Category Archives: Physical Therapy

  • Do you stretch before and after your workout? If not, you should start.

    Do you make time to go to the gym a few times per week? If so, you should commend yourself for your efforts. But at our physical therapy clinic in Menifee, CA, we notice an interesting trend with a lot of our active patients: they go to the gym regularly, but they largely neglect stretching […]

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  • Why physical therapy is important before you have surgery.

    It is easy to see why physical therapy is important after surgery. Not only can it help minimize the development of scar tissue around the wound, it can also help a person heal faster and return to full mobility. It may be a little more difficult to see why you need physical therapy before surgery, but participating […]

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  • Why physical therapy is important after you have surgery

    In the weeks leading up to surgery, the most feared words after “anesthesia” and “hospital” are “physical therapy.” For many people, the anticipation of any pain that goes along with physical therapy is enough to keep them from stepping foot into a PT’s office after surgery. In reality, the only way back to full recovery […]

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  • 4 Ways to Run Faster and Farther

    Do you run frequently for exercise, or just want to start in order to live a healthier lifestyle? Learning to run properly can make this very important activity a fun way to exercise for any age group. The way that you run is a matter of energy and efficiency. How is it that some people […]

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  • How to Strengthen Your Core Muscles in 4 Easy Steps

    Have you ever had that sagging feeling at the end of a long day? You know, when your belly seems to protrude way out and your back aches. The main reason for this is your lack of core strength. Your core is made up of a variety of muscles that support your trunk and spine. […]

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  • Physical Therapy Just as Effective for Spinal Stenosis as Surgery

    A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that followed 169 participants showed that physical therapy was just as effective for people suffering from spinal stenosis as surgery (1). In fact, the results point to what physical therapists have known for decades, people suffering with back pain should try physical therapy first, before considering more invasive […]

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  • Are Your Shoulders Giving You Headaches?

    Do you know that 47% of the adult population will have a headache at least once within a year according to the World Health Organization? 45 million Americans complain of headaches each year, 8 million visit their doctor, and 3 million went to the emergency room according to US Department of Health and Human Services. […]

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  • How to Relieve Back and Neck Pain With a Healthy Spine

    Do you suffer from aching back pain, nagging neck pain or even headaches? Having a healthy spine can prevent these types of problems. Your spine is a complicated structure of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Every second of every day your spine is moving in a delicate balance, even while you breathe! Take care of […]

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  • How to Protect Your Back

    Have you ever felt low back pain after doing too much the day before? One of the major causes of low back pain is repetitive injury to the spine. Repetitive injuries can be as simple as picking up boxes or having to bend down to scrub and clean the house. We often feel that we have done […]

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  • Tips for relieving sciatica pain

    Do you have back pain or sciatica? In a study reported in the journal Orthopedics, 650 people were examined for low back pain or sciatica. About 25% had reported an episode of sciatica in the past 6 months of the study. This shows how common sciatica really is. Sciatica is a term used to describe pain in the […]

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