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Dana L. Davis, MPT, MTT
Director of Physical Therapy
Rehab Orthopedic Medicine
Decatur, GA

About Dana L. Davis, MPT, MTT

Dana is the Director of Physical Therapy at Rehab Orthopedic Medicine in Decatur, GA. She received a master's of physical therapy from the Institute of Physical Therapy at St. Augustine, FL.

Her professional strengths include manual therapy, wound care, sports orthopaedics, back and neck dysfunction, and management.

Dana's professional experience includes patient treatment in different settingsrehabiliation facilities, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and in nursing

Articles Written by Dana L. Davis, MPT, MTT

Hydrotherapy and Aquatic Therapy

Gentle water exercises use the water's resistance to build muscle strength and flexibility. Water exercise can benefit people who find weight bearing exercise difficult (or painful) on dry land.

Physical Therapists: Professionals Working Toward Wellness

Physical therapists are highly educated medical professionals who work with patients toward wellness and injury prevention.

Physical Therapy: Questions and Answers

Physical therapy combines passive modalities with active exercise to help patients resume normal activities more quickly.

Ultrasound Warms Neck or Back Muscles for Active Physical Therapy

Ultrasound is a passive modality: a supplement to the primary treatment (e.g. exercise). Passive modalities typically are used to relax the patient, a distraction from pain, and/or to warm muscles for exercise.

What Can Physical Therapy Do For Me?

A physical therapist discusses the following questions. What is physical therapy? What can a physical therapy program do for me that I cannot do on my own? Who benefits from physical therapy?

Occupational Therapy: Questions and Answers

The purpose of Occupational Therapy (OT) is to help people increase their functional independence in daily life while preventing or minimizing disability. Often OT is combined with other treatments including Physical Therapy.

What Can Physical Therapy Do for Me?

Learn about physical therapy treatments and tips on how to improve your posture and body mechanics.

Biofeedback: Questions and Answers

During biofeedback treatment, the patient learns how to control involuntary functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, skin temperature, and muscle tension. Biofeedback can help a patient to affect a particular function specific to a problem through mental or physical exercises, such as relieving neck pain due to muscle tension.

Conserving Energy during Recovery

Information on how to conserve energy while recovering while managing to complete household chores.

Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization

Mobilization is a hands-on manual therapy designed to restore joint movement, power, and range of motion.

Hot and Cold Therapies for Pain and Discomfort

Hot and cold therapies are the oldest forms of treatment to help reduce muscle inflammation, tenderness, and pain. Learn more in this article.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Help Reduce Neck and Back Pain

TENS works to decrease pain perception and may be used to control acute and chronic pain. It may also be used with other treatments such as exercise.

Pilates: Strengthen Your Body Without Pain

Pilates is a form of exercise combining mental and physical concentration. It focuses on the core area of the body (hips, abs, low back, and buttocks) and incorporates concentration, control, centering, and breathing as basic principles.

Physical Activity: 30 Minutes a Day

You don't have to train for a triathlon to be physically fit. Just by turning off the TV or computer and going for a 30-minute brisk walk or playing 15 to 20 minutes of an intense basketball game regularly is very beneficial to your health.

Massage Therapy Helps Ease Neck and Back Pain

Massage is a treatment option for back pain and neck pain. Learn the basics of massage therapy and find out how it can help reduce your back or neck pain.

Recent blog posts from Dana L. Davis, MPT, MTT

May 20, 2016

Yoga That's Safe for My Spine

An experienced physical therapist explains the benefits of Yoga for patients recovering from injury or an accident. Learn if Yoga might be right for you but be sure to get your doctor's approval first.

May 16, 2012

Can Pilates Improve My Posture and Help Prevent Upper Back Pain?

An expert explains how Pilates can help you maintain good posture and prevent back pain.

March 22, 2012

Pilates for Low Back Pain: Should You Add It to Your Exercise Routine?

"I'm 36, and I've had low back pain caused by spinal stenosis for the last few years. I recently read that doing Pilates can help reduce back pain. Should I be incorporating Pilates into my workout routine?"

More from Dana Davis' blog "Physical Therapy Tips"

Articles Reviewed by Dana L. Davis, MPT, MTT

Physical Activity and Exercise for a Healthier Spine

Exercise can help prevent obesity, but can it really help prevent back pain? In this article, you'll learn how physical activity can lead to a healthier spine and reduce your chance of having an injury.

Slideshow Pilates for a Healthy Spine

Prevent Back Pain with these Pilates Exercises

The benefits of Pilates are plenty: It strengthens core muscles and back muscles, which can help reduce and prevent back pain. Learn 4 Pilates moves you can do right now for back pain prevention.

Slideshow 3 Ab Exercises to Keep a Healthy Back

Core Strengthening to Prevent Back Pain

There are a lot more benefits of ab exercises than six-pack abs. Ab exercises strengthen your core muscles, while keeping your back muscles strong, too. This slideshow shows you 3 easy ab exercises you can do to prevent back pain.

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