Tag Archives: physiotherapy

24 Tue

How to pick the right physiotherapist

How to pick the right physiotherapist Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   First, with the Direct Access law, you can go see a physiotherapist without having to see a physician. And you have your choice of who to see, you don’t have to see the physiotherapist that...
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02 Tue

Get a physiotherapy checkup

Get a physiotherapy checkup Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   You go to your primary medical doctor for an annual checkup.  You go to your dentist for a checkup twice a year.  Why not go to a physiotherapist for a checkup? Physiotherapists are movement specialists.  We hold...
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19 Tue

Beware the treatment hype

Beware the treatment hype Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   Beware the sports/orthopedic treatment hype triad: famous athlete, famous doctor, and untested treatment.  This is a line from an article in the New York Times regarding sports medicine and the popularity of unproven treatments for athletes....
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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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20 Tue

How to prepare for your first physiotherapy visit

How to prepare for your first physiotherapy visit Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   Physiotherapists are skilled medical professionals and movement specialists that are trained to reduce pain, improve function, and can even help you avoid the need for surgery and medication.  In many...
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19 Thu

Kinesiotape versus Non-elastic tape for ankles

Kinesiotape versus Non-elastic tape for ankles Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   In the Journal of Orthopeadic and Sports Physical Therapy, there was a study comparing the effects of kinesiotape with regular non-elastic athletic tape on ankles during an inversion perturbation.  The results may...
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10 Tue

Guidelines on how to treat low back pain

Guidelines on how to treat low back pain Written by: Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   Low back pain affects up to 80% of Americans.  Chances are pretty high that you have had back pain or you know of someone who has had back pain.  What...
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