physical therapy asheville

The McKenzie Method – What it is and how Emerson uses it to get to the root of your pain.

If you have ever seen me as a patient, you might know that I favor a style of treatment called the McKenzie method of diagnosis. Never heard of this method? Fret Not! I’ll explain.  It all started with a man named Robin McKenzie, who was initially a practitioner in New Zealand. In 1956 Robin was beginning treatment for an individual with low back pain that started in the gluteal region and went down his leg to his knee. This

Are you in pain? Emerson is opening up his schedule.

We are here for you. Emerson Talbott, DPT, is opening up his schedule starting on 4/20/2020 for those of you who are in pain and need our help.We are doing our best to provide care to those who need it most. So, give us a call to make an appointment, or send us an email. If you are interested in doing virtual physical therapy with Emerson, let us know. We have options for that too! Our phones will still be going to voicemail when we

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

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