Sunday, December 29, 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

What is Causing Your Shoulder Pain? Tests You Can Do Yourself.

Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck help you determine what is causing your shoulder pain. They demonstrate easy to perform tests you can do to assess your shoulder pain.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

What Is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capulitis is when you have stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. It is a common condition that typically affects women ages 40 through 60 and is described in three phases: the freezing phase, the frozen phase, and the thawing phase. If you think you have a frozen shoulder, the first step is to visit your doctor. An X-ray may be done to find out if the symptoms are from another condition such as arthritis or a broken bone. Treatment can include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the application of heat to the affected area. Sometimes surgery is needed to loosen up tight tissues around the shoulder.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Plant-Based WINTER BUDDHA BOWLS // Seasonal & Delicious

Sharing 3 magical Buddha Bowls in todays video. I know how much you guys love this style of video! As always i've focused on using as much seasonal goodness as possible + i've kept in mind that holiday season is upon us.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Best Sleeping Posture to Improve Hunchback Posture!

"Famous" Physical Therapists Bob Schrupp and Brad Heineck present: Best Sleeping Posture to Improve Hunchback Posture!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Your Bones Are Getting Weaker, Here's How to Keep Them Healthy

How to Keep Your Bones Healthy. It’s never too early to start taking good care of your bones to keep them strong and healthy. There are things you can try in your 20s and 30s to stay healthy and flexible through your 60s. Just make sure you know all of your existing conditions and medications, and consult your doctor beforehand.
Studies prove that women aged 50 and older have a rate of osteoporosis 4 times higher than men of the same age. We start to lose bone mass after we turn 30. Although it’s an ongoing process that takes time, it’s probably the best time to finally adopt a healthy lifestyle and realize the importance of regular physical activity. Unfortunately, if either of your parents has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, it means you also have a genetic disposition to get the disease.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes!

are you excited for Thanksgiving?! I am! :) today I'm sharing with you my go-to healthy Thanksgiving recipes! these are gluten, dairy, and refined sugar free.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

What's the Best Position to Sleep in? Do we even need a Pillow?

Is sleeping position that important? Would we be better off without a pillow? The science addressing these questions is lacking, but we can still make some conclusions based on the research.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

11 Surprising Foods That Cause Inflammation

Do donuts do a lot of damage? Should I really cut back on the peanuts? Does this mean I can't eat frozen yogurt? Wait, not my bacon! We're talking all that AND more.

Thursday, November 14, 2019


Forward head posture is the common culprit to most neurological and muscle-related symptoms in the head and neck region. The atlantooccipital joint (base of the skull and first vertebrae called the atlas) is commonly involved from fixations, adhesions/scar tissue and/or muscular contraction. This particular technique is designed to help mobilize that fixated joint so the body can regain its normal biomechanical function to repair and heal.

Monday, November 11, 2019

The History Of Veterans Day

An Army veteran explains how the day got its start after World War I and evolved over the decades.

Friday, November 8, 2019

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS | what I eat every week

These are the anti-inflammatory foods I eat every week to reduce inflammation in my body. An anti-inflammatory diet can help with reducing joint pain and arthritis, healing the gut (key if you have celiac, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's or IBS), getting rid of eczema and psoriasis, and keeping other autoimmune conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis in check. It's also beneficial if you suffer from anxiety or depression.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

How Your Muscular System Works - Emma Bryce

Each time you take a step, 200 muscles work in unison to lift your foot, propel it forward, and set it down. It’s just one of the many thousands of tasks performed by the muscular system: this network of over 650 muscles covers the body and is the reason we can blink, smile, run, jump, and stand upright. So how does it work? Emma Bryce takes you into the body to find out.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Why Do Your Knuckles Pop? - Eleanor Nelsen

Some people love the feeling of cracking their knuckles, while others cringe at the sound. But what causes that trademark pop? And is it dangerous? Eleanor Nelsen gives the facts behind joint popping.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Graston Technique Demo: Plantar Fascitis/ Morton's Neuroma/ PTTD

