Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

The mission of Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to serve our neighbors by offering the highest quality of care. Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine was founded in 2006 and is locally owned by Chris Ballew and Jim Cates.

We are the leading physical therapy practice in South Carolina. Our company was founded on Christian principles with a mission to provide research-based therapy in a caring environment. Our staff is selected because of their commitment and determination to make a difference in the health and well-being of others. Our combined clinical experience and compassion is really what sets us apart.

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 04/07/2022

Our Newsletters are out and about! This month we're talking about Carpal Tunnel and ways you ease wrist pain at home 🙌. Check it out or give us a call (843) 277-0710 for more information!https://ptandme.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/April-2022.pdf

#TherapyConnection #CarpalTunnel #WristPain

Photos from Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine's post 04/06/2022

We had a great time speaking with the Rock Hill Senior Center about Fall Prevention! Director Greg Bailey of our Rock Hill clinic is passionate about preventing falls, as are all of our therapists. If you feel you are at a risk for falling, come see us in any of our clinics for an assessment and prevention plan!

Have jaw pain? It might be TMJ! - Carolina Physical Therapy 04/01/2022

Have jaw pain? It might be TMJ! - Carolina Physical Therapy

**not an April Fools joke**
Did you know that physical therapy can help TMJ pain? Most people don’t! Check out our latest blog on how we can help you if you suffer from TMJ!

https://carolina-pt.com/have-jaw-pain-it-might-be-tmj/

Have jaw pain? It might be TMJ! - Carolina Physical Therapy WHAT IS TMJ? TMJ is an acronym that stands for Tempromandibular Joint. Your TMJ is located on both sides of your face infront of your ears and is the joint where the motion to move your jaw occurs. TMJ is often confused with TMD which is Tempromandibular Dysfunction (or when one experiences pain and...

Gardening Ergonomics - PT & ME 03/31/2022

Gardening Ergonomics - PT & ME

Spring is officially here!! 🌱 While warmer weather brings new buds, it's important not to overdo it so that you can move and still feel great the next day. Beat gardening soreness and fatigue with these tips and stretches!https://ptandme.com/gardening-ergonomics/

#gardening #spring #ergonomics

Gardening Ergonomics - PT & ME Gardening Ergonomics March 23, 2022 Teresa Stockton - Back, Blog like what you see? share...FacebookTwitterLinkedin It’s that time of year again. Time to exchange snow shovels and winter boots with gardening tools and watering cans. While the warmer weather brings on a new sense of happiness and e...

Photos from Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine's post 03/28/2022

We hope you all had a great weekend like we did! Our PT staff got together for their continuing education to better serve our patients in the community. There’s nothing we won’t do to make sure our patients receive the BEST care in SC!

Timeline photos 03/24/2022

If you have been dealing with constant pain for more than 2 weeks, don't wait any longer to try physical therapy. People who can benefit the most from our services are those who...
⚫ Have trouble performing normal daily tasks or exercise
Have trouble sleeping at night due to pain
Are recovering from a sports injury, work injury, or car accident
Have limitations due to weakness or balance
Have tried other medical interventions without success

Our licensed team of professionals can help you get back to feeling your best. Call (843) 277-0710 or visit us online https://carolina-pt.com/ for more information.

#wetreatpain #physicaltherapy #painrelief

03/17/2022

We’re finishing up treating patients in the clinics but still rocking the green! Everyone have a wonderful St Patrick’s Day! ☘️

Timeline photos 03/17/2022

This month we asked our readers to vote for who should win – the Tortoise or the Hare? Tortoise is winning by a wide margin, but will Hare be able to pick up his game and pull through? Only you can tell with your votes!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S22ZQ77

Photos from Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine's post 03/17/2022

Feeling extra lucky in the Downtown clinic! We even have Shamrock shoes! ☘️

03/17/2022

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Throughout this lucky day we’re going to post fun pictures of our staff members decked out in their best green attire. Tell us which is your favorite, and that staff member might receive a pot of gold! 🌈☘️

Ice or Heat When in Pain? - PTandMe 03/10/2022

Ice or Heat When in Pain? - PTandMe

When is time to ice, and when is it time to use heat? We have the answers. Take out the guesswork and learn how to care for your sports-related aches and pains. https://ptandme.com/when-in-pain-ice-vs-heat/

#soremuscles #icevsheat #physicaltherapy

Ice or Heat When in Pain? - PTandMe A question physical therapists get frequently asked is whether to use ice or heat on an injury. Here are the facts.

