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Healthy Pastimes

The world is a staircase. Some go up, and some come down. We must ascend. From Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx Let me tell you one of my favorite pastimes: On one of my strolls through a bookstore I found the book: "Stair Walks in San Francisco", by Adah Bakalinsky. She describes 27 stair walks […]

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Prehabilitation

Prehabilitation--add a Physical Therapist to your multidisciplinary team for cancer treatment! “Prehabilitation is the process of enhancing functional capacity of the individual to enable him or her to withstand the stressor of inactivity associated with a surgical procedure” — Wikipedia What a concept! Not new, but just in recent years getting more attention. I have […]

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Healthy Habits

As you may know, there are lots of busy things happening at Rising Sun Physical Therapy and in all our personal lives. But many might ask, how can you stay healthy being so busy and still enjoy some free-time to yourself? The answer is simple: treat yourself well, stay in tune with your body and […]

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Why Physical Therapists Use Pilates as a Tool

If you ever go to the gym or fitness studio, you may be familiar with Pilates. It is a fitness system that is used to strengthen the core through a controlled workout. Pilates has become a popular choice in exercise and a vital tool in physical therapy. I use Pilates in my clinic because it […]

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Let’s talk about: Muscle Tightness

Do you ever think you need to stretch more because your muscles feel tight? Or, have you ever wanted to increase your flexibility even though you could easily touch the floor leaning forward? Have you ever felt that it is suddenly hard to reach your feet to do your nails, but otherwise your muscles feel […]

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Dance of Chaos

“We dance to reclaim our brilliant ability to disappear in something bigger, something safe, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst.” Gabrielle Roth Chaos. The very word triggers a flinch. Something that every individual has experienced and sometimes negatively resulting in bad stress. Unfortunately, this can then infringe on our health […]

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What is CranioSacral Therapy

If you are familiar with Rising Sun Physical Therapy and our therapists you have most likely heard the words CranioSacral Therapy used in a consultation or during the course of your rehabilitation. Furthermore I, or your Rising Sun physical therapist, have probably even used this technique as a tool during your recovery. CranioSacral Therapy is […]

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CranioSacral Therapy in Big Sur

"It is said when the Eagle and the Condor share the same sky the world will come more into balance," Daniel Bianchetta Last week I had the pleasure of assistant teaching at a CranioSacral Seminar with the Upledger Institute at Esalen in Big Sur. And I must say, Esalen, the Center for Theory and Research, is a […]

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Ergonomics

Here's a fundamental truth - the way you sit, stand, and move at work and at home has a huge influence on the muscular skeletal system. We all fall victim to bad posture, and especially at work. Neck pain, back pain, headaches, eye strains, we've all experienced it. But not very many people take an […]

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Kinesio Tape is Therapy Magic!

Have you ever wondered what the tape is your physical therapist uses to tape the surface of your injury? The one that comes in many different colors and is either applied as a thick band or as octopus legs spread out over the problem area? Well, that tape is called Kinesio Tape and it is […]

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