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Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis-Ask the Expert

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis (PF) is the term used to describe foot pain that occurs in the heel or arch of the foot. Typically brought on by overuse, like running or walking long distances, PF can be difficult to treat because the inflammation is in the fascia or ligamentous tissue on the bottom […]

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Quarterbacking Knee Pain

Back in the early 90s I used to run extensively at Cal Poly with my friend Garrett. With upwards of 50 miles per week, we ran easily and were in great shape. Fast forward twenty years and we are both involved in helping people recover from running and sports injuries—he runs Peak Physical Therapy in […]

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rotator cuff shoulder

Acupuncture for Rotator Cuff Injuries

At a recent presentation to a group of physical therapists I was asked about acupuncture’s ability to treat shoulder injuries. Most people want to know if acupuncture just “treats the pain” or actually helps injuries heal. My answer? Both. One common shoulder injury is a “rotator cuff” tear. In anatomy, the rotor cuff is the […]

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