Focus Physical Therapy

Focus Physical Therapy

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If you're a CrossFit Athlete, Powerlifter, or Bodyweight Exerciser, and you're having difficulty hitting full depth in your squats, or you have back tightness or discomfort during or after lifting, this can help identify what's holding you back.

We're not for everyone. We only treat active individuals who are driven. If you don't have time for 3x/week traditional Physical Therapy, come see us.

if you have orthopedic pain - you'll save time, money, and avoid unnecessary tests and procedures. One-to-one care with a Doctor of Physical Therapy for an entire hour. Your appointment isn't shared with anyone else. This is your time, and the focus is getting you back to the activities that you want to do, with less pain, without medications, injections, or surgery.

Operating as usual

04/13/2020

3 Minute Life-Hack to Eliminate Low Back Pain in the Morning

Back Pain in the morning?

Does it take several minutes of walking around to finally work the stiffness out?

This amazingly simple routine can dramatically reduce or even ELIMINATE back pain and stiffness in the morning.

Like, Comment, and Share this hack for low back pain.

Don't forget to like www.facebook.com/DaveBassPT for more hacks for aches and pains!!

04/07/2020

Low back pain with yard work

Simple adjustments for making gardening and yard work more comfortable for lower backs

04/02/2020

You know how your neck gets really stiff after talking on the phone, while trying to drive an work? Here's a simple fix.

03/30/2020

How to stretch hip muscles to relieve back and hip pain and stiffness

Simple stretches to help loosen up those muscles that get so tight with sitting for long periods in front of a computer!

03/27/2020

Home Office Posture Part 2 - Low back posture fix

Simple modifications to show how sitting slightly differently can make a HUGE impact in posture and help reduce or eliminate low back pain!

03/25/2020

How to eliminate neck pain from computer/desk work

SImple modifications to home or office to help reduce and eliminate neck pain that comes from long hours in front of the computer.

03/25/2020

Starting this evening, I will be posting videos showing simple modifications to typical home office set ups (ahem...kitchen table) to help improve ergonomics and decrease stiffness, aches and pains from trying to work from home.

These also work for actual offices with real desks and office chairs, too.

Please Like and Share, if they are helpful. Also, like Focus Physical Therapy for more videos upcoming to help with self-management of aches, pains and stiffness!

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce | CISA 03/21/2020

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce | CISA

Physical Therapists are considered part of the Critical Infrastructure Workforce, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. As such, we will remain open during this crisis to serve our patients and help them heal naturally, without pain pills, injections, or surgery.

At Focus Physical Therapy, we only treat one person at a time, 1:1 with their Doctor of Physical Therapy, in a private office. We have no waiting room, either, because there is no wait to be seen.

This has always been our practice, and we will always practice this way. Not only do we believe it gives the best care, but in these unique circumstances, it allows our patients and providers to avoid crowds and maintain social distancing as much as is possible with our physical practice.

We continue to clean all surfaces before and after appointments, and we ask all of our patients and therapists to wash their hands before and after appointments, as well.

We understand that this is an uncertain time, but we also know that if you are in pain, it can affect everything in your life. As some of us get less busy, it may afford more time for self-care, and time to finally address lingering or acute pain that limits your ability to do the activities that you enjoy.

We are here for you in whatever capacity you prefer. You can reach us anytime by phone, text, or email. If you have a question or concerns about your pain, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are here to serve you, and if we can help out your mind at ease, or give you relief, that is our passion and our purpose.

https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce | CISA March 19, 2020 Read the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE

03/17/2020

In the midst of this constantly evolving heathcare situation, we understand that orthopedic injuries and pain can and will still happen. Maybe you've had pain for weeks or months, but never really had time to be able to address it due to work or some other life events. If you find yourself with more time on your hands than you've had for a while, and think maybe it's time to get that pain taken care of, this may be the perfect time.

