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Do you have a musculoskeletal injury or pain, posture or balance problem? All of these can restrain your recreational activities or affect your everyday routine. It is likely a visit to your physician will result in a referral to physical therapy.

Many don't know that in the state of California consumers have direct access to physical therapy. This means that you can see a physical therapist without a referral from the doctor. Click Here to Read More

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Human Movement Series (Part 4) Push, Pull, Carry-By Michael Hansen, PT, DPT

by ksumner, October 16, 2020

Human Movement Series (Part 4) Push, Pull, Carry     Hip Hinge Squat Lunge (Single Leg) Push (Upper Body) Pull (Upper Body) Loaded Carry   In part 4 of our human movement blog series we will be discussed pushing, pulling and carrying. Again these are motions that we perform routinely during our daily activities and […]

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Human Movement Series (Part 3) The Lunge-By Michael Hansen, PT, DPT

by ksumner, October 9, 2020

Human Movement Series (Part 3) The Lunge     Hip Hinge Squat Lunge (Single Leg) Push (Upper Body) Pull (Upper Body) Loaded Carry   In part 3 of our human movement blog series we progress to a unilateral, or one side at a time, movement, the lunge. We lunge multiple times throughout the day probably […]

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Human Movement Series (Part 2) The Squat-By Michael Hansen, PT, DPT

by ksumner, October 2, 2020

Human Movement Series (Part 2) The Squat   Hip Hinge Squat Lunge (Single Leg) Push (Upper Body) Pull (Upper Body) Loaded Carry   In part 2 of our human movement blog series we are going to cover the squat. Maybe one of the most highly discussed, debated and confusing movements. There are endless coaches, trainers, […]

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Human Movement Series (Part 1) Hip Hinge-By Michael Hansen, PT, DPT

by ksumner, September 11, 2020

Human Movement Series (Part 1)             Functional movement training has been the craze lately. Whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or just trying to stay in shape to play with you grandchildren, we all need to move. Recently everyone has been preaching “functional” exercises. But what do we exactly mean by functional? Functional […]

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Cervicalgia-By Charles Alexander, PT, DPT

by ksumner, August 28, 2020

Crick In My Neck With increased time indoors and using more and more technology with the shelter in place many people will undoubtedly notice increased neck and upper back pain. One of the most common issues with the neck is called cervicalgia.  Cervicalgia is pain in the neck with no underlying disease and may go […]

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Low Back Pain- By Charles Alexander, PT, DPT

by ksumner, August 21, 2020

Low Back Pain Low back pain is one of the most prevalent issues which occurs in most individual life spans at some point in time. However with back pain comes wanting to find answers with many looking to images (x-ray and MRI) to find the culprit of pain. However “abnormal” “disc bulge or degenerative disc […]

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Piriformis-By Charles Alexander, PT, DPT

by ksumner, August 14, 2020

Pain In My Butt Pain in the buttock area can come from several sources but one of the most common issues is due to what is called piriformis syndrome. With increasing time on the computer or in front of the television with recent lifestyle changes due to COVID-19 leads to increased time of compression of […]

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Hip Osteoarthritis-By Charles Alexander, PT, DPT

by ksumner, August 7, 2020

My Hip Is Killing Me People may notice increasing hip tightness with occupational demands or working at home with current changes due to COVID-19. If you notice increasing morning stiffness or noting difficulty with sleeping on the side we can help with that.    Some of the most common pathologies of the hip include hip […]

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Snapping Hip Syndrome (Dancer’s Hip)-By Michael Hansen, PT, DPT

by ksumner, July 31, 2020

Snapping Hip Syndrome (Dancer’s Hip)   Have you ever gotten up from the couch or straightened your leg in bed and felt or heard an audible pop in your hip? Hip pain is one of the most commonly reported musculoskeletal injuries just behind low back, neck, knee and shoulder pain.1 Up to 30% of active […]

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Office Ergonomics-I Hate My Work Station (Part 2)-By Charles Alexander, PT, DPT

by ksumner, July 24, 2020

I Hate My Work Station (Part 2) Appropriate work station should include a proper posture for the body while working at your computer, an appropriate chair, and three separate work zones.. Appropriate work station should include: Hip slightly higher than knees with your feet flat on the ground 2 finger width between the back of […]

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