Generally, any musculoskeletal-related pain issue affecting your everyday function can be treated by a physical therapist.
Physical Therapists are able to diagnose, manage and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system as well as rehabilitate patients post orthopedic surgery.
Our therapists utilize joint mobilization/manipulation, strength training, and core stabilization routines as well as various modalities
(electric stimulation, ultrasound, dry needling, hot packs and cold packs) to expedite recovery and improve overall well-being.
All of our physical therapy treatments are geared toward improving overall functional mobility and improving our patients' quality of life.
including but not limited to:
Back and Neck Pain
Knee & Hip Pain
Ankle and Foot Pain
What is Orofacial Pain?
Patients who suffer from pain of the jaw, head and neck including:
Post Surgical Orofacial Procedures
i.e. orthognathic surgery and mandibular fracture
Cervical Spine Disorders
Asymmetric Mandibular Movements
Signs & Symptoms of TMJ / TMD (also known as Craniomandibular Disorder, CMD)
Craniomandibular disorders (CMD) are characterized by a combination of symptoms that may include pain, tenderness and dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the mouth and the occlusal contacts (how the teeth touch with closing), the cervical spine, and the muscles of chewing. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are usually treated by both a dentist who specializes in TMJ dysfunction and a physical therapist.
Headaches that begin in the back of the neck or the sides of the head
Popping or clicking in one or both sides of the jaw
Loss of jaw motion (normal movement is 44 mm)
Difficulty biting or chewing
How can Orofacial Physical Therapy Help?
Our Orofacial Physical Therapy approach includes an extensive examination of the jaw, mouth, neck and spine.
Following the initial physical therapy examination, the therapist develops a comprehensive treatment plan, which forms the basis of the physical therapy program.
Can any Physical Therapist Treat TMJ?
Yes. By State Regulations, any licensed Physical Therapist can treat TMJ dysfunction, but there is minimal training given for this complex problem in physical therapy school.
There are multiple continuing education courses that train a therapist to specialize in this area which goes beyond the basics.
Before scheduling an appointment with any physical therapist regarding your TMJ issue, you should ask if the therapist has taken any continuing education classes specifically dealing with TMJ dysfunction as well as how often they are seeing TMD patients.
At Cornerstone Physical Therapy, our orofacial pain specialists
Seth J. Fibraio , Wesley Miller, and Jessan Hager are the only physical therapists in the Asheville area with advanced training in orofacial physical therapy.
Seth Fibraio and Jessan Hager have completed advanced coursework with Dr. Mariano Rocabado, one of the world's leaders in this field.
Seth Fibraio also received his Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a concentration in craniomandibular disorders. Wesley Miller received specialized training in orofacial pain as a part of his fellowship in manual therapy and he has presented research on complex orofacial pain at several national physical therapy research conferences.
About Pelvic Health
It is our mission at Cornerstone Physical Therapy to improve awareness and availability of resources for pelvic conditions in our community.
We know that most people have had little experience
with physical therapy and many people are not aware that physical therapy is a conservative and successful treatment for many pelvic conditions.
Pelvic physical therapy has been an area of specialization for more than 30 years and has been the topic of numerous research studies
which have demonstrated its effectiveness for a wide variety of conditions in both men and women. There are few contraindications for physical therapy treatment and virtually no side effects.
Stress, Urge and Mixed Urinary Incontinence
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Management
Dysapareunia (pain with intercourse)
Vulvodynia and Vulvar Vestibulodynia Syndrome
Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis
Pregnancy-related Pain: hip, back, pelvic, etc.
Genital Pain in Males and Females
Post-Prostate Surgery Pain/Incontinence
What You May Expect During Your Physical Therapy Session
A pelvic floor physical therapy evaluation is very different from the evaluation you receive from your doctor.
Physical therapists are experts in assessing muscular tone, strength, flexibility, and endurance, as well as the general health of the musculoskeletal system.
Our evaluation of your pelvic floor is very detailed and comprehensive
and the exam often includes an assessment of your back, hips, and any other region of your body that may be involved.
Why Choose Cornerstone Physical Therapy
Some Pelvic Health Facts and Resources
Skilled services in a safe, comfortable and private environment
Excellent communication with your health care providers
Sound and knowledgeable advice and education about your condition
A comprehensive assessment and an individualized rehabilitation program
Urinary Incontinence (UI), Urgency and Frequency
Affects over 200 million people worldwide, with 1 in 4 adult women experiecing UI of varying degrees
Approximately 20% of men will experience urinary urgency and frequency during their lifetime
UI is often associated with aging, but it is NOT a normal/natural consequence of aging
According to the International Continence Society, pelvic physical therapy should be the first treatment option for urinary incontinence.
Pelvic physical therapy has been shown to produce a improvement in symptoms in over 85% of cases
Our licensed massage and bodywork therapists, Nicole and Sarah, will customize your treatment based on your individual needs.
We also work with companies who would like to offer our massage services in house to their employees. Price below reflect 1 hour session. We also offer 45 minute and 90 minute sessions.
Enjoy a flowing style that promotes relaxation while improving circulation, range of motion and releasing muscle tension.
This type of bodywork specifically focuses on reducing pain and tightness within the soft tissue layers.
A massage designed according to your specific needs to include a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy & other modalities in order to achieve balance in the body.
Head, Neck & Shoulders
Relax with specific techniques on your face, scalp, neck and upper back to help relieve tension headaches.
Hot Stone Massage
Heated basalt stones melt away tension, stress and increase the ability to relax and let go. The stones ability to relax and let go. The stones are used as massage tools, while also being placed on specific areas of tension.
Welcome to Cornerstone Physical Therapy & Wellness. We are a family owned and operated physical therapy and wellness clinic located in South Asheville/Arden, just 1 ½ miles from Biltmore Park. With two offices under the same roof, we offer a variety of services to meet your health and wellness goals.