Graston Technique® is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables practitioners to improve scar tissue, fascial restrictions and range of motion. The theory behind this very interesting technique is that by using a tool to introduce microtrauma into an area of excessive scarring and/or soft tissue fibrosis an inflammatory response will occur that will encourage the healing process. The use of tools helps to get to the root of the problem, but it’s also intended to reduce stress on the therapist’s hands.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Benefits of the Graston Technique

Coordinated Health doctor Paul Duffy, DC talks about how the Graston technique or soft-tissue instrument-assisted mobilization can help you with joint and muscle pain.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Graston Technique: An Evidence-Based Intervention

The Graston Technique Forum features Todd Lugar, President & CEO of Graston Technique, Terry Loghmani, PhD, PT, MTC, Indiana University and Mike Ploski, MS, MEd, PT, ATC, OCS, Director of Strategic Planning-PT for Graston Technique as they discuss the importance of IASTM education and evidence-based research regarding GT.

Friday, October 18, 2019

The 3 Most Important Stretches For Movement

Today we share with you 3 of our most important flexibility stretches/mobility exercises for movement.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


I like to share a wonderful traction/decompression remedy you can use at home for fast low back pain relief. This will open the disc spaces and decompress pinched nerves, reducing pain and inflammation.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Cervical Spondylosis (DJD) Exercises You Should Never Do (Correct Exercises)

Most people here on the internet are teaching the wrong stretches and exercises for cervical spondylosis. This condition can very easily become inflamed and irritated causing chronic longstanding pain. I will explain how you can help conquer your chronic suffering with the proper protocol and exercises.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Oxygen’s Surprisingly Complex Journey Through Your Body - Enda Butler

Oxygen forms about 21% of the air around us. In your body, oxygen forms a vital role in the production of energy in most cells. But if gases can only efficiently diffuse across tiny distances, how does oxygen reach the cells deep inside your body? Enda Butler tracks the surprisingly complex journey of oxygen through your body.

Lesson by Enda Butler, animation by Compote Collective.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Best Sleeping Position For Back Pain, Neck Pain, and Sciatica

Tips and advice on the best positions to sleep in from a doctor of physical therapy. Tips and tricks to get your best night's sleep despite the pain in your lower back, neck, or down your leg.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Best Exercises For Hip Flexor Pain - From a Physical Therapist

A collection of the best stretches for tight hip flexors and best exercises for hip weakness. Includes tests so you can tell which exercises will be the best for your pain and step-by-step instructions on how to perform them properly. All demonstrated by a doctor of physical therapy. Keep reading for more!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Low Back Pain: Myths vs. Facts | Sid Anandkumar

Low back pain is one of the world's leading musculoskeletal disorder and sooner or later, eight out of 10 of us will be affected by it. In the past two decades, we have had amazing scientific and technological advancements in the field of health care. Despite having multiple diagnostic tools and interventions for low back pain, it seems to be poorly managed. Disability rates have consistently increased since the late 1990’s. Sid will bust the common myths about back pain and reinforce what the latest evidence says is best for your back.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Dynamics Of Posture

For more than a decade, Dr. Brian Paris has empowered people to live more active and healthy lifestyles. An overweight and hyperactive child, Brian found his way to health through movement, nutrition and sports. He now leads a team of health professionals dedicated to helping others regain their primal roots of healthy and powerful living.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Graston, IASTM, and Breaking Up Scar Tissue

Introduction to Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and its use during manual therapy sessions.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Graston Technique®: How Does It Work

Graston Technique® is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Position Available: Back Office Administrative Assistant

Our physical therapy clinic has an immediate need for an organized, reliable Back Office Administrative Assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for fulfilling a myriad of administrative duties in the back of the office, including billing support, scheduling new patients, retrieving authorization, managing new and existing patient records and supporting the practice manager. We’re looking for a team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys working directly with people. If you have experience in the medical field, you might be perfect for this position.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Perform clerical duties, take memos, maintain files and organize documents; photocopy, fax, etc.
• Manage and maintain files and patient records.
• Perform receptionist duties when needed.
• Update patient paperwork, maintain documents and enter information into databases.
• Retrieve authorization for Medicare and Workers Compensation patients.
• Verify insurance coverage and assist the billing department with processing claims.
• Protects patients' rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information.
• Obtains revenue by recording and updating financial information; recording and collecting patient charges; controlling credit extended to patients; filing, collecting, and expediting third-party claims.

