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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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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

  • May 18, 2022

    Imagine that you just gave birth: You are exhausted, swollen, and adjusting to life as a new mom, and you are wondering (if it’s your first) about all the new sensations you are feeling or (if it isn’t) how this birth has been completely different from previous ones. Now imagine you are told all this […]

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  • May 10, 2022

    Diastasis rectus abdominis is a separation of the left and right sides of the outermost abdominal (stomach) muscle. It is caused by forces that stretch the connective tissue called the linea alba. This condition most often occurs in pregnancy, but also may occur in infants, older women, and men. Physical therapists help adults with DRA […]

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  • May 4, 2022

    by: Kennan Wyne, PT, DPT Women’s Health Specialist Constipation is obviously uncomfortable, but did you know it can lead to health issues like fecal impaction, colon cancer, digestive problems, and pelvic floor issues. Constipation occurs when the colon absorbs too much water, or when the colon’s muscle contraction is slow or sluggish delaying transit time. […]

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  • Apr 27, 2022

    Impulse control behaviors (ICBs) affect between 14% and 40% of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Examples of ICB’s include compulsive gambling or shopping, hoarding and hypersexuality. ICBs become impulse control disorders (ICD) when they impair one’s ability to function at work, home and navigate day-to-day life. Only 2% of people have ICBs in the general […]

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  • Apr 20, 2022

    Ensuring you have an accessible, customized, and engaging physical therapy experience from start to finish will get you on your road to recovery.  However, we also need you to make physical therapy a priority for a short period of time (in most cases). Before Your Visit Avoid Roadblocks. Once you are prescribed physical therapy, it’s […]

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  • Apr 12, 2022

    Read Time: 4 minutes Parkinson’s disease is the second most common degenerative brain disorder affecting adults. (Alzheimer’s disease is the most common.) People of all ethnic groups can develop PD, but it occurs less among African American and Asian populations. James Parkinson’s Essay about Parkinson’s Disease was first defined as only a “motor” (movement) disease, but […]

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  • Apr 5, 2022

    Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), exercise is more than healthy — it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility, and activities of daily living (i.e. bathing, toileting, cooking, and dressing). Exercise and physical activity can improve many PD symptoms. These benefits are supported […]

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  • Mar 23, 2022

    Like most people, you have probably heard that muscle strength, absent some weightlifting, starts to decline in middle age. And you probably expect things like your balance, coordination and flexibility to naturally take a bit of a downturn …. someday. But new research from Duke University shows that these fitness-related changes begin much earlier than many […]

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  • Mar 17, 2022

    A happy ending makes (almost) anything more pleasurable In many ways, living in the moment has its benefits. While you’re in the midst of an enjoyable experience, you’re most likely to be tuned into the pleasures signaled by your body’s senses. By contrast, an experience marked by pain, mishaps, and inconvenience is one you’d just […]

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  • Mar 7, 2022

    Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability. This shouldn’t be a surprise – it’s been at the top of the list for years. You know that taking care of your heart is important. That means doing things like eating right, avoiding smoking, and exercising regularly. While all of those things can be […]

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  • Feb 23, 2022

    Walking is a healthy, low-impact, and free activity that can be enjoyed every day. There are many advantages to walking daily. Not only is it beneficial for muscles and bones and cardiovascular and pulmonary health, but walking can serve as a weight-loss mechanism and mood booster. While it is totally feasible to walk solo, there are […]

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  • Feb 10, 2022

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease causes breathing difficulty and leads to other systemic problems. COPD is the tenth most prevalent disease worldwide. It’s estimated that by 2050, COPD will be the fifth leading cause of death in the world. Although COPD used to be more common among men, it now affects women nearly as equally in […]

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  • Feb 10, 2022

    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 is 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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  • Feb 4, 2022

    At this point, the scientific evidence is omnipresent to the point of becoming irrefutable. We are sitting too much at work and at home, and it’s doing terrible things to our bodies and minds. New findings even indicate that regular exercise may not counteract the negative health issues associated with prolonged periods of daily sitting. With […]

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  • Jan 27, 2022

    Your feet have been taking you where you want to go nearly every day of your life. But eventually, those decades of wear and tear are bound to take their toll. In fact, among people over the age of 65, foot pain ranks among the top 20 reasons for seeing a doctor, according to a […]

