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Choosing Physical Therapy over Opiates for Pain Management

Choosing Physical Therapy over Opiates for Pain Management 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain1. Historically, opioids were thought to be a safe and effective way to manage acute and chronic pain. However, more recently, we have become more aware of the serious consequences that have evolved from overutilization of these drugs. Potential side effects […]

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Pilates and Rehab a perfect match!

“Change happens through movement and Movement Heals” Joseph Pilates and the Pilates Method What is Pilates? Pilates method was originally created in the early 1900s as a series of exercises based on connecting the body, mind and spirit. Joseph Pilates designed this comprehensive program with focus on elongating and strengthening the body, using specific movements […]

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Foam Rolling….Does it Work?

Foam Rolling… Does it work? By: Jordan Levine, PT, DPT Foam rolling and other Self-Myofascial release tools (hand held rollers) have gained popularity in the fitness and wellness world for decreasing pain, improving range of motion, decreasing muscle soreness and enhancing recovery. The physiological effects of these tools are mostly theoretical and are still being […]

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Can I return to Golf after joint replacement surgery?

Can I return to golf after a total joint replacement? The main reasons individuals chose to undergo a total joint replacement surgery (either shoulder, hip or knee) is to reduce pain and get back to doing the things they love. For 26 million Americans, golf is the sport they love to do. Many questions arise […]

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Planes Trains and Automobiles: Healthy Travel Part Four

Part four- Preventing traveler’s thrombosis   Traveler’s thrombosis is known in medical terms as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A DVT is a blood clot restricting circulation usually in the lower extremity. The problem with a DVT is if the blood clot dislodges and travels from the leg to the heart, brain or lungs. It […]

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Planes Trains and Automobiles: Travel Healthy: part three

Part three- Seat Adjustments:   Bring your seatback and tray table into their upright and locked position. Not that you would notice it was back.   If you have been on an airplane in the last few years you probably have noticed that airplane seats are not completely designed for the human body. When originally […]

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Healthy Travel: part Two

Part two: Managing Luggage: Now that you have packed: carrying, pulling and lifting luggage:   Most people have luggage with wheels.   Luggage with two wheels must be tilted and then rolled. The key to avoid strain to the shoulder and arm is to keep the bag close, avoid letting the bag trail behind because this […]

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Staying Healthy Travel Tips Part one of

Air travel: staying healthy and arriving happy. Whether you travel for work or taking the vacation of a lifetime, stay healthy with a few tips from this physical therapist, who loves to travel and wants everyone to stay healthy. The once perceived glamor of air travel in times past has evolved into long lines, safety […]

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Celebrating Twenty Years

Where were you in 1997? J.K. Rowling released the first Harry Potter book, Titanic won eleven Oscars, the Pathfinder landed on Mars and Madeleine Albright became the first female Secretary of State in US history. North County Water and Sports Therapy Center opened its doors in October of that same year. Twenty years has brought […]

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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Do you have shoulder pain with: Reaching Overhead? Reaching into the Back Seat? Reaching Behind Your Back? While you Sleep? Combing/ brushing your hair? You are not alone….. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 7.5 Million Americans see their doctor for shoulder pain and problems each year. Some of these injuries could be […]

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