I popped in on Algone’s physical therapist during his lunch hour to do this quick interview, but I recently hurt my elbows while doing bicep curls (fully extended my arms… rookie mistake, I know), so I was curious what he would recommend for my injury.
"I play varsity baseball at my high school. My coach said we should go to physical therapy to help prevent shoulder injuries, but I thought PT was only for AFTER an injury. Who's right?"
Well Peter, you are correct that physical therapy (PT) can do wonders to help get your body healthy again after an injuy... but your coach is right too!
Here are some common myths (debunked) about physical therapy:
We offer neurostimulation (spinal cord stimulators) at Algone Interventional Pain Clinic as a pain relief program. If you suffer from chronic back pain and your current treatment plan is failing you, join us March 29th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the The Grill (under The Grandview). Neurostimulation is proven safe and effective.
Algone Interventional Pain Clinic has added two new providers to better serve Alaskans with the best quality pain management available. Dr. Nichelle Renk and Dr. Steve Johnson are accepting new patients at our Anchorage location.
Our Anchorage facility is now open at 500 E. Benson Boulevard, Suite 103 Anchorage, AK 99503. Dr. Steve Johnson and Dr. Nichelle Renk are accepting new patients and are eager to let the community know about our unique services. We believe pain management should be done with a caring and dedicated specialist, and that is exactly what we offer. Pain is never easy to deal with and each individual experiences pain differently . Our pain management specialists are here for you.
Regenerative therapy injections include stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma therapy and are used to naturally treat and heal the cause of many painful conditions of the joints, spine, and neck. If you suffer from medical conditions including the cartilage, ligaments, tendons or have instable joints because of an injury, call us today for a consultation.
It is with heavy hearts we must announce that Dr. Liam T. Walsh has been missing since November 22nd, 2015. Liam went skiing in Hatcher Pass on November 22nd, 2015 and did not return. Dr. Liam Walsh grew up in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York and has been in Alaska since last year after accepting a position with Algone.
Due to this tragedy, Algone Interventional Pain will be making some internal changes to compensate for the loss of Dr. Walsh.
The Algone Interventional Pain Clinic is now offering regenerative therapies. These therapies are called Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. These cutting edge therapeutic techniques are used to naturally treat and heal the cause of a painful condition rather than masking the symptom.