Category: Physical therapist

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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back pain relief San Francisco CA Jun28th 2016

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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chronic pain San Francisco CA Jun15th 2016

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 and

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craniosacral therapy San Fransisco CA Jun8th 2016

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 really

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craniosacral therapy San Fransisco CA Jun8th 2016

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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kinesio taping San Francisco CA May25th 2016

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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manual therapy Francisco CA Apr2nd 2016

Cervical Radiculopathy

It’s not everyday that you wake up feeling completely free of stress and pain. Unless you took the opportunity to completely rest during our recent three-day weekend, it’s very likely that you’re feeling the after effects of being active! It’s not everyday that you wake up feeling completely stress free! However, being active has been

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