Understanding Your Feet

Are your feet healthy? Flat feet, foot pronation, or foot imbalances can lead to foot pain, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and even shoulder pain. Here’s what we’ve got for you this week. Now at PhysioFit, we are offering a complimentary foot scan to show you how imbalances in your feet can lead to problems in…

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Back Pain: Why physical therapy isn’t just about ending pain

From our email bag, word for word, praise for our ​physical therapy team… Hi Kim, I love the way you run your business! The attention to detail and customer satisfaction is fantastic. Since I am also in a customer service business (real estate broker), I appreciate ​it​ takes extra effort and time and I’m saying…

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Lady (53) With Severe Knee Pain Yells, “I’m Stuck!”

Last week, I received this interesting question by email from a reader of my column in the Los Altos Town Crier with knee pain. It’s a question a LOT of people with Knee Pain ponder over: = = = “Kim, I am really beginning to wonder if anything can be done about my knee. All…

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What Is The Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and connective tissues that help support pelvic organs including bladder, bowel and, in women, the uterus. A pelvic floor Disorder: Is a condition in which the pelvic floor muscles or connective tissue  weaken or become injured, causing pain or other problems. Some common Pelvic floor disorders include:…

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Do you know how many miles the average person walks in a lifetime?

Custom Orthotics Make All the Difference PhysioFit is excited to announce the acquisition of a new diagnostic tool – our Custom Orthotics Kiosk. This foot scanner checks patients for imbalances in the feet, which can often times contribute to pain throughout the musculoskeletal system. Highly-detailed scans are also used to build patients’ custom-made orthotics. The…

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Stretches for Runners

STRETCHES FOR RUNNERS Before a run, always warm up : 10 min jog or a speed walk. Ease into each stretch; don’t bounce or force it It is far better to stretch after a run than before. Let’s look at some stretches for runners to prevent injuries. 1.  HAMSTRING STRETCH WITH STRAP Make sure knee…

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Is it normal for knees to hurt during squats?

We recently had a client contact our clinic last week and he asked us this… Is it normal for my knees to hurt during squats? He told us he was attending his local gym frequently (4-5 days a week) for the past year, to help him lose weight.  He would perform exercises like running, leg…

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‘Mummy tummy’: The postpartum problem no one wants to talk about

The “mummy tummy,” or “mommy pooch,” may be one of the top concerns postpartum women want to discuss but avoid out of embarrassment. The reality is, mummy tummy – that extra shelf of abdominal tissue that has a pooch-like appearance – is nothing to be embarrassed about. It’s an extremely common, albeit frustrating, issue for…

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6 Steps To Getting Back To Exercise After An Injury

Someone called my Los Altos clinic the other day and asked this: “How long does it take to get back to exercise after an injury?… …I hurt my ankle a month ago, and want to know how long it’ll take me to get back to running. It’s frustrating not knowing if it’s safe to get…

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Pamper Your Mom with a Therapeutic Massage for Mother’s Day!

She carried you for 9 months. A Therapeutic Massage is the least you can do.  Is your mom constantly running from errand to errand? Are your mom’s hands in continual motion working and caring for your family? Is your mom a road warrior driving between work, appointments and after school activities? With Mother’s Day just…

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