Tag Archives: injury

24 Tue

Loading your shoulders the safe way

Loading your shoulders the safe way Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   Performing any movement or exercise with the arm can cause injury or pain if the shoulder is not in a good position. The other day, a patient came to see me for treatment of shoulder...
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20 Tue

Leaves are Falling: Things to consider when raking them up.

Leaves are Falling: Things to consider when raking them up. MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS It’s October and the fall colors are at their peak. It won’t be long before the leaves fall and clean up must begin. Raking leaves is hard work, but unfortunately it’s work most...
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05 Tue

How can Visceral Manipulation help you?

How can Visceral Manipulation help you? Written by: Yuchin Chang, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT I’ve learned a couple of Visceral Manipulation (VM) techniques from my fellow therapists, but I was never formally introduced to it. This year, I had an opportunity to attend a VM course, which was so...
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31 Thu

The first rule of Crossfit is that you never stop talking about Crossfit

The first rule of Crossfit is that you never stop talking about Crossfit Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI I’ve belonged to a “Box” before.  That’s what Crossfit enthusiasts call their gym.  It’s basically a big warehouse room with large weights, big tires, bars, gymnastic...
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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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07 Wed

How your warm up can save your knees

How your warm up can save your knees Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, CKTP, CGFI To continue with a previous post, how you warm up can really help protect your knees from injury.  An article in the New York Times outlines how a specific warm up program...
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