Category: Physical Therapy

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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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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Muscle Tightness San Francisco, CA Jun21st 2016

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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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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