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What to Expect After Meniscus Surgery

Your recovery after a meniscus surgery depends on your dedication to rehabilitation. Make sure you read up on the expectations after surgery to understand how to recover well without risking another injury. If you’re looking for a physical therapy clinic on O’ahu after your surgery, check