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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 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!
    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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804-435-3435
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804-776-8500

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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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Our Blog

  • Jul 26, 2021

    Studies show that 75 percent of people experience foot problems at some point in their lives. These problems are common from children to seniors, from top athletes to people with sedentary lifestyles. Loss of the “Footprint”: The human foot was originally designed to walk on natural, soft surfaces like earth and sand, instead we now spend […]

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  • Jul 14, 2021

    Your big toe is an important part of the body. It helps to keep our balance, bends with each step we take, gets jammed with any quick stops or twisting motion, and is under added stress when wearing high-heels. With anything that takes a beating like the big toe, occasional pain is normal and could […]

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  • Jul 7, 2021

    Your feet are among your most important body parts. They get you where you want to go, help you stay healthy through physical activity, and provide freedom of movement. However, it’s easy to take your feet for granted — until you have an injury or problem. Foot health is important for everyone. Most of us […]

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  • Jun 30, 2021

    Ahhh-swimming; that oh-so-wonderful feeling of being able to cool off on a hot day! Gliding through the water, that is 800 times denser compared to air, de-weighting us to the point where we can, somewhat, believe it brings out the child in us. And why shouldn’t it!? For most of us, we couldn’t wait to […]

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  • Jun 23, 2021

    When a patient makes an appointment with a physical therapist to rehabilitate after a shoulder injury, for example, it’s because he wants to get better, right? Well, yes, but what exactly does that mean? As it turns out, “getting better” means different things to different patients. To some, proper recovery from a shoulder injury means […]

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  • Jun 16, 2021

    Medical diagnoses don’t need much of an introduction. They’re what you get from your doctor when you’re sick. Examples would be influenza, diabetes, or hypertension. They describe the underlying problem that is causing your symptoms. When people feel sick, they know they need to go to the doctor and find out what’s going on to […]

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  • Jun 10, 2021

    This time of year, many people are focused on fitness so it’s worth taking a look at what fitness really means. The dictionary defines fit as “sound physically and mentally, healthy.” Using that definition, many “fitness” routines fall short of the goal. If you don’t enjoy running and dread every workout, you’re probably falling short […]

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  • Jun 2, 2021

    You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched and the list is impressive. Here’s just a sampling: – Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depression – Helps control weight – Prevents diseases like stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer – Improves sleep – Helps you […]

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  • May 28, 2021

    Pelvic Physical Therapy covers a variety of dysfunctions from pain to incontinence. It has many possible causes and affects up to 20% of the population in the United States, including women and men. Pelvic pain is quite often overlooked; 61% of women never have a diagnosis. 1 in 7 American women ages 15-80 experience some […]

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  • May 19, 2021

    Physical therapists aren’t just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physical therapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider seeing yours. YOU WANT A BASELINE When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you’ll get an assessment of your strength, range […]

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  • May 5, 2021

    COVID has certainly made the importance of health very clear and we have all seen how quickly things can change with an illness. While COVID is currently front and center in most people’s thoughts, it isn’t the only thing out there that can change your life. Heart disease, diabetes, strokes and cancer can all be […]

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  • Apr 29, 2021

    A mild to moderate bout with COVID-19 can leave you feeling weak, with a loss of balance and coordination, a lack of endurance, and sometimes problems with memory. Physical activity can help you recover. Exercise may be the last thing on your mind, but it is key to regaining your fitness. Regular physical activity benefits your […]

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  • Apr 21, 2021

    April is the spotlight month for Parkinson’s Disease awareness. We are so happy to be able to provide therapy through our LSVT Big program for people in all stages of the Disease, witnessing successful outcomes to our patients living with PD or other neurological conditions, ie. multiple sclerosis. So, what Parkinson’s disease (PD) topics were […]

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  • Apr 14, 2021

    Most (70%) of the people with chronic pain who participated in a recent study have seen their condition worsen in terms of severity, frequency of episodes and interference in their daily activities during the pandemic, according to researchers. The study, performed by the eHealth Lab, a research group affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences […]

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  • Apr 7, 2021

    People usually see a physical therapist for pain or loss of function. Think of the person who has back pain, the injured athlete, or the person who’s had a stroke. They all want to improve how they move and complete tasks. Now, there is good reason to wonder if physical therapists will start seeing more […]

