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 […]
Excessive sitting. Some call it a health concern. Others say it’s much more, going so far as to call it an epidemic. In an age when more people find themselves sitting for hours at a time at home, in transit and at work, researchers are finding sobering parallels between inactivity and an increased risk of health […]
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 […]
Neck pain can be caused by many different areas. It can be a source of constant ache or pain with movement, and stop you from enjoying life’s activities. Many people with neck pain suffer from one of the following: Degenerative Disc Disease The discs are the fluid filled sacs between the bones of your neck. […]
“Before SOL, I had sharp pain in my knees when performing certain exercises. I know now what to pay attention to, strengthened relevant muscles & have exercises to continue to do so, which makes exercises easier and close to painless. Overall have more control over my body and feel much better. Very happy with my […]
“Prior to PT with my physical therapist, my shoulder was very sore, and I felt limited in what I could do and timid in using my shoulder for regular daily activities. Since my sessions with my physical therapist, I have noticeable improvements and have begun after a few short weeks to get back to spinning […]
“When I came in my shoulder was sore and painful. Now I feel much better. I know I have work to do to get my shoulder strong like it was before.” -C.E.
“I knew very little about muscles and knees when I came, and after double knee replacement I was very concerned about how I was ever going to walk, sit, climb stairs again without pain. My physical therapist and the people at SOL have been so helpful with scheduling, teaching me about my muscular anatomy and […]
“With my physical therapist’s help I’m improving, able to sit up longer periods of time, able to walk further, not laying in bed as much. Physical therapy has improved my quality of life and I’m a happier person thanks to SOL.” -C.S.
A picture is worth a thousand words, right? This patient sought the expertise and care of SOLPT, and they made this physical therapy very successful. To cap it off, this patient made a trek worth remembering while sporting SOL gear! 48 miles, 12,000 feet! Way to go! “Thanks for your help!”