Category Archives: Injury Recovery

Patient Education for Better Physical Therapy

By George Barlow One of the biggest roles of a physical therapist is patient education. A very common question that patients ask is, “what can I do at home?” Oftentimes, simple exercises are prescribed at home, and performing them consistently and correctly can have a positive affect on patient outcomes. But a concept that is greater...
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Seasonal Sports Warriors Beware! Avoid Sports Injury with Strength Preparation

By Diane Mullen Many of you know the feeling… Oh, it’s winter, I shall ski now! Or, oh, it’s spring, I shall play soccer (or for some, run as far as possible from those playing soccer). Whatever your seasonal interests when it comes to sports, it is important to remind yourself that your body may not...
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Repetitive Stress Injuries: What are they?

Have you ever gotten a sore or stiff back after sitting slouched for a period of time? Or have you gotten sore wrists after typing all day? How about pain in you knee after a long day of walking? Or golfers or tennis elbow? All of these, and many more, are examples of Repetitive Stress...
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Muscle Recruitment as it pertains to function

By George Barlow What would you think if I said you are much stronger than realize? Muscle recruitment is an interesting concept. Essentially, the nervous system (specifically, motor nerves) sends signals to a muscle to cause the muscle to contract. The only thing a muscle does is contract; everything else is a function of the nervous...
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Recovering from a Car Accident Faster with Physical Therapy

Car accidents, even small ones, almost always mean a bad day. The effects of a car accident can take that bad day and extend it for days, weeks, even sometimes years. There is insurance to deal with, financial issues may arise, medical treatments & bills—and there can be long-lasting physical discomfort. Proper treatment for injuries,...
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Intro to Action Reaction Physical Therapy

by Dzuka Lin, PT/Owner of Action Reaction Physical Therapy Hi all, I'm Dzuka Lin, and I just wanted to introduce my company, Action Reaction Physical Therapy, and the new blog section. In a nutshell, we are a private practice outpatient orthopedic company in North Seattle with an emphasis on 1-on-1 education and treatment for you the patient. Our...
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