Category: Health

Sep20th 2020

If Arthritis Is Irreversible, Why Do I Need PT?

Arthritis Doesn’t Disappear — But Physical Therapy Is Still Good for What Ails You Did you know that at least 50 million Americans are struggling with arthritis? That’s a sizable chunk of the U.S. population, and there’s a good chance that you’re in that number. If you’ve already been diagnosed with a common form of

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6-Ways-to-stay-active-if-you-sit-at-a-desk-all-day Sep10th 2020

6 Ways to stay active if you sit at a desk all day

Millions of people spend several hours each day sitting at a desk. People who spend much of their day in a sitting position are at a higher risk of developing serious conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Many of these individuals may also be at risk of suffering from repetitive use injuries. It’s

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Reduce-Knee-Pain Aug20th 2020

5 Physical Therapy Exercises to Reduce Knee Pain

The knee joint is one of the hardest working in the body, which is why it’s so prone to injury other chronic conditions that cause knee pain. If you’re one of the millions of Americans trying to decide what to do about your knee pain, keep in mind that one of the most successful, long-term

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3-Things-to-do-to-wake-up-feeling-better Aug10th 2020

Say goodbye to those morning aches and pains. 3 Things to do to wake up feeling better.

There comes a time when you wake up and no longer bounce out of bed. Whether you are dealing with an old injury, a new issue, chronic aches and pains, or joint stiffness, the simple act of getting out of bed in the morning can leave you wishing you could fall back into the pillows

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Jul20th 2020

Quick tips to stay active as you age for a healthier you.

Isaac Newton had it right when he discovered the Law of Inertia. In short, a body at rest remains at rest and a body in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an external force. The same law of physics applies to our bodies as we age. If we already have a habit of

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Jul10th 2020

Non-opioid treatment for chronic pain: Why you need physical therapy.

If you’re dealing with the misery of chronic pain, you may feel like taking opioid medication is the only way to feel like a functional person. But, there’s actually a better way: physical therapy can relieve your pain and help you recover without relying on opioid medications. The Problems of Opioid Medications To understand why

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pre surgical rehab San Francisco CA Jul28th 2016

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 past times San Francisco, CA Jul28th 2016

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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