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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.

Important:
  • 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 nearly 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!
    D.S.
  • 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.
    W.B.C.
  • 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.
    E.R.
  • 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.
    L.I.
  • 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.
    P.R.
  • 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!
    M.C.
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Our Blog

  • 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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  • May 4, 2020

    By: Kara Everett, DPT, CSCS, CKTP, and LSVT BIG Certified COVID-19 has caused a lot of changes in all of our everyday lives and routines.   You may even find yourself in a new working environment – your own home! Working from home has most likely presented new challenges. No desk at home may mean working […]

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  • Feb 19, 2018

    Musculoskeletal diseases aren’t just widespread— they’ve also become a significant factor in the economy, with associated costs estimated at an amount equal to 5.76% of the US gross domestic product. That’s just 1 of the insights offered in the latest edition of a detailed report on the impact of musculoskeletal conditions across the country. Advance-published […]

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  • Feb 8, 2018

    Even though they are keeping fit, up to 14% of American runners experience low back pain (LBP) each year. But runners can reduce their risk by developing their deep core muscles, say authors of a recent study in the Journal of Biomechanics (abstract only available for free). While many fitness enthusiasts focus on their abs, they may neglect […]

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  • Mar 22, 2017

    Historically, the physical therapy profession began as an adjunct to medical practice. Considered a specialty, physical therapists use mechanical force and movements to remediate impairments and promote mobility, function, and quality of life by providing their expertise of rehabilitation within healthcare dimensions of promotion, prevention, and intervention to people, communities, and populations. This conservative, holistic […]

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  • Nov 15, 2016

    Motivating yourself to stick to an at-home physical therapy regimen can be tough, but it’s crucial for recovery. “The overwhelming  majority of folks tend to feel like, ‘Oh, I’ll just do it’ and fail to recognize that it’s really hard to change any behavior,” says Kevin Masters, clinical health psychology professor at the university of […]

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  • Jun 17, 2016

    Guest Blogger: Crystal Bondurant-Salisbury, L.P.T.A. Do you ever feel like the “old dog” that can’t learn new tricks? Well, research says you can! An article in the New York Times goes on to even suggest that not only can you learn new tricks, you can grow new brain cells. The human brain is an amazing thing […]

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  • Apr 20, 2016

      Guest Blogger: Katie Reynolds, D.P.T., and Carousel’s Women’s Health Specialist You are going 110% at your regular Ripped Class, or banging out burpees during strength and conditioning and….oops I think I just peed a little—-How Embarrassing! Truth is, look at your classmates, there is at least one other that just did the same thing; especially if […]

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  • Feb 12, 2016

    Game developer and researcher Jane McGonigal is among 155 million Americans who plays video games, but for her it’s more than a hobby. In her new book, “SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient–Powered by the Science of Games,” McGonigal uses what she learned about the psychology of games to […]

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  • Nov 10, 2015

    Today I was researching new “stuff” coming out in the world of physical therapy and came across this….Here’s what research says is the #1 ritual you should do every day to be happier, procrastinate less, get more love and perform at your best.   Of course I couldn’t help myself – I had to click the […]

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  • Jul 21, 2015

    In a very high-tech world, just when we think online reviews and social media are the reason our new patients chose Carousel, the survey that they complete at their time of discharge tells us a different story. This shows how human we still are….sounds weird, right? But, when it comes to your body, shopping for a […]

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  • Apr 24, 2015

    Most professionals have assistants, for example a physician (MD) has a physician assistant (PA). Hence, a physical therapist (PT) has a physical therapist assistant (PTA). Each are incredibly educated requiring a graduate degree from an accredited physical therapist program for PTs, and an associate degree from an accredited PTA program for PTAs, followed by both […]

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  • Jan 26, 2015

    Did you know that 100 million American adults live in chronic pain.(*) Do you know the difference between Acute and Chronic pain? “While we used to believe that pain originated with the tissues of our body, we now understand that pain does not exist until the brain determines it does,” states Joe Brence, PT, DPT, […]

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Physical Therapy In The News

  • The crucial role the powerful hip joint plays in most body movements

    July 7, 2020

    The hip is one of the most versatile and important joints in the body. It’s extremely powerful due to its robust architecture, which also provides it with impressive stability. But the hip joint is also incredibly flexible, allowing for a massive range …

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  • For persistent back pain, physical therapy is your best choice

    June 25, 2020

    Most cases of low back pain are short-lived—or acute—and only last for a few weeks before gradually subsiding. Getting regular physical activity and performing targeted strengthening exercises will further facilitate the healing process, and many pati…

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  • Three good strengthening exercises to support your lower back

    June 16, 2020

    As we explored in our last newsletter, low back pain is overwhelmingly common, with tens of millions of Americans impacted by symptoms at this very moment. Each person’s situation is unique and the severity of these individual’s back pain varies, but …

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  • If your back hurts, a diagnosis may not be the best path

    June 9, 2020

    Low back pain is jarringly common. About one-half of all working Americans will experience symptoms at least once every year, and roughly 31 million are affected by it at any given point in time. So if you find it appropriate to place yourself in this cat…

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  • Your back is built for durability and flexibility

    June 2, 2020

    The anatomy of your spine is rather remarkable. Its complex design includes a combination of strong bones, large muscles, and flexible ligaments and tendons, which are all interconnected in a manner that provides both extreme durability and flexibility. T…

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  • See a physical therapist for any foot and ankle pain

    May 28, 2020

    Some foot conditions come on gradually, like plantar fasciitis, which starts as a stabbing pain in the heel and then often grows more severe over time. Others are more sudden, like an ankle sprains or broken toe, both of which lead to immediate pain and m…

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  • Three best exercises to prevent ankle and foot-related injuries

    May 19, 2020

    There’s no getting around it. In order to move from point A to point B, you need healthy feet and ankles. While you may not realize how crucial this is to your movements under normal circumstances, your perspective will likely change any time pain is in…

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  • Understanding your risk for the most common foot and ankle injuries

    May 12, 2020

    All regions of the body are vulnerable to a unique set of injuries, depending on how the structures in that particular area are affected by common activities. The likelihood of injury therefore varies from one location to the next, with higher activity le…

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  • The complexity of the ankle & foot is necessary for our mobility

    May 5, 2020

    Your feet and ankles are built for durability. They are designed this way to account for the significant amount of pressure they withstand every time you perform an activity that involves standing. When running, for example, each foot takes on a force tha…

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  • 5 tips to simplify your life with knee pain

    April 30, 2020

    In our last newsletter, we showed you why regular movement is key to overcoming knee pain and presented some of the best knee-strengthening exercises that will help you work towards this goal. These types of exercises can be extremely effective for anyone…

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