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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only half of adults get the exercise they need. “I believe, as a lot do, that physical inactivity is the major public health problem of our time,” says Sallis. Sallis is co-director of The Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana, CA, clinical professor of family medicine at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine, and chair of Exercise is Medicine Health Advisory B...
Posted on 2020-08-31
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, even though "there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report." In response to a growing opioid epidemic, the CDC released opioid prescription guidelines in March 2016. The guidelines recognize that prescription opioids are appropriate in certain cases, including cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care,...
Posted on 2020-07-30
Recent research indicates that physical therapy can produce the same outcome as surgery for a torn meniscus in your knee.There is a good chance you will regain normal, pain-free mobility with physical therapy and without the need for surgery. Physical therapy should be the first choice when managing the pain and functional limitation that may come with a knee meniscus tear.We can help you regain normal motion and strength and help you return to your previous le...
Posted on 2020-06-19
The Importance of Physical Therapy Pre-Surgery                   We often equate physical therapy with the practice of what we do after we have experienced surgery or are recovering from an injury. Indeed, it is well documented how physical therapy post-surgery helps to minimize scar tissues, expedites recovery, and helps you to regain strength and mobility. However, what may be surprising to hear, is tha...
Posted on 2020-04-28
  If you are like one of the millions of Americans, you spend a lot of your day sitting down, stationary at your desk. While we know the benefits of moving and regular exercise, sometimes our day dictates that we can not be as active as we’d perhaps like. However, there are ways you can be kind to your body, while still performing the required tasks that your job demands. If you have a job that has you behind a desk eight hours a day, we encourage you to try to implement some of thes...
Posted on 2020-04-11
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