Stephen A Joseph PTPA

Starting February 2020, I will be offering in telemed and inhome physical therapy services to central Arkansas. This will include orthopedic rehab, pain management and general reconditioning. Save time and unnecessary pain.

[04/09/20]   First of all a huge thank you for all the likes and following generated by my recent post and request.
The face of telemedicine is going to change as a result of this pandemic. I only hope that the information I share and the people I get to see on a one on one basis makes a difference and enhances lives.
When we were born, our parents were not given an owners manual on how to raise us and thus did the best they could do. Their parents, other family, friends, books, health care professionals and now the internet, have all had an impact on how we were raised but on how we raise our children and how we now take car of ourselves.
Often though we come up against physical challenges we are not prepared for. Physical issues that alter how we conduct our lives arise, and again, we do the best we can to address these, sometimes successfully, sometimes adequately and sometimes we just settle for a lesser level of living.
I want you to know there is an alternative to the trial and error of self care when it comes to physical rehabilitation and care of injuries that alter the way you do things.
The "Owners Manual" may not exist but access to reliable information that you can put into place right now does exist and I hope to be able to provide that information in the form of telemed conferencing.
If you have read to this point, I would ask you to share this information as there are no geographical boarders here.
Anyone with access to video conferencing is a potential client. The rewards can be significant.
I hope to also provide snippets of information to you all in the coming weeks that can be applied as a pro active measure to mitigate some more common orthopedic issues many of us overlook.
Joseph.steve @ gmail.com or leave a message at 479-856-5857
Be safe and respectful of others.
Steve Joseph PT

[04/01/20]   As we learn to adapt and wait for a return to a more normal life, we continue to have the same aches, pains and need for relief.
Telemedicine is the new thing. It’s not optimal but neither is our situation and the need to be responsible for our actions, for the sake of ourselves and others.
I am offering face time consultation and treatment of your physical therapy needs if you require assistance .
All you need to do is contact me by email, [email protected] and I will reply and get a face time consult scheduled. I am unable to bill insurance but find that my fee is much less than your copayment would be over a typical treatment period.
This is new for all of us and while not optimal, you may find it is of value.
Be safe and I’ll be available if needed.
Steve Joseph PT

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http://ptsummit.com/3-exercises-will-counteract-smart-phonecomputer-time/ not the complete answer for a developing problem but be aware this problem will hit every household that finds itself more and more engaged with the wireless community.

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littlethings.com

Experts Say Sitting In A 'W' Position Can Drastically Affect Your Child's Health — CRAZY!

http://www.littlethings.com/dangers-of-w-sitting/
Just something for you young parents and just a tad older grandparents to be aware of.

littlethings.com It is fairly common knowledge that sitting around all day, every day, can be bad for your health. For those who sit more than eight hours a day, there can be negative repercussions for everything from the head to the heart to the colon. This probably makes sense to most people, since walking, exerci…

[02/26/16]   I have had terrific success lately on some very difficult clients that have tried many different interventions without improvement. This is my passion and why I do what I do.
This I know to be true, in so many cases of acute or chronic pain of a musculoskeletal nature, chose PT first, one with good assessment and manual skills. You will not be disappointed.

[02/18/16]   OLD SCHOOL CUTTING EDGE APPROACH

I tend to be frustrated when I read professional reviews of studies in the physical therapy field. Seems that everyone wants to bend the statistics in favor of their research. However the paper seems to always end with " More studies are required." Well, the frustration is that there is no conclusive end point to pain management. Tissue responds differently in different people and just because you have shoulder pain doesn't mean you fit the study group and therefore you are left to go "old school" on the approach you use if you know "old school".
Now, I am all about "old school" and treating all clients on an individual basis, taking into account the basic tenants of injury, healing, tissue length, strength and of course degree of pain. That is why therapists that approach their clients in this way are superior and more effective than those that apply the cook book strategy on all their clients. So here we are once again debating treatment options, the use of technology, buttons whistles and bells and of course now the digital age intervention vs old fashion tissue management.
Follow the function, follow the balance and you will find your way as a practitioner and be the beneficiary as a client.

[02/18/16]   If are not willing to walk the walk, then how do you expect others to listen to the talk?

