There’s no denying it: we are collectively in a season of uncertainty and change. It has been one whole year since COVID-19 upended our lives here in California. That’s 12 months since the first lockdown. At this point, masks feel normal (making us comment, while watching movies, why are they so close together?), group gatheringsContinue Reading »
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Author: Emily Schmidt
3 Ways to Bust Stress in 5 Minutes or Less
For many of us, stress is such a normal part of our daily lives that we have come to expect it. Yet, this familiar hamster wheel of anxiety isn’t good for us, and leaves us tense, irritable, exhausted, and perpetually drained. We lose patience easily, struggle staying focused, and constantly long for a vacation. We’veContinue Reading »
Want Treatment That Works? Try our Cash-Based Physical Therapy!
We get a lot of phone calls asking questions about our practice. People just like you ask us what conditions we treat, sharing their stories of botched surgeries, recurring injuries, and unexplained pain. They ask us what “modalities” we use, referencing cold laser therapy or electro-stimulation treatment, desperate for anything that might help them.Continue Reading »
You are Worth the Time and Effort
The other day, a patient shared with me the number of years that she has suffered with her pain. She told me how she just kept going, kept pushing through, until her pain worsened to the point that she couldn’t ignore it anymore. I commented that her journey with pain is something that I haveContinue Reading »
Stiff and Suffering from Tech Neck? Stretches can help!
For a lot of us, yoga class isn’t calm and relaxing. We aren’t soothed by the prospects of dangling upside down or stretching our limbs into geometric shapes. Instead of breathing deeply, our panicked breath comes fast and quick as we feel like a giraffe being taught ballet or a hippopotamus attempting the splits. StretchingContinue Reading »
Overcome Pain From Golfing: A Patient’s Story
Since we are located in the Del Mar Highlands, kitty corner to the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, many of our patients are avid golfers. The sport is incredibly special to them, representing time outdoors with friends and family, enjoyable exercise, and a way to recharge. Maybe you feel the same way. Unfortunately, a lotContinue Reading »
4 Ways to Protect Against Cognitive Decline & Change Your Brain
Cognitive Decline. Memory Loss. Alzheimer’s Disease. Dementia. These words strike fear in the hearts of everyone. None of us want to lose our memory or cognitive function. None of us want to feel like our brains are betraying us. Even mild, normal forgetfulness can be frustrating and exhausting. Continue Reading »
Got TriCare? Get Treatment Off Base… With Us
The San Diego area is home to many reserve, active, and veteran military personnel. All of these use TriCare as either their primary or supplemental insurance. Maybe you have TriCare and you are wondering what the best way is to receive physical therapy treatment? Maybe you think that you have to use a physical therapistContinue Reading »
Gratitude: The Science of Why It Matters
2020 has undoubtedly been a hard year for everyone. We’ve wrestled with a pandemic, a global shut-down, unpredictable and explosive politics, and a generalized sense of anxiety.I’m certain that, if someone had asked any of us in January what we thought this year would be like, none of us would have predicted this. Perhaps unsurprisingly,Continue Reading »
Better Sleep For A Better Life
Are you sick of counting sheep night after night only to have them run away from you, leaving you clutching the grass in slumberless exhaustion? Do you go to bed later than you should, sleep lighter than you’d like, and wake up feeling dead tired? If so, you are not alone. Almost one fifth ofContinue Reading »