Brooke Moore- Therapeutic Associates Central Point Physical Therapy

Brooke Moore, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Brooke grew up in New Hampshire and studied Biological Science at the University of Vermont. She continued her education at the University of Vermont, receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2019. While in school she participated in a PD push back exercise class for older adults with Parkinson’s to work on strengthening and balance. She is passionate about fall prevention screenings and education to help older adults feel safe in their homes and community.

Brooke has experience with manual therapy, focusing on treatments for the spine. She traveled to New Zealand to take an advanced manual therapy course focusing on mobilization and manipulation of the spine. She plans on pursuing an orthopedic manual specialty to further fuel her passion for these skills. She also has experience working with pre/post- op patients for joint replacements, ACL/meniscus repairs, and rotator cuff repairs.

She spent some time in Loveland Colorado and enjoys traveling and exploring. She was drawn to the Pacific Northwest by the mountains, outdoor activities, and friendly hospitality. During her free time, she enjoys playing with her two cats, mountain biking, trail running, hiking, and camping.

Blog Posts written by Brooke Moore

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Can Physical Therapy help with mild tendonitis in wrist?

I have had mild tendonitis in my right wrist for almost a year now, and been out of work for 6 months of that. However, the rate of healing has been slow. I have discussed it with a local doctor and orthopedist and they both have sort of shrugged and said that all I can do is wait, with no indication of a prognosis. It has seriously damaged my quality of life and I do worry about overworking it.

Pain in my shoulders that has lasted over a year

Shoulder pain is a common occurrence that we as Physical Therapists see a lot of. The shoulder is a unique joint that has many different structures that contribute to both movement and potentially pain. Sometimes shoulder pain will decrease with rest, other times it may require targeted rehabilitation to get it to heal and/or function properly.

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Tightness in the iliotibial band

When muscles cause a sensation of popping usually it is because there is increased tension in the tendon as it moves over bony bumps near its attachment point. It is important to make sure that when trying to stretch a muscle to hold a static stretch without bouncing for 30-60 seconds to allow the muscle enough time to change length.

Exercises for a pinched nerve

When rehabbing nerve related issues it’s common practice to avoid aggravating motions as the initial goal is to get the angry nerve(s) to calm down. Performing overhead exercises can be irritating to an already angry nerve as they are demanding tasks for the spine and shoulders.

Can physical therapy help hammertoes and bunions?

There are several different toe conditions such as hammer toe, mallet toe, claw toe, and bunion formation, that can occur due to muscle imbalances, and for most of these conditions stretching of tight muscles and tendons is often a part of the rehabilitation process. Patients with toe conditions commonly have tight calf muscles and accordingly a calf stretch, performed for 30 to 60 seconds several times a day, is often a part of the stretching regimen.

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Is my knee pain Osgood-Schlatter’s disease?

There are other causes of knee pain that can present similar to Osgood-Schlatter’s disease. For example, patellofemoral pain syndrome or patella tendonitis typically cause pain in the front of the knee and are seen in adults.

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Knee pain is keeping me from exercise

I had a knee problem about 5 years ago. MRI showed nothing wrong, but I couldn't walk comfortably for fear I'd fall. I saw a PT who was kind but gave me boring exercises I did but didn't help clear the problem and another PT who just massaged the upper leg. I ended up "waiting it out" so to speak as it eventually just got better.