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Must do movements for fiery, acute, low back pain flare-ups

 

It happens to the best of us, often at the most inopportune time. Yes, the dreaded acute low back pain flare-up. Sharp pain in the low back with specific movement. 

It could happen after a seemingly trivial event as a sneeze or picking...

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Ankle Sprain Step 3: Integrate Foot & Ankle Control

 

This is the third in a series of how we treat ankle sprains at NorCal Physio. This step is how to Integrate Foot and Ankle Control. The first two steps are to get it moving and to regain muscle control. Make sure to complete those two steps...

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Ankle Sprain Step 2: Regain Muscle Control

 

Ankle sprains are very common in sports. It has been reported that 26,000 ankle sprains happen every day in the US, accounting for 1/3 of sports injuries. That is a staggering number, but it doesn't stop there.

Most of these injuries will have a...

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Pushups: The Perfect Form & A Better Way to Modify

 

Pushups - one of the best known exercises. I know that you know how to do the exercise, but what if you could make a small change that would make it more effective?

If you have shoulder pain with pushups, making this little change can help...

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Ankle Sprain? Start Here.

 

This video describes how we start treating ankle sprains at NorCal Physio. Even though this is a seemingly simple step, this step builds a foundation of muscle control and stability. If you skip this step, it is likely that you will continue...

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Physio Qs: What is the difference between PHYSIO and PHYSICAL Therapy?

 

In this week’s video, listen to Jessica Kauffmann, co-owner of NorCal Physio, answer the question, “What is the difference between Physio and Physical Therapy?”.

Because our name is NorCal Physiotherapy and Sports Sciences,...

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Stop Doing This 1 Mistake To Stop Back Pain While Deadlifting

Uncategorized Nov 23, 2021
 

Deadlifting is good for back pain

Yes, you read that right. Deadlifting should NOT cause back pain. Deadlifting is good for back pain. Deadlifting makes our body stronger and more resilient. So deadlifting is not only good for back pain that...

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The absolute #1 most important factor in choosing your running shoes.

 

Shoes are an important piece of running, right? You need to have a solid pair of shoes that will support your feet, cushion your joints, and withstand the miles. So, quite obviously, you need to use a pair of running shoes that are...

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4 Steps to Fix Your Hamstrings

 

Hamstring injury is very common in sports. The reason for excessive injury in this area isn't that the Hamstrings are a fragile group of muscles; most of the time, it is due to limitations in training and rehab.

Use this guide to appropriately...

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Calves - not just for looking chiseled

 

Calves - not just for looking chiseled.

We've all been there - done with our workout and still have a little left in the tank, so we find some big dumbbells and pump out a few dozen calf raises. It gives a great pump feeling as well as fulfilling...

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