• Proven admin or assistant experience
• Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
• Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
• Attention to detail and problem solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational and planning skills
• Proficient in MS Office
• High school diploma or equivalent

Please email your resume to or fax it to (530) 662-9093

Friday, September 6, 2019

Seeking Outpatient Physical Therapist

We are looking for a Physical Therapist to join our team. This fast-paced outpatient clinic sees a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and post-op rehabilitation patients. Patient care is the number one priority at our facility.

Our therapist needs to be a self-motivated, very organized individual with a degree in physical therapy from an APTA-accredited physical therapy program. Individual must have a current CA state license in good standing with the California State Board of Physical Therapy. We are more than willing to accept a PTLA and help that individual as they prepare for the Physical Therapy Boards. We are looking for full-time hours (40 hours), but are willing to be flexible for the right candidate. We are heavy on manual and therapeutic exercises. Experience with aquatic therapy and Pilates Reformer work is a plus.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

•Evaluating each patient that is specific to age, illness, injury and/or disease.
•TIMELY preparing a written plan of care based on evaluation findings.
•Supervising and implementation of each plan of care, coordinating treatment with support staff.
•Being a proactive member of our team bringing proposed solutions to any problems that may arise.
•Helping foster a professional environment that is friendly and welcoming to everyone.
•Display a willingness to go above and beyond to ensure each patient’s satisfaction.

Please contact us if you are a professional, motivated and driven to practice exceptional patient care. Please email or fax your resume. Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to (530) 662-9093.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We Are Hiring! Office Receptionist

We are looking for a full time (9am-6pm) Front Desk Administrative Assistant to organize our medical facility’s functions. You will support day-to-day operations by performing administrative tasks and ensuring high quality customer service for our patients.
 As our Front Desk Admin Assistant, you will perform various tasks on a daily basis. So, you should be able to multitask and prioritize. We also expect you to handle sensitive information confidentially. If you are able to combine exceptional communication skills with an ability to perform ‘behind the scenes’ tasks, we would like to meet you.

Office Admin. Assistant Job Duties:

•Welcomes patients and visitors by greeting patients and visitors, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries.
•Optimizes patients' satisfaction, provider time, and treatment room utilization by scheduling appointments in person or by telephone.
•Ensures availability of treatment information by filing and retrieving patient records.
•Maintains patient accounts by obtaining, recording and updating personal and financial information.
•Obtains revenue by recording and updating financial information; recording and collecting patient charges; controlling credit extended to patients; filing, collecting, and expediting third-party claims.
•Maintains business office inventory and equipment by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; scheduling equipment service and repairs.
•Protects patients' rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal and financial information.
•Maintains operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
•Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


•Proven work experience as a Front Desk Receptionist in a medical facility; preferred.
•Hands on experience with medical software and MS Office.
•Knowledge of healthcare operations.
•Familiarity with medical and insurance legislation.
•Excellent organizational and multitasking skills.
•Customer-oriented communication skills.
•High school diploma; certification in medical administration is a plus.
•Experience scheduling appointments
•Multi-line telephone experience.

Please email your resume to or fax it to (530) 662-9093

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Thoracic Spine Pain | Upper Back Exercises From A Physical Therapist

Six of the best stretches and exercises to decrease pain and tension in your upper back. Thoracic self-mobilization techniques and strength training exercises to help eliminate your back pain and help you feel better. Tips and advice from a doctor of physical therapy.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic Physical Therapy is appropriate for clients recovering from sport or joint injury, trauma, spinal disease, surgery, cerebral vascular accident (stroke), and clients with mobility limitations created by spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, post-polio syndrome, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia. Our program incorporates therapy goals specific to each individual's needs and disability. We integrate aquatic physical therapy into a comprehensive treatment approach that transitions to land-based rehab or an aquatic wellness program.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Physical Therapy

A physical therapist explains what to expect from your physical therapy sessions, your therapy schedule and your rehab goals.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

6 Stretches You Should Do Everyday To Improve Flexibility And Function

6 of the best stretches you should do every day for flexibility and function. This daily stretching routine will help improve mobility in your spine, hips, and shoulders and decrease pain in your neck and back. These are the top stretches that I prescribe in my physical therapy clinic - perform them every day to improve range of motion, mobility, and function!

