Articles by Jason Dandrea

Nov 13, 19 , Physical therapy for ankle injuries

Ankle injuries are a very common musculoskeletal complaint which are commonly treated in outpatient physical therapy clinics. A sprain is what happens when the ligaments between bones are over stretched in abnormal angles, such as when the foot twists, turns, or rolls beyond it’s normal range of motion. Ankle sprains are often thought of as sports injuries, but they are also a common occurrence in every day activities such as stepping off a curb or slipping on grass or gravel and they can happen at any age. The degree of severity of an injury can range from mild to severe and can even occur in the presence of a fracture. Physical therapists are experts in caring for these injuries and restoring function after an injury has taken place. We can assist with advising on a potential need for bracing or the use of an assistive device, as well as to establish a program to care for deficits after an acute injury which may include range of motion, balance and propriocetive activities, neuromuscular control exercises, and a global strengthening program. Physical therapy manual techniques can reduce recovery time and supervised interventions can also assist in the prevention of future ankle sprains so that it does not become a chronic problem. We would love to assist you in reducing your pain and reaching your activity goals, please give us a call today.

Mar 21, 16 , Physical Therapy for Post Concussion Syndrome

Many parents don’t realize that physical therapy is an option for their child’s post-concussion treatment. However, physical therapy can offer a number of benefits during the recovery process. Post-concussion rehab with begin with a thorough evaluation of cognitive, physical, and neurological function enabling the physical therapist to develop an individualized plan for each child based on the findings. The plan of care will follow a 5 stage protocol that is based on symptom provocation during exercise in each stage. The child will progress through each stage as symptoms allow. Exercises will be specific to each child, but will include postural strengthening, aerobic training, full body strengthening as well as agility, plyometric, and balance training. These exercises will help improve balance, hand eye coordination, reaction speed, speed of cognitive processing, and will promote improved brain function post-concussion in order to enable return to school, social, and sporting activities. If you think your child would benefit from an post-concussion evaluation, or have questions, please contact In Motion Physical therapy for further information.

Feb 11, 16 , New for March 2016 Run Clinic: “Ask the Doctor”

New for 2016 Run Clinic is Ask the Doctor: In Motion is pleased to announce that Dr. John M. Vasudevan from Penn Medicine will be available to answer questions on a variety of topics pertaining to running and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Vasudevan specializes in Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

Nov 14, 15 , 2016 Run-Sport Clinic scheduled, March 5, 9AM to Noon

The upcoming 2016 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic will focus on injury prevention, nutrition, maximizing performance and has been updated for 2016. Please see the Run Sport Clinic website for all the details. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9AM to Noon. If you’ve never visited In Motion, our free running clinics are a great way to experience our expertise, personal care, and dedication to your health.  Come visit us this March and optimize both your body and your gear for running.  We’ll analyze each part of your stride and make recommendations based on our team’s advanced training, certifications, and experience.  From first-time runner to the marathoner, we’re the source for your very best run. Past Run Clinic Events: The 2015 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic was updated to focus on injury prevention, nutrition, and maximizing performance — with emphasis on fitbit and similar devices. The 2014 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic was updated to focus on tendon and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. The 2013 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic by In Motion Physical Therapy was designed to give both the novice and professional runner/athlete valuable information about lower extremity biomechanical issues that can maximize performance and help prevent injury. In Motion is the gold standard for outpatient physical therapy in Chester County. Family owned and serving Chester County residents for over 13 years we have focused on personal, one-on-one professional care that makes us proud to say “the patient comes first”. To learn more: Overview of In Motion Physical therapy Services available at In Motion Physical Therapy In Motion Fitness Center In Motion Patient testimonials  

Nov 14, 15 , Video: Jason Dandrea, MPT, discusses vestibular rehabilitation

Hi my name is Jason Dandrea, physical therapist at In Motion physical therapy in Downingtown PA. Today I would like to talk to you about vestibular rehabilitation. The vestibular system is located within the inner ear and is responsible for a number of different functions including balance and orienting our body with our environment. The vestibular system along with our vision and the information we receive from our sensory system send information to our brain to keep us functioning properly. There are many reasons why the vestibular system can malfunction, when it does it often leads to dizziness, vertigo, vision problems and trouble walking. Physical Therapists are trained to evaluate and treat the vestibular system. If you are having any problems associated with the vestibular system and would like to set up an evaluation please give us a call.

In Motion Physical Therapy serves patients in these Chester County, PA towns: Caln, Chester Springs, Coatesville, Downingtown, Eagle, East Bradford, Embreeville, Exton, Frazer, Glenmoore, Honey Brook, Lionville, Lyndell, Malvern, Marchwood, Marshallton, Newlin, Parkesburg, Pocopson, Sadsburyville, Thorndale, Uwchlan, West Bradford, West Chester, West Whiteland,