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New Data on Musculoskeletal Disease Highlight its Position as Major Contributor to Health Care Costs

by vickivermeer, February 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 […]


To Avoid LBP, Runners Should Think Deep

by vickivermeer, February 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 […]


Carousel PT: A Well-Oiled Machine

by vickivermeer, March 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 […]


4-Ways to Stick to Your Physical Therapy Homework

by vickivermeer, November 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 […]


Pump-Up the Brain with New Sports

by vickivermeer, June 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 […]


Are You Peeing During Pilates?

by vickivermeer, April 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 […]


SuperBetter: Why it’s important to stay in the Game during recovery!

by vickivermeer, February 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 […]


The Power of Rituals

by vickivermeer, November 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 […]


Word-of-mouth: Still #1 referral source in a high-tech world!

by vickivermeer, July 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 […]


PT vs. PTA, what is the difference?

by vickivermeer, April 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 […]