We have no waiting room, so there are no crowds and no wait. All visits are 100% just you and the Doctor of PT, so there are no other people being treated with you, and no extra staff to increase your exposure.

We focus as guides for your recovery and rehab - we identify the cause, educate you on what is causing your discomfort and why. Then we address it to get immediate relief. Then we teach you how to do the same thing at home. We follow up with an email with videos of how to do everything that we covered in the office. We then typically follow up in a week to make sure that you are making progress and being successful with your home activities.

No boring exercises, no wasted time, and no visits to the office 2-3 times a week. Just simple, straightforward things to do while watching TV to help you get better results in fewer, but higher quality visits.

If you know someone who's been in pain for a while, but they haven't done anything about it, yet, please like and share this with them. Being in pain isn't fun - either for the person who is in pain, or the loved ones around them.

Call us if have questions or would like more information.

Focus Physical Therapy updated their business hours. 02/17/2020

Focus Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

Focus Physical Therapy updated their business hours.

Focus Physical Therapy updated their address. 02/16/2020

Focus Physical Therapy updated their address.

Focus Physical Therapy updated their address.

Photos from Focus Physical Therapy's post 12/04/2019

Do you have weak ankles?

Do you have a history of a really bad sprain?

Do you sprain your ankles often?

If so, you NEED to keep reading....

The number one cause of "weak ankles" and frequent sprains is one very important muscle in your lower leg. It's called the posterior tibialis, and it is responsible for controlling your arch as it flattens during normal walking and running. This is part of the normal shock absorption mechanism if your foot and ankle.

BUT...

If it's overworked (usually because your calves are tight!), it not only gets weaker, but it also gets shorter.

In the photos below, you'll see 2 examples of a tight and overworked (weak) posterior tibialis.

When this is the case, when your foot is in the air (running, walking, jumping, stepping up or down a stair), it is already turning in, so if your foot doesn't come down exactly right, your ankle will continue to roll, and you've sprained your ankle again!

This is shockingly easy to fix!

No stretching, no SUPER BORING theraband exercises, and no 2-3 months in physical therapy - who's got the time or money for that?

Maybe you were told you will always have weak ankles. Maybe you thought this was just the way it would always be. Maybe you've stopped some of the activities you enjoy because of fear of another ankle injury...

There is a better, faster, more compete way to make your ankle issues a thing if the past. Call us. Let us help. Get back to the life you want to live. 804.372.8000

05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing Moms out there! Each and everyday, you are appreciated for all that you do for your families. You wear a million hats, and yet somehow you make all the magic that you do seem easy.

One day isn't enough to fit all the love and gratitude that we have for everything that you are and everything that you do. Thank you.

04/28/2019

Check out this Manion WOD recovery. Simple, easy, and effective to help deal with leg soreness.

04/25/2019

I saw a patient the other day whose knee had gotten pretty stiff and achy, so she goes to the orthopedic surgeon.

The surgeon doesn't do a physical exam, just an x-ray. He told her she was going to inevitably need a knee replacement, and he gave her some anti-inflammatories.

That was it...drop a bombshell that she'll need a major surgery without even touching her knee, and give her a pill, essentially just waiting for her to come back to him and pay him thousands of dollars because she has some wear and tear on x-ray.

I see her a couple days after this. She's super down and out that she has arthritis and she's going to need a knee replacement. So here's the thing...

Arthritis means inflammation of a joint.

Her joint is completely not tender with little to no swelling, and all of the areas of her pain are where muscles attach. We work on her muscles, and she is able to walk without pain, her stiffness when getting out of a sitting position is nearly gone (all the stuff that was bothering her).

Here's the scoop...Joint wear and tear takes years or decades to occur. Certainly there are things that can speed this process up, but it doesn't just show up one day. That x-ray today shows the same knee that was there months ago that didn't hurt.

