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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.

APTA Names New Strategic Business Partner

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American Physical Therapy Association
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For the past 35 years, occupational and physical therapist Grace Walker has helped clients with various issues requiring physical therapy such as pain of the spine and temporomandibular joint issues. In order to augment her skills as a physical therapist and network with her peers, Grace Walker maintains membership in the American Physical Therapy Association.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recently welcomed Scorebuilders as the newest member of the organization’s Strategic Business Partner program. Named to the bronze level of the program, Scorebuilders has been in business for the past 27 years, offering educational elements such as books, review classes, and smartphone applications to physical therapists looking to take their careers to the next level.

Through the Strategic Business Partner initiative, the APTA is able to forge key relationships with companies that have beneficial services to offer APTA members by offering marketing and other services in return. To learn more about the program, visit http://www.apta.org/StrategicBusinessPartners.

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

AAOMPT – Support for Physical Therapy Students

 

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
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At Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center, physical and occupational therapist Grace Walker helps her patients move better and learn more about their bodies and their conditions. A practitioner of manual therapy, Grace Walker is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) is dedicated to advancing physical therapy and musculoskeletal care in America. It seeks to expand opportunities for manual therapy practitioners and expand awareness of the practice within the greater world of physical therapy.

Education is of great importance to AAOMPT. The organization provides physical therapy students with a wide array of resources and operates a Student Special Interest Group in order to foster student involvement. The interest group works to create a community of students with an active interest in manual therapy and facilitates discussions and collaboration between those students and more established healthcare professionals. In this way, AAOMPT works to inspire and support the next generation of physical therapists in America.
See an expert physical therapist at Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center. Call 714-997-5518

Prevention and Treatment of Skiing-Related Injuries

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Grace Walker Physical Therapy
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Dr. Grace Walker is a registered physical therapist who holds several other titles, including certified nutritionist and certified holistic healthcare practitioner. Since 1982, Dr. Walker has been the owner and leading physical therapist of Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center in Orange, California. Outside of work, Grace Walker enjoys recreational activities such as hiking and skiing.

Knee injuries make up roughly one-third of all skiing-related injuries, with the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) being of main concern. Samantha Schoeneman, a physical therapist and certified Pilates instructor, developed a hybrid “Skilates” program to aid skiers with recovery by reducing stress on key ligaments. Focusing on a full range of motion, these Pilates movements can help strengthen skiers’ hamstrings, which adds support for the ACL.

One way to reduce the likelihood of ski injuries is by wearing knee braces, which provide 30 percent more resistance to the rigors endured by the knees in downhill skiing. Stretching exercises that focus on flexion and extension can also help prevent injuries.

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