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Summer Pro Tip: Wear your flip-flops with caution

Warmer weather means lighter clothing all around, and footwear is no exception.  But before you grab the flip-flops for summer outings and activities, physical therapists join other medical professionals in offering a word of caution: long-term flip-flop use can be bad for the feet, as well as other parts of your body.  Why? Because not only do flip-flops offer little […]

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Pelvic-Floor Physical Therapy Benefits All Genders

As more women begin to realize the effectiveness of pelvic floor physical therapy, most often as it benefits them during and after pregnancy, Balance Physical Therapy & Human Performance Center’s pelvic floor specialists emphasize their services don’t only benefit women and moms.  “Yes, we want to make pelvic physical therapy a normal part of pregnancy care – both during and post-partum – but we also want to include other […]

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More Are Susceptible to Back Pain During This Pandemic

While some areas of the country experiment with softening stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us in Monterey County continue to spend our days at home working, schooling the kids, and perhaps binging on a trending Netflix series or two.  And while we may still squeeze some exercise into our days, Monterey physical therapist Dr. John Schott, PT, DPT, says this more sedentary lifestyle can, over […]

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Create a Safe, Productive At-Home Workspace

As millions transition into working from home to help thwart the spread of the coronavirus, maintaining both comfort and productivity has no doubt been an issue for many.  While in-office workstations are often designed around ergonomic considerations and long-term trial and error, ensuring optimal comfort and health, home workspaces can often fall short in this regard.  Home workspace safety and comfort, however, should […]

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April is National Parkinson’s Disease Month

It’s well-known that exercise of all kinds is beneficial for patients with Parkinson’s disease. But physical therapy, in particular, is key. Why? A professional can guide you through the right moves to increase mobility, strength and balance, and help you remain independent. Amplitude Training A specific form of physical therapy for Parkinson’s disease is called […]

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How To Rehab Your Golf Swing With Physical Therapy

Whether you’re an avid golfer who plays every weekend or a player who only breaks out the clubs a couple of times a year, being in the best shape possible can improve your game and head off any golf-related injuries. If your body is not at its best, you won’t hit the ball properly, which […]

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You Are NOT Your X-Ray

The use of and hyper-focus on diagnostic imaging in Western medicine (such as x-rays, MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CAT scans (Computerized Axial Tomography) is raising alarms in some sectors of the field of medicine. An x-ray or MRI is just one piece of information that must be interpreted in the greater context of a […]

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Rehab Your Golf Swing and Get Back in the Game!

Golf is a high-skill, intermittent-intensity game that challenges your body in a unique way. Repetitive motion injuries, back and neck pain, muscle strains, joint sprains, and other golf injuries are common among golfers. Our physical therapists, athletic trainers, sports performance coaches, and massage therapists offer relief, recovery, injury prevention, and performance improvements. Physical limitations can […]

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Choose Physical Therapy for Safe Pain Management. #ChoosePT

No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain-free. Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain - and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. That's why the Centers for […]

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