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Chesapeake Physical and Aquatic Therapy
  Columbia- Supreme Sports Club: 410-381-7000
  River Hill/ Clarksville: 410-531-2525
  Elkridge Physical Therapy: 410-579-8999
  Columbia- Athletic Club: 410-740-0883
  Catonsville Physical Therapy: 410-719-8661
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Injury Guide
At Chesapeake PT, we have your health in mind, thus we are happy to share some of our expertise and knowledge with you, as well as provide tips on preventive care and healthy living. Note: Individual Injury Guides are available for download below or you can download all Injury Guides as one PDF file here.
Get a Free Injury ScreenIf you have a new or nagging issue that you would like a therapist to take a look, we would be happy to do that free of charge.
The screening will last approximately 20 minutes, and you will be given advice about your condition by a PT, suggestionsfor follow-up, ideas to work on at home, etc.

Knee
  • Patellar Tendonitis -
    Ligaments are made of strong fibrous tissue that connect muscle to bone. The patellar tendon connects the quadriceps muscles (muscles of the upper leg) to the tibia (the lower leg) across the knee joint to assist in extending the leg. Read More >>

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) -
    Ligaments are made of strong fibrous tissue that connect bone to bone across a joint. The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is one of the four most important ligaments in the knee joint. Read More >>

  • Knee Injuries Meniscal Tears -
    The knee joint is supported by two menisci: the medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus. These c-shaped structures are composed of cartilage (the smooth, dense tissue responsible for cushioning the ends of bones). Read More >>

  • Knee Replacement -
    Severe joint pain during walking, standing, and stair climbing is the biggest indication for knee replacement, typically caused by osteoarthritis. It can be caused by a number of other reasons including: genetics, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, or excessive weight. Read More >>


Shoulder
  • Frozen Shoulder -
    Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a condition characterized by loss of motion through the shoulder joint. Most common
    in people between the ages of 40 and 65, frozen shoulder is also more common in women than in men. An individual experiencing frozen shoulder will find difficulty inraising the arm above the head and across the body. Without proper treatment, symptoms will increase over time. Read More >>

  • Rotator Cuff -
    The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles: the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. These muscles are responsible for stabilizing, lifting, and rotating the humerus (upper arm) within the shoulder joint. Read More >>


Neck
  • Neck Injuries - Whiplash -
    Whiplash, also known as a neck sprain or strain, is commonly suffered during an automobile collision. It is a soft tissue injury to the neck characterized by an assortment of symptoms following injury to the neck, usually because of violent back and forth movement of the head during a collision. Read More >>

Back
  • Herniated Disc-
    The spine is composed of a series of vertebrae that are separated by thick, gel-filled discs. These discs are responsible for connecting the vertebrae as well as for providing cushioning between them. Read More >

  • Neck Back Sit Posture -
    Sitting improperly for long periods of time can lead to many problems involving the neck and back. Those whose jobs require mostly sitting are at an increased risk of experiencing neck and back pain. Your low back moves in two directions: flexion and extension. Flexion is characterized by the forward bending of the spine (e.g. slouching) whereas extension is characterized by the backward bending of the spine (e.g. arching). Read More >

Ankle
  • Achilles Tendonitis -
    Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon (located on the posterior portion of the tibia above the heel bone) that results in pain, swelling, and quite possibly the inability to walk. The Achilles tendon is responsible for connecting the muscles of the lower leg to the foot. When inflammation occurs, everyday activities may become difficult or even impossible as pain or weakness in the tendon prevents the foot from moving up and down (dorsiflexion and plantarflexion).Read More >>


Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyalgia -
    Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue syndrome. Most common complaints include musculoskeletal aches, pain and stiffness, soft tissue tenderness, general fatigue and sleep disturbances. Although the cause is still unknown new research has shown that the FM patient has multiple physiological abnormalities compared with the normal population. Read More >>


Carpal Tunnel
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -
    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a painful and often debilitating disorder of the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel formed by bones and other tissues on the palm side of your wrist. Within this tunnel runs the median nerve. When the median nerve is compressed or pinched this can lead to CTS.Read More >>

Miscellaneous
  • Posture -
    Lower back pain is the most costly problem in the heath care industry and the second leading reason for missed workdays behind the common cold for Americans aged 20 to 50 years of age. Several factors contribute to an individual's risk of experiencing lower back pain such as aging, improper mechanics, smoking, obesity, osteoporosis, and poor physical shape. Read More >>

  • Proper Lifting Techniques -
    As modern technology steadily increases, so does the time we spend at a desk in front of a computer. So it comes as no surprise that more Americans are suffering from neck and back pain. In many instances, this pain is caused by improper posture. Read More >>

  • Hip Replacement -
    Severe joint pain while standing or walking is the biggest indication for hip replacement, typically caused by osteoarthritis. It can be caused by a number of other reasons including: genetics, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, or excessive weight. Read More >>

Modalities
  • Aquatic Therapy-
    Aquatic therapy can be an integral part of the recovery process during physical therapy. It has been shown to provide relief of symptoms for a variety of arthritic and musculoskeletal injuries. These may include patients with chronic pain, joint replacements, fibromyalagia, back pain or general orthopedic injury. Many physicians agree that aquatic therapy is one of the best forms of therapy for patients suffering from these problems. Read More >>
 
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