[02/08/16]   PLANTAR FASCIITIS RESPONDS

Plantar fasciitis is a very painful inflammation of the tissue of the sole of the foot. It usually is a product of overuse such as running, standing and prolonged walking. There are many other issues that contribute to foot pain that often go undetected by your physician and or therapist that are paramount to the success to effective treatment and outcome.
Kintetic chain management using ART (active release technique) has been key components to successful treatment in my practice that spans over 30 years. I have worked with the elite running athlete, the industrial worker and the physically impaired that are desperately trying to improve their lives only to find hurdles at every station that cause pain and ultimately sabotage their effort that resigns them to stop trying.
Kinetic chain management only refers to the fact that our bodies are a series of chain reactions. Once the foot hits the ground a series of actions occur: the forefoot has to make contact and move from supination to pronation while the ankle also moves in a similar direction. The knee will rotate in response to the ankle movement and so on all the way up to the neck and shoulders.
Now many of us have what I call a “weak link” in the chain and these weak links will often surface in the form of pain at the site of that weak link or actually cause pain in the foot from the need to adjust for that weak link that occurs higher up on the chain. All this to say that if your check out does not include the entire chain, you will get temporary benefit from focused care at best only to have the pain return as the chain was not affected and the bad habits that brought you to the practitioner’s office will only serve to repeat your past.
If you have questions about your foot pain or want to come in for a full kinetic chain assessment, feel to contact me at 479-856-5857.
Here’s to your health, your fitness and life goals.

Steve

[01/13/16]   I felt like this was a good time to reach out to all of those New Years resolution folks that have already given up or are just about to. Really? Couldn't make it an entire month? Goals too high? Commitment too low? Too much effort lead to too much pain so you just decided to lay low and try again in another week or so? Same as last year, huh? Well, you all are not alone. I don't have the stats but every year you hear about failed resolutions and the new resolution to not make any more resolutions.
Beginning with a better base is one of the best ways to be successful in just about anything but for now lets just talk physical. Venturing out with a bad ankle, knee, hip, lower back, or shoulder will only make things more difficult and your effort will be short lived at best. Of course you now have a great excuse to not try any more. "If it weren't for that bum shoulder, I could have met my goals."
By seeking out the proper medical attention, you can adjust for those special needs you may have and move forward to your goals in a smarter and more deliberate way. Properly trained physical therapists can help you do just that. Coordination with a good trainer can also be of value if you want to go that direction.
It is difficult enough to start from scratch, why not get your team together, get checked out, develop realistic goals, and then bear down cause summer is coming soon.
Please like and share if this has been of any use or you know someone that may benefit .Be safe and successful. Until next time.

Stephen A Joseph PTPA

This goes out to every one. Please share

I read a blog the other day that a fellow PT writes and he made a big deal out of the phrase, " Better, worse or the same." If any of you have had a need for physical therapy, you may have come across this phrase several times as the PT tries to find that treatment approach with just the right mix of techniques that do the trick on helping you get stronger, more flexible or just have a reduction in your pain levels.

For those of you that have the experience of being routed through a PT office like cattle, with the same program as the person next to you even though you are 30 years older, younger, more fit, less fit, overweight, skinny, male, female......you get the picture, then you are not being given the opportunity to generate instant feedback that can direct the course of your care.

Lets face it. Physical Therapy is the most sustainable intervention available within the traditional medical model for many musculoskeletal ailments. Granted, PT is often overlooked by the MD in lieu of pain pills, NSAIDS, muscle relaxers and the like, but at the end of the day those options will not restore your lifestyle, will not adjust for the injury or the bad habits that lead you to that office in the first place.

So rest assured and do not be annoyed when your PT says 'Is that better, worse or the same?" several times in a single session. It is only that he/she is in a mode of ongoing assessment, evaluation and adjustment based on what is working or not working on you.

[12/17/15]   I read a blog the other day that a fellow PT writes and he made a big deal out of the phrase, " Better, worse or the same." If any of you have had a need for physical therapy, you may have come across this phrase several times as the PT tries to find that treatment approach with just the right mix of techniques that do the trick on helping you get stronger, more flexible or just have a reduction in your pain levels.

For those of you that have the experience of being routed through a PT office like cattle, with the same program as the person next to you even though you are 30 years older, younger, more fit, less fit, overweight, skinny, male, female......you get the picture, then you are not being given the opportunity to generate instant feedback that can direct the course of your care.