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  • Apr 1, 2021

    One year ago our lives changed. Time stood still as our world abruptly changed from our normal day-to-day routines to the Pandemic. Throughout this pandemic, we have witnessed the resilience of our patient, medical, and scientific communities as they have come together in extraordinary ways. As we emerge from it, we are now in the […]

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  • Mar 17, 2021

    The basic coping skills in life are whether we are Hungry. Angry. Lonely. Tired (H.A.L.T.), and whether we gain or lose an hour with the time change there always seems to be some adjustments. However, for some, losing that hour can be brutal, therefore making us very TIRED and impact our decision-making…. until we adjust! […]

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  • Mar 4, 2021

    By: Katie Reynolds, PT, DPT Pelvic PT/Women’s Health   Do you remember when you were little and having your mother or grandmother fussing at you about your posture? Head up! Shoulders back! Ugh, just wanted to roll my eyes but as I have gotten older, man were they right! Posture is so important for so […]

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  • Feb 24, 2021

    By: Kara Everett, PT, DPT, CSCS, CKTP LSVT BIG Certified Operations Director, Hartfield Location   Due to the aging population, as therapists, we are seeing an uptick in elective shoulder surgeries. The incidence of shoulder arthroplasty per 100,000 members increased from 6.1 (95% confidence interval [95% CI] 5.5-6.7) in 2005 to 13.4 (95% CI 12.5-14.2) […]

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  • Feb 16, 2021

    Evidenced-based research shows that as few as 1 to 2 sessions of pre-operative physical therapy can reduce post-operative care by 29% for patients undergoing a total hip or knee replacement; this could be a  $1,000 + per individual! The Facts Between 2012 and 2050 the number of Total Knee Replacements (TKAs) performed annually in the […]

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Physical Therapy In The News

  • Correcting Posture Is Hard Work That Often Requires Physical Therapy

    July 27, 2021

    By now, the many ways in which posture can influence the body and the importance of practicing good posture should be abundantly clear. If you’re interested in taking more control over your own posture, performing the exercises and techniques described …

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  • Proper Breathing Is Key To Posture And Pain

    July 20, 2021

    In our first newsletter, we briefly mentioned how bad posture, neck pain, and respiratory function are all related. This relationship is worth a closer examination, too, as improving the way you breath is a key to better posture, reduced pain, and less st…

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  • Answers To Your Frequently Asked Questions About Posture And Pain

    July 13, 2021

    In our last post, we introduced you to the concept of posture, explained what is meant by good versus poor posture, and offered a few examples of painful conditions and other dysfunctions that may be related to poor posture. But since this was only the in…

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  • If You’re Dealing With Pain, Consider Your Posture

    July 6, 2021

    You may not give much thought to your posture, but you probably should. Posture isn’t just about standing up straight to boost your appearance. Whether you keep good posture or poor posture may also have implications on certain aspects of your health an…

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  • Consider The Mixed Evidence On Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate

    June 22, 2021

    Osteoarthritis affects up to 31 million Americans, making it one of the most common conditions in the nation. The resulting joint pain can be devastating for these individuals, and the longer osteoarthritis progresses, the greater the disability becomes. …

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  • Physical Therapy Is The Best Way To Address Shoulder Pain

    June 15, 2021

    As we explained in our last newsletter, there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk for shoulder pain, but even if you follow these measures to a T, pain may still develop for reasons that are partially out of your control. If you do begin no…

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  • Our Top 4 Tips For Preventing Shoulder Pain

    June 8, 2021

    Shoulder pain can be an extremely bothersome issue to deal with. Although you may not realize it, you use your shoulder on a frequent basis throughout most days, since it permits many of the movements that involves your arms. So if a problem arises that l…

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  • Answering Common Questions To Understand Painful Shoulder Conditions

    June 1, 2021

    The shoulder doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. As the only major joint that can rotate a full 360°, the shoulder is the most mobile and flexible joint in the body, and this flexibility allows you do things like throw a baseball, reach for…

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  • A Physical Therapist Can Help You Overcome Exercising Barriers

    May 25, 2021

    As we discussed in our first newsletter this month, most people are aware that exercise is good for you and is recommended for achieving and maintaining optimal health. Yet still, a significant portion of the population doesn’t do it. We mentioned in th…

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  • The Best Diet For You Is The One You Can Stick With

    May 18, 2021

    Dieting can be overwhelming. With new research constantly emerging, new diets seemingly popping up every week, and experts regularly claiming to have discovered the magic bullet to weight loss or nutrition, it’s difficult to even keep track of what’s …

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