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As a physical therapy patient, you will have 2 responsibilities that will be key to a successful outcome. If not fulfilled, your chances of success are significantly reduced. Although it is important to find yourself a high quality, manual Physical Therapist in a healing environment that will provide guidance and skilled manual therapy, it will...
Are you currently experiencing neck pain when looking over your shoulder and frequent headaches? Cervicogenic headaches are estimated to be the cause of 18% of chronic headaches and affect women 4 times more than men. These headaches are of musculoskeletal origin and are directly correlated with upper cervical joint limitations and soft tissue restrictions. Patients...
Unless you’ve taken an extensive anatomy course or have experience dealing with different types of pain, you are most likely unaware of the symptoms your body signals when you damage a nerve versus a muscle. Although both are extremely important, these structures have different functions that inevitably create different sensations when damaged.  A nerve looks...
The average American adult is quite a busy individual. Within the hours in a single day, we must work, eat/cook about 3 meals, take care of children/pets, workout, sleep, and somehow find time to do give our brain and body a moment to unwind. All this if we want to maintain our “sanity”. Our way...
In the state of California patients have the right to direct access of physical therapy services. What does it mean to have “direct access”? Well, the definition varies from state to state. In the state of California, it means that a physical therapist can evaluate and treat a patient for up to 45 days or...
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Scapular dyskinesis is an altered position or movement of the scapula (shoulder blade). Another term for this is called “SICK” scapular syndrome. “SICK” scapula is an acronym that stands for scapular malposition, inferior medial border prominence, coracoid pain, and scapular dyskinesis (or abnormal scapular movement). The scapula plays an important role in shoulder function and our ability to...
If you have pain or are recovering from an injury, it can be hard to know when pain during exercise is okay or causing harm. Sometimes pain during an exercise is completely normal. Occasionally pain may be harmful, and the exercise should be modified. Use the following to help guide you: Pain intensity during the...
Do you have back pain or a recent injury? Or just aren’t moving or feeling your best? If you have a problem related to the musculoskeletal system (bones, spine, joints, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments), a physical therapist can likely help you! Physical therapists use a combination of hands-on treatment and specific movement prescription to...
The combination of the warmth, decreased gravitational loads and the resistance of water as well as the expertise of a specially trained aquatic Physical Therapist combine for the perfect environment to improve strength, range of motion and function following an injury. Often, due to the severity or irritability of an injury, water based physical therapy...