Sleepytime

Research shows we all need sleep, although some of us think we don’t need as much as others. Sleep is vital to our health and well being. When we have pain or stress our sleep can be interrupted. Individuals with shoulder pain often require sleeping sitting up, especially after surgery. There are wedges and pillows…

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National Sweet Vidalia Onion Month?

Hey! Did you know that May is National Family Wellness month? (among about 267 other National Monthly Observances, National Appreciation Days/Weeks, and National Awareness Weeks/Months). Why are we so inundated with these made up special events? Isn’t it hard enough to keep up with the major holidays that we and our parents and grandparents grew up…

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My Arthroscopic Surgeries and Recovery, by Bradon Griffith, ATC, PTA, CSCS

What to Expect After an Arthroscopic Shoulder or Knee Surgery   Having experienced two knee and one shoulder arthroscopies, I could be considered an expert in the recovery process.  Many patients ask me, what should I expect after surgery?  What is the rehabilitation process going to be like? Well, I tell them this: pain is…

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Setting Fitness Goals

Chances are, at least once a year you set some fitness goals for yourself, January maybe? If you’ve had some trouble following through with these you are not alone.  We all have different reasons for losing momentum.  The bottom line is that if getting fit is important to you, you can do it in less…

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Time to see your PT?

Many of the injuries athletes sustain fall into two categories: training errors or overuse. Training errors commonly occur when athletes add mileage, intensity, or speed too quickly or do not allow for enough recovery time – either on a daily/weekly basis or within an overall periodization program. The pain that comes from training errors is…

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An Ounce of Prevention…

In my commitment to get healthier and get back in shape, I have struggled to get backon a normal schedule running daily. JUst a couple miles each day,, but enough to get my heart rate up, and burn some calories while strengthening and tightening the jiggly parts. As usual, I always try to over do…

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To Juice or Not To Juice?

Have you tried juicing? I have. And ya know what? It ain’t that bad. Honestly, I couldn’t imagine ever eating that many vegetables and fruits at one sitting, but guzzling them down in one sludgy baby-poop green slurpee? No problem. I tried juicing for the first time last week, (for the usual reasons; summer is coming,…

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What Is Direct Access?

Direct Access. Have you heard this term being thrown around lately? Seen it in newspapers and magazines? Do you know what that means? Allow me to simplify this term. Anyone in California, may now walk into a physical therapist and be treated for whatever back, hip, leg, arm, or other body part injury without stopping…

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Save The Date! April 18th

In honor of Earth Day this year–Intecore Physical Therapy is having a FREE Shred Fest event at their Foothill Ranch Location! Just in time for Tax Season, clean out those files and stacks of old checks, papers, etc and bring them to Intecore Physical Therapy! We will have a team here  from 11am to 2pm…

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News From the APTA

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…

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