Fascia – The Mystery Tissue That Holds You Together with Tim Appleford, PT, MSPT, OCS, ATC Clinical Services Manager of the Bay Area Physical Therapy location March 28, 2017 • 7:00pm – 8:00pm Fascia is a connective tissue that forms a continuous system throughout the body. Problems in that system can create pain and movement limitations. Come learn about the fascial system, how to keep it healthy, and what to do if it’s not! Seating is limited. Click here to Register on eventbrite. For further assistance please call (925) 284-6150.
Gait and Balance Affecting your Daily Life with Brianna Munson, PT at Lafayette Physical Therapy February 28, 2017 • 7:00pm – 8:00pm Maintain your independence and fight back against falls! Gait and balance issues are not a natural part of aging. Join Brianna Munson, PT and learn what you can do to tune up your balance! Brianna will discuss the components of gait and balance, how to tell if you are at risk for future falls, and discuss tips on improving balance in order to increase your independence and quality of life. Determine if you are at risk for future falls […]
What is fascia? Fascia is a type of connective tissue found within the body. It is mostly made up of collagen, making it somewhat pliable but also very good at resisting tensile (pulling) forces. The body’s fascial system is continuous throughout the body, connecting your head all the way to your toes! What does fascia do? Fascia is basically the support system for all of the body’s soft tissue structures (muscle, tendon, organ, blood vessels, nerves, etc). For example, fascia envelopes the individual muscles and organs and keeps them where they belong while still allowing for movement. Fascia also plays […]
Have you had your alignment checked lately? Usually when you hear this question, the first thing that comes to mind is when the last time you had your car serviced. More importantly is when you last took a look at yourself. For most people, when they think about personal alignment they simply think “posture” – Sitting posture, standing posture – and they acknowledge that they know it could be better. This is probably true for most of us as the demands of our lives force us to assume positions out of convenience, comfort or ease. The truth of the matter […]
Balance: not what it used to be? Have you noticed that your walking or balance is just a little different than it used to be? Gait is the manner in which a person walks and can tell us a lot about certain strengths, weaknesses, balance impairments, flexibility deficits or other dysfunctions that one should address to prevent falls or other injuries. Balance is the ability to maintain body equilibrium and is made up of the sensory and motor systems. The sensory systems include visual, vestibular and somatosensory systems which help tell your brain where you are in space and then […]