatment plans for each patient, to help them achieve their personal goals.
Outside of the clinic, Meredith keeps busy with her husband, three small children, and two dogs. She is fortunate to have her entire family local to Kansas City and can often be found hanging out with her sisters or any of her nieces and nephews! In her free time, Meredith loves to exercise and run, often training for half marathons and other local races. Meredith and her husband both grew up in Overland Park, and are avid fans of the KU Jayhawks, KC Chiefs, Sporting KC and are season ticket holders for the KC Current. They also enjoy traveling, going to concerts, and getting outdoors to explore whenever they get the chance.
This month we took a deep dive into Blood Flow Restriction therapy and how we utilize this advanced technique in our treatment at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic. We have covered topics like how BFR works and why it is so important, how to measure Limb Occlusion Pressure, the modalities in which BFR is useful, and some practical exercises that we incorporate into our therapy.
Joining forces @mdobratz and @michaelallis0n show us how to incorporate Blood Flow Restriction into squat exercises such as the TRX Assisted Squat, the Goblet Squat, and the Barbell Squat. These exercises are extremely practical in post-surgical and return to sport physical therapy to build muscle size and strength without placing unwanted stress on bones, tendons, and ligaments.
If you missed the first 4 episodes of the Blood Flow Restriction or Squat Series, make sure to watch those first so that you understand the basics before moving into the more advanced movements.
Remember that Blood Flow Restriction training can be dangerous when it is not utilized properly. If you are interested in learning more about BFR training in a clinical setting, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with one of our providers by filling out a new patient form at the link in our Instagram bio!
If you enjoyed this content, make sure to like this video and give a shoutout to @mdobratz and @michaelallis0n in the comments! Also, what technique series should we do next? Let us know in the comments below! 👇🏼
Tikki had a total knee replacement surgery which required about 12 weeks of manual therapy to regain mobility and range of motion, neuromuscular re-education, strengthening, stabilization exercises and therapeutic activities to return her to her previous level of function. Under the care of our team, she has also been able to achieve goals that she was previously unable to do like jumping rope, lunging, deep squats, and stepping up on high steps.
She is now at a point in her physical therapy journey where she is only seeing @doctor__whit 1-2x a month for maintenance and progressive exercises!
We are so proud of Tikki and all of the hard work she put into her physical therapy by trusting us with her care, showing up, putting in the work, and performing her exercises as prescribed. Tikki is a living example of the power of physical therapy and has earned the January F.I.T. Client Spotlight.