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Is Dry Needling The Same As Acupuncture? Can It Get Rid Of My Pain?

You may have heard friends or family talk about being “needled” as a part of their physical therapy regimen. Some of them may have even described it as a magical cure for getting rid of pain! But what exactly is dry needling? Is it like acupuncture? And could it be helpful for you?

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Out-of-Network vs. In-Network: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

I am a physical therapist who works in a physical therapy clinic that doesn’t participate in any insurance plans. So what does that really mean? What happens when a physical therapist is out-of-network? Many insurance companies deter people from going outside of the insurance network because of the higher expense.

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5 Signs of Concussion

Did you know that a concussion is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury? Concussions can be the result of a direct hit to the head, a fall, sports accident, car accident, bicycle accident, or work-related injury. It can also occur from forceful neck motion such as whiplash.

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So You Had a Concussion, Now What? Learn the Do’s and Don’ts

If you suspect that you’ve sustained a concussion, fast track your recovery by following these general guidelines. You may not even realize you have signs and symptoms of a concussion until you try normal everyday activities. Early intervention is essential to safely recover. A concussion trained physical therapist can help you.

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Understanding Endometriosis, More Than Just Painful Periods!

Did you know that endometriosis affects 1 out of 10 women during their reproductive years (usually between the ages of 15-49), or about 15% of women worldwide (endometriosis.org)? The symptoms of endometriosis are cyclical debilitating painful periods, but can progress to chronic pelvic and abdominal pain, pain with intercourse, potentially leading to infertility.

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Do I Have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? How to Screen For This.

I am a physical therapist who specializes in the pelvic floor. I can assess, diagnose, prevent and prescribe treatment of pelvic floor related conditions. These dysfunctions include urinary incontinence, bladder and bowel dysfunctions, sensory issues and pain around pelvis, pain with sex and other sexual related dysfunctions, pelvic organ prolapse, pregnancy and postpartum recovery and more.

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Activcore Expands Into Johns Creek, Georgia!

We're excited to announce that Dr. Kelly Jones is extending her physical therapy services into Johns Creek, Georgia. This Activcore studio is situated inside the Medical Fitness and Wellness Group. It is located about 30 minutes north of our main Activcore location in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Meet Dr. Kelly Jones

Introducing Dr. Kelly Jones, a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) specializing in orthopedic conditions with a special interest in soccer. Kelly works at Activcore in Atlanta, Georgia, located just 2 miles from Emory University. She also works at Activcore in Johns Creek, GA located inside the Medical Fitness and Wellness Group.

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A Tale of Two Physical Therapists

When I was in high school, I read the book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I can’t help but compare that story to my journey as a physical therapist. When I looked over my old cliff notes in preparation for writing today’s blog, Dickens came right out the gate in his first paragraph with the theme of duality...

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Physical Therapy Didn’t Work For Me. What Went Wrong?

As a physical therapist for over 20 years, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say, “I’ve tried PT but it didn’t work for me.” When I ask what they did, the typical response is something like, “I went for a few visits and they had me do exercises that I could just do at home.” Sometimes they would exclaim, “The PT was nice but she was on her phone (or computer) most of the time!”...

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