HROSM Awarded 2018 ‘Daily Press Best Of’ For Orthopaedics & Physical Therapy

2018-11-13T09:34:42+00:00November 13th, 2018|Awards/Honors, Blog, DR. ALDRIDGE, DR. BADDAR, DR. BRADLEY, DR. CARTER, DR. CAVAZOS, DR. FITHIAN, DR. KELLER, DR. LAMBERT, DR. MCCONNELL, DR. SHOEMAKER, DR. SOHAGIA, DR. TAN, Physical Therapy|

We are pleased to announce that Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine placed first in the ‘Daily Press Best Of’ competition in both the orthopaedic group and physical therapy group categories! HROSM has received this award since 2009 and we are grateful for the continued support from our community. The ‘Daily Press Best Of’ [...]

Taking Ankle Sprains Seriously

2018-08-13T10:50:56+00:00October 1st, 2018|Blog, Foot and Ankle, Physical Therapy|

  "It's just a sprain." Many of us have heard these words, or have said them ourselves, after suffering an ankle injury. This common injury is often treated as an uncomfortable yet unremarkable inconvenience; however, in recent years research has shown that ankle sprains can have a long-term impact on joint stability, activity level and [...]

Treating Neuropathy with Physical Therapy

2018-06-12T11:45:31+00:00August 1st, 2018|Blog, Physical Therapy|

There are a multitude of illnesses and injuries that can sometimes lead a person to experience issues with peripheral neuropathy.  Diabetes, certain infections or medications, trauma, alcoholism, tumors, and a host of various diseases and other issues, are often the culprits behind neuropathy.  Patients experiencing neuropathy often report issues with: pain numbness (pins and needles [...]

The Long Term Benefits of Physical Therapy

2017-10-09T08:30:41+00:00October 15th, 2017|Blog, Physical Therapy|

Physical Therapy Benefits After you've had an orthopedic surgery or injury, the last thing you feel like doing is exercising and moving that painful part of your body. You may be worried about making things worse. But rest assured, your doctor knows best. The benefits of starting and continuing a physical therapy regimen post injury [...]


2017-10-02T11:19:29+00:00October 1st, 2017|Blog, Physical Therapy|

National Physical Therapy Month is recognized each year in the month of October. The purpose of National Physical Therapy Month is to honor and recognize the impact Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants have on returning patients to an active lifestyle. Patients go to physical therapy for a variety of reasons including recovery from surgery, [...]

The Role of Physical Therapy in the Management of Spinal Arthritis

2017-04-23T11:29:05+00:00May 24th, 2017|Physical Therapy|

Although no cure for arthritis currently exists, its symptoms can be managed. Thanks to decades of research, patients dealing with lumbar spine arthritis are no longer relying on rest and immobility to help them combat the pain and loss of strength associated with this condition.Today, the consensus of the medical community is that inactivity may [...]

Marc Forrest, New Director of HROSM Physical Therapy Center

2018-06-07T16:32:57+00:00January 13th, 2017|Awards/Honors, Blog, Physical Therapy|

Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced the promotion of Marc Forrest, new Director of Physical Therapy. Marc has been providing orthopaedic physical therapy and sports medicine care to those in Hampton Roads since joining HROSM in 2002. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, and [...]

Shoulder Pain and Rotator Cuff Injuries

2016-10-12T13:28:54+00:00June 15th, 2016|Blog, DR. FITHIAN, Orthopaedic, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine|

The shoulder area of the human body is a complex mechanism that we rely upon for countless daily activities. So it is no wonder when an individual has severe pain in the shoulder region resulting from a traumatic injury, or pain that comes on gradually, it seems to bring a person's life to a grinding [...]

My Aching Shoulder: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

2017-10-09T11:10:39+00:00April 26th, 2016|Blog, Get Moving, Physical Therapy|

Shoulder pain is a very common complaint that we see in the clinic during the spring months.  As we venture outside during the warmer spring days, we begin to use our bodies again in ways we haven’t had to since putting that lawn mower away last fall.  Typically, in the early spring, landscaping duties such [...]