Sleep Hygiene and how it Affects YOU - Carolina Physical Therapy 03/04/2022

Sleep Hygiene and how it Affects YOU - Carolina Physical Therapy

One of the best and most #healthy things you can do for yourself is get adequate #sleep! Read our tips on how to adjust your bedtime habits for an optimal sleeping environment.

https://carolina-pt.com/sleep-hygiene-and-how-it-affects-you/

Sleep Hygiene and how it Affects YOU - Carolina Physical Therapy Sleep Hygiene and You Written by Blake Fletcher, PT With daylight saving time just around the corner, it is important to remember to get adequate sleep! Roughly one third of the population suffers from sleep disturbances. Lack of sleep can result in decreased immune function, healing, cardiovascular...

Timeline photos 03/03/2022

This month in our newsletters: There are 3 main types of athletic injuries. See what they are, what causes them, and how to prevent them.https://ptandme.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/March-2022.pdf Knowlege is power 💪!!

#TheTherapyConnection #sportsrehab

Winter Is A Great Time To Take Care Of Injuries - PT & ME 02/24/2022

Winter Is A Great Time To Take Care Of Injuries - PT & ME

No one wants to lose weeks to months of fun in the sun because of a lengthy rehabilitation. By taking care of injuries now, you can have plenty of time to enjoy your favorite activities in the best kind of weather.https://ptandme.com/winter-is-a-great-time-to-take-care-of-injuries/

#wetreatpain #injuryrehabilitation

Winter Is A Great Time To Take Care Of Injuries - PT & ME Physical therapists can help you with your winter injuries. Start your recovery now and have plenty of time to enjoy your favorite spring summer activities.

Photos from Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine's post 02/22/2022

Happy TWOSDAY 2 You! We’re having some fun this 2.22.22 in the clinics and pairing up with fellow staff in matching outfits to celebrate!

Already have BACK PAIN when waking up? We may have the solution for you! - Carolina Physical Therapy 02/21/2022

Already have BACK PAIN when waking up? We may have the solution for you! - Carolina Physical Therapy

On the #blog today: have back pain before the day even starts? This post is for you! Check out our tips and tricks on managing #backpain in the morning.

https://carolina-pt.com/already-have-back-pain-when-waking-up-we-may-have-the-solution-for-you/

Already have BACK PAIN when waking up? We may have the solution for you! - Carolina Physical Therapy Written by Alanna Wilson, PTA Stiff in your back in the morning? Having difficulty getting out of the bed? Well, I am here to tell you that a little stretching in the morning while in bed will help alleviate the tightness/stiffness. When you first wake in the morning, we tend to roll out of bed, [.....

Timeline photos 02/17/2022

This month, we asked our readers if they would rather compete in the summer or winter Olympics . The Summer is in the lead, but it’s not too late to vote or let us know below! Bonus points for the sport you would be in 🙌!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XTRNR8K #Olympics #WouldYouRather

Timeline photos 02/10/2022

Who knew that the best way to prevent heart disease was to exercise?! We did! If you need help getting started let us know. We can work with you and the rest of your healthcare team to develop an exercise plan that works within your needs and abilities.

Need some more help getting started. Check out these tips the American Heart Association: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/getting-active/getting-started---tips-for-long-term-exercise-success

#exercise #hearthealth

Pillow Talk - Carolina Physical Therapy 02/04/2022

Pillow Talk - Carolina Physical Therapy

Today we’re having a #pillowtalk with you. And no- not the pillow talk you’re thinking! Read our latest blog on how to improve your sleep based on your sleep positioning!

https://carolina-pt.com/pillow-talk/

Pillow Talk - Carolina Physical Therapy Pillow Talk Written by Megan Amerson, PTA Do you have trouble finding a comfortable position to sleep in at night due to neck or back pain? Then this article is for you! Sleep positioning is important so that we can obtain a good night’s rest. Proper sleep positioning will help to keep the spine i...

Timeline photos 02/03/2022

Our newsletters are out and about! This month we're focusing on the impact a person's BMI has on their health. We also have a delicious heart-healthy salmon recipe ready for you so don't miss out on this one! https://ptandme.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/February-2022.pdf

#TheTherapyConnection #HeartHealth #BMI

Photos from Carolina Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine's post 01/31/2022

OPENING DAY! Today is the first day officially treating patients in our brand new Downtown Columbia clinic. Formerly just a block down on Hampton Street, we decided to move to better serve our patients with ample amount of room and equipment.

Here are some progress pictures of the clinic last week while we moved everything in- more pictures to come of the finished space. Come on in to take a look!

