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Christopher Taylor, MPT Voted #1 Best Physical Therapist in WNC!

Best Physical Therapist in WNC Announced The results are in for the Mountain Xpress Best Of WNC 2013!  PHYSIO is proud to announce: Congratulations to Christopher Taylor, MPT of PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness Asheville for being voted #1 Best Physical Therapist in  Western North Carolina! Chris would like to thank everyone for their support in voting him #1.  He is the founder, owner and Physical Therapist at PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness in North Asheville.  Chris strives to provide the best

Best Shoe Options

Best Shoe Options There recently has been a trend toward minimalist shoes with a very low profile and minimal arch support.  There certainly is some compelling research about how modern footwear has not decreased injury rates (link).  This school of thought states that the extra cushion in modern shoes has lend to increased the tendency to impact through your heel which increases forces through the joints of your legs.  These lower profile shoes force you to use your muscles more.  My

Ankle Sprains

What is an Ankle Sprain?  Ankles are the most common body part injured during sporting activities. An ankle sprain occurs when you stretch or tear a ligament on the side of the ankle. There are different levels ranging from mild to severe, depending on the extent of damage to the ligament. When you sprain an ankle there are different signs and symptoms which include pain or soreness, swelling, bruising, stiffness, and difficulty walking. Are Multiple Sprains Common? According to Patrick McKeon, an

ASTYM – What is Astym and How Does it Work?

What is Astym?  Astym treatment is a physical therapy treatment that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Astym treatment is highly effective for restoring movement and reducing pain from soft tissue injury/dysfunction, and Astym even works when other approaches routinely fail.  One of the main reasons for this is that Astym was designed to target the underlying cause of many soft tissue problems, rather than just trying to relieve symptoms. Here are some of

Running Injuries

As spring comes around many people are thinking about ways to stay or become active this year.  Asheville has a huge population of runners, I like that it is easy to set goals and monitor progress when choosing running over other ways to maintain health. There are many local running groups which make it easier to keep up for those who need external motivation. With all physical activity, however, there are also some pitfalls associated. Studies have shown that 50%