Low Back Pain in Life

Did you know, about 80% of all people can expect to suffer from some sort of disruptive low back pain during their life? The good news is if you begin, and stick to, the right type of exercise program you might be able to avoid the recurrence of low back pain. Lower back pain develops…

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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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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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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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Low Back Pain and a MRI

A MRI is frequently used to help diagnose problems in people with low back pain. Should it be? Recently there have been a few studies that question an MRI’s utility in patients with low back pain. One study of people without low back pain found that 80% of people, by age 50, have some level…

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Seven Myths of Physical Therapy:

Myth 1: I need a physician’s prescription to see a physical therapist. Fact: Seventy percent on consumers surveyed think they need a prescription to see a physical therapist but the fact is ALL 50 states allow a patient to be evaluated by a physical therapist without a prescription. In California, physical therapists can evaluate, and…

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Five Quick Tips to a Healthy Back:

It is estimated that more than 80% of the population will experience back pain in their life…here are 5 quick tips to help keep a healthy back! 1) Avoid sitting for more than 20 minutes: We, as humans, are not designed to sit. When we do sit, TEN TIMES the pressure pushes down on your…

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Are You a Frustrated Golfer?

I want to give you some tips that will help to lower your golf score immediately. All golfers want lower scores but first, let me tell you a story. Recently I was able to enjoy a round of golf with my father and I asked him every question I could think of regarding his golfing…

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