Albany Physical Therapy

Welcome to Albany Physical Therapy, in Albany, CA. We specialize in orthopedic manual physical therapy, sports medicine, pre/post-surgical and neurological rehabilitation, serving the community for over 35 years. Why Physical Therapy? Physical Therapy Brings Motion to Life. Physical therapists are movement experts, we: Are highly educated, licensed health care professionals who can identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems. Help people of all ages and ability improve or restore pain-free mobility. Develop and prescribe therapeutic exercises programs. Provide hands-on manual healing with joint and soft tissue mobilization. Utilize modalities of electrical stimulation, ultrasound and kinesio/athletic taping when appropriate. Can help clients reduce pain, and avoid the need for surgery and/or the long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. Work collaboratively with our clients. Treatment plans are designed for each person’s individual goals, challenges, and needs. Empower clients in reaching their ultimate recovery goals.

Prevent hand and wrist pain with position changes & simple exercises Most people don’t realize just how much they rely on their hands and wrists until a problem arises. This is often the case for anyone with hand or wrist pain, which can turn many everyday activities into challenging tasks that require a strategy to overcome or complete avoidance in some cases. As ...

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Hand or wrist pain can strike at any age and complicate simple tasks The hands and wrists are one of the main tools that we use to navigate the world around us. Whether it’s driving to work, typing away on your computer, or picking up your child, the use of your hands and wrists is absolutely vital to your ability to function normally in everyday life. But this fre...

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Physical therapy is the best option knee and hip osteoarthritis Orthopedic manual therapy interventions with exercise therapy compared with exercise therapy alone provide short term benefits in reducing pain, improving function, and stairs ascending-descending time in people with knee osteoarthritis.

Take these steps to reduce arthritis symptoms in daily life The term "arthritis" is used to describe more than 100 different conditions, all of which are defined by inflammation of one or more joints and a resulting set of bothersome symptoms. The exact cause in each case depends on what type of arthritis is present, but the common thread between them is a f...

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Reduce chances of developing osteoarthritis with lifestyle changes Osteoarthritis is a complex process that results from a number of different causes. Older age does play a part because the body naturally undergoes several changes that make joints more vulnerable to developing it. Therefore, since nothing can be done to stop the aging process, older age is consider...

Golf Injuries? Tips to avoid overuse injuries in golf. #SeeAPT1st Many young golfers, especially those who lack proper technique, suffer from acute or overuse injuries.

Arthritis can affect individuals of all ages Arthritis is one of the most commonly recognized conditions responsible for pain, and there’s a clear reason why: it happens to be one of the leading causes of disability throughout the world. Many people also tend to associate arthritis with older age, which can lead to the perception that it’s...

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PT is a much safer and more effective alternative to opioids Try as we might, it’s nearly impossible to avoid all pain in our lives. Whether it’s twisted ankle or a bad back, we all experience some pain at one point or another, which is why the presence of pain is by far the most common reason people seek out health care. But treating pain, especially chr...

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PTs are experts at identifying imbalances to prevent injuries When most people hear about physical therapy, they usually tend to think that it’s only for disabled individuals and those who are recovering from injury. While it may be true that physical therapy is perhaps most commonly used on patients that fall into these two categories, this is far from its ...

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If you have a painful condition, physical therapy is your best option Have you dealt with any pain recently—or perhaps right now—that prevents you from moving or completing certain tasks normally? If so, it’s probably due to some type of musculoskeletal disorder. This term is used to describe a wide array of conditions that are frequently responsible for causing...

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Understanding the truly massive scale of the opioid epidemic The presence of pain—especially pain that lasts for a long period of time—is perhaps the most common reason that people seek out medical help. Because pain is such a unique and subjective experience, it’s also one of the most controversial and complex medical conditions to treat. There are a s...

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Some physical therapists may offer education on improving nutrition When you visit a physical therapist for an injury, you typically expect to be provided with a program that includes various exercises, techniques and other treatments intended to reduce your pain and improve your physical abilities. What you may not expect is advice on nutrition and your diet, since...

Therapy can reduce pain and improves function for lower back pain Approximately 80% of the population will experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lifetime, and it's one of the most common reasons that leads patients to visit a medical professional for treatment. There are many treatments available for addressing acute LBP, which is pain that has las...

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Immediately going to a PT for back pain found to reduce costs Of the 46,914 patients included in the study, 6,668 (14.2%) received physical therapy within 90 days. Of these patients, 2,052 (30.8%) started immediately, 2,219 (33.3%) did so early, 1,044 (15.7%) were delayed, and 1,353 (20.3%) were placed in the “late physical therapy” group. Comparisons betw...

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Try several remedies for back pain and discover which work for you Back pain is generally considered to be the most common condition that causes disability in the world. The back muscles and spine support much of the body’s weight, and we use these muscles in a significant number of our everyday movements like sitting, standing, and walking. So it’s not hard to...

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Best ways to reduce your chances of developing back pain The fact that back pain is so common in the general population might make you feel as if you’re powerless to do anything to stop it from occurring. This can prove to be one of the biggest mistakes you can make, as failing to take any action whatsoever is certain to only make matters worse.

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Back pain can strike in different ways at all stages of life There are very few guarantees in life but chances are you’ll experience back pain at some point in your lifetime, as about 8 out of 10 people will deal with it at least once. The type of back pain you may experience will depend on your age, habits, and health, and it’s important to realize that ...

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Seeing PT early for neck pain can lower costs and use of healthcare Neck pain is extremely common, as it ranks fourth of all conditions that are responsible for causing disability. As a result, neck pain is also one of the most common reasons that individuals seek out treatment, and the majority of them go to their primary care doctor for an evaluation. Doctors usua...

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If you According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 20% of Americans have experienced neck pain at least once in just the past three months. If you count yourself as one of these individuals or are dealing with neck pain currently, the most important question you probably have i...

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Improving your bed & workstation setup can help reduce your neck pain The neck has an incredibly important job to do. It supports the head and allows us to move it in a wide range of directions so that we can better navigate the world around us. But because of how frequently it’s used and its position in the body, the neck is also a very common location for pain, an...

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No matter your age, neck pain can be a nuisance There’s a good reason that we often call things that bother us a “pain in the neck.” Neck pain is one of the most common health problems in the world, and it’s second only to back pain in terms of painful muscle and bone disorders. Statistics vary on just how prevalent neck pain is, but some...

No matter your age, neck pain can be a nuisance There’s a good reason that we often call things that bother us a “pain in the neck.” Neck pain is one of the most common health problems in the world, and it’s second only to back pain in terms of painful muscle and bone disorders. Statistics vary on just how prevalent neck pain is, but some...

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Physical therapy exercise program beneficial for hip replacement Total hip replacement (THR) rates are increasing internationally, especially in the UK. Although THR can successfully reduce pain and improve the quality of life and function, several studies have highlighted functional problems up to one year after surgery, with up to 8% of patients reporting dissa...

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948 San Pablo Ave
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