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Zero to 5K: Beginner’s Running Program

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...

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Do You Need an MRI?

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?

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5 Exercises for Golf Mobility & Stability

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...

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The Importance of Multisport Youth Athletes

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 >>

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Do You Suffer From TMJ or Jaw Pain?

April 23, 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...

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Dynamic & Static Running Stretches

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 >>

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Tips for Working from Home

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  >>

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Physical Therapy: How it can Improve Your Overall Heart Health!

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.

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Staying Happy and Healthy During Thanksgiving

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...

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Back to School Tips: Backpack Safety

August 8, 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 San Luis Sports Therapy's blog series "A Lesson Plan on Back-to-School Health & Wellness."

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The No. 1 Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Physical Therapy Experience

March 22, 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.

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