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Active Release Techniques Works

Active Release Techniques, or ART, is the gold standard in therapeutic massage treatment and soft tissue manipulation for one important reason: it works. And the physical therapists at SOL Physical Therapy – Oakland and Walnut Creek have the success stories to prove it. Talia, for example, was experiencing sharp muscle pain and movement problems in […]

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Running Injuries and How ART Can Resolve Pain

Running injuries are commonly attributed to faulty biomechanics, muscle imbalances, improper recovery, overtraining, and errors in training methods.  Overtraining can include the “too much too soon” dilemma:  somewhere the breakdown occurs due to a joint or muscle that is overworking and this results in tissue overload.  This results in pain, inflammation, injury and the inability […]

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The Facts About Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common disabling medical conditions among adults over the age of 65.  The word arthritis comes from a blend of the Greek word arthron, for “joint,” and itis, for “inflammation.”  Arthritis literally means “joint inflammation.” Arthritis occurs in various forms, some occurring gradually as a result of natural wear and […]

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Muscle pain

Muscle pain and discomfort is common among athletes and people involved in repetitive stress activities. This leads to the manifestation of myofascial trigger points or muscles knots and postural syndromes. Trigger points can cause pain, tingling and can even cause pain referrals to other areas of the body. Trigger points were described by British physician […]

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Staying fit after 50

Baby Boomers are defined as those born between the years of 1946 and 1964. That means during 2014, the youngest of this generation – a generation 78 million strong that’s redefining aging as we know it – will be crossing into 50-something territory. Those approaching this milestone, according to a variety of medical experts, can […]

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease, often associated with the elderly, that’s defined by the thinning and weakening of a person’s bone structure. The condition results in a higher risk of breaks and perhaps a vast reduction of one’s mobility and quality of life. Here on Earth, we may reasonably assume that the zero-gravity conditions experienced by […]

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SOL’s Athlete of the Month

Congratulations to Paul Du Bois for being SOL’s Athlete of the Month for March! Paul has been training at SOL Performance for the past six months and has kindly shared his story with us: Background “I don’t have much of a fitness background. I pretty much only rode bikes around the Berkeley and Oakland hills […]

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Herniated disc

So what exactly occurs with a herniated disc? The bones in your spine are called the vertebrae. The vertebrae are held together and in place by ligaments and small discs that act as shock absorbers. These control your spine’s range of movement, flexibility and keep the spinal cord safe from damage. However, when a disc […]

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