August 2017 30
3 Top Causes of Low Back Pain
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3 Top Causes of Low Back Pain -- (and what to do for them) We've been looking around and doing some "internet research", and there is a lot out there about the most common causes of…

March 2017 08
We want to help with your musculoskeletal patients.
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We exist to get people better and make happy patients. To that end, we want to help PCPs with their musculoskeletal patients. In Wales they are piloting placement of physiotherapists directly into general practices. Results…

January 2017 13
Exercise? Really?
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We Love Our Hearts, but What About Our Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes? While the expert recommendation has long been 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week to stay…

November 2016 05
Can you fix a disk herniation without surgery?
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In "Resolution of Lumbar Disk Herniation without Surgery", by Jennifer Hong, M.D., and Perry A. Ball, M.D. published in April 2016 in the New England Journal of Medicine, they show remarkable resolution of the injury in…

March 2016 08
Do You Have Low Back Pain? Physical Therapy Can Help!
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You've likely already seen the statistics on low back pain. Up to 80% of us will have an episode of back pain at some point in our lives. For many people this pain doesn't go…

March 2016 03
Your Best Advice for Neck & Upper Back Pain
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The short answer? Sit up straight! Yesterday we saw 2 CHP officers sitting at a table outside Peet's, looking at their phones. Their posture was horrible. And we see that all the time. The thing…

January 2016 25
The Schedule Online Button
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We recently added and updated our home page scheduling option so that it goes straight to our actual availability on ScheduleDoc. The response has been great! It seems that you don't want to fill out…

July 2015 08
Employers are the New Payers & They Can Save (lots of) $$$
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Employers are they new health insurers. There has been an unheralded shift over the past years as more US employees are covered under employer self-funded insurance programs. That means that the employer does not pay…

July 2015 03
Hip Arthritis Linked to Excess Mortality per Sanjay Gupta, MD
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Hip Osteoarthritis (OA) is linked to nearly 43% of deaths in older adults according to study. Sanjay Gupta points out in Hip Arthritis Linked to Excess Mortality that Hip OA results in decreased physical function…

January 2015 14
Hot Job – Physical Therapist Orthopedic Resident – San Francisco
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Physical Therapist Orthopedic Resident - San Francisco We've got a great opportunity for a Physical Therapist Orthopedic Clinical Resident in San Francisco. Ideal location!  San Francisco is a vibrant and beautiful city with unique neighborhoods,…

November 2014 18
iPain: 5 ways to keep your mobile devices from being a pain in the neck
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If you’re like most Americans (upwards of 90%, according to the Pew Research Center), you probably spend a good portion of your day glued to the screen of a mobile device. Ownership of smartphones, tablets,…

August 2014 03
Back Pain…
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Low back pain (LBP) accounts for 2.5% to 3% of all physician visits in the United States.1-3 Annual direct health care costs were estimated at more than 85 billion dollars nationally in 2005, up 65%…

May 2014 13
Schedule Your Activity
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For a simple way to improve your compliance with exercise and help get fit, schedule your activity. Are you having a hard time getting to your exercises? Do you find yourself getting distracted by texts,…

May 2014 06
Physical Therapy As Effective As Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tears
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A recent study from Finland asserts that when it comes to treatment of nontraumatic rotator cuff tears, physical therapy alone produces results equal to those produced by arthroscopic surgery and open surgical repair. According to…

May 2014 01
June PT Lecture Series – Masqueraders of Back Pain
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Masqueraders of Back Pain - for PTs and other Health Care Providers [caption id="attachment_2471" align="alignleft" width="150"] Payal Bhandari, MD[/caption] Back pain is the second most common symptom-related reason for clinician visits in the United States.…

April 2014 08
Is Your Daily Grind a Pain?
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Daily activities can sometimes, literally, be a pain in the back or neck. According to the NIH, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain. And while overloading the back can…

February 2014 27
Top Reasons People Visit Their Doctor – Skin, Joints & Back Pain
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The Mayo Clinic recently posted the top 10 reasons people visit their doctor's office. The three leading reasons people visit their health-care providers were skin problems, joint disorders and back pain. With the advent of direct…

February 2014 21
Bend. Twist. Lift. Back Pain?
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"You can bend. You can twist. You can lift. But you can't do all three at once." (Back Pain!) - Drew Magary Drew writes a compelling story about back pain from a normal person's perspective. We…

January 2014 28
What Do You Know About Physical Therapy?
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PT (Physical Therapy) has shown great benefit on many fronts in returning people to optimal function, getting them out of pain, saving health care dollars, and even preventing injuries & re-injuries. Often people don't know…

January 2014 06
Run Clinic
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Our Run Clinic with One Medical is happening for the first time January 21. Appointments start at 4pm. Do you want to increase your mileage, improve your speed, train for a marathon, or just make…

December 2013 10
3 Basic Running Shoe Types
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There are 3 main shoe types for running, with any number of hybrids. The type that is best for you depends on how your feet and how they move when you run. All 3 types…

November 2013 26
Direct Access to Physical Therapy will become a reality in California on January 1, 2014
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15mK632boCc&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D15mK632boCc&app=desktop Consumer Direct Access to Physical Therapists in California was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, on October 7, 2013. Being able to directly access a physical therapist will save people time and money.

November 2013 10
Shoulder Arthritis
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We looked up shoulder arthritis on the web, as our upcoming lecture series for PTs and other medical professionals will be focusing on common shoulder problems and arthritis. Here are a few of the things…

November 2013 08
1 in 3 Adults Over 65 Falls Each Year
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"Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately,…