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1st Jan

2010

I would first like to wish you a Happy New Year, and good health for the coming year. In this newsletter, I’ll address a somewhat controversial topic. According to the current literature, “conventional wisdom” leads us to believe that ...

1st Dec

2009

For this physical therapy newsletter, I picked a broad topic, and I will therefore be brief and discuss only a few of the most common misconceptions and misunderstandings that we hear. Quite often, even physical therapists, physicians and other health ...

1st Nov

2009

In our physical therapy clinic in San Diego, as in typical practices around the world, we frequently see patients who have undergone total knee and total hip replacement surgeries. These surgeries have been shown to be amongst the most successful of all ...

1st Oct

2009

Personal trainers, who most often work at health clubs but may also be self-employed, can provide well needed motivation and guidance for many people who exercise, thereby assisting in improving their health. Not infrequently, however, do people develop ...

1st Sep

2009

Plantar heel pain, often referred to as “plantar fasciitis” is a very common wear and tear, or overuse condition, reportedly affecting 1 in 10 individuals in a lifetime, and nearly 2 million Americans every year. The pain is typically located ...

1st Aug

2009

In our clinic, we frequently encounter patients who over the years have developed chronic soft tissue mobility restrictions, leading to, or adding to painful conditions and inefficient movement patterns. These people are prime candidates for specific soft ...

1st Jul

2009

Essentially everyone agrees, that exercise is vital to promoting good health throughout life, allowing us to stay physically active, achieving athletic success, and having less pain. However, exercise can be a double edged sword, and have the opposite ...

1st Jun

2009

One of the most common overuse problems seen is Achilles tendon pain, correctly referred to as Achilles tendinopathy (often called Achilles tendinitis). This is in particular common in runners and jumpers. OVERUSE THE MOST COMMON CAUSE Although partial ...

1st May

2009

Recurrent or chronic low back pain is a very common, and often disabling malady. Low back pain has also been found to be quite prevalent in adolescence and young adulthood. In this letter, I will discuss some recent research findings regarding treatment ...

1st Apr

2009

For over two decades, I’ve written newsletters to current and past patients, but this is the first letter generated electronically. I’m excited to provide this service, and I hope that you will enjoy it. If you have any suggestions e.g. for ...