Physical Therapy in Asheville

Rock Climbing after a Back Injury

BEING ACTIVE IS A WAY OF LIFE For those of us who are active, getting hurt can feel like our bodies have betrayed us. We may try to ignore it at first, out of fear that it’s going to slow us down, take us out of the game for a little while.  A few years ago, I started rock climbing. I fell in love with it. Kayaking and mountain biking scare the willies out of me but

Meet Amanda Roach, PT

Amanda Roach, Physical Therapist Amanda Roach, MPT, OCS, MTC, ATC Lead Physical Therapist Amanda is an Asheville native, who has a passion for helping her clients live their best life, by not only getting them back to 100% but also giving them the necessary tools to maintain that healthy lifestyle. She has a background as an Athletic Trainer, so she knows how to motivate and progress her clients. Her experience with professional athletes including Soccer, Track and NFL players has further expanded her skillsets

Carpal Tunnel FAQ’s

Carpal Tunnel is a common occurrence affecting much of our population today. With increased computer use, repetitive motions being performed at work, gaming systems and texting, this condition is becoming even more prevalent. Frequently asked questions are below. What is the carpal tunnel? The carpal tunnel is a narrow space that threads it way between the small bones in the wrist. This “tunnel” serves as a conduit for tendons, blood vessels and nerves extending from the arm into the hand. It also houses the

4 Foam Rolling Mistakes to Avoid

Foam rolling is everywhere now. You can find foam rollers at the gym, your physical therapist’s office (PHYSIO), your living room and for some even your suitcase. Foam rolling has become beloved in the fitness world and the fix-all for many different aches. What is Foam Rolling? Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release, or self-massage, that helps get rid of adhesions in your muscles and connective tissue. These adhesions can create points of weakness or susceptibility in the tissue. If the muscle

9 Not so Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is an injury to connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.  The plantar fascia (PF) runs from the inside side of the bottom of the heel, and extends down the length of the foot connecting to the toes.  The PF supports the arch of the foot, especially from just before your foot comes off the ground during walking. Inflammation of this tissue is called plantar fasciitis and most people typically have pain on