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 [...]

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

2017-10-09T11:19:03+00:00January 26th, 2016|Blog, Physical Therapy|

HROSM physical therapists The physical therapy team at HROSM works hard to help patients get back to their normal selves, free of pain, so they can enjoy their daily activities once again. The goal of physical therapy treatment is stated best by the APTA’s (American Physical Therapy Association) vision statement: “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve [...]

Patellar Tendinitis

2016-10-12T13:29:06+00:00January 20th, 2016|Blog, Foot and Ankle, Physical Therapy|

As we enter the winter months and the cold sets into Hampton Roads, we begin to stay inside where it is warm for our sports seasons.  We take to the hard court sports including basketball, volleyball and racquetball.  Running outside in the cold and snow takes a backseat, whereas, running on the treadmill in the [...]

HROSM Physical Therapy Center Welcomes New Physical Therapist

2016-10-12T13:29:07+00:00January 11th, 2016|Blog, Physical Therapy|

HROSM Physical Therapy Center is excited to welcome Chad Carlson, DPT. Chad has been practicing physical therapy since 2014. He has been working in Geriatrics since receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Lynchburg College in 2013. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 with his Bachelors of Science and played football during his four [...]