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How We Tailor Myofascial Therapy to Your Individual Health Needs Dec 1st, 2019

Millions of American adults are living with pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 50 million adults (roughly 20% of the population) live with some form of chronic pain. Over 10 million people live with “high impact” chronic pain, which lasts for more...

Need Pain Relief? Try Acupuncture Instead of Opioids Nov 15th, 2019

When you have chronic pain from an injury or underlying medical condition, you may be using medications to minimize the pain and keep it under control. For many, opioids are part of your treatment plan. If you’re looking for a solution to decrease your reliance on opioids and avoid the...

The Connection Between Anxiety, Depression, and Pain -- and What You Can Do About It Oct 18th, 2019

The effect that pain can have on your mental health is an area that researchers are paying closer attention to given the high rate of crossover. In fact, 30-50% of people with chronic pain develop problems with anxiety or depression.  At RehabOne Medical Group, our team of compassionate and experienced...

Why Botox® May Be the Solution to Managing Your Migraine Pain Sep 10th, 2019

Fifteen or more headache days each month with migraine pain that lasts four hours or more could mean you suffer from chronic migraines. Even suffering episodic migraines, with 14 or fewer headache days a month, is still too may days to let symptoms interrupt your life. Here at RehabOne, with...

Our Patients’ Successes! Aug 30th, 2019

In the beginning, Edna had isolated herself so much she was afraid to start the program, afraid to participate in the classes throughout the day, and even afraid to socially join the group.  She explained that when she first got to our FRP program she had no idea that aside from sleep and medication, there...

Vitamin D: Do You Know How Valuable It Is To Your Overall Health? Aug 30th, 2019

Vitamin D treatment can decrease knee osteoarthritis pain! In a recent study, 107 knee OA patients with vitamin D deficiency (25-hydroxy-vitamin D ≤ 20 ng/ml) were randomized to receive oral vitamin D or placebo. Results at 12 months showed a statistically significant clinical benefit to vitamin D treatment in patients with knee...

Working with First Responders Aug 30th, 2019

The work of first responders can be risky and at times, difficult. They are expected to function well in situations that most people would find overwhelming, and to do so repeatedly, and consistently. When they suffer injury, either to their psyche or to their bodies, it is critical for health...

Your Focus Determines Your Reality Aug 30th, 2019

Your Focus Determines Your Reality” The Concept of Mindfulness and its Benefits for Your Health When I started to think about the most appropriate way to describe the concept of mindfulness, the first scene of the Star Wars, episode one, springs to mind. (George Lucas, the director of the film...

Mindfulness and Neuroscience Aug 30th, 2019

Mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. We have known for just as long, that acts of prayer and meditation makes us feel better in the moment, as well as help us to feel more connected and centered to face our...

RehabOne’s Approach to Functional Restoration Aug 30th, 2019

January 2016RehabOne’s clinical pathways are based upon research and proven outcomes. Our functional restoration programs are appropriate for patients that are enduring chronic pain. These programs are designed to restore individuals to an improved level of function by utilizing exercise, behavioral changes and education. Read more in our January newsletter.

Nerve Block Treatment for Migraines, Cranial Neuralgias and Facial Pain Aug 30th, 2019

There are various types of headaches and pain disorders that occur in the craniofacial area. Migraine headaches have been linked to compression, irritation, or entrapment of peripheral nerves in the head and neck at muscular, fascial, and vascular sites. When the compression is significant, this can lead to chronic daily...

The Basics of Foam Rollers Aug 30th, 2019

Do you know someone who is experiencing sore or tight muscles and looking for an inexpensive therapeutic tool? Foam rollers may be beneficial. A foam roller is simply a cylindrical piece of extruded hard-celled foam. They usually come in one-foot or three-foot lengths. One of the variations is the half...

Acupuncture for Pain Patients? Aug 30th, 2019

Acupuncture can be used for a variety of conditions. It is most commonly used for pain management. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into various points throughout the body. This creates a regulatory response to our central nervous system. It also releases pain blocking chemicals and increases blood...

Did You Know? Botulinum Toxin Injection Treatments Are Effective for Chronic Migraine Headaches Aug 30th, 2019

When chronic migraine headaches are not adequately controlled with oral medications or patients have side effects with oral medications used for migraine headaches, I have found that preventative treatment with Botox injections form an important part of a Chronic Migraine treatment plan.  Onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) injections are FDA approved...

Do You Know All That RehabOne Has To Offer? Aug 30th, 2019

RehabOne’s physician-based clinical team specializes in the best conservative treatment of pain-related conditions and injuries. With over 50 years of combined experience, we deliver a coordinated, team approach to rehabilitation.  We treat the whole person and not just the problem.  With our extensive and diverse specialties, we create custom treatment...

