Resources


Patient resources to arm you with the most knowledge possible on your path to wellness!


Roper Physical Therapy Wellness Channel  –  Wellness ideas and exercises for the mind, body and soul featuring home exercise programs, medical therapeutic yoga and myofascial release education.


Medical Therapeutic Yoga

medical-therapeutic-yoga-book-309x400Ginger Garner PT, DPT, ATC/LAT, PYT

Dr. Ginger Garner is a veteran therapist devoted to helping people overcome trauma and pain. She has spent her over 25 year career using yoga as therapy and training health care professionals to use yoga for both medical and self-care. Dr. Garner is the founder of the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute, an international, interdisciplinary medical yoga therapy certification for health care professionals. Dr. Garner serves at multiple universities, lecturing, consulting, nd conducting research to integrate therapeutic yoga into the medical classroom and patient care.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga Video Library- Ginger Garner


Myofascial Release – John F. Barnes, PT

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)

The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.

Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.


Breathing for Pain ManagementA powerful and very effective technique from Pain Care for Life

STEP 2: Breathing


Cancer Support

Buddy Kemp

When you come to our Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center, you’re entering a space designed to help you and your family in the times following a diagnosis.

Carolina Breast Friends PinkHouse 

Pink House is a unique respite center for breast cancer survivors. At every stage of the journey– from diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, living with metastasis, remission; or the fear of recurrence — women who have walked the same path are available to provide support, encouragement, information, and assistance.


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 Arthritis Foundation North Carolina – focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis through vital information, advocacy, science and community. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for saying yes – day after day.-


Nutrition

The Elimination Diet – Learn how and why with Aviva Romm, MD (integrative and functional medicine physician)

Anti-Inflammatory Diet “Cheatsheet”- Patient Handout (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health)

Anti-Inflammatory Dietary Tips – Patient Handout (Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine)


Great Patient Database to research any diagnosis: Access the FREE Beyond the Basics patient content in UpToDate. When it comes to evidence-based medical knowledge, the most trusted name in healthcare is UpToDate. With nearly 53 doctors on staff and more than 470 journals hand-searched and reviewed, there’s no name in patient treatment expertise more recommended than UpToDate.


APTA

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 90,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy’s role in the nation’s health care system.


The Environmental Working Group Consumer Guide (EWG)- mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action.We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.