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Click on "read more" to watch a video by Katie Dowdel PT, DPT that explains Cupping Therapy and how it can help in physical therapy treatment. We apologize for the fingers blocking the screen a bit at the beginning of the video. Keep watching, it gets better.
Posted on 2018-08-01
Dear future ORA patient, I was tasked with writing a blog. I had various ideas pop into my head from different physical therapy techniques, to patient care, to even clinic cleanliness, but I thought I would write about what ORA (Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates) means to me personally. I have worked for ORA since December of 2009.  I was a bright eyed, new graduate fresh out of school with a shiny new degree.  I walked into this little clinic, with a suit that was probably too b...
Posted on 2018-07-02
A tool or technique that is a very effective intervention to decrease pain and increase mobility is dry needling. Also known as trigger point dry needling (TDN), functional dry needling (FDN), intramuscular stimulation (IMS) and intramuscular manual therapy (IMT).  Dry needling uses a solid filiform needle that is very thin placed into myofascial trigger points, muscles and connective tissue.  This needle is different than a hypodermic needle that delivers medication or solutions to th...
Posted on 2018-06-03
Why should I try kinesiology taping? Lately, you may have noticed many athletes in the Olympics or in athletic competitions with different colors of tape on their backs, shoulder and legs.  You may ask yourself what in the heck is the purpose of that tape and what does it really do for injuries or performance during sports.  There is some recent research coming out that shows many objective benefits of kinesiology taping.  Kinesiology taping turns down the volume on pain More ...
Posted on 2018-05-21
. Physical Therapy Beyond Expectations. When Dan Fogarty and Chad Ansell founded Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates (ORA) 15 years ago, their objective was to offer physical therapy to help patients overcome a wide range of medical challenges.  Today, with 5 offices and multiple specialized physical therapy programs, they have achieved that goal. “We started working mainly with patients with orthopedic and sports injuries” Dan says.  “As our therapy business grew...
Posted on 2018-04-17

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