Lower Back Pain: We Answer Your Questions

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If you have experienced lower back pain you are not alone.Nearly 80 percent of adults have, or will have, suffered from it at some point in their lives. It’s the most common cause of job-related disability, a leading contributor to missed work days.  Physical Therapists treat this diagnosis more frequently than any other. For that…

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3 ‘Quick Fixes’ You THINK Help Knee Pain – But Don’t

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A patient came into the clinic last week limping with knee pain and asked: “I’ve had this knee pain for a few weeks now, I’m not sure what I’ve done to it but I’ve tried taking Advil and that didn’t help. I was trying to rest it so that it wouldn’t hurt, but whenever I…

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What Not To Wear To The Holiday Party This Year (And Why It Causes Back Pain)

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Most people have their holiday parties booked very soon (if they haven’t already had them), and it’s something that might help you out. And if you’re anything like most women, you’ve already got your Christmas party outfit planned. Well, so did one of our patients who came to see us this week… Claire is a…

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Why It’s Vital To Keep Active In the Fall & Winter, And Tips To Make It Easier

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Dark mornings? Check. Needing to wrap up in more layers when leaving the house? Check. I think it’s safe to say that the fall and winter season has officially arrived. Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy this time of year… But what I don’t enjoy is that the cold weather makes working out seem…

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Five Common Misconceptions that keep Patients from Getting Physical Therapy FIRST

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In this era of “fake news,” knowing where to get the right information can be a challenge. This fake news makes it easy to understand why patients might have the wrong idea about physical therapy.  After all, these misconceptions can quickly snowball.  With that in mind, I’ve decided to tackle a few points of confusion…

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6 Steps To Getting Back To Exercise After Injury

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Someone called my Orange clinic a few days ago and asked: “How long does it take to get back to exercise after an injury? I hurt my ankle a month ago and want to know how long it will take me to get back to running. It’s frustrating not knowing if it’s safe to get…

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer Season!

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With summer here, we venture outdoors to cool off in the pool or beach.  We dust off the bar-b-que, and we spend more time soaking in the vitamin D.  Here are three tips to help enjoy the sunshine and family fun safely! The middle of the day (10 am to 4pm) is when the sun…

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What You Didn’t Know About Physical Therapy

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If you are “new” to physical therapy then chances are you don’t know much about this specialized field of health care. You might think of physical therapists as just massage therapists or personal trainers. This is quite far from the truth, but don’t feel bad! There are many, people who are uneducated about what a physical therapist…

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Have you been told you need surgery?

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“I have to get surgery for my torn meniscus. I’m going to be out of commission for a while.” “My back problems have gotten so bad that my doctor says I need surgery to repair the herniated disk.” “The MRI doesn’t look so good. Hopefully the surgery will be a quick fix.” Do any of…

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5 Great Things To Do In Orange County If You Didn’t Have Back Pain

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Orange County is home to many picturesque places and fun things to do. From challenging mountain hiking trails, attractions to visit with the kids or grandkids to amazing beaches, there is a range of different activities.  There’s something for everyone! Living in Orange County means you can walk and hike through mountain ranges, see beautiful…

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