Monday, August 19, 2019

The Graston Technique: Something To Get Excited About For Joint And Muscle Pain Relief?

Tens of millions of dollars are spent each year by folks trying to find a solution to their muscle and joint pain. Sit down and watch television any evening and you'll be bombarded by ads touting all sorts of drugs and creams and gadgets marketed to do one thing; relieve your joint and muscle pain.

So tell me why do you think there is such an endless stream of "breakthrough" treatment?

The answer is a simple one, there is always something "new" because nothing, up until now, has been proven to be effective for the millions of folks suffering from painful shoulders, knees, backs, necks, and other joints and muscles. I know this because I was one of them. You see I hurt my knee playing football and tried literally everything-under-the-sun to find relief. I even had knee surgery, that didn't help very much.

After the surgery and still in pain, I heard about a therapy called the Graston Technique. the Graston Technique is a relatively new system which is popular with professional athletes. It incorporates specially designed instruments that are used to rehabilitate damaged muscle, tendons, and joints. And it worked so well for me in the rehabilitation of my knee, that I took postgraduate courses in it to learn about it so I could incorporate it into my chiropractic practice and use it on my patients.

The results for my patients have been just as remarkable as the results I experienced personally. So let me tell you more about Graston and why the sports medicine and rehabilitation world is all buzzing over this innovative technique to treat the soft tissues of the body. Take the time to read the rest of this article, because if you have pain you'll be glad that you did.

One of the many benefits of chiropractic is having a variety of different techniques at our disposal that allow the chiropractor to treat a variety of conditions. One such technique that is relatively new is called the Graston Technique. The Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted soft tissue release technique. It is a unique treatment that targets and treats soft tissue restrictions which contribute to common conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, and muscle/ joint sprains and strains just to name a few. Most patients are unaware of the treatment, so it is the responsibility of the chiropractor to educate the patient to the potential benefits of the Graston technique. Decreasing and alleviating pain as well as lessening the burden of chronic conditions allows the patient to better cope with their condition and that is a major benefit and selling point of the Graston method. Patients may also be impressed when they learn that many professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL successfully utilize this technique. What exactly is the Graston Technique and how does it work? Graston, as mentioned above, is an instrument-assisted soft tissue release technique. The Graston Technique utilizes six stainless steel instruments of varying sizes and shapes to fit the many contours of our body parts. The instruments are skillfully maneuvered over the skin with minimal but adequate pressure to detect areas of muscle adhesion, scar tissue, and trigger points. Once an area of adhesion or scar tissue is identified, we guide the instruments back and forth to break up the adhesions, scar tissue, and trigger points.

A typical Graston visit starts with exercise, stretching, ultrasound, or heat pack to warm up the region being treated. We then add an emollient/lotion to the skin in order to reduce friction and assistant the gliding of the tools over the skin. We then continue to comb/glide over the skin looking for a target area. Once we have detected an adhesion, scar tissue, or trigger, we use a variety of tools to manipulate back and forth over the area using various pressures. Skin redness is very common and in some rare cases; you will see slight bruising in that region.

Treatment times generally consist of 30-60 seconds per area followed by stretching and passive modalities. It is common to experience slight discomfort following treatment. Applying ice to the area should reduce this discomfort. Treatment plans generally consist of 6-12 treatments starting with 2 times per week. Treatment regimens are customized to the individual needs of the patient.

What then is the underlying mechanism of tissue change that gives the Graston technique its therapeutic benefit? When we run the instruments back and forth, we are inducing microtrauma to that region. Microtrauma is accompanied by a temporary inflammatory response and subsequent increase in blood flow to that region. Most times when you hear the words trauma or inflammation we consider it a negative. However, this is the key idea behind the Graston Technique. When microtrauma is induced, there is an increase in inflammation and blood circulation to that area which activates the body's natural healing response.

Patients should expect to notice changes after a few treatments. Every patient will respond differently. We tend to see some similarities among patients in the way they respond to treatment. Treatment goals include an increase in Range of Motion, increased sensation, and a decrease in muscle stiffness. Once we know the patient is responding favorably to treatment, we incorporate in-office and at-home stretching and strengthening exercises in order to enhance and sustain the results for longer periods of time.

