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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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 »
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 »
You Need the Right Diagnosis, not the Right Technique
To be honest, I’m tired of being asked over and over again what technique I practice. Before beginning treatment, patients often ask this, and I tend to respond back with the question: “What do you mean by a technique? I am a physical therapist and I do physical therapy.” Then, after they have finished their session,Continue 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 »
Why We Need to Practice Stillness
Our current cultural moment is complex and nuanced. Southern California is well-known for being fast paced, with fast cars and fast people, a place filled with side hustles and overworked professionals. Even on our days off, our schedules are jam packed with social engagements and obligatory errands. We are chronically tired, forgetting to prioritize sleep,Continue 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 »