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Physical therapy can improve energy loss, fatigue and post-surgical mobility issues after cancer tre

Energy loss and fatigue are side effects commonly associated with receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment; these side effects can affect your body upwards of six to nine months following treatment. However, your experience will be unique to another person undergoing the same treatment, as every individual will respond differently; the same can be said for different treatments as the contributing factors to fatigue will vary from one cancer treatment to another. In recent studies, research has proven that energy loss associated with cancer treatment can contribute to other common ailments such as depression, joint pain, overall muscle weakness and numbness and tingling in the hands or f

Tips for Preventing Dehydration on a San Diego Summer Day

How many times have we heard, “drink more water?” Hydrating our bodies is critical for survival but most crucial during summer months. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 318 Americans die annually from heart-related illnesses. Signs of dehydration include: fatigue, loss of appetite, flushed skin, heat intolerance, headache, dark colored urine, and constipation. Adequate hydration will keep your summer activities safer and much more enjoyable. The best way to prevent dehydration is to: Drink water before you are thirsty Consume at least 64 oz of water a day If active or outside, drink at least 16 oz of water 1 to 2 hours prior to activity Avoid caffeinated and alc

Exploding Muscles and the Rehab Process

Imagine you are skiing down a hill. You see a mogul up ahead and decide to jump it. When you land on your skis, the legs you thought indestructible, decide to fail you. Your patella dislocates, you tear your knee ligaments and your quadriceps muscle explodes inside your thigh. This is the exact situation a Mizuta & Associates patient experienced. Meet Joe. Joe is currently rehabbing his left knee due to a tear in his vastus medialis oblique (VMO), dislocating his left patella and a torn Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL). Joe recently had surgery to repair all the damage and is currently 4 months post-op. Joe’s situation is unique because his mechanism of injury is very common during s

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