SOL Physical Therapy Blog

Back pain

January 10th, 2014

Back pain affects millions of Americans and for many it starts from the ground up. Ignoring how feet affect the lower back can sometimes mean missing the source of back pain. When walking, the body must adjust to many forces which affect both the feet and the spine. When your foot hits the ground, your […]

Direct access

January 8th, 2014

What does Direct Access mean for YOU? Although individuals directly accessing a physical therapist will be limited to 45 calendar days or 12 visits before having to be seen by a physician to get a signed plan of care, approximately 90 percent of patients don’t require services beyond these limits. Dr. James Syms,  PT, DSC, […]

Get moving!

January 2nd, 2014

It’s time to get moving! We all know how important exercise is to our health, so let’s take a moment to get back to basics. Regardless of age, weight or athletic ability, aerobic activity is good for you. As your body adapts to regular aerobic exercise, you’ll get stronger and fitter. Consider the following 10 […]

SOL’s Athlete of the Month!

December 17th, 2013

SOL Physical Therapy is proud to acknowledge Gayathri Perera as SOL’s December Athlete of the Month! Check out her testimonial below about working out with SOL’s very own Ross Dexter, MHK, CSCS, for the past year at SOL Performance. Background: “Dancing is my passion. It makes me feel alive and connected to my body. I have been dancing sunce […]

Overuse injuries

December 9th, 2013

At what age should someone specialize in a given sport? This question is a hot topic today; from parent to researcher, everyone has an opinion. So who is right? Unfortunately, there isn’t a universal answer. Past research suggests that 10,000 hours are needed to be elite at a skill, while current research states that this […]

What’s causing your headaches?

October 31st, 2013

What’s causing your headaches? Dr. Diaz, DC, from SOL Santa Cruz, provides insight into the management of headaches: “Headaches are a common ailment and I can safely say that everyone has experienced a headache at least once in their lives. According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches. Cranial […]

SOL Performance Training

October 22nd, 2013

‘How trained is your trainer,’ asks SOL Performance Training. Many gyms and training centers today are attracting clients of various health backgrounds by offering high-energy and often competitive exercises designed to stretch the limits of their bodies. But just how safe are training programs that promote high-intensity aerobic and resistance workouts? For the answer, says […]

Patient testimonial

October 8th, 2013

A patient shares his testimonial about his experience at SOL with physical therapist, Clarice Cummins: “I came to SOL following my second knee replacement. I was approximately 5-6 post surgery, delayed due to workers compensation authorization. Clarice started working on me and I began improving. I am very impressed with the care and treatment I […]

Muscle pain

September 26th, 2013

Muscle pain and discomfort is common among athletes and people involved in repetitive stress activities. This leads to the manifestation of myofascial trigger points or muscles knots and postural syndromes. Trigger points cause pain, tingling and can even cause pain referrals to other areas of the body. Trigger points were described by British physician Balfour […]

SOL Physical Therapy

September 13th, 2013

SOL Physical Therapy would like to welcome Claire Long, DPT, to the team! Claire started with SOL three weeks ago. Claire did her undergrad at Northwestern in Chicago, where she lived for nine years before heading West to complete PT school. She recently moved to San Francisco and is enjoying the Bay Area!  Claire is […]