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Getting Involved with APTA Advocacy

 

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American Physical Therapy Association
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The recipient of a doctor of physical therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Dr. Grace Walker helps patients achieve healing and regain mobility. Complementing her work at Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center in Orange, California, Dr. Grace Walker holds membership in professional groups such as the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Formed by 274 charter members in 1921, the APTA has grown over the past century into a prominent organization encompassing 95,000 practitioners around the United States. The association fosters a sense of collegiality among its members through annual events and encourages continuing education through courses and conferences. In addition, the APTA advocates for legislation that affects physical therapists and the patients they work with.

To better advocate for legislation important to the field, the APTA leverages the power of its membership through a series of grassroots initiatives. On the APTA website, members can access prewritten letters to send to members of Congress about pending or proposed legislation, while the organization also provides guidance and training on ways to advocate at the individual level.

Furthermore, APTA members can download the APTA Action app, which functions as a clearinghouse for all available advocacy opportunities. Through the app, members can access a congressional directory, keep track of key advocacy and legislative deadlines, and research talking points to keep in mind during interactions with policy makers. Learn more at APTA.org.

For an appointment with an expert, caring physical therapist call 714-997-5518.

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Occupational Therapy Month Celebrates the Role of Therapists

 

AOTA Gives Tips on How to Prevent Falls

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American Occupational Therapy Association
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Since 1982, Dr. Grace Walker has owned and operated the Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center in Orange, California, and uses her training as an occupational and physical therapist to treat patients with a wide range of issues. In an effort to stay up-to-date with the latest in occupational medicine, Dr. Grace Walker maintains membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

For adults 65 years of age and older, falls represent the leading injury/death risk. There are several mitigating factors that can lead to falls, such as the wrong shoes, items in the home that represent a tripping risk, and health conditions that can cause impaired balance, among others.

Input from experienced occupational therapists can help reduce the risk of falling. That’s why AOTA has published a list of recommendations to help make the home safer for elderly adults. Arranging the furniture to create more room, adding support rails in potential fall zones, and placing rubber mats on the floor in the bathroom and kitchen can go a long way toward reducing falling hazards in the home. For the complete list of recommendations, visit aota.org.

For an appointment with an excellent Physical therapist call Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center at 714-997-5518.

ML830 Laser Therapy Outcomes

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ML830 Laser Therapy
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Physical therapist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Grace Walker holds advanced degrees from Villanova, Rocky Mountain University, and the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy. Currently, Dr.Grace Walker provides treatment options for back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain as the director of Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center.

Located in Orange County, California, Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center incorporates revolutionary and innovative treatments into its service array. These include the ML830 Laser, a form of Low-Level Laser Therapy technology (LLLT). The treatment involves the application of low level laser wavelengths, known as photons, to areas of the body that experience chronic pain.

The treatment stimulates cell recovery and helps the body to maintain an ideal fluid balance. Moreover, LLLT absorbs excess edema, a liquid substance the body naturally produces in the case of injury but can cause swelling and pain. These outcomes lead to other benefits that include:

– Immediate results for the majority of patients.
– A reduction in recovery time for injuries and a reduced risk of re-injury.
– A reduction in swelling, which can lead to enhanced movement and flexibility.
– A decrease in pain and inflammation without the need for drugs.
– An improvement in quality of life.

Call now for an appointment with an expert physical therapist at Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center in Orange, California. 714-997-5518.

Physical Therapy and Knee Pain

 

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Knee Pain
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A physical therapist with more than three decades of experience, Dr. Grace Walker leads Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center in Orange, California. In fact, Dr. Grace Walker leverages her extensive experience as a physical therapist to treat patients with several types of pain, including those affecting the knee.

Knee pain can be attributed to various causes, including arthritis, trauma, and knee surgery. Unfortunately, it can severely impact quality of life by discouraging walking and otherwise limiting mobility.

Physicians may recommend physical therapy as an effective means of recovery to patients with knee pain. For instance, in those with arthritis of the knee, weak quadriceps can exacerbate pain and lost mobility. To reduce painful symptoms, therapists can guide patients through exercises specifically intended to improve the strength of this muscle group.

Physical therapy also supports those with knee pain caused by trauma. During therapy, patients may undergo stretches, ultrasound massaging, electrical muscle stimulation, and exercises like hamstring curls or leg lifts.

The duration of any therapy regimen depends on the severity of the trauma or pain. Physicians may prescribe multiple sessions per week for several weeks or months.
For an appointment with an expert and compassionate physical therapist call Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center in Orange, California at 714-997-5518.

The AAOMPT Student Special Interest Group

 

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
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Through her work as the director of the Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center, Grace Walker provides services as a physical therapist and an occupational therapist. Further to her work as a physical therapist, Grace Walker is a Fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT), which provides various educational opportunities to its members.

The AAOMPT created its Student Special Interest Group (SIG) with the aim of encouraging student activity within the organization, both via the use of manual physical therapy practices based on current evidence and by advancing the practice of orthopedic manual physical therapy. In doing so, the Student SIG offers growth opportunities to AAOMPT members and facilitates networking between upcoming and current physical therapy professionals.

The Student SIG’s ultimate aim is to create a collective of students who will later become the leaders of the profession. Beyond this, the Student SIG maintains a blog that provides information about the organization’s activities and upcoming events that may benefit its members.

For an appointment with an expert physical therapist call Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center in Orange, California at 714-997-5518.