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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.

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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Clinical Education

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

  • Aug 9, 2023

    Exercise has been shown to have a huge list of benefits and little to no downside. It’s common to hear that if exercise was a medication, it would be the greatest wonder-drug ever created. But “exercise” is a broad term that covers a lot of specific movements and activities, not all of which are right […]

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  • Jul 20, 2023

    How Physical Therapy Helps People with Parkinson’s Disease  Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects movement, balance, posture, and coordination. It can also cause non-motor symptoms such as pain, fatigue, mood changes and cognitive impairment. While there is no cure for PD, there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms and […]

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  • Jun 29, 2023

    Physical activity is essential for maintaining optimal overall health and exercising regularly is known to reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression, some cancers, and numerous other health–related issues. Yet despite this, it’s estimated that over three million people worldwide die prematurely each year because they are not getting enough physical activity. One important […]

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  • Jun 15, 2023

    It is rare for a group of men to sit around a table together and openly discuss problems with their pelvic floor function. Sadly, it is just as rare for that conversation to happen in a medical setting, not to mention a physical therapy setting. It turns out, dysfunction of the pelvic floor in men […]

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  • Jun 8, 2023

    Stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted, causing brain cells to die. Stroke can cause a variety of symptoms like weakness, paralysis, speech difficulties, memory loss, cognitive problems and emotional changes. Physical therapy is an important part of recovery from a stroke […]

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  • May 23, 2023

    Is your body ready to carry a baby? You can ensure it is by addressing any pain, posture, or muscle weakness before getting pregnant. Here are five tips to help prepare your body and guard against pain and other problems during and after pregnancy. 1. Make sure your pelvic floor muscles can contract, relax, and […]

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  • May 10, 2023

    In addition to Women’s Health month, May is also national arthritis month. Arthritis may seem relatively benign – everyone knows someone who has arthritis. But here are some numbers that help put the problem of arthritis into perspective: Arthritis is the leading cause of disability. Arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults and 300,000 children 1/3 […]

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  • Apr 27, 2023

    Lost careers. Broken marriages. Dismissed and disbelieved by family and friends. These are some of the emotional and financial struggles long covid patients face years after their infection. Physically, they are debilitated and in pain: unable to walk up the stairs, focus on a project, or hold down a job. Facing the end of the […]

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  • Apr 20, 2023

    This piece originally appeared in Parkinsons’s Foundation.org ******** When you live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), symptoms can change as the disease progresses. Allied health professionals are medical experts from a variety of fields who can help manage your symptoms at every stage. Having an allied healthcare team is critical to living well with Parkinson’s, as they can […]

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  • Apr 12, 2023

    Advanced Parkinson’s disease (PD) often complicates the daily activities a person with living with Parkinson’s. Below we highlight how care partners can help their loved ones adjust to these changes. Standing and Sitting Freezing and Falls Mealtime and Swallowing Dressing Safety in the Bathroom Safety in the Bedroom Travel and Transportation Medication Management Skin Care […]

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  • Apr 6, 2023

    Physical therapy has lots of benefits for active people. Athletes, performers, weekend warriors, and people who work in physically demanding jobs can all benefit from the expertise of a physical therapist. Here are 3 ways physical therapists help active people stay that way. Injury Treatment Active people get hurt. Physical therapists have the knowledge and […]

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  • Mar 22, 2023

    Nearly 5 million people in the United States have fibromyalgia. This chronic condition causes widespread pain, fatigue, and cognitive issues. It can be difficult to manage and can severely impact quality of life. The best treatment plans combine exercise, modalities and education. Physical therapists are experts in all three, so they’re the perfect practitioner to […]

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  • Mar 7, 2023

    Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) to treat pain and movement impairments. As part of their entry-level education, physical therapists are well educated in anatomy and treatment of the body. Physical therapists who perform dry needling supplement also obtain specific postgraduate education and training. The physical therapist inserts […]

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  • Feb 15, 2023

    Warm-ups are always important. They gradually raise your heart rate and get you breathing a little faster. This sends more oxygen, energy, and nutrients to your heart, lungs, and muscles so they can perform at their best. Warm-ups also get the aerobic energy system started, which takes several minutes. Getting it going before your activity […]

