Friday, January 23, 2015

Grace Walker Physical & Occupational Therapist Discovers Precipitating Factors in Low Back Pain!

 For more than 30 years, Dr. Grace Walker has served as an Occupational and Physical Therapist at Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center. Also its owner, Walker provides outpatient treatment to patients with conditions such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, and temporomandibular joint disorders. 

This organization has allowed her to aid others as well as teach medical groups and medical students about physiological health care. Since starting this business, Grace Walker earned a patent for a spinal and soft tissue mobilizer and was nominated for Business Woman of the Year in 2006. To prepare for her career, Walker acquired a bachelor of science in physical therapy and occupational therapy from the University of British Columbia School of Rehabilitation Medicine. Subsequently, she completed postgraduate work at an Orthopedic Residency Program in Hayward, California, and wrote a thesis about examining patients with lower back pain to discover precipitating factors. 

After gaining experience in physical therapy through her Orange, California, facility, Grace Walker returned to school to obtain additional credentials. As a student at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Utah, she took postgraduate courses toward a doctor of physical therapy and a doctor of occupational therapy and graduated as valedictorian. She has also been certified as a Clinical Nutritionist and a Certified Clinical Master of Herbology with the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. Presently, Dr. Grace Walker is working toward certification as a Naturopathic Practitioner and as a Nutritional Chef.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Grace Walker Physical and Occupational Therapist is a COPE Certified Health Coach through Villanova University

Dr. Grace Walker's practice at her self-named Physical Therapy and Pain Center in California permits her to use her natural skills and formal learning experiences in treating several conditions, such as sports rehab, back pain, and pain in the upper and lower extremities. As a physical therapist, Dr. Grace Walker works hard to ensure the respect of patients by providing quality care, using methods such as pressure point release to relieve pain. Dr. Walker believes in teaching what she practices. In addition to lecturing for various professional associations, she has participated as primary faculty member in several presentations, most recently in Orange, California. She mentors physical therapy students and interns in outpatient settings and serves as a consultant to other therapists. She also advises businesses on injury avoidance and proper back care for employees. She recently earned a certificate as a health instructor at Villanova University's Center for Obesity Prevention Education. Her practice's website: maintains a blog, covering such issues as arthritis, rotator cuff tears, and pain in the feet and ankles. One recent post described aches and pains resulting from smartphone use. In her spare time, Dr. Walker enjoys making Memory books, skiing, Pilates, and reading. She is devoted to Golden Retrievers as pets and as therapy dogs.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Grace Walker Physical Therapist and Team of Experts Provides Pain Relief from On the Job, Sports, and Other Injuries

The author of numerous articles, presentations, and lectures related to physical therapy, Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist, practices in Orange County, California, at the center she opened more than 30 years ago. The Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center helps patients with affordable pain relief in a wide range of ailments, including pain from on-the-job, sports, and other injuries as well as postsurgical pain. Patients also visit Grace Walker physical therapist and Holistic Health Care practitioner,  to consult on nutrition, women’s health issues, ergonomics, and aromatherapy.

While Dr. Walker’s lectures and presentations have primarily focused on topics related to physical rehabilitation, such as treatment of various types of pain, treatment of the foot and ankle, and issues associated with the cervical and lumbar spine, she has also lectured on cervical dysfunction and urinary incontinence, as well as how to grow one’s private practice. In addition to maintaining a busy practice and giving presentations and lectures,Grace has published four papers, one of which is peer reviewed.

Grace Walker’s lectures, writings, and presentations are a more formal way she shares her work experiences, Hand "on" sharing is the best!
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1111 W. Town and Country Rd. Ste. #1, Orange, Ca 92868
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Grace Walker Physical Therapist like this News coverage on Pets helping in recovery

Posted: Jan 02, 2015 7:51 AM PST Updated: Jan 02, 2015 7:51 AM PST

OLOL brings in pets to help in recovery

 Unfortunately in life, accidents and illness happen that can leave you having to re-learn everyday skills. At Our Lady of Lourdes hospital, they using the help of man's best friend to get patients back on track.

With a wag of the tail and a walk down the hall, a Golden Retriever named Cayenne makes his visit to the OLOL therapy unit. He is one of many pets that volunteer their time to help those in need.

"I've never worked with a therapist dog before and people that need to should because they are attentive and so lovable," OLOL patient Bonnie L. Thomas of Lafayette said.

Not only are these animals offering emotional support for those who can't be at home with their pets, they provide a unique service for patients who've lost certain skills due to stroke or other complications.

"We have patients with hip fractures, so they may practice standing while they're petting the dog or an occupational therapist may work on just brushing the dog and doing lots of things with it," Our Lady of Lourdes Physical Therapist Hannah Miller said.

Miller says something has simple as petting a dog can translate to someone re-learning how to comb their hair.

"Or someone who is having difficulty walking having them stand with the dog or be able to take a few steps with the dog. Sometimes that can even help motivate someone who doesn't want to walk, they may want to walk with the dog," Miller said.

With the help of these lovable pups, patients are making their way back home with something they may have lost completely.

"These people have been wonderful. I'm getting my independence back," Thomas said.

The pet therapy program, with "Pets for Health" is still in the pilot phase in one unit of the hospital, but they hope to move it to other floors in the near future.
Grace Walker Physical Therapist, Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Grace Walker Physical Therapist Uses Her Professional Background to Help Others

Grace Walker, DPT, OTD, has nearly four decades of experience and has been director of Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center since 1982. Prior to establishing her private practice, she relocated from Canada in 1977 and held a number of positions in healthcare centers throughout Orange County. In order to supplement her undergraduate education from the University of British Columbia, Grace Walker also completed Doctoral studies in both physical therapy and occupational therapy at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship with the Gray Institute. Grace Walker was Valedictorian of the class of 2005. In addition to managing Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center, she regularly serving as an active guest lecturer and associate faculty member at California State University. A published scholar, she has contributed to the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orange County Physical Therapy Association Bulletin, The Impressions Dental Journal, "The Aging Brain", a publication of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California, Irvine Ca. In addition to using her professional background to help others, Walker and her husband support a number of charitable activities such as the American Heart Association, Go Red for Women campaign and Stop Hunger Now initiatives.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Dr. Grace Walker, Physical & Occupational Therapist is Committed to Education

Dr. Grace Walker is a Southern California Physical and occupational therapist who directs the Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center located in the city of Orange. Committed to education as a way of gaining in-depth professional competency, she strives to offer patients quality care that addresses musculoskeletal problems and enhances quality of life. Dr. Grace Walker earned her Physical Therapy Doctorate and her Occupational Therapy doctorate at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and completed a Postgraduate Residency program in Orthopedics at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward, California. She subsequently undertook a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Gray Institute in Functional Training. In recent years, in order to add Wellness to her practice Dr. Walker has completed certifications in Aromatherapy, Herbology, and Nutrition culminating in her Certified Holistic Healthcare Practitioner at the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. She expects to complete a degree there as Certified Naturopathic Practitioner in 2015. She maintains longstanding membership in both the American Physical Therapy Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association and takes pride in the respect she has gained from fellow practitioners over the years. Dr. Grace Walker emphasizes fitness in her daily life and owns dogs who are Certified through Therapy Dogs International. 

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Grace Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center
Orange, CA