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Pain While Traveling

Summertime is the dawn of vacations, plane rides, and road trips. Do you experience pain while traveling? Well, you’re not alone.  Read on to learn about taking care of your body during the traveling months of summer.   Why Do Injuries Occur While Traveling? The most common culprits of aches and strains while traveling are the back, shoulders, and neck. Pain typically intensifies during the traveling season due to stress placed on the spine and other networks of muscles and joints while lifting luggage and sitting

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Body Pain

Managing Body Pain in Cold Weather with Physical Therapy

It’s that time of year again. Sleighbells, snowmen, and caroling can be seen and heard for miles.  For some, winter isn’t always a season of cheer, and instead of Christmas joy, intensified arthritis, back pain, and joint trouble come knocking on the front door. At Country Roads Physical Therapy, we want to help you get back to enjoying the holidays.  Read on to discover our best tips for mitigating wintery aches and pains.   Why Does Cold Weather Effect the Body? Have you ever noticed that

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Back Pain

October Back Pain Workshop

Are you a resident of Monongalia County that suffers from lower back pain? Country Roads Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00 PM they will be hosting a workshop at their Morgantown location. At this workshop, Country Roads Physical Therapy will help attendees understand the common causes of lower back pain.    Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities. Those with back pain

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Welcome to Country Roads Physical Therapy

At Country Roads Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves on providing expert therapeutic care in a familiar, hometown way. Located in Fairmont, Buckhannon, Wheeling, and Morgantown, we’re as committed as ever to service our clients throughout all regions of West Virginia. Our Heritage Founded in 2006 by Derek Falkenstein, PT, DPT, and Michael Barkley, DPT, our goal hasn’t wavered. We exist to provide the highest quality outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services in the mid-Atlantic region. With an early desire to serve the good people of

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September Back Pain Workshop

Are you a resident of Marion County that suffers from lower back pain? Country Roads Physical Therapy is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, September 8th at 7:00 PM they will be hosting a workshop at their White Hall location. At this workshop, Country Roads Physical Therapy will help attendees understand the common causes of lower back pain and sciatica.   80% of all Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life. While they may experience this pain, it is not normal

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Effective Aquatic Therapy in West Fairmont, WV

Country Roads Physical Therapy Offers Aquatic Therapy Country Roads Physical Therapy offers aquatic therapy in West Fairmont, WV. Using water to help promote healing and mobility has been a common theme in physical therapy for years. Using weights, pool accessories, or your own weight, our therapists will work with you to help promote better balance, flexibility, and movement. Aquatic therapy can help to treat the following conditions: Arthritis Autism Balance Problems Cerebral Palsy Fibromyalgia Joint Pain Multiple Sclerosis Muscle Pain Osteoporosis Scoliosis/Spinal Pain Stroke Tendonitis

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chronic pain

Chronic Pain Therapy

Find Relief Through Chronic Pain Therapy in WV   Country Roads Physical Therapy Offers Effective Chronic Pain Treatment Chronic pain is something that millions of people deal with, no matter their age or how in-shape they may be. Chronic and severe aches and pains can decrease one’s quality of life and ruin daily activities. Instead of playing with your children or grandchildren, hitting the gym, going to work, or completing other tasks, you may find yourself laid up at home. Are you tired of suffering

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Lower Back Pain

Suffering from Lower Back Pain? Find Effective Treatment Today Country Roads Physical Therapy Provides Lower Back Pain Treatments Your persistent back pain has gotten worse. Your doctor recommends physical therapy, but you’re skeptical that these treatments will work. This pain has plagued your lower back for years – how can you trust that a physical therapist will fix your chronic pain in a few sessions? Country Roads Physical Therapy offers different types of therapy to fit the needs of our patients. Physical therapy is not

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Manual Therapy

Is Manual Therapy Right for You? What is Manual Therapy? Unlike Astym® treatment, which we discussed last month, manual therapy is a type of hands-on physical therapy that treats chronic pain, sports injuries, age-related pain, and other common joint and muscle pains. A therapist kneads and manipulates the muscles and joints to promote mobilization. This process can also help to strengthen weak muscles and repair any injuries or strains. There are different kinds of manual therapy, including: Myofascial Treatment: Promotes flexibility and improves mobility of

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Astym® Therapy

Alternative, Non-Invasive Physical Therapy Treatments What is Astym® Therapy? How Will it Help Me? Many patients are nervous to try out new therapy styles, especially ones that are not necessarily conventional. Astym® therapy is a non-invasive treatment that works to reduce scar tissue, relieve joint and muscle pain, and helps to combat restricted movement with a 90 percent success rate. Country Roads Physical Therapy offers Astym therapy in all five of our locations. Astym therapy involves a physical therapist using special instruments to smooth over

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