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Update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) for Our Patients

We are prepared and taking the appropriate measures as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the protection and safety of our patients and staff.

  • If you’ve traveled overseas, you must stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor your health, and practice social distancing.
  • Anyone that is sick with a fever, cough, or has trouble breathing should call their primary care physician before coming into our clinic.

We offer Telehealth

Telehealth uses electronic communication to remotely provide health care information and services. We offer this to our patients. There is a combination of clinical, technical, and financial considerations that determine if telehealth is right for you.

If you are interested in Telehealth, the best thing to do is to call our clinic and we can determine if it is a fit for you.

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Welcome to Carousel Physical Therapy

We are a full-service, therapist owned, outpatient physical therapy clinic servicing the Northern Neck, and surrounding counties for over two decades. We have designed our facility for the comfort of our patients.

Our treatment emphasis is placed on an individualized approach to each patient’s needs during recovery. Through a blending of manual therapy techniques with conventional modalities, and all types of exercise, we are able to resolve our patient’s conditions.

Our Patients Are Thriving!
  • Carousel Physical Therapy
    I could not ask for better care. I am grateful for their expertise and wonderful compassion. The office staff was awesome. Appointments/rescheduling were always done with ease. Excellent reminders for appointments! The promptness of service was extremely excellent. Thank you for your caring staff and exceptional expertise!
  • Carousel Physical Therapy
    They were my greatest cheerleaders and hard, but fair, taskmasters when they needed to be to ensure that I would have a full recovery. They are consummate professionals who have a wealth of tricks up their sleeves to handle any roadblock that arose during my recovery. I have had several injuries over the years that have sent me to a physical therapist's office, and nobody can hold a candle to this outstanding team of therapists.
  • Carousel Physical Therapy
    CPT is the only effective therapy I have ever experienced. I have had extensive surgery on most parts of my body. My shoulders (both), twice on each, then additional episodes using titanium implants. Knee surgery, once. Complete rebuilding of my left foot, hand surgery on each one, {and} surgery for spinal stenosis (5). I was sent for therapy at each event, but the therapy was poor, ineffective, etc.-I learned to help myself in each case. Carousel has been the only really effective system.
  • Carousel Physical Therapy
    This is the place I needed to be in order to resume my daily activities. I learned how to protect myself from injury doing the normal household duties we all do by using my body properly. If I feel that something is not quite right, I can use the techniques I have learned to alleviate the problem. As always, the staff is friendly, and very good at what they do.
  • Carousel Physical Therapy
    All did an excellent job with me. I have been more happy with the results I received while I was under the care of your therapists. Should I need more treatment, I would certainly call on your services again. I would also recommend your people to my friends.
  • Carousel Physical Therapy
    I have been very pleased with Carousel. They have a great staff, they meet you with a smile- make you feel good even if you're down. The staff is very knowledgeable and know exactly what they are doing. They have helped me in so many ways. The girls out front make you feel welcome when you enter the office. I recommend people to Carousel all the time. WOW service!
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Carousel Physical Therapy accepts physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students who are currently enrolled in an accredited physical therapy program or physical therapy assistant program.

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  • Oct 16, 2020

    by Elizabeth McCarthy, LPTA If you are wanting to get back in shape and strengthen your arms but do not feel comfortable returning to your local gym yet, there are plenty of household items you can use to achieve your goal. Simple items around your home that you may never have thought twice about can […]

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  • Oct 13, 2020

    by Nicole Somers, DPT Your physical fitness is your state of health and well-being that not only impacts your ability to participate in sports and recreational activities but also when performing occupational activities and normal day-to-day tasks. Research suggests that most Americans do not perform enough physical activity which can have negative side effects on […]

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  • Oct 9, 2020

    by: Crystal Bondurant-Salisbury, LPTA  You can arrive at PT for the first time for a number of reasons, whether it be an injury, a surgery,  general issues like balance training, or even more severe, chronic issues like fibromyalgia or Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and for most people going to physical therapy for the first time, there […]

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  • Oct 1, 2020

    Lymphedema is a relatively unknown condition for most people.  The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and is really a “sewer system” for our bodies.  If the lymphatic system is not working properly to rid the body of waste, one is more susceptible to infection or development of lymphedema which is an excess […]

