Reaching Patients Where They Are to Help Them Get to Where They Want to Be

Meghan Karol, DPT. Sneads Ferry Physical Therapy.

Meghan Karol, DPT was inspired to start Homefront Physical Therapy after seeing so many friends and patients with young children either have difficulty maintaining appointments or would forgo seeking care due to the lack of childcare options. 

 

With children of her own, Meghan was passionate about working with other parents to help manage their symptoms in practical ways because she knows life doesn't stop or slow down.

 

Meghan also loves working with women throughout and following their pregnancies to help decrease, manage or prevent common aches and pains associated with so many physical changes. 

Homefront Physical Therapy is designed to reach patients where they are, integrate practical treatments into their lives, and empower them to reach their goals. 

Meghan Karol, DPT

Meghan Karol, DPT earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2011.  Since then she has focused her practice in outpatient orthopedics serving patients with a wide variety of ages and conditions.  During her final year of internships and early years of practice, Meghan developed a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation helping patients manage vertigo, disequilibrium, and balance issues. 

 

Since starting Homefront Physical Therapy, Meghan has devoted a lot of time and attention furthering her knowledge and specialization in Pregnancy, Postpartum and Pelvic Health care. 

 

Meghan highly values one-on-one patient treatment time providing individualized focus with each patient to develop a consistent patient-therapist relationship to maximize successful outcomes.  She emphasizes empowering education to allow patients to better understand how they can best manage their recovery, long-term management of their condition, and preventative strategies to reduce new or further injury. 

Meghan Karol, DPT. Sneads Ferry, Holly Ridge, Topsail, Surf City, Hampstead Physical Therapy.

Our Services

Homefront Physical Therapy offers Orthopedic, Vestibular, Pelvic Health and Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy services.

 

Orthopedic Physical Therapy addresses musculoskeletal conditions that impact daily activities ranging from a sprained ankle to debilitating back pain.  Treatment is typically focused on strength, range of motion, alignment and biomechanics all within the considerations of past medical history and present injury.  

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation is specialized care addressing conditions causing vertigo, dizziness, disequilibrium, and imbalance. 

Pelvic Health is specialized care focusing on the muscles, joints, and connective tissues of the pelvis to address any issues impacting the structural support of the pelvic organs, bladder and bowel function, and sexual health.  Common pelvic health conditions treated with pelvic physical therapy include urinary leakage, pelvic pain, tailbone pain, and postpartum recovery.   

 

Pregnancy & Postpartum care can address conditions including generalized aches and pain associated with physical changes during pregnancy, Diastasis Recti (midline separation of abdominal muscles), dysfunctions of the pelvic floor muscles regardless of delivery method, as well as address and provide education on proper body mechanics during family and newborn care.    

Whole Body Wellness services are for individuals wanting to address strength, flexibility, balance and endurance and do not medically require skilled physical therapy services.   

 

Perfect for individuals who have been discharged from physical therapy clinic but would prefer to continue their exercise routine with supervision and guidance or for individuals that would like to start a preventative wellness program hoping to avoid the need for more intensive medical care. 

Aquatic Therapy is available in any privately owned pool.  Written permission is required for community pools.

 

Address strength, flexibility and balance with benefits of water buoyancy to decrease weight bearing stress on joints, water viscosity for multidirectional resistance, and hydrostatic pressure to decrease swelling in limbs and improve joint position awareness.

Educational Consults are available for individuals who would like to be given home exercises or review information without establishing a regular physical therapy plan of care. Designed for individuals out of Homefront Physical Therapy’s local area, or individuals who prefer to try independent management first.  Online researching for self-diagnosis and treatment can be confusing and tedious, seek guidance from a licensed experienced physical therapist to help you develop appropriate self-treatment strategies.

Virtual or In-Person Educational Consults available.