Direct Access

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


Human Movement Series Part 1 (by Michael Hansen, PT, DPT)

by jessicag, January 17, 2019

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 […]


Happy Holidays

by jessicag, December 21, 2018


A Holiday Gift for YOU!

by jessicag, November 28, 2018

It’s almost the New Year. We know most people are thinking about resolutions… To feel younger… Live healthier… And get back to normal living. We want to help you. We have blocked out 10 appointment spots for Free New Year’s Check-Ins. The purpose of the appointment is to take measurements to test how well you […]


Physical Therapy & Pregnancy (by Charles Alexander, DPT)

by jessicag, November 7, 2018

  Hello everyone, my name is Charles Alexander and I am a new Physical Therapist at Burch Physical Therapy. I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in blog post today. Just a little background on myself: I received my undergraduate degree at Sacramento State University where I received my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology […]


What Can You do to Combat Inflammation? (by Jessica E, PTA)

by jessicag, October 16, 2018

  Inflammation is a natural process in which our body tries to protect us from infection with white blood cells and substances released by them. Inflammation can become a chronic problem after an injury or surgery, or caused by an autoimmune condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or irritable bowel syndrome. Inflammation symptoms can be but […]


Spooky, spectacular health!

by jessicag, October 3, 2018

  We all know how delicious those fun-sized Halloween bars are. It seems harmless to grab a few candies here and there. Before we know it, we have eaten the whole box of Halloween candy that was being saved to hand out to the kids! Here are a few tips to have a healthier Halloween: […]


What is Vertigo & how can physical therapy help? (by Heather Sanford, PTA)

by jessicag, September 21, 2018

  Vertigo is a common term for the sensation of spinning that one may feel even though they are staying still. There are some serious causes of Vertigo, but it usually gets better with time and is not a symptom of an underlying condition. Symptoms Dizziness- this can begin within seconds after a certain head […]


Burch Physical Therapy’s Golf Program TPI & K-Vest (by Michael Hansen, PT, DPT, TPI golf fitness instructor)

by jessicag, September 7, 2018

  Golf is a multi billion dollar industry. We are all looking for the “next best thing” to improve our swing. A lot of attention is given to equipment including golf clubs, balls and training devices. But how much attention do you put on your own mobility and fitness? Here is where the Titleist Performance […]


Insurance and Physical Therapy

by jessicag, August 17, 2018

We are preferred providers for most major insurance carriers including Blue Cross(Anthem), Blue Shield, United Health Care, Delta, Tri-Care/Tri West and more. We also accept Partnership/Medi-Cal patients at our satellite office. We accept Medicare assignment. We are contracted with most workers’ compensation carriers. We are glad to bill your personal auto insurance carrier when Med […]


The importance of sleep (by Michael Hansen, DPT)

by jessicag, June 13, 2018

Hey all! I just finished listening to one of my weekly podcasts and this particular episode was about sleep. The name of the podcast is the “Physical Preparation Podcast” by Mike Robertson. He shares a lot of information about several topics including general health and wellness, coaching, exercise and nutrition. I found this specific episode […]