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  • Sep 23, 2020

    An essential component of lifestyle modification is EXERCISE. ex·er·cise/ˈeksərˌsīz/ noun activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness. But, evidence has suggested that exercise may be an often neglected intervention in mental health care. How can that be when aerobic exercises, including jogging, swimming, cycling, walking, gardening, and dancing, have […]

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  • Sep 16, 2020

    Without trying to adhere to the phrase coined the ‘new normal,’ unfortunately, it is just that and we have to adapt to it—for now anyway. Therefore, our stress levels are like a roller coaster ride right now; it can be physical, emotional, or financial…one at a time – or unfortunately all at once. Even for […]

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  • Sep 9, 2020

    By: Crystal Bondurant Salisbury, LPTA I always hear people comment about having “flat” feet, use it synonymously with “bad” feet. Your flat feet aren’t any better or worse than your friend with those lovely, high arches. It all comes down to how to dress your feet, and it’s important to dress for success. When it […]

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  • Sep 3, 2020

    There is a legit reason you feel so drained right now, and feeling a little ‘over it’. The psychological reason for this has something to do with ‘surge capacity’.  What is ‘surge capacity’? “It’s a collection of adaptive systems – mental and physical – that humans draw on for short-term survival in acutely stressful situations, […]

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  • Aug 25, 2020

    “Arthritis” is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and usually is caused by the deterioration of a joint. Typically, the weight-bearing joints are affected, with the knee and the hip being the most common. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease. It […]

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  • Aug 17, 2020

    A special type of physical therapy is helping some patients with the novel coronavirus breathe more easily. The type of physical therapy, called manual therapy, is a bit different from the typical physical therapy and has helped some COVID-19 patients. “When I first got out of the hospital in late April, I could not even sit up for 30 minutes. My […]

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  • Jul 22, 2020

    Falls are a major public health concern. According to the CDC, more than one-third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States, and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. Falls can exact a toll long after the initial injury, outranking chronic kidney disease, asthma, and […]

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  • Jul 14, 2020

    Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10% to 20% of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but […]

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  • Jul 8, 2020

    So you have been diagnosed with a painful condition and your doctor prescribes physical therapy (PT), what’s your next step? To come to PT of course! Now you are coming to PT, but then you get to your appointment and start treatment revealing your fear of the reason you are in PT and all of […]

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  • Jul 1, 2020

    With health in sharp focus as a result of the pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place and see if there are any improvements you could make. You probably have a family doctor, dentist, and optometrist. Maybe you have some specialist physicians, a trainer, […]

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  • Jun 23, 2020

    Youth sports injuries have been on the rise for years, and baseball players are not immune to this trend. 1 in 5 players between the ages of 9 and 15 will have an injury each year. The good news is that only 5% of these injuries result in surgery, or being unable to continue to play baseball. More […]

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  • Jun 17, 2020

    Imagine there is a spool of thread anchored at the top of your skull, and you can pull the thread down; you pull it down through your shoulders, kidneys, pelvis, thighs, shins, and stop at your ankles. See it? That is your body’s kinetic chain. Why is the kinetic chain so important, you ask? Kinetic […]

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  • Jun 10, 2020

    Do you know that the largest joints in the human body are in your knees? Taking on their fair share of impact, these joints can only take so much. You may know your body, including your knees, and your activity limits; but how well? For instance, you’re motivated, you’re moving and grooving with your activity […]

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  • Jun 2, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted our lives and forced us to change our habits, including hindering most group fitness activities. Whether you like to do your own thing outside, take a class, or work one-on-one with a personal trainer, you might be feeling a little lost when it comes to staying active in your own […]

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  • May 19, 2020

    A Q&A session with Nicole Somers, PT, DPT Did you know? A concussion is a type of brain injury. Imaging, such as MRI and CT scans, are not able to diagnose a concussion. Most concussions (90%) are not associated with a loss of consciousness. What is a concussion? A concussion is a type of mild […]

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  • May 14, 2020

    By: Kennan Wyne, PT, DPT Everyone has had constipation at some point or another and it is uncomfortable, painful and embarrassing.  Chronic constipation and/or straining can lead to excessive stress on pelvic organs and nerves.  This may contribute to bladder dysfunction, pelvic floor dysfunction, and/or prolapse (bulging of structures occurring commonly due to weakened supportive […]

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