Did you know…Physical Therapy can save you Money! $$

Recently there was research performed to determine the cost and effectiveness of direct access to physical therapy care versus having to been seen by a physician and then referred to physical therapy. (Heidi A. Ojha, Rachel S. Snyder and Todd E. Davenport PHYS THER. 2014; 94:14-30.) “Direct Access Physical Therapy Compared with Referred Physical Therapy”…

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Physical therapy is less risky for Spinal Stenosis

One type of lower back pain, called lumbar spinal stenosis, is sometimes treated with surgery.  Physical therapy works just as well, and comes with fewer unwanted complications.  Stenosis is a narrowing of space, and lumbar spinal stenosis that space is the spinal canal.  This puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves extending from…

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The Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving (AND have your body Thank You for it..)

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and everyone’s looking forward to getting together with family and indulging (why not?). Fortunately, I have put together 10 ways for you to ‘have your turkey and eat it too.’ Here they are: 1. Drink plenty of water throughout the week – especially before heavy meals. 2. Walk off that…

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Celebrating Our Veterans

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War. Commemorated as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a legal holiday in the United States in 1938. Though the…

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Second Harvest Food Drive

Eighteen days remain for our Food Drive to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Collection boxes are be located in each office until Friday, November 20. Commonly needed items are: • Peanut or Other Seed Butters • Canned Vegetables (low sodium) • Rice (brown) • Canned Fruit (packed in water or juice)…

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Big Insurance wants to FULLY dictate your Care!

A few months back I told you about Anthem/Blue Cross and their desire to bring in a third party (OrthoNet) to determine your physical therapy care. This third party would approve, or deny, your care regardless of what your physician, or physical therapist, felt was necessary. Anthem/Blue Cross did not communicate this to the state…

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October is National Physical Therapy Month!

October is not just the month of Halloween, it is also National Physical Therapy Month! Did you know that physical therapy can treat back, knee and joint pain? Did you know that conditions like obesity, osteoporosis and arthritis can also be treated by a licensed physical therapist? In fact, the treatment spectrum ranges from sports…

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Help Us Help Others!

The Holiday Season quickly approaching, all of us at Intecore Physical Therapy want to help those less fortunate Every year, Intecore Physical Therapy takes pride and helps give back to our communities and this year we ask for your help.  Intecore will once again be holding a Food Drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank…

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Is Your Weight Loss (Or Lack of) Frustrating You?

You are coming off an exciting weekend; you’re fired up because you have been working hard on your fitness and are seeing some great results. Did you know that our bodies are working constantly, on a 24 hour basis, to repair and grow our cells? Our bodies are so unique in their ability to fix…

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Anthem Reveals OrthoNet Plan to Patients: Let’s Read Between the Lines?

Here is what Anthem said and did not say in their recent letter to patients, dated September 1, 2015, regarding OrthoNet: Dear Member: “Lots of us need physical therapy and occupational therapy at some point.” And it’s gotten really expensive for Anthem– about 1-2% of total medical costs. “And it can be a confusing part…

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