Team Performance Blogs

Headaches: Knowing your triggers and when to seek help

1/9/2018

Physical therapy is more than rehabbing an injury, and for some people a simple visit can change the quality of their life. Dr. Warren Brandle in Gold River referred Marie to our Folsom office over a year ago, and we had the pleasure of talking with her about how physical therapy assisted in the relief of her migraine headaches. Performance PT : How did you end up at our office? Marie:  Dr. Brandle. This is a problem I’ve had for years. Dr. Brandle noticed the inflammation of my neck to my shoulder....

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How Physical Therapy can help your Frozen Shoulder

1/4/2018

Frozen shoulder   occurs as the shoulder joint ligaments that hold the shoulder bones together become inflamed, prohibiting free movement from the shoulder joint. Risk factors often include a previous shoulder injury or surgery, open heart surgery, hyperthyroidism, and diabetes in patients. Before a physician prescribes or refers surgery, patients must often undergo months of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and steroid injections. A PHYSICAL THERAPIST CAN HELP Physical Therapy, including joint...

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9 Things You Should Know About Pain

11/6/2017

9 Things You Should Know About Pain 1. Pain is output from the brain.  While we used to believe that pain originated within the tissues of our body, we now understand that pain does not exist until the brain determines it does. The brain uses a virtual “road map” to direct an output of pain to tissues that it suspects may be in danger. This process acts as a means of communication between the brain and the tissues of the body, to serve as a defense against possible injury or disease. 2. The degree of injury does not...

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Stressed Out??

11/1/2017

November 1st is National Stress Awareness Day Most adults deal with stress everyday. From their hectic work schedules to their personal responsibilities, life can weigh you down at times with no relief in sight. Stress can cause short term problems such as migraines, stomachaches, and irritability as well as long term problems of anxiety, depression, and heart disease. Although it is impossible to completely eliminate stress, there are steps you can take to reduce it. Here is a list of ways you can relieve stress everyday...

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How To Survive Cold and Flu Season

10/19/2017

Autumn is here which means cooler weather outside, the holidays are approaching, and pumpkin flavored everything! Unfortunately, it also marks the beginning of cold and flu season. :( We want you to be able to enjoy all the fun things this beautiful Fall season has to offer, so here are some tips on how you can avoid those germs and stay healthy!   Wash Your Hands! We know you’ve heard it before, but we’re here to remind you again because of the importance- Washing your hands frequently is essential for staying...

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