Memphis Physical Therapy Blog

Join Our Team: Hiring a Physical Therapist in Memphis!

Are you a passionate physical therapist looking to make a difference in people's lives? Well, you're in luck because Memphis Physical Therapy is on the hunt for a talented clinician to join our team! At Memphis Physical Therapy, we take pride in our commitment to providing top-notch care to our patients. Whether it's helping someone [...]

Workers Compensation

MEMPHIS INDUSTRIAL REHABILITATION The Memphis Industrial Rehabilitation Center is proud to offer a full array of services for both the injured and uninjured workers. Our physical therapists provide a comprehensive approach to industrial rehabilitation. Our model is directed at mitigating risk and exposure, specifically towards lost time, expedited return to work, and prevention. The expertise [...]

Winter Active

Ways to Stay Active in the Winter Despite the persistent cold temperatures in Memphis, TN, there's no need to take a break from physical activity. Embrace the cold weather to beat the winter blues and keep your energy levels high for the upcoming spring and summer. Winter exercise also comes with certain benefits. Benefits of [...]

Exploring the Benefits of Therapeutic Massages by Physical Therapist

Therapeutic massages have long been celebrated for their ability to promote relaxation and relieve stress. However, their benefits extend far beyond mere relaxation, particularly when performed by a skilled physical therapist. Through a combination of expert knowledge and hands-on techniques, our physical therapists provide a unique approach to therapeutic massages that can address specific health [...]

Nutrition Education

Nutrition plays a vital role in our overall health and well-being. It's not just about shedding a few pounds; it's about nourishing our bodies to thrive. When it comes to the secrets of living a healthy life, it seems that there are no secrets. From diet gurus to celebrities, everyone seems to have the answers [...]

Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)

What is Functional Capacity Evaluation? Functional Capacity Evaluation, commonly referred to as FCE, is a comprehensive assessment of tests, practices, and observations that aim to determine an individual's physical capacity and ability to safely return to work after a work-related injury or extended medical leave. These evaluations are evidenced-based and legally defensible XRTS tests that [...]

Home Exercise Programs (HEP)

When a patient walks in for physical therapy, one of the things they are sent home with is a home exercise program. But what exactly are the benefits of a home exercise program? If you’re on the fence about whether or not to take your HEP seriously, we’re here to tell you why you should. [...]

Physical Therapy for Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer's Elbow Golfer's elbow, medically known as medial epicondylitis, is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation on the inside of the elbow. Although it is often associated with golfers, it can affect anyone who performs repetitive gripping or wrist flexion activities. Golfer’s elbow often occurs with repetitive activities such as swinging a golf [...]

Back Pain: Relief with Piriformis Stretch

Back pain is a prevalent condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is also the most common conditions for patients seeking help from our physical therapist. Back pain can range from mild discomfort to crippling agony, significantly impacting one’s quality of life. When suffering from back pain, it's in the patient's best interest to [...]

Arthritis – OA, RA, and Gout

What is Arthritis? Arthritis refers to a group of conditions characterized by inflammation and stiffness in the joints, resulting in pain and decreased mobility. Some types of arthritis just affect a few joints and are called oligoarthritic. Others affect many joints in the body and are called polyarthritis. Arthritis can be symmetric, meaning the pain and [...]

Physical Therapy for Pregnancy

Although pregnancy is a wonderful process, women endure many physiological changes as a result of the process. These physiological changes may include an intense physical strain that may result in aches and pains in certain parts of the body. Physical therapy is typically associated with those who have sustained serious injuries from an accident. However, [...]

Avoiding Common Baseball Injuries

With this year's baseball season kicking off tonight, fans and teams are bracing themselves for what is hopefully going to be an injury-free season. Baseball players are constantly pushing their limits of what others perceive to be humanly possible on a daily basis. With every effort to pitch a fastball, or hit a home run, [...]

Most Common Basketball Injuries

Injuries can happen to college and professional players as well as recreational athletes. Physical therapists are adept at working with patients suffering from common basketball injuries and can help in a variety of different ways. Common Basketball Injuries Ankle sprains are easily the most common injury in basketball.  An ankle sprain is a partial or [...]

Athletic Trainers and Services

March Is Athletic Training Month! This month we want to celebrate athletic trainers' positive impact on athletes of all ages. National Athletic Training Month is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), the professional members association for certified athletic trainers, and others who support the athletic training profession. NATA represents more than 45,000 members [...]

Understanding Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Our focus is a healthy heart as we celebrate American Heart Month this February. We are encouraging all of our patients to know their blood pressure, and if it’s high, to make blood pressure control their goal. Having high blood pressure puts you at a greater risk for other health problems. The heart beats an [...]

Properly Using Gym Equipment

We all know how intimidating it can be to walk into a gym, see all the equipment, and feel completely overwhelmed. It's very frustrating trying to wrap your head around everything if you’re completely unfamiliar with the gym or a certain piece of equipment. However, don’t let your fear of not knowing how to use [...]

New Year, New You

Happy New Year! This is the time when people think about how they will improve in the upcoming year. As you are reflecting on your resolutions, think about how you feel. Are you experiencing pain that is stopping you from doing what you love?  Common resolutions include eating healthier, exercising more, saving money, etc. However, [...]

Physical Therapy for Football Injuries

Football is the most popular yet dangerous sport to play, even when played at the student level. Sports injuries can do more than just cause a player to miss a few games throughout a season. Some injuries can have long-term impacts on a player. According to the Jump Start by WebMD, 60,000 collegiate athletes and [...]

Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention Programs Each year, millions of people suffer a fall. A fall can result in an injury and a decrease in your ability to do your everyday things. Most of the people who suffer from a fall are 65 and older. Falls can be life-threatening for older adults and can reduce their ability to [...]


A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can cause the brain to not work how it normally should. Our brains are cushioned from everyday jolts, bumps, and hits. So, a violent hit to the head or upper body can cause your brain to slide back and forth forcefully against the inner walls of your [...]

Cancer Fatigue

Cancer-related fatigue can be caused by the disease itself or the treatment and could potentially last for weeks, months, or even years. It can even continue after treatment ends. Fatigue can and should be expected when undergoing cancer treatment. Cancer fatigue is different from your everyday fatigue. It is not merely tiredness, which is usually [...]

Joint Pain Relief: Physical Therapy for Knee Pain

Joint Pain Joints provide you with a lot of support to help you move. So, any harm to the joints may be excruciatingly painful. Joint pain is very common, especially the older you get. You should never disregard joint pain. Joint pain can affect any part of the body, from your ankles and feet to [...]

Sports Performance

Performance enhancement refers to improving the way you are currently performing mentally. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you are doing something wrong; rather, it shows that you want to know more about how to do things correctly. This effort lowers the chance of injuries while also improving performance skills. Performance Enhancement Improves: Strength Endurance Flexibility [...]

Prevent Back Pain in Kids with Physical Therapy

With the beginning of the school year just around the corner, students are starting to hunt for the perfect back-to-school backpack. However, backpacks can be a significant factor in a student's back pain. Research is necessary to determine which backpack your child should use this school year. According to surgeons, between 75 and 85 percent [...]

Hand Therapist

When people suffer from a hand-related injury from an accident, hand therapy can provide treatment and help them to regain their productivity and independence. Hand therapists treat patients who have suffered wounds, burns, fractures, and other congenital deformities.  Our hands are very vital and should be taken care of, so we have summarized all the [...]