Category Archives: Physical Therapy

Stress and The Body

Stress is a normal biological reaction to a potentially dangerous situation where the body releases “fight or flight” hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, to prepare the body to react to the threat. Once the potential threat is over, our body should … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal with Cupping?

Michael Phelps sported curiously uniform, circular bruises during the 2016 Olympics, bringing the ancient practice of cupping in front of mainstream eyes. And, if you are a current or past patient of Presidio Sport & Medicine, there’s a chance you’ve … Continue reading

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Do you have Sleepy Glutes?

Let’s wake them up! What do we mean by “sleepy” glutes? Think about your typical 9-to-5 desk worker. For roughly 8 hours, 5 days a week, these individuals are sitting. Unless they have a standing desk or a stability ball … Continue reading

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Shoulder Pain and Surfing

Shoulder pain is extremely common among active surfers. Much like swimming and throwing, surfing requires repetitive overhead movements, which may lead to overuse injuries at the shoulder. Shoulder impingement and rotator cuff tendonitis are the most common injuries which often … Continue reading

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When is it OK to Run Through Pain?

There are different types of pain, and it can be difficult to determine when to seek professional help. Here are a few loose guidelines that may give you some guidance. Pain that is generally okay: Normal aches and pains associated … Continue reading

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Workplace Ergonomics

People are not meant to be static. Often, our work requires us to sit in the same position for long periods of time. These static positions or repeating the same tasks put wear and tear on our muscles, joints, and … Continue reading

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Core vs. Six Pack Abs – Who’s Got Your Back?

I’m sure many of you have found yourself in envy staring at the latest fitness magazine, wondering how did they get such bulging 6 pack abs, and how can I get them as well? That however, is not the question … Continue reading

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Shifting Our Perspective on Chronic Pain

What exactly is the function of pain in the body? Think of pain as a protective mechanism for our bodies; it prompts us to take care of threats to our safety and survival. When tissue is damaged, our sensory nervous … Continue reading

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Agility: Enhance Performance & Prevent Injury

The fastest man can run 100 meters in 9.58 seconds, which is roughly 23 mph. The cheetah has been clocked up to 70 mph. Both are impressive running speeds.  Unlike man, the cheetah was built to have speed and agility … Continue reading

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