Tag Archives: spine

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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05 Thu

The one exercise that can reactivate your golf game

The one exercise that can reactivate your golf game Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   The glutes are the king and queen of the golf swing.  One movement that I always have my patients perform is the “Bridge”. To do the bridge properly requires core stability, hip...
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16 Tue

How to fix that “Text Neck”

How to fix that “Text Neck” Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP   It never fails, we used to have “Wii elbow” or “Blackberry thumb”, or more commonly, we hear about “Tennis elbow”.  Now we have “Text neck”.  But basically they all are repetitive stress disorders. Anytime that...
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20 Thu

Your lumbar spine: Avoid the pooping dog or pooping duck

Your lumbar spine: Avoid the pooping dog or pooping duck Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   I read a lot websites, one of my new favorites is Movement-Rx.  Recently they, featured a post about how to maintain a neutral spine position with weight training.  They used...
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13 Thu

Proper core bracing sequence

Proper core bracing sequence Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   So I finally bought this book that I’ve been meaning to read for over a year now.  It’s called “Becoming a Supple Leopard: The ultimate guide to resolving pain, preventing injury, and optimizing athletic performance”, written...
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13 Thu

When your shoulder problem might not be coming from your shoulder

When your shoulder problem might not be coming from your shoulder Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   This week I’ve had at least 2 patients come in with shoulder problems, specifically having pain with overhead reaching at their end range.  They were both active...
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