What is Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation? Aug 30th, 2019

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was established as a specialty in 1936.  PM&R physicians evaluate and treat injuries, illnesses, and disability, and are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans. Physiatrists utilize cutting-edge as well as time-tested treatments to maximize function and quality of life.  Read more about RehabOne in our January...

The Latino Community – Translation Is Not Enough! Aug 30th, 2019

The importance of the patient to feel connected, with their health care professional, is essential for any medical treatment.  Communication is key for this connection and when there is a language barrier, this connection is challenging to establish. In addition, the process of sharing emotions is in itself a difficult process, particularly when...

Psychological Treatment for PTSD Aug 30th, 2019

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has gained a lot of attention over the last few years because of the number of soldiers who return from Iraq diagnosed with PTSD. It may be surprising to know that PTSD may  occur in civilian populations as well and is sometimes present after motor vehicle accidents,...

Benefiting from Functional Movement Class Aug 30th, 2019

For pain patients, the distraction of pain creates a scenario of compensatory movement patterns.  Patients develop incorrect movement habits to avoid pain and keep moving through their daily life.  Unfortunately, these habitual movements and poor body mechanics contribute to continued recurrent pain and flare-ups. With the challenge of physical injury and...

Have You Considered Adding Kettlebells To Your Workout? Aug 30th, 2019

If you are looking for an efficient way to get a great workout into a busy schedule, consider Kettlebells. You can multitask with kettlebells and strengthen your major muscle groups, improve your posture, endurance, and core stability, while getting a fantastic cardio workout. All in 30 minutes or less! At...

Acupuncture Demonstrated Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain Aug 30th, 2019

Pain is the number one reason why Americans now are seeking out complementary and alternative medicine such as acupuncture.[1] But is acupuncture really effective for pain? Some meta-analyses of randomized-controlled clinical trials of acupuncture have supported its efficacy.[2], [3] However, it is still controversial whether the effect of real acupuncture is more than...

The Wonders of Kinesiology Tape Aug 30th, 2019

At RehabOne Medical Group, we treat people at all stages of disease and in all phases of outpatient rehabilitation. There are many patients that suffer with varied levels of ongoing inflammation and pain that limit their function and decrease their overall wellness. As healthcare providers, it is our responsibility to...

Assessing the Functional Capacity Assessment Aug 30th, 2019

Attorneys are asking California treating and medical legal physician evaluators to consider an injured workers functional status including loss of capacity and return to work ability. Many systems exist and some are either too complicated, difficult to interpret or unscientific. September Newsletter

The Connection Between Chronic Pain & Depression Aug 30th, 2019

Pain is a personal experience and living with pain everyday is hard. It’s normal to feel uncomfortable, to feel tense, and to find yourself distracted from day to day chores by the pain. Living in a chronic state of tension can be exhausting in and of itself. Not sleeping, having...

Integrative Care: A Novel Approach to Functional Restoration Aug 30th, 2019

Functional restoration programs (FRPs) have existed for decades. Historically, such programs were considered as a last resort after patients had failed conventional medical and/or surgical treatment. Fortunately, national and international evidenced-based guidelines support participation in FRPs when lower levels of treatment have not yielded good outcomes, when barriers to improvement...

Changing Thinking/Changing Behavior Aug 30th, 2019

Most health care professionals working with people suffering from chronic pain know that helping the person become aware that their pain condition is a chronic one, and to accept that fact, is a key part of the process of restoring function.  It is a difficult thing to do for many...

Patient Care and Social Media Aug 30th, 2019

Last month we touched on the influence of social media on healthcare. With the growing popularity of social media and technology information, an important issue for us to ponder, involves possible issues with patients having online access to healthcare information. In the “internet age,” patients have easy access to on-line...

Social Media in Healthcare? Aug 30th, 2019

Social Media has become an integral way of life for the general population with the rising popularity of Facebook, Twitter, personal web pages, blogs and professional networking sites such as LinkedIn. As healthcare providers, we are pressured to “get with the times.” November Newsletter

Nutrition and Chronic Pain Aug 30th, 2019

Today, most Americans consume more calories than they actually need. Many of the foods they choose are also high in unfavorable ingredients, such as saturated fats, sugar and salt. A diet high in calories and concentrated fats not only makes us more prone to obesity, but may actually increase the...

Improving Sleep for Clients with Pain Aug 30th, 2019

Sleep disturbance is one of the most common complaints for people living with chronic pain. A national Sleep Foundation study found that two thirds of respondents living with chronic pain reported difficulty sleeping. In the case of severe, unremitting chronic pain that has a sustained and negative impact on function...

What’s the Difference between EMRS and EHRs? Aug 30th, 2019

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are a digital version of the paper charts which contains the medical and treatment history of patients in the medical office. This information is generally limited to use within the practice, and does not allow for in-depth data analysis. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) include a systematic collection of electronic...