Tag Archives: pain

22 Tue

Exercises for those deep abdominal muscles

Exercises for those deep abdominal muscles Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   Recently, I’ve seen a couple of young athletes with low back pain.  Their range of motion wasn’t an issue, it was their ability to stabilize their spine and active their core.  The core muscles, especially...
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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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09 Thu

Physical Therapy is just as good as surgery for a common back problem

Physical Therapy is just as good as surgery for a common back problem Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   In a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in April 2015, physical therapy can be just as good as surgery for spinal stenosis.  So you can...
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06 Mon

Avoid Thought Viruses

Avoid Thought Viruses Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   I recently came across a fellow physiotherapist blog post about “thought viruses”. A thought virus is a statement, idea, or belief that is most commonly given to you from someone in a position of authority, and can affect...
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