Lets face it. Physical Therapy is the most sustainable intervention available within the traditional medical model for many musculoskeletal ailments. Granted, PT is often overlooked by the MD in lieu of pain pills, NSAIDS, muscle relaxers and the like, but at the end of the day those options will not restore your lifestyle, will not adjust for the injury or the bad habits that lead you to that office in the first place.

So rest assured and do not be annoyed when your PT says 'Is that better, worse or the same?" several times in a single session. It is only that he/she is in a mode of ongoing assessment, evaluation and adjustment based on what is working or not working on you.

[11/22/15]   With this being the week of Thanksgiving, I just wanted to wish each and everyone of you a safe and drama free Holiday. No advice about what to eat, drink or not to. No advice about portioning, frequency or how to exercise with a full tummy. Naps are nice, very nice and of course football in moderation. Be glutenous when it comes to family. Get intoxicated in fellowship. Be prepared to get along or move along. Forgive often, be tolerant, find your happy place and share it with the ones you love. Remember this week and this season is not about you. And properly addressed, you will be the biggest recipient of good feelings, and warm fuzzies. Both of which are gluten free.
Was this too much??? Hope not.

[11/10/15]   Mother was right after all....... How many times as you were growing up did you hear, Sit up straight. Stop slouching. Stand up straight. Keep those shoulders back.
Well, as much as it hurts to say, Mom was right after all. I can safely say that postural dysfunction has a direct correlation to many common aches and pains across the neck, shoulders and lower back. You may be diagnosed with rotator cuff tendonitis but if the treatment doesn't include addressing a slumped posture, your success in treatment will be affected.
The same holds true in a variety of conditions: Neck pain of an arthritic or disc origin, adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, TMJ dysfunction, bursitis of the shoulder, tennis elbow, lower back pain and many other diagnosed musculoskeletal conditions between the lower back and head.
Don't become tunnel visioned and just accept treatment for the site of pain without looking in to the cause. By working to find the origin, you can have a treatment plan that not only addresses the "ouch" but the source of the "ouch". You can then be instructed in ways to prevent this from returning. This approach is better for the long term fix. Since not all practitioners adopt this approach, you will need to be selective and ask around. Hey! I know someone......

[11/02/15]   In my practice, I encounter many clients that have succumbed to the effects of gravity. Slowly and gradually they become slumped over their desk, sink, stove top, car steering wheel, etc. We are constantly in a state of fighting gravity with some of us better at the fight than others. From frozen shoulder, neck pain, lower back pain, hip and leg pain and even carpal tunnel, our posture and our ability to keep it under control can play a direct role in our overall health and future happiness.
Over the next several weeks, I plan to outline the various conditions that are directly affected by posture dysfunction. I will even outline how the condition commonly referred as fibromyalgia, may be better suited to be called "Postural Stress Syndrome" a phrase I coined, as best I can determine.
So stay tuned and of course if anything I post raises a question, please IM me and I will respond quickly as I can. As always thanks, like and share. You never know who may be impacted.

[10/27/15]   Just brought to my attention. If you had rather not post publicly on this page but still have a question, please message me and I can respond to your question. Thanks Caroline for that suggestion.

[10/27/15]   Over the past 35 years, and yes that is a long long time, that I have been practicing PT, I have successfully treated many musculoskeletal problems. From TMJ to turf toe there seems to be a physical therapy application that is essential for return to full function. That being said, I would like for this page to act as a forum of sorts that allows you all to ask me questions about problems you might be having that may have physical therapy options. This way, you all can steer the content and hopefully this page will be a valuable resource for you and your family and friends in the future.
So don't just stand there and become accepting of a problem that has real treatment options. This is a great time to take back control and you may find the answer is way simpler and effective than you had thought.
Good days to you all.

[10/22/15]   A big "Thank you" for all those that have liked and shared my first attempt at a professional face book page. I plan to use this site to get the word out as to how physical therapy can impact the lives of not only the injured but also for those that are looking for tips and tricks to enhance their performance in anything they do. The benefits that the science behind physical therapy can provide is one of if not the most sustainable avenues you can take. The art of delivery of physical therapy is where I come in. Using Active Release Technique to give you a head start to your recovery or aid in your training, the gains to be made can be quick and long lasting. Isn't that what we are all looking for these days? So ask your doctor, your trainer, your coach and let's get you on track sooner than later. Once again, thanks to you all. Please continue to like and share, especially when you see something that causes you to take notice. You may just help a friend, family member,or co-worker find that missing piece that makes a difference.

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