One of the questions I’ve been asked most frequently as a physical therapist is: “what exercises do I need to do?”. There are so many different kinds of exercises, from stretching, cardio, core, resistance, and balance, all the way through to breathing and everything in between. With different names such as Yoga, Pilates, Crossfit, andContinue Reading »
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Time to Slow the Aging Process
Blue zones are regions of the world in which people live much longer than the average life-expectancy. That’s pretty amazing, right? An example of one blue zone is Loma Linda, an area in America in which, according to National Geographic, “some residents live 10 more healthy years than the average American”. But, why is that? HowContinue Reading »
7 Tips for a Pain Free Vacation
So, you’re going on vacation… and here at Genuine Care Physical Therapy we know that finding a better place than San Diego for your getaway is tough. Yet, off you go to Hawaii or a beautiful mountain resort while thousands of tourist flock to our little piece of paradise. And why not? Change is aContinue Reading »
3 Lessons I Learned in the Last Year While Running my Physical Therapy Clinic
My story starts off as a bit of a rollercoaster ride: my wife and I left our jobs at a major medical center and opened a small private clinic. Scary stuff. But, we did this because we had always dreamed of providing genuine care to people, specifically to help them be more active and mobileContinue Reading »
3 Critical Steps for Overcoming Arthritis
Are you blaming your age, job, or injuries for arthritis? Are you surviving with the help of temporary patch-work remedies such as painkillers or steroid shots? Maybe you think joint replacement is the ultimate solution? If so, it’s time to re-evaluate. Our modern world is intertwined with the medical industrial complex – its campaigns andContinue Reading »
Stop Feeling Stiff and Old Today
Generally, people blame their age for stiffness; they consider stiffness as something that we all live with it. It is a convenient scapegoat: people didn’t have this stiffness when they were younger. But, is it all about age? Think about this for a moment: people are not getting old and stiff, but stiff and old. Let’sContinue Reading »
The Actual Cause of Knee Arthritis
Winter is coming and we have finally got rain. Everything is nice and fresh! Yet, this season is not always easy for those who have arthritis. People with knee arthritis feel stiffer in the joints, especially in the morning, and they generally have more aches and pains. Arthritis changes the quality of one’s life. OneContinue Reading »
What is Pain?
What is pain? Why do we have it? And how are we to treat it? When answering these vital questions, it’s important to turn to history in order to trace the relationship humans have fostered with pain and its treatment. The history of an understanding of pain – why it exists and what it isContinue Reading »
Let’s Break 6 Myths about Back Pain!
Lower back pain affects around 60-90% of individuals during their lifetime. In fact, it is the most common reason people seek medical attention, second only to the common cold. That having been said, what does such a figure cost? In the U.S alone, we spend more money on the management of back pain ($90 billionContinue Reading »
Sunlight: A Double-Edged Sword
Sunlight: you know it must have benefits, but somewhere in the back of your mind the echoes of your mother’s voice remain, her warnings against sun exposure causing you to rethink your day at the beach. Where do we draw the line between the benefits of the sun and the harmful effects it might haveContinue Reading »