Showing a picture of a joint with some wear an tear is an amazing marketing strategy - you can see the space between your knee bones isn't as big as it should be. The key missing piece, though, is...is this narrowed joint space the cause of your pain? Or, does it just happen to be there, and something else entirely is causing your pain?

03/04/2019

If you have an ache, pain, sprain, etc. that you've been dealing with, and it just isn't going away, come to our Ask the Doc night at CrossFit Pushin Weight/Focus PT, this Wednesday from 4-7pm.

You'll get an answer for what's wrong, and at least one thing that you can do to treat it at home (along with videos to help remind you how to do it!).

Cost is less than a copay ($25). Cash or check, please. If a follow up is necessary, your $25 will be credited towards that next visit.

Stop dealing with discomfort, when the solution is easier and less costly than you might think!

National Drink Wine Day: Here's how wine can help your health! 02/18/2019

National Drink Wine Day: Here's how wine can help your health!

Wine...It's what goes well with dinner!

National Drink Wine Day: Here's how wine can help your health! Time to raise your glasses, wine lovers: It’s National Drink Wine Day!

02/09/2019

When tennis elbow isn't an elbow problem

How to determine is your elbow pain is actually coming from overused muscels in your shoulder

The Apple Watch EKG detected something strange about my heart rhythm 12/06/2018

The Apple Watch EKG detected something strange about my heart rhythm

Continuation of wearable tech contributing to healthcare:

New EKG feature on Apple watch may provide early detection of some heart rhythm abnormalities.

https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-watch-ekg-watchos-detected-something-strange-about-my-heart-rhythm/

The Apple Watch EKG detected something strange about my heart rhythm The latest update, WatchOS 5.1.2, rolled out two new heart features that could help warn users of life-threatening conditions.

Fitbit, Apple Watch could bring new era of health monitoring 11/29/2018

Fitbit, Apple Watch could bring new era of health monitoring

Are wearables the future to being more tuned in to our health? Cool stuff, nonetheless!

https://www.cnet.com/news/smartwatches-are-bringing-lab-style-analysis-to-our-wrists/

Fitbit, Apple Watch could bring new era of health monitoring Smartwatches are ushering in functions to monitor medical conditions and potentially save lives.

Focus Physical Therapy 10/01/2018

Focus Physical Therapy

What's the difference between playing HURT and playing INJURED?

When you're playing hurt, you’re uncomfortable, but you can still give it at least 90% effort. Maybe after you warm up, you feel pretty good. But when you’re injured, you physically cannot give it 90+%. The pain limits your ability to move and perform at the level that you know you otherwise could. The same thing applies when you thought you were playing hurt, but when you cool down, normal daily activities are affected – getting dressed, drinking coffee, getting in and out of the car, etc. When your pain carries over off the field, mat, box, or gym, you're injured - it's time to address it. Otherwise, it'll linger for weeks or months, robbing you of your ability to compete, perform at the level that you know you should.

Our goal is always to get you back to where you want to be physically, in as few visits with us as possible. The average number of times that we see somewhat for a specific ache, pain or injury is just slightly over 2.

That’s 2 TOTAL. Not 2 times a week.

That's Better Results. Faster.

Focus Physical Therapy Physical Therapy, Focused On You Our plans are designed to get you the most time 1-on-1 with your doctor, focused on what you need, with less waiting and paperwork. Get Started Now

Focus Physical Therapy updated their phone number. 08/12/2018

Focus Physical Therapy updated their phone number.

Focus Physical Therapy updated their phone number.

06/08/2018

Have an injury, ache or pain?

Taken time off, and it still feels the same when returning to the same activity?

Here's why...

Photos from Focus Physical Therapy's post 05/15/2018

Had a blast at the LPGA US Open Qualifier at Hermitage Country Club. Representing Dave Bass and his other company, On-Site Physical Therapy & Wellness. These girls can crush a golf ball!! , ,

03/28/2018

Huge Thank You to Carytown Bikes, Goochland Triathletes, Goochland Mountain Bike Team for hosting a presentation by Dr. Dave Bass on injury prevention and treatment! We had a great time and met some awesome athletes!!

