Monthly Archives: June 2014

24 Tue

Questions to ask before making an appointment

Questions to ask before making an appointment Written by:  MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS All physical therapists are not created equal. As with any profession there are rock stars and there are shower singers. Unlike other area’s of medical care, however, physical therapy is a time intensive individualized...
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18 Wed

Are you overestimating your exercise intensity?

Are you overestimating your exercise intensity? Written by Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   In a recent article in the New York Times, a study found that a majority of adults overestimate how effective their exercise routines were for their health.  Based on government guidelines, in...
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12 Thu

Preventing hamstring strains

Preventing hamstring strains Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS CKTP, CGFI   I see a handful of runners and soccer players, and it’s pretty common that they get hamstring strains during one of their activities.  It’s usually during a quick burst of speed or direction during a...
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05 Thu

When to return to sports after ACL surgery

When to return to sports after ACL surgery Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI Many times I’ve been asked by a patient that’s had reconstructive surgery for their ACL: “When can I go back to playing ______?”  I tell them that returning to sports after...
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03 Tue

What is direct access?

What is direct access? Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   Did you know that you can see a physiotherapist without going to a physician first?  It’s called “direct access” and it’s a law in 46 states (.pdf link) that allows a healthcare consumer, that’s...
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