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Sara E. Richeson, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Sara Richeson is a physical therapist practicing in Charlotte, NC. Sara Richeson specializes in physical treatment to help a patient reduce pain, restore mobility, rehabilitate an injury, or increase movement and overall function. As a physical therapist, Sara Richeson can treat multiple conditions with exercises, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization, heat, ice, massage, laser or light therapy and more. Sara Richeson will create a treatment plan based on the patients specific injury or condition, and might target a specific body part or body system based on the individual.
Sara E. Richeson, PT, DPT
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Accepting new patients

exercise

Hello! Osteoarthritis which is the most likely diagnosis influencing the need for total joint replacement usually responds best to low load exercise activities - examples of that READ MORE
Hello! Osteoarthritis which is the most likely diagnosis influencing the need for total joint replacement usually responds best to low load exercise activities - examples of that would likely be a stationary or recumbent bicycle and even better than that aquatic exercise can be very effective in off loading pressure form your knee joints. I would always recommend consulting your primary care physician before embarking on any new fitness plan.

Pain in my hip - What kind of Doc do I see?

Hello! Sorry to hear about the recent development of pain - to help answer your question, it would be best to clarify if there was a specific injury or trauma leading up to the READ MORE
Hello! Sorry to hear about the recent development of pain - to help answer your question, it would be best to clarify if there was a specific injury or trauma leading up to the start of pain response. If you can remember a specific movement or moment the pain started, seeking out your primary care physician and/or a consult with an orthopedic physician is likely the best initial route to rule out structural integrity issues. If the pain has been gradually building over the past week, physical therapists have 3 years of specific musculoskeletal training at the doctorate level and while we cannot order tests such as x-rays/MRIs, we can perform objective assessments to help with the diagnostic process. Short answer - if you can remember a moment of specific pain increase, seek out your primary care/orthopedic doctor, but if the symptoms have been gradually changing, PT first could be a good choice! (**Access to PT first can be dependent on your specific insurance provider.)