03/23/2018

Grip Recovery and Wrist Mobility

If you Lift, Pull or Climb, your grip will eventually fail. Frequent use of your wrist and finger flexors can limit your wrist extension (think Front Rack/Clean, Snatch, handstands, burpees, etc) AND lead to premature failure of your grip.

This simple technique can recover your gripping muscles and help you achieve the high level of performance that you expect of yourself - plus, you'll feel a ton better afterwards!

03/16/2018

Hamstring pulls, injuries, and tightness are the worst! Here's a more effective way than Foam Rolling to loosen up your hammies!

The CrossFit Open 18.4 has a lot of deadlifts. Whether your hamstrings need love before hitting this WOD, or after, this is an amazingly effective way to prepare for, and recover from, deadlifts,

As always, if you have a new or even chronic injury or issue, give us a call. Working with us will be the most amazingly effective thing that you have ever done to take care of yourself.

We average ONLY 2 VISITS!! to get you back to the activities that you love! 804-372-8000

03/16/2018

Hamstring pulls, injuries, and tightness are the worst! Here's a more effective way than Foam Rolling to loosen up your hammies!

The CrossFit Open 18.4 has a lot of deadlifts. Whether your hamstrings need love before hitting this WOD, or after, this is an amazingly effective way to prepare for, and recover from, deadlifts,

As always, if you have a new or even chronic injury or issue, give us a call. Working with us will be the most amazingly effective thing that you have ever done to take care of yourself.

We average ONLY 2 VISITS!! to get you back to the activities that you love! 804-372-8000

03/09/2018

CrossFit Open 18.3 Self-treatment for shoulder pain

03/02/2018

CrossFit Open 18.2 prep. Watch this, especially if you have knee pain or stiffness.

Share with friends who could use it.

Comment to let me know how it goes. If you're hurting after 18.2, let me know where, and I'll make a recovery video for the most commonly reported issue.

02/27/2018

How to treat your hip to make your back feel better

Here's the better audio version of how to treat a muscle in your hip to relieve back pain, if it hurts to lean backwards. If one side hurts, treat that side. If it hurts in the middle, or across your back, treat both sides.

Like, share and comment!! Let me know how your success is!

02/15/2018

Sorry the audio quality is pretty crummy on this one. I'll post a cleaned up version of the treatment in a bit (starring Yours Truly), so that it is much easier to under stand, but this is how to treat back pain if it hurts to lean backwards more than forwards. Again, we're treating hip flexors to treat back pain / SI joint dysfunction, or whatever else it's known by!

02/08/2018

Quick and easy help for back pain.

Call 804-372-8000, or click www.FocusPTRVA.com to find out more.

Our Story

We believe that your healthcare should be focused on YOU, your goals, your quality of life, and your unique situation. You’re active, and you want to be in control of your recovery.

We get that.

That’s why our focus is to get results with the first visit, educating you on why you hurt, what’s causing it, and how to treat it with simple, easy strategies at home. You’re busy. You don’t want to spend any more time in our office than you need to.

We get that.

Videos (show all)

3 Minute Life-Hack to Eliminate Low Back Pain in the Morning
Low back pain with yard work
Home Office Posture Part 2 - Low back posture fix
How to stretch hip muscles to relieve back and hip pain and stiffness
How to eliminate neck pain from computer/desk work
When tennis elbow isn't an elbow problem
Grip Recovery and Wrist Mobility
CrossFit Open 18.3 Self-treatment for shoulder pain

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Orthopedic evaluation and treatment. We specialize in non-traumatic onset of pain - The pain started one day without cause and it has progressively gotten worse. Our goal is to help you avoid unnecessary and expensive tests, opiods, injections, and surgery.

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1565 Oakbridge Terr., Suite C
Powhatan, VA
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