Physical Therapy

Small Business of the Month (November 2017)

Small Business of the Month: Physio Physical Therapy & Wellness If you’ve ever had an injury, you know how the care you receive can make a difference in your recovery process. When physical therapist Chris Taylor ruptured his Achilles working out and became a physical therapy patient himself, the experience transformed the way he thought about providing care. “It allowed me to see the entire physical therapy experience from a different viewpoint,” says this month’s Small Business of the

Best of WNC 2017 Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy Practice Announced

The results are in for the 2017 Mountain Xpress Best of WNC. We are excited and proud to announce that… Rachel Waring, Physical Therapist has been awarded 1st Place! Congratulations to Rachel Waring, PT, DPT for being voted 1st Place Best of WNC Winner for Physical Therapist and to PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness Asheville for being voted Best Physical Therapy Practice in Western North Carolina for the 5th year in a row! Each year the Mountain Xpress, a local

Foam Rolling Your IT Band [How to]

Whether you are an avid runner, sit at a desk most of the day, or prefer to lift weights, anyone can suffer from tightness or pain in their Iliotibial Band (IT) Band. Many people turn to foam rolling for the IT band, but is that the most effective thing to do? What is the IT Band? The IT Band is a piece of fascia that attaches on the lateral portion of the pelvis, Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL) muscle, and Gluteus Maximus, and progresses down

IASTM Effectiveness vs Astym

A Systematic Review on IASTM  Concludes it is Ineffective (but there is good news!) Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is on the rise in the physical therapy field. With new techniques and procedures popping up everywhere, it is hard to know what works and what doesn’t. A September 2016 systematic review evaluated the research on IASTM and concluded research does not support the efficacy of IASTM.  Recognizing the fact that some clinicians utilize IASTM without supporting research, the systematic review noted there is