Graston has shown great results in both acute and chronic cases. The following are common conditions treated by Graston: Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain), Thoracic sprain/strain (midback pain), Lumbar sprain/strain (low back pain), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain), De Quervain's tenosynovitis (wrist pain), Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain), Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow), Medial Epicondylitis (golfer's elbow), Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain), Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain), Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain), Post-Surgical Scar Tissue, Trigger finger, Shin splints, Joint Sprains, and Fibromyalgia.

Graston provides other unique opportunities for practitioners. Graston can be packaged with regular chiropractic care to start. Another opportunity is packing Graston along with passive modalities. Our office now offers comprehensive migraine treatment. The treatment consists of Graston to the suboccipital muscle, cold laser, ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, and postural realignment tailored to each individual. Rehabilitating tissue and restoring proper structure and function has shown to reduce migraine symptoms and even migraines in general in some cases.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Graston Technique

The Graston Technique is the most effective methodology in reducing myofascial restrictions, breaking up scar tissue, and returning the muscle to normal elasticity.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Correct Rounded Shoulders...Fix The Shoulder Girdle (Poor Posture)

Practicing this exercise daily will help correct your poor posture by strengthening multiple muscles at one time.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

3 Key Nutrients to Repair Damaged Nerve Tissue (Pinched Nerve & Neuropat...

All nerve damage will benefit from these 3 key nutrients. Regardless if it's a pinched nerve or any neuropathy, these nutrients will accelerate the healing process.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Pain From Scar Tissue (Adhesions) - It May Not Be Your Disc Herniation

Not all herniated discs cause pain from a pinched nerve. Adhesions just might be causing your problem from the scar tissue that had formed from your injury.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

What's The Best Position To Sleep In? Do We Even Need A Pillow?

Is sleeping position that important? Would we be better off without a pillow? The science addressing these questions is lacking, but we can still make some conclusions based on the research.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Treating Soft Tissue Dysfunction

When soft tissue is damaged, it will often heal in a fibrotic, haphazard manner and may appear radio-dense under diagnostic ultrasound. The tissue may show thickening, irregular organization or less precise margins as compared to non-injured tissues, which results in a restricted range of motion and, very often, pain and functional limitations. Graston Technique offers a positive method of manual therapy that interrupts and breaks this cycle of pain and dysfunctional movement. Historically, GT has had positive outcomes in 75-90 percent of all conditions treated. It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre- and post-surgical patients.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Exercise & Fitness Tips : Lower Back Exercises

Before attempting to do lower back exercises that help with back pain, it's important to get checked out by a physical therapist or chiropractor first. Learn how to stretch out the hip flexors to get rid of lower back pain with help from a strength and conditioning specialist in this free video on exercise and fitness tips.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

GT: An Evidence-Based Approach to Manual Therapy

Empirical and anecdotal evidence exists for the following physiological effects of GT:

Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibers; facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern (inhibition of abnormal tone/guarding leading to pain reduction via improved sensory input); alters/inhibits spinal reflex activity (facilitated segment); increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area (angiogenesis vs. immediate local increases in blood flow); increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells and increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Why Sitting Is Bad For You

Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Murat Dalkilinç investigates the hidden risks of sitting down.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

How To Get Rid Of Muscle Knots In Your Neck, Traps, Shoulders, And Back

How do you get rid of muscle knots? What are muscle knots? Why do you get muscle knots? 10 simple things you can do right now at home to eliminate your muscle knots.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Graston Technique: An Evidence-Based Intervention

The Graston Technique Forum features Todd Lugar, President & CEO of Graston Technique, Terry Loghmani, PhD, PT, MTC, Indiana University and Mike Ploski, MS, MEd, PT, ATC, OCS, Director of Strategic Planning-PT for Graston Technique as they discuss the importance of IASTM education and evidence-based research regarding GT.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Your Body vs. Implants - Kaitlyn Sadtler

Insulin pumps improve the lives of millions of people with diabetes around the world by monitoring blood sugar, delivering insulin, and preventing the need for constant finger-pricking. But there’s a catch: they’re temporary. And it’s not only insulin pumps that have this problem, but all bodily implants. Why is that? Kaitlyn Sadtler details how our immune system reacts to foreign bodies.

