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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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Suffering From Tendinitis or Tendinosis? Come To Dr. Shah’s Lecture at SOLPT

On March 31st, 2015 at 7pm, SOLPT is honored to host Dr. Selina Shah as a part of our Community Lecture Series. Dr. Shah will be discussing a Tenex Health TX, a treatment designed to help patients suffering from tendinitis or tendinosis. You’re 3 tennis matches into the afternoon. You felt good after your first […]

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6 Home Exercises to Cure My Repetitive Strain Injury

  My name is Becca and I work for SOL Physical Therapy, but I’m not a physical therapist. I’m curing the damage in my arm/shoulder/neck from 5 years of computer-induced repetitive strain injury (RSI). A few weeks ago, I promised I’d show you my home exercise program, and today I’m making good on that promise.   […]

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How 4 Sessions of Physical Therapy Have Changed My Life

My name is Becca and I work for SOL Physical Therapy, but I’m not a physical therapist. After just 4 physical therapy sessions at SOL Walnut Creek, my relationship with the pain I’ve been experiencing since 2009 has completely changed.   As I mentioned in my first post, after 5 years of experiencing neck/arm/shoulder pain, […]

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3 reasons I am a bad physical therapy patient.

  My name is Becca and work for SOL Physical Therapy, but I’m not a physical therapist. After living with a literal pain in my neck (and shoulder … and forearm) since 2009, I decided that it was time to get some physical therapy. One week into my journey, I have been a baaaaaaad patient. […]

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Adventures in Physical Therapy: My Physical Therapy Evaluation

  My name is Becca and I work for SOL Physical therapy, but I’m not a physical therapist. After years of being in pain and trying all kinds of strategies to provide myself with relief, I decided it was time to get some physical therapy. I had my first visit with Korey yesterday, and here’s […]

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Adventures In Physical Therapy: Silently Suffering Since 2009

My name is Becca, and I work for SOL Physical Therapy. I’m not a physical therapist, and even though I work for SOL, I’ve never received physical therapy before. Since 2009, I’ve been silently suffering from chronic pain. My pain started in Grad School. I spent hours typing to pump out paper after paper after […]

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Overuse injuries

At what age should someone specialize in a given sport? This question is a hot topic today; from parent to researcher, everyone has an opinion. So who is right? Unfortunately, there isn’t a universal answer. Past research suggests that 10,000 hours are needed to be elite at a skill, while current research states that this […]

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Ankle instability

Ankle instability can be a chronic issue. Dr. Cristina Diaz, DC, from SOL Santa Cruz, provides quick insight into this topic: “Ankle sprains are the most common injuries in a variety of sports and very identifiable when they occur. You roll your ankle, feel a click or pop, followed by pain and swelling. The common treatment […]

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