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Neck Pain Treatment San Diego

Holly Jolly, pain in the neck? Although the holidays are typically a time of joy and celebrating family, they also can cause some serious stress. Late night gift wrapping, driving long distances to see family, changes in diet and workout as well as schedules can all affect how well one feels at this time of the year. This post is going to explore headaches, their causes, and what you (and a physical therapist) can do to make them go away. Did you know that headaches affect 99% of the population at some point in their lives? Cervicogenic Headaches and Muscle Tension Headaches are the most common types of headaches and together they account for 60-80% of all headaches. These headaches are “ref

How To Choose a Good San Diego Physical Therapist

Picture this: You go to the doctor for leg pain, and the doctor gives you a referral to a physical therapy clinic. Once home, you Google the physical therapy clinic the doctor referred you to and realize the clinic is not in a convenient location. This happens often. As long as you have a doctor referral you, as a patient, have a choice where you would like to receive physical therapy treatment. As long as you have a PPO insurance plan, Tricare, Medicare or choose to pay our cash rate (in the case that you do not wish to use insurance benefits), Mizuta & Associates is always an option! One of our patients who lived in the SDSU area went to see a specialist doctor for her knee. This doctor wa

Insurance Verification at Mizuta & Associates Physical Therapy

At Mizuta & Associates we accept any PPO insurance plan as well as Medicare and Tricare Prime and Standard. We verify each patient’s insurance benefits to minimize potential insurance coverage issues. We also accept cash payment for patients without physical therapy benefits or who have an insurance we do not accept such as an EPO or HMO. No-interest payment plans are available to help our cash and high deductible patients afford treatment. It is important to remember that in the state of California a patient must have a prescription from a medical provider in order to utilize insurance benefits. All of our insurance patients are billed in-network. Sometimes patients have a secondary insuran

Ergonomic Workstation Setup

During a typical work day, you spend an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes sitting at your desk and 7 hours per day sleeping at night. Increased time spent sitting can be detrimental to your health. This info is from a study by Dr. Myanna Duncan, Mr. Aadil Kazi and Professor Cheryl Haslam from the Work & Health Research Centre, Loughborough University. The study found that people who sit at work are more likely to sit when they are home as well. The amount of time spent at your computer, as well as how you use your computer, can be a major cause of back, neck and shoulder pain. Poor posture while sitting at the computer and lack of regular breaks and exercise contribute to the problem. Correc

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