Lesson by Kaitlyn Sadtler, directed by Andrew Foerster.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

3 Reasons Why Physical Therapy Is Important to a Sports Injury Recovery

Swelling, pain, and loss of motion are common complaints following a sports injury. In order to regain post-injury levels, movement is extremely important. The experts in body movements are physical therapists who are trained to conduct specific exercises and stretches meant for aiding recovery to a specific part of the body. So, what are some reasons why physical therapy is important to a sports injury recovery?

Identification of deficiencies

Physical therapists are the ones who conduct each physical therapy session and they are trained to identify deficiencies in the biomechanics of our body. Just by looking at how to bodywork will help them to know which part needs help. Therapists are also able to prescribe exercises which are helpful post surgery and help to ensure a fast recovery.

Increase range of motion

Post-injury or surgery, the range of motion in that particular joint is extremely limited due to swelling and scarring. There will also be severe pain and the lack of ability to fully use the joint. As a result, exercises are required to be performed in order to overcome it. Physical therapy will help by ensuring a gradual increase in the intensity of exercises, helping to move your joints as much as possible without increasing much pain. It also helps to restore joint movements and strengthen the surrounding muscles.

Inhibit scar tissues formation

One of the side effects post surgery is the formation of scar tissues. However, scar tissues are undesirable due to various reasons such as cosmetic appearances, impediment of motion and as a source of discomfort. Scar tissues are usually darker in color and their sizes depend on the depth of the wound. This can cause women to feel inferior and lose self-confidence. Also, scar tissues are thicker and harder than normal tissues and this can impede motion especially if the scarring is at the joints. Being thicker and harder, it also presses down on other tissues, causing pain and lead to a higher chance of re-injury. Physical therapy starts early and this helps to reduce and inhibit the formation of scar tissues, lessening the chances of those effects mentioned above.

Physical therapy is an important part of the healing process. It actually starts before surgery and lasts all the way until around a year later. It helps to strengthen the muscles around the injury to help better support it and regain the range of motion after surgery.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Physical Therapy Treatments : How to Treat Club Feet in Adulthood

To treat club feet in adulthood, you need toe separators and a massage stone to stretch toes apart and rub out pain and discomfort. Relieve the tension and soreness of clubfeet in adulthood with help from a physical therapist in this free video on physical therapy treatments.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Signs You Have Sciatica

Sciatica- it sounds like something your grandma may have had- it's true older people are more prone to the condition, but the young or middle-aged aren't exempt.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Plantar Fasciitis

An animated description of plantar fasciitis and why your heels hurt when you get out of bed in the morning.

Monday, June 17, 2019

How Does Your Brain Respond To Pain? - Karen D. Davis

Ouch! Everyone experiences pain -- but why do some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways? And what exactly is pain, anyway? Karen D. Davis walks you through your brain on pain, illuminating why the "pain experience" differs from person to person.

Lesson by Karen D. Davis, animation by Brett Underhill.

Friday, June 14, 2019

What Is Sciatica (Pinched Nerve)? Top Spine Doctor Explains

Dr. Ricky Singh, Director of Interventional Spine at Weill Cornell Medical Center, explains everything patients need to know about sciatica (low back pain radiating into the leg), also known as radiculopathy and pinched nerves.
We cover all aspects of low back pain that radiates into the leg. We explain the anatomy, the principles of physical therapy, common medications, epidural injections, and red flags in low back pain.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Knee Physical Therapy : Knee Exercises & Physical Therapy

When it comes to the knee and therapy it's good to get some answers on the anatomy of the knee and how that relates to physical therapy exercises for the knee.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Mysterious Science Of Pain - Joshua W. Pate

Explore the biological and psychological factors that influence how we experience pain and how our nervous system reactions to harmful stimuli.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Graston Technique - The Soreness Solution?

