Blog Category: Adults


Physical Therapy & Jaw Pain

 Did you know physical therapy can help jaw pain? Yes, the jaw is a joint, and just like knees, shoulders and hips this joint can be dysfunctional. Physica...
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Improve Overhead Mobility

Back pain? Shoulder pain? Maybe your overhead mobility is to blame. Check out this quick test to see if your shoulder can move overhead like it should. If not, ...
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Spine Pain

Spine pain affects a large portion of the population and can be a very debilitating condition. Whether you are suffering from neck or back pain, MMPT strives t...
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February Spotlight: Intensive Therapy Sessions

First of all, we want to say we hope you all had a blessed holiday season and to wish you all a very Happy New Year from MMPT! 2014 has definitely started out w...
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Patient Spotlight: Dylan Brown

Dylan Brown has been a patient at Melanie Massey Physical Therapy since November of 2011. A victim of an accidental gunshot wound to the head at age 19, Dylan h...
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Patient Spotlight: David G.

In an instant, David’s life as he knew it was transformed. After a traumatic hand injury (so severe that amputation was a possibility), he was forced to use h...
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Patient Spotlight: Mr. Bobby

Bobby Phillips first came to us in July of 2012. He was in severe pain and couldn’t use his hands or pick up his left arm. His doctors were perplexed. When h...
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Superheros vs. Nerds: MMPT Halloween Costumes Rocked!

One of the best things about working for this company is that we are totally encouraged to go all out with fantastic Halloween costumes! In the West Monroe clin...
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Something Wicked This Way Comes!

Spiderwebs and goodie bags, this is how MMPT prepares for Halloween. Everyone knows we love holidays around here, and Halloween is one of our absolute faves! We...
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Pajama Day

Sometimes you just gotta be comfy! In preparation for the Girls Only Pajama Party (separate post coming soon!) we invited all of MMPT's staff and patients to co...
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When Should my Toddler Begin Wearing Shoes?

This topic has been debated by health care professionals for years.  Still to this day there is not a uniform answer provided among various healthcare grou...
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Poor Posture & Neck Pain

Many people have complaints of neck pain that can stem from a postural component.  When you are looking at someone from the side, a “normal” posture is...
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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence (UI) is the involuntary loss (leakage) of urine. Today, there is a widespread misperception that urinary incontinence is a normal part of a...
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Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Disorders

Feeding your baby is one of the most important aspects of child care.  When it does not work as you expect or is a stressful event, it can be of great conc...
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Patellofemoral Pain: Treating Painful Kneecaps

Patellofemoral pain is a type of knee pain that effects 25% of the general population every year. Patellofemoral pain is often known as “kneecap pain” or ...
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What is Crossing Midline?

If you draw a line straight down the middle of your body from your head to your toes that is your midline Midline divides our body into LEFT and RIGHT halv...
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What Can Be Done About Neck Pain?

Neck pain is a common complaint in the United States affecting millions of people per year.  Neck pain causes are varied but can include: Weakness in shoul...
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When is your baby ready to use a spoon?

Transition Feeding Introduction of a spoon and cup drinking are big steps for a baby. Giving your baby his or her first taste of semi-solid baby food is a major...
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What is Dysphagia?

At Melanie Massey Physical Therapy, our Speech-Language Pathologists work with individuals experiencing swallowing disorders to increase swallowing safety and p...
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Sippy Cups and Their Effect of Speech Development

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIPPY CUP Is your child ready for a sippy cup? As parents, we all look forward to this milestone for our children, but did you know that pick...
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