Team Performance Blogs

Exercise and Bone Health

9/21/2017

  The Importance of Exercise on Our Bones Mallory McGowan, a Doctor of Physical Therapy at our Performance clinics, strongly values exercise not only for professional reasons, but also due to a personal tie. Below she comments on an article that speaks about physical activity and its importance to our health now and in the future.   Exercise for Strong Bones  - An article about the benefits of exercise on our bones   "This article is very relevant to physical therapy, and...

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Direct Access is your Friend with Caveats

7/27/2017

How Direct Access helps people recover from injury faster In 2013 Governor Brown signed a law giving Californians the ability to access physical therapy without a referral from their physician. The law was designed to help people find relief from pain or injury without having to jump through hoops to begin healing. Direct Access aims at streamlining the recovery process, but like many things in Healthcare there are some gray areas. 12 Visits* Yes, you get twelve visits, but the caveat is only if you do them within 45 days. Direct...

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Try Water Exercise

5/22/2017

Water Exercise Can Reduce Pressure on Aching Joints. The water still gives gentle resistance to help build strength. Plus, there's no risk of falling, so it's good if you have balance problems. The warm water itself can soothe pain and relax your whole body. Conditions: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Migraine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Undiagnosed Symptoms: reduced joint movement, stiffness, stiff joint, swollen joint, muscle loss, muscle weakness, pain with movement, all over pain, ankle pain, arm pain,...

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"It is absolutely wonderful to not have any more vertigo"

5/9/2017

Emily had been suffering for over two years, and the only thing that helped her was to sleep though the Vertigo spells. After being advised by her physician to watch videos on the Epley Maneuver, she had her daughter doing the maneuver on her anytime she experienced signs of Vertigo, and while it helped a bit, it only kept her Vertigo at bay for a day or two. She saw an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor and they tried another maneuver without great results. One day, she mentioned to her physical therapist, Dr. Ian Folsom, PT, DPT that her Vertigo...

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Get to Know Mallory McGowan

5/1/2017



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