1514 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Is your Plantar Fasciitis Really Plantar Fasciosis? - PT & ME 01/27/2022

Is your Plantar Fasciitis Really Plantar Fasciosis? - PT & ME

There is a pain in your feet that has been bothering you for quite a while now... You brush it off and put on your shoes in the morning to go to work. By the end of the day your feet are throbbing, and you realize there is a problem. This is called Plantar Fasciitis-or is it Plantar Fasciosis 👣?
Find out which one you have>> https://ptandme.com/is-your-plantar-fasciitis-really-plantar-fasciosis/

#plantarfasciitis #FootPain

Is your Plantar Fasciitis Really Plantar Fasciosis? - PT & ME Plantar fasciosis is commonly misdiagnosed as the popular plantar fasciitis. However the 2 are different and require different treatments.

01/25/2022

Are you phone shy, or just don’t know who to call or what to ask?

Check out our online appointment request form! It’s so simple- watch this mobile tutorial (written instructions below) on how to fill out the form and let us call you!

1. Go to carolina-pt.com
2. Click “MENU”
3. Select “Request Appointment”
4. Fill out form
*if unsure which office, please see our “locations” tab- there you’ll find maps and addresses of each clinic.
5. Submit
6. Wait for us to call! 😊

01/24/2022

We are starting the week off with exciting news…WE’RE MOVING! Well, one of our clinics is 😉

Formerly known as the Hampton St. clinic, we are moving just down the block to a larger space to accommodate for more patients and more private rooms! Our new address starting January 31st will be:

1514 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Once we’re open, come check it out! We’re so excited to start treating more patients in this new facility.

Physical Therapy Myth Busters! - Carolina Physical Therapy 01/21/2022

Physical Therapy Myth Busters! - Carolina Physical Therapy

We’re answering the 5 biggest myths about physical therapy on the blog today. If any of the myths listed are your excuse for not treating your pain/injury, it’s time to schedule an appointment with us!

https://carolina-pt.com/physical-therapy-myth-busters/

Physical Therapy Myth Busters! - Carolina Physical Therapy PT Myth Busters Written by Meredith Miles, PT, DPT As a physical therapist, I often hear false beliefs about our field before someone even has the chance to experience what we have to offer. Below are just a few of the common misconceptions that I’ve debunked. The world of physical therapy is vast...

Timeline photos 01/20/2022

This month we asked our readers what was most important to them in the New Year. Overwhelmingly, the answer was good health! We are so grateful to be a part of your healthcare team and are ready to you help you in any way that we can. What’s most important to you this year? Take the poll or let us know below! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VSTTCYF
#newyear2022 #GoodHealth

New Year, New Nutrition! - Carolina Physical Therapy 01/14/2022

New Year, New Nutrition! - Carolina Physical Therapy

New Year, New Nutrition! No matter how much you change your physical routine, nutrition will always have a huge part in your overall health. Check out our first blog post of 2022 on how Matthew Ulcak, PT, DPT, at Carolina PT recommends you adjust those new year goals!

https://carolina-pt.com/new-year-new-nutrition/

New Year, New Nutrition! - Carolina Physical Therapy Role of Nutrition with Physical Therapy Written by Matthew Ulcak PT DPT January 14, 2022 Physical therapy is an important part of healing your body and returning to your prior level of function and reaching your goals. While physical therapists are not specifically trained in diet and nutrition, man...

Add Physical Therapy To Your 2022 Health Plan - PT & ME 01/13/2022

Add Physical Therapy To Your 2022 Health Plan - PT & ME

We've made it to a New Year and we can’t wait to see what surprises 2022 has in store! One surprise no one wants is pain and injury. Avoid this by scheduling an appointment with your physical therapist to have your musculoskeletal system checked. Call us (843) 277-0710 or visit us online N/A! https://ptandme.com/add-physical-therapy-to-your-2022-health-plan/

#physicaltherapy #healthyliving #annualcheckup

Add Physical Therapy To Your 2022 Health Plan - PT & ME One surprise no one wants is pain and injury. By making a routine physical therapy visit, we can help patients prevent issues in the future.

01/10/2022

Have you had an awesome experience with Carolina PT? Let us know by reviewing us on Google or Facebook! We love to hear from our past and present patients 😁

Timeline photos 01/06/2022

Our Newsletters are out and about, and this month we're focused on helping you achieve your 2022 Health Goals! Get some great tips and a must-try pot roast recipe 🙌.

View it here>>https://ptandme.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/January-2022.pdf

#TheTherapyConnection #HappyNewYear #healthylifestyle

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Monday 7am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 7am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 6:30pm
Thursday 7am - 6:30pm
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