Ankle Sprains and Proprioceptive Training Effectiveness

This review of studies in the Journal of Athletic Training concluded that proprioceptive training reduced the risk of sustaining a first-time or recurrent ankle sprain. “Proprioceptive training is a cost- and time-effective intervention that can benefit patients who have sustained a previous ankle sprain during physical activity and can subsequently reduce the risk of further complications.” A Physical Therapist can […]

We want to help with your musculoskeletal patients.

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 from the nine-month trial in four practices found a 16% reduction in referrals to hospital-based services. And nearly 2,000 appointments were made directly with the […]

Can you fix a disk herniation without surgery?

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 this case study. The follow up MRI was performed 5 months after the initial injury, and showed resolution (medical for healing) of the lumbar disk […]

Your Best Advice for Neck & Upper Back Pain

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 that made this stand out was that they were in uniform, with their motorcycles parked nearby. As motorcycle officers, they are coached on posture. It’s […]

Employers are the New Payers & They Can Save (lots of) $$$

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 a premium to an insurance carrier to assume the risks of paying for employee and dependent health care costs, but that they now pay the […]

Hip Arthritis Linked to Excess Mortality per Sanjay Gupta, MD

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 and thus leads to cardiovascular disease (CVD) and other issues that in turn lead to an increase in mortality, a gentler way of saying people […]

Hot Job – Physical Therapist Orthopedic Resident – San Francisco

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, each with their own flavor. It’s on the cutting edge of research and technology with a strong outdoor culture. If a vibrant, active urban lifestyle […]

Simple Tricks for Making Work More Comfortable With the Science of Ergonomics

In an ideal world, your office should be a place of comfort, productivity, and creative problem solving. But for many people, an improper computer setup can instead lead to stress and pain in the back, neck, shoulders, and extremities. Luckily, if you don’t have any existing problems, creating a healthy, ergonomic workstation can be pretty simple. Doing so can help […]

iPain: 5 ways to keep your mobile devices from being a pain in the neck

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, and e-readers has skyrocketed in recent years, ushering in major changes to the ways we live and work. But however much you may love your […]

Back Pain…

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% from 1997.4 The prevalence of chronic, disabling LBP is increasing, despite increasing spending on the problem.4, 5 Most patients with LBP initially access health care […]

Physical Therapy As Effective As Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tears

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 the study’s authors, follow-ups of 167 shoulders treated show that “conservative treatment should be considered as the primary treatment for this condition.” The research, published […]

June PT Lecture Series – Masqueraders of Back Pain

Masqueraders of Back Pain – for PTs and other Health Care Providers Back pain is the second most common symptom-related reason for clinician visits in the United States. Although 60% of cases are mechanical in nature, learn about the other 40% of cases caused by medical emergencies you need to be aware of. When: Thursday, June 12th at 7pm Where: 77 Battery […]

Back Pain, Arthritis

Top Reasons People Visit Their Doctor – Skin, Joints & Back Pain

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 access to physical therapists in California, it makes sense to consider when to see who, especially if there is a significant wait to see the […]

What Do You Know About Physical Therapy?

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 much about PT though, until they absolutely need it and are referred by another health care provider. This is mainly because PTs don’t do a […]

Run Clinic

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 sure you’re on the right track? Give us a call at 415.593.2532. The Run Clinic lasts about 1 hour 20 minutes and provides a medical […]