Our Meadowmont therapy team includes physical therapists with board certification in sports physical therapy and orthopedics, and certification in strength and conditioning and athletic training. Our therapists have extensive experience working with athletes of all ages and levels from recreational to elite, collegiate, Olympic and professional. Our state of the art facility houses an indoor track, basketball/multipurpose court, and 2 swimming pools. The Wellness Center is an exciting environment with the latest equipment where we help our clients get back to their sport as quickly as possible.
Specialties include: injury prevention; pediatric sports rehab; running gait analysis; sports biomechanics; neuromuscular control and stability training; return to sport after surgery.
Did you know that you can reduce you chance of injury while participating in sports with training? Our therapists can help you learn to help yourself prevent injuries through balancing flexibility, strength, neuromuscular control, power and technique. Injury prevention training may be the best way to keep you in the game and feeling great!
Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy which provides patients of all ages and abilities, a comfortable environment for exercise and rehabilitation. Aquatic therapy utilizes the unique properties of water (buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, viscosity, and turbulence) to help improve pain, joint stiffness, swelling, gait, posture, balance, flexibility, strength, power, endurance, and overall function. Because the effects of gravity are reduced in the pool, our patients can begin weight bearing activities more quickly and comfortably than they can on land which can help facilitate faster recoveries. Our warm water pool is easily accessible and offers varying levels of depth making it the perfect environment for almost anyone!
The UNC Therapy Services clinicians have broad based experience caring for patients of all ages with wide ranging musculo-skeletal injuries and dysfunctions as well as post-surgical care. The expansive Meadowmont Wellness Center has an indoor track, warm therapeutic pool, and state of the art equipment that provide the optimal setting for recovery.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
This is a specific technique that uses specially designed stainless steel and plastic instruments to quickly locate and treat soft tissue restrictions throughout your body. The technique is more commonly known as IASTM, ASTYM® or the Graston Technique®. Our therapists are trained to use these instruments to identify areas with increased soft tissue fibrosis and scar tissue. The instrument allows the therapist to quickly locate the problem areas and treat the areas with the appropriate amount of pressure. The instrument creates a controlled microtrauma to the involved soft tissues that produces a small, local inflammatory response. This treatment technique paired with the appropriate therapeutic exercise can facilitate a cascade of healing activities in your body that promotes remodeling of the tissue and a quicker return to your desired activities and lifestyle.
Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat pain. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. Trigger points in certain muscles can often contribute to pain at a joint such as the shoulder, knee, or low back. Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy. Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research. 1
Physical therapists use dry needling with the goal of releasing or inactivating trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. Dry needling often helps improve pain control, reduces muscle tension, and normalizes dysfunctions of the motor end plates, the sites at which nerve impulses are transmitted to muscles. This can help speed up the patient's return to active rehabilitation. A specific referral is often not required but this depends on your insurance.
Contact our office to speak with a therapist if you have any questions as to whether this may be a beneficial treatment for you.
1. Cummings MT, White AR. Needling therapies in the management of myofascial trigger point pain: a systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001;82(7):986–992.
Community Outreach and Education
We are committed to our community through our outreach programs including providing pre and post-race care for participants in the Cardinal Track Club’s Tour de Carrboro race series, the Bull City Race Fest, Rock n Roll Marathon and Tar Heel Ten Miler. We also provide education programs on a variety of topics to various groups such as schools, sports teams, student athletes and coaches, and the community at large. Please contact us if you are interested in any community education programs.