It’s Obvious These Four Celebrities Love Physical Therapy

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Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist at Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center is pleased to share this article recently published InStyle magazine.

From infrared saunas to freezing in the sub-zero temperatures of a cryotherapy machine, celebs and the fitness-obsessed will try just about anything to maintain their inner glow. And often times it’s Hollywood that introduces the rest of us to the hottest wellness trends that are about to make it mainstream. Case in point: physical therapy. This once daunting pain management therapy reserved for this recovering from surgery or injury has shifted its place in the wellness space, becoming a hot new addition to celebrities’ workout routines, whether they are injured or not.

The physical therapy guru behind Jennifer Aniston’s fit frame and P. Diddy’s healthy lifestyle is Dr. Karen Joubert. We asked Joubert why her clients are turning to physical therapy as a compliment to their workout routines, and how it’s changing their bodies.

“The clientele I work with are under an enormous amount of pressure and in many cases, this will manifest itself physically,” she says. “Artists can perform 4-7 shows a week along with traveling and trying to maintain a healthy diet, it’s a lot for anyone to handle. Physical therapy teaches them proper mechanics whether its basic posture on the screen and or extreme dance moves on stage. Education and maintenance provide them with longevity and prevention of injuries. In the long run, it’s a win-win for everyone.”

But why the sudden shift in how people are viewing the benefits of physical therapy, as opposed to just having to go to a session to heal an injury? “The desire for wellness and longevity has really helped to bring physical therapy to the forefront,” she says. “Recently, there has been a huge push in the longevity and prevention aspect of medicine. The public is turning more and more to physical therapy to help them understand and manage their pain. Who doesn’t want to feel better and do it with the guidance of a good physical therapist instead of popping addictive medications? Becoming in touch with the body can be a game changer in every aspect of one’s life.”

As for her favorite clients who dedicate themselves to regular sessions, she has a few in mind. “My favorites, include Puffy, Jennifer Aniston, Cher, and Serena Williams,” she says. “I challenge anyone to follow their daily raegimen. I can’t even keep up! They are so disciplined in all aspects of their lives, no wonder they are all successful! And YES, they all do physical therapy 3-5 times a week!

If you are interested in managing or preventing pain with the help of physical therapy, call Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center at (714) 997-5518 to have an evaluation with one of our expert physical therapists!

 

Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center

1111 W. Town and Country Rd., Ste. 1

Orange, CA 92868

(714) 997-5518

www.walkerpt.com

 

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Dr. Grace Walker with 3 Tips to Avoid Slip and Fall Injuries

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Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist, sees countless slip and fall injuries every year. They are more common than you’d expect!  ¼ of Americans over the age of 65 fall each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. It is not just older populations that need to be careful- falls can happen to anyone.

“All too often, people take their footing for granted. It’s typical for someone to walk around at full speed without ever looking down at the ground. This may be fine when there are no obstacles and the ground is made of something that gives good traction, but it can result in tripping or slipping if there’s something unexpected in the way or the ground has become icy,” says Dr. Samantha Stuart, D.C. from Portland, Oregon.

We’re sure you don’t need too much convincing on the topic of how detrimental falls can be. Are you curious how you and your loved ones might be able to avoid becoming one of these statistics? Here are 3 tips to keep in mind.

  1. Slip and fall accidents often happen in icy, wet, oily or slick conditions. Sidewalks, which are normally safe, become slippery and dangerous. Painted crosswalks on the road become very slippery when they are damp. Even in better weather conditions, some dirt on the ground could have you flailing like a mad-man to keep your balance!
  2. Remember to look down while you are walking. Many accidents stem from tripping over objects, or slipping on wet surfaces. Practice quick intervention by quickly cleaning any water spilled in the home, or clearing your path of objects left by you or your children.
  3. If you are have fallen once or more, speak with your doctor. There may be a reason you have fallen that you are not aware of. The issue might even be correctable, such as balance or an unusual gait or walking pattern.

 

If you have fallen, or feel you are risk for falling, call Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center to start your personalized plan of care for vestibular rehabilitation with an expert physical therapist!

Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center

714-997-5518

1111 W. Town & Country Rd. Ste. 1

Orange, CA 92868

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Program for Vestibular Rehabilitation

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Grace Walker, physical & occupational therapist and nutritionist says: ” Even if you feel a little less balanced than you used to, or only had a minor fall, you are still at risk and will benefit from the Better Balance Program.”

It has been estimated that at least 20% of patients who present to their physician with vertigo have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Usually, patients with BPPV report:

  • Dizziness that may be triggered by head movements
  • Unsteadiness
  • Falling or near falling
  • Visual &/or visual disturbance

Dizziness leads to falls and for people over the age of 50, falling is NOT a normal part of aging

-Grace Walker

Call Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center to start your personalized plan of care for vestibular rehabilitation with an expert physical therapist!

714-997-5518

1111 W. Town & Country Rd. Ste. 1

Orange, CA 92868

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Raving Fan of Vestibular Program at Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center

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Dizziness leads to falls, and for people over the age of 50, falling is NOT a normal part of aging.

Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center has  a vestibular rehabilitation program developed by Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist that fans rave about. Here is a success story from one of our patients who absolutely loved the treatment.

“I went to my doctor because I had been feeling dizzy for the past 3 months and I came close to falling many times.  My doctor sent me to Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center and the treatment for my vertigo and balance was amazing;  I didn’t realize how many body parts were involved, but the experienced therapists were able to coordinate my treatments to maximize my results.  All of the staff was helpful and friendly, and the office is always tidy.  I have recommended my friends to Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center, and I would recommend Grace Walker’s treatments to ANYONE”
– N. Love

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Suffer no longer  with the effective treatment and genuine care from Walker PT & Pain Center’s team of experts!

Call us at 714-997-5518 for more information or to set up an appointment.

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Victory Over Vertigo

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Walker PT & Pain Center’s Program for Vestibular Rehabilitation (Dizziness, Vertigo & Balance)

Kelsey Smith PT, DPT writes a thorough article in PT products online entitled: “Help! I have Vertigo

Dr. Grace Walker, Physical and Occupational Therapist, and Nutritionist at Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center has developed a program similar to the one reported here.

 

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It has been estimated that at least 20% of patients who present to the physician with vertigo have Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). However, this may be an underestimation. Usually, patients with BPPV report dizziness that may be triggered by head movements, unsteadiness, falling or near falling, &/or visual disturbance. Dizziness leads to falls and for people over the age of 50, falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center has an effective and affordable program for patients who are at risk for serious fall injuries and for those who have already fallen. Even if you feel a little less balanced than you used to or only had a minor fall, you are still at risk and will benefit from Walker’s Better Balance Program with our team of experts.

Walker PT & Pain Center’s Vestibular Program:

  • Dix-Hallpike Test
  •  Epley Maneuver for Canalith Repositioning
  •  Home Canalith Repositioning Exercis
  • 830 ML Laser applied to ear canal using cone and upper cervical are
  • General Balance Evaluation
  • Cervical Evaluation & Treatment

 

For an appointment with an expert physical therapist call Walker Physical Therapy in Orange, California.

714-997-5518

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