July 30, 2020
Low Back Pain (LBP) is the most common type of pain experienced by people in the United States. It contributes significantly towards growing health care costs and overutilization of the medical system through invasive surgeries and prescription pain medication. Patients with chronic and acute low back pain are routinely referred for extensive diagnostic tests or given opioids as the first line of action. So what is the right first move?
June 29, 2020
With more people running, walking, and moving right now, we wanted to share a resource for those of you ramping up activity and looking for a new challenge. Welcome to our Zero to 5k program! Whether you are new to running or returning from injury or time off, a 5k can be a fun way to increase motivation and keep you excited to achieve a goal. Click here to read more...
May 28, 2020
If I were to show you a picture of a cell phone, could you tell me if the phone was ringing just by looking at the picture? Of course not! Identifying back pain with an MRI is very similar. We can’t identify the cause of low back pain by looking solely at an imaging image such as an MRI or X-Ray. A recent study studied a patient with chronic low back pain by watching the person get ten MRIs in ten different facilities throughout a three week period. The study found that throughout all ten reports, there was no single finding (1). So how do you know if an MRI is right for you?
May 14, 2020
The principle of being in balance is one of the most important aspects of life. Whether it be between your work and home life, homeostasis in the body, or in regards to a good balance in your diet. This principle of being in balance is just as important in your golf swing. Here are five exercises for increased mobility and stability in your golf swing...
April 29, 2020
Over the last couple of decades, there has been more and more push on getting youth athletes to play multiple sports. While it is true that if you practice one skill continuously, then you will eventually master it, but for a youth athlete, is this the best for their development? Here is some helpful information on the importance of multisport youth athletes >>
April 22, 2020
During my clinical rotation in San Francisco, I enjoyed munching on carrots during the day. Then a nagging pain on the right side of my jaw began when I ate any hard foods. I thought it would go away. I ate on the other side of my jaw, chopped up the carrots but nothing helped the nagging jaw pain. As a physical therapy student in my last year of my doctorate program, I began my research...
April 15, 2020
With more time at home and wanting to get out and exercise, many of us want to start up old exercise routines but are nervous about injuring yourself. With starting any exercise routine, you need to gradually build yourself up to build up strength and tolerance. These dynamic and static stretches will help you get back to running and prevent injuries >>
April 7, 2020
Are you working from your couch? With more orders and encouragement to stay at home, many of us have recently transitioned from working in an office to working from home. Here are some tips to set up a productive and ergonomic working environment >>
February 28, 2020
February is designated as American Heart Month, created to bring awareness to heart diseases that affect many Americans daily. According to the NCHS, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
November 25, 2019
No matter what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving, remember to be thankful for yourself! So this holiday season, remember to take care of yourself by eating and exercising right. Here are some tips to stay happy and healthy over the holidays...
August 7, 2019
Does your backpack cause unnecessary pain? Learn 8 quick tips on backpack safety and posture to help you prevent back pain and injuries. Going back to school doesn't have to include going back to pain.
This is the first article in Avid Physical Therapy's special blog series "A Lesson Plan on Back-to-School Health & Wellness."
May 14, 2019
Tennis is one of the most iconic international sports and is commonly referred to as a “lifetime sport” where individuals of all ages can compete at all levels. The physical demands of the sport dictates the ability to repetitively exert short bursts of speed, power and explosiveness over the course of the match. As a result, tennis players will be prone to injuries due to the high biomechanical, physiologic and repetitive demands of the sport.
March 26, 2019
Dealing with the pain and limited mobility associated with an injury or illness can be stressful for so many reasons. You might have questions like, “How long will I be sidelined?” and “What do I need to do to get better?” Or maybe you’re worried about how you’ll pick your children up from school, take a walk with your friends or prepare meals for your family.
These are all perfectly normal concerns. Luckily, there are some ways that you can gain control over the situation and ensure that you return to the activities you care most about—especially if physical therapy is part of your plan.
"I want to take this opportunity to thank you, Luke, especially, as well as Tiffany, Talia and Rhiannon for the wonderful physical therapy rehab these past two and a half months following my hip replacement surgery. Your extremely professional one-on-one expertise couple with the friendliest, relaxing, optimistic and conducive atmosphere of your facility made my experience a most enjoyable and physically successful one.
Although I am no longer in your professional care, I shall diligently pursue your follow-up exercise regimen and suggestions for a complete recovery. In the future, I will strongly recommend you to anyone requiring the best in physical therapy treatment. I can’t thank you enough."~ Joel