NBC News 4, Washington

Dr. Riccardo Tersigni of Sport & Spine Rehab explains to Doreen Gentzler how GT helps patients with pain.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Why We Develop Back Pain | Amy Selinger | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Physical therapist Amy Selinger describes how growing up in our modern society, sitting and cumulative trauma may lead us to develop muscle imbalances that lead to musculoskeletal pain; particularly back pain.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Only 6 Stretches You Need to Become Flexible

Whether you spend all day hunched over a computer or stand up for long periods of time, it’s normal to feel aches in your upper and lower back. But there’s good news! There are easy stretches you can do to finally give your back some much-needed relief.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Achilles Tendon : Achilles Tendon Massage Techniques

The best technique for an Achilles tendon massage is to apply firm pressure and always work your way from the bottom to the top. Master these Achilles tendon massage techniques with help from a doctor of physical therapy in this free video on the Achilles tendon.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Brain-Changing Benefits Of Exercise | Wendy Suzuki

What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

Monday, May 6, 2019

The Benefits Of Good Posture - Murat Dalkilinç

Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well your body adapts to the stresses on it. Murat Dalkilinç gives the pros of good posture.

Lesson by Murat Dalkilinç, animation by Nadav Arbel.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Physical Therapy for the Neck : Stretching & Relaxation for Neck Physical Therapy

Staying loose by stretching and relaxing during any neck physical therapy workouts is key to recovery. Improve range of motion and more with help from an experienced orthopedic clinical specialist in this free video on stretching and relaxing for neck physical therapy.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Why Graston Technique?

Graston Technique® (GT) enables physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and hand therapists to address scar tissue and fascial restrictions during rehabilitation. The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Lower Back Exercises for Back Physical Therapy : Physical Therapy

Doing physical therapy exercises for the lower back is vital to anyone coming back from a back injury. Understand how to recover better with help from a certified physical therapist in this free video on lower back exercises for physical therapy.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

30 Easy Easter Recipes

Here are 30 of the best Easter recipe ideas for your holiday gathering. Sit back, take notes and enjoy this compilation of desserts, main dishes, and sides.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Surprising Reason Our Muscles Get Tired

Why do our muscles get tired and sore after exercise? Explore how our muscles function, and how you can exercise longer without experiencing muscle fatigue.

Monday, April 15, 2019

What Is Scar Tissue?

Scar tissue limits the range of motion due to its negative impact on sensory-motor firing rates and frequencies. Abnormal sensory inputs perpetuate a dysfunctional cycle of nervous system sensitization, pain and dysfunctional movement/motor output. Graston Technique offers a positive method of manual therapy that interrupts and breaks this cycle of pain and dysfunctional movement.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy - Fisher Physical Therapy

Aquatic Therapy

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Because of the accommodating, variable, multi-directional resistance and buoyancy of the water, following are some of the benefits a patient may gain with Aquatic Therapy

  • Early movement for the post injury/surgery patient particularly for those PWB or NWB patients.
  • Increased range of motion often not possible on land.
  • Conditioning for specific injuries.
  • Dynamic stabilization for patients with back pain.
  • Increased strength and function without compromising back or joint dysfunction.

Fisher Physical Therapy
1321 College Street, Suite D - Woodland CA 95695
Phone: 530-662-0378 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Individualized Therapy At Fisher Physical Therapy

Fisher Physical Therapy guides you through the following steps to insure your successful rehabilitation:

  • Musculosketetal Evaluation
  • Inflammation Control
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Stretching and Strengthening Programs
  • Neuromuscular and Posture Re-education
  • Proprioception Activities
  • Functional Progression
  • Home Exercise Program

Call us today for an appointment to improve your rehabilitation and well being.

Fisher Physical Therapy
1321 College Street, Suite D - Woodland CA 95695
Phone: 530-662-0378 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Graston Technique®: How Does It Work

Graston Technique® is a unique, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes. The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

Fisher Physical Therapy 1321 College Street, Suite D - Woodland CA 95695 Phone: 530-662-0378

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Welcome To Our New Blog!

Welcome to our brand new blog for Fisher Physical Therapy in Woodland, CA. We've been around a long time, but haven't been active on a blog or on social media, and that is in need of change.

Look here for more information, tips, suggestions, and more about how to be as healthy in your body as you can be and as active as you would like to be.

We are in the process of redesigning our old website as well. Thanks again for stopping by and hope to be of more service to you in the days, weeks, and years to come.