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  • Jan 19, 2022

    So your kids got you to promise to exercise more in 2022 during the festivities of the holiday season. You couldn’t resist. After all, you agreed because you love them, but now you either disappoint them and take it easy, or you convince yourself to give it a try. Come on, you can do it […]

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  • Jan 5, 2022

    Research has shown that positive expectations increase the chances of a good outcome. It’s the old self-fulfilling prophecy; your attitude determines your approach to situations. If you believe you’ll be successful, you’ll likely put in more effort. You’ll be more willing to try new things, take some risks and keep trying after failures or setbacks. […]

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  • Dec 22, 2021

    The physical therapy profession has long understood the value of physical activity — and that understanding is spreading, thanks in part to continual research on the health benefits of physical activity across a range of conditions. As APTA continues its public information campaign on the importance of physical activity, here are five recent studies that underscore the […]

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  • Dec 16, 2021

    Healthy bones can help you stay strong and active throughout your life. If good bone health is achieved during childhood and maintained, it can help to avoid bone loss and fracture later in life. For healthy bones, it is important to maintain a physically active lifestyle and eat a balanced diet with plenty of calcium, […]

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  • Dec 3, 2021

    Recently we introduced you to Long COVID and all of the challenges it brings. This month we’re going to talk about what physical therapists can do to help people living with Long COVID. Early in the pandemic, therapists started seeing people with what would later be known as Long COVID. They noticed that some of […]

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Physical Therapy In The News

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome Can Lead To Chronic Neck Pain

    May 24, 2022

    Myofascial pain syndrome and dysfunction of the muscles that support the upper spine and shoulders can lead to a variety of symptoms in these regions, including neck pain. The reasons neck pain develops are complex and often difficult to pinpoint, but res…

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  • Hands-On Techniques Can Help Patients With Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    May 17, 2022

    As we’ve explained, myofascial pain syndrome is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, with up to 85% of the population likely to be affected by it at some point. If symptoms arise—which are most likely to be noticed in the mid-to-upper spine—…

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  • Combined Exercise Program Benefits Patients With Chronic Neck Pain

    May 10, 2022

    As we explained in our last newsletter, myofascial pain syndrome is a common condition that can affect any muscle in the body, but the muscles of the upper back, neck, and shoulder are most likely to be involved. The deep, aching pain and stiffness that r…

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  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome Can Be A Common Cause of Upper Back Issues

    May 3, 2022

    The spine is possibly the most problematic area of the body. From the base of the spine up to the upper back and neck, there are various ways in which pain can manifest and produce disability. Although pain is most common in the lower back, several issues…

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  • Physical Therapy Leads To Both Direct & Indirect Benefits

    April 26, 2022

    In our last post, we summarized a meta-analysis that investigated the use of spinal manipulation and found ample evidence from numerous studies that it was effective for chronic low back pain. But spinal manipulation is just one of many interventions that…

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  • Hands-On Therapy Technique Is Just As Effective For Low Back Pain

    April 19, 2022

    As we explained in our first newsletter, physical therapy is strongly recommended as one of the best treatments for most causes of low back pain, and there’s an abundance of research showing that it leads to a variety of improvements. One intervention phy…

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  • Our Top 4 Exercises For Low Back Pain

    April 12, 2022

    If you have low back pain, you’re far from alone. Tens of millions of Americans are affected by it, some of which are only bothered by it occasionally and others who are burdened on a nearly constant basis. Regardless of where you fall along this spectrum…

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  • Most Back Pain Can Be Treated By A Physical Therapist

    April 5, 2022

    Low back pain is incredibly common. Nearly one-half of all working Americans notice painful symptoms in the lower back at least once each year, and roughly 31 million individuals are affected by it at any given point in time. Thus, low back pain is essent…

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  • Physical Therapy Can Give Patients Better Results After Surgery

    March 22, 2022

    Physical therapy frequently produces notable and lasting improvements that allow patients to lead more mobile lives and participate in activities that they were once unable to complete. As such, it can also help reduce the need for opioids and other pain …

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  • Physical Therapy Can Reduce Medications For Hip Osteoarthritis

    March 15, 2022

    As we discussed in our first newsletter, physical therapy is the best option available for the vast majority of hip pain cases because it empowers patients to regain their lost abilities with their own targeted movements. There’s also large and growing bo…

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