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  • Feb 1, 2023

    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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  • Jan 25, 2023

    Frailty is a syndrome in which a person becomes unable to deal with everyday stress placed on the body. Their muscles may lack strength and power. Their heart and lungs may lose the capacity to help them take part in daily activities and life events. These changes make it difficult or impossible to do things […]

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  • Jan 19, 2023

    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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  • Jan 11, 2023

    Do you avoid moving (a little or a lot) because you fear it will hurt? Does the fear of reinjury limit your activity? If so, you may be experiencing kinesiophobia. And you’re not alone. As many as 50%-70% of adults — not just athletes — experience this feeling after an injury, accident, or illness. Kinesiophobia […]

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  • Jan 4, 2023

    Haven’t thought about having an annual PT exam? We’re biased, but we think you should. You see your optometrist and dentist regularly because your eyes and teeth are important. You get an annual physical from your family physician. You might even be getting ready to see your accountant to get your yearly taxes done. But […]

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  • Dec 14, 2022

    From the time we learned to walk we fell a lot, but our parents picked us up and we kept going. So, why on earth was it a natural instinct to break our falls with our hands, and, how come we never learned at that time how to fall without FOOSH’ing? Good question, right? What […]

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Physical Therapy In The News

  • Unlocking Your Fitness and Weight Loss Goals

    December 6, 2023

    As the year draws to a close, many people start looking ahead to the New Year with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. Among the most popular New Year's resolutions are fitness and weight loss goals, a testament to the growing desire for a healt…

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  • Understanding ACL Ruptures and Non-Surgical Healing

    November 29, 2023

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are a common and often serious issue, especially for athletes and active individuals. Traditionally, the common belief was that a ruptured ACL has very limited capacity to heal on its own, leading to long–term lim…

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  • Wall Squats: A Simple Exercise to Lower Blood Pressure

    November 15, 2023

    Wall squats are a simple exercise that can help lower blood pressure, especially systolic blood pressure. Systolic blood pressure is the top number on your blood pressure reading, and it's the pressure your blood puts on your artery walls when your heart …

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  • Why You Should See a Physical Therapist Before the New Year

    November 8, 2023

    We all have busy lives, especially when the year is ending. But even in the busy times, it's important to take care of our bodies. If you have pain in your neck, back, shoulders, hips, knees, or ankles, or if you have sprains, strains, or tendinitis, seei…

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  • Hip Pain? You Won't Believe What This New Study Found

    November 1, 2023

    If you have hip pain, you're not alone. Hip pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages. But there is good news: a new study has found that exercise therapy is effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with hip osteoarth…

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  • Teens Dealing With Knee Pain And How Physical Therapy Can Help

    October 25, 2023

    Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD) is a common condition affecting the knees of growing adolescents, particularly those engaged in sports or physical activities. It manifests as pain, swelling, and tenderness below the kneecap at the top of the shinbone. This…

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  • Tips to Improve Exercise Tolerance for Patients with Osteoarthritis

    October 18, 2023

    For decades, scientists have repeatedly proven that exercise can be beneficial for patients with osteoarthritis (often diagnosed in the shoulder, hip, and/or knee). Here are exercise tips that will inspire you to exercise and also seek out the care of one…

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  • Testosterone Therapy & Cardiac Conditions: What You Need to Know

    October 11, 2023

    For years, the relationship between testosterone therapy and cardiac health has been a subject of debate. Recent findings from a Cleveland Clinic-led trial offer new insights, suggesting that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) does not increase the ri…

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  • The Rise of Pickleball and Shoulder Injuries

    October 4, 2023

    Pickleball has seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the past few years, particularly among adults aged 40 and older. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, the number of pickleball players in the United States surpassed 3.3 million in …

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  • Physical Therapy May Be The Best Option For Acute Back & Neck Pain

    September 27, 2023

    Here’s yet another reason why you should seek out physical therapy treatment if you are experiencing acute back or neck pain.…

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