“Everyone Else Is Living Active Lives Without Pain. What Am I DoingWrong? ” Discussing Why Treating Joint Pain Is Important When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experienced by millions of people. Many people feel that medication will help solve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain To determine the source of your leg pain our physical therapists examine your walking, squatting, joint movement, comparing the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn more how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step! Look inside to learn more and say good-bye to that aching knee or hip!
Tiffany DeLoatch, PT, DPT, OCS Staff Spotlight
Tiffany DeLoatch, PT, DPT, OCS is a Physical Therapist specializing in orthopedics and neuromuscular rehabilitation. She is a Board-Certified Orthopedics Clinical Specialist (OCS). She is also a certified provider of the Functional Movement System (FMS). Tiffany holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Elon University. While attending Elon, Tiffany completed clinical rotations at Maria Parham
Center for Rehabilitation in Henderson, North Carolina; at St. John Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and at our sister clinic, TheraSport Physical Therapy in Eden, North Carolina. She also completed a 6-month clinical internship at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, North Carolina. Prior to joining our team in Martinsville, Tiffany worked as an outpatient Physical Therapist at our sister company, Danville Orthopedic & Athletic Rehab (DOAR). A native of Martinsville, Tiffany attended undergrad at Averett University in Danville, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/Wellness. While a student at Averett, Tiffany was captain of the women’s basketball team and a member of the women’s lacrosse team.
“Knee osteoarthritis? Surgery doesn’t have to be your only option for meniscus tears. Getting physical therapy first helps 60-70% of knee OA patients avoid surgery.”
- Katz JN, Brophy RH, Chaisson CE, et al. Surgery versus physical therapy for a meniscal tear and osteoarthritis. N Engl J. Med. 2013
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