Friday, February 19, 2016

Get treatment after work injury or auto accident

Grace Walker, physical & occupational therapist and nutritionist says "Begin treatment Immediately after an accident and start getting some FAST relief!"

It doesn't matter if you have insurance or not, we will work directly with your attorney, at fault party or your insurance company. Typically, there is no cost to you.

We see a variety of the following types of cases:
  • Auto accidents whether you are at fault or not. If not at fault, call for a free screen.
  • Work injuries
  • Chronic pain from an old accident
We work as a Team with Good, Ethical Attorneys and we can refer you if needed!

Call Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center to schedule your first consultation with an expert physical therapist.

1111 W. Town & Country Rd. Ste.1
Orange, CA 92868

Friday, February 12, 2016

Yes, physical therapy CAN help your arthritis pain!

Some people think that since arthritis is a condition that stems from degeneration and aging, it cannot be helped by physical therapy.

The truth is that although the pain is chronic and caused by irreversible factors, that same pain CAN be changed through physical therapy. Research shows us these findings:

  • One study compared patients with knee osteoarthritis who were treated in therapy with both manual techniques (stretching and knee mobilizations) and with exercises versus people who just did exercises at home. The patients who went to therapy had twice the pain relief and improvement of function compared to the people who did exercises on their own. This relief lasted when they were rechecked a year later!

  • Another study compared patients with hip osteoarthritis who were all treated by physical therapists. Half of the patients received manual therapy (stretching and mobilizations techniques to the hip) and half did exercises for the hip only. The patients who had their therapists performing manual therapy on them showed better improvements with pain, stiffness, motion, and function compared to those with exercises only. The improvements with the manual therapy group were still better 29 weeks later when rechecked!


From Physical therapy treatment effectiveness for osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized comparison of supervised clinical exercise and manual therapy procedures versus a home exercise program & Comparison of manual therapy and exercise therapy in osteoarthritis of the hip: a randomized clinical trial.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Be Free From Shoulder Pain

Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist & nutritionist says, "Be free from shoulder pain"

An estimated 50% of people in the U.S. suffer from shoulder pain and only HALF of them will seek treatment. Injury or abuse over time can cause shoulder pain and, left untreated, can lead to pain in the neck, back, elbow and hand as well.

Here are some important Do's and Don'ts for shoulder pain; but don't wait any longer and seek treatment now:

  • DO lie on your pain-free side
  • DO elevate our shoulder by keeping the elbow supported during sitting and driving
  • DO use ice 20-30 minutes before bed
  • DON'T lift with your palms down
  • DON'T sit for more than 20 minute durations
  • DON'T push or pull anything when hands are not visible
  • DON'T aggressively stretch or strengthen without your doctor or physical therapist's approval.

Call Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center to schedule an appointment with an expert physical therapist!

1111 W. Town & Country Rd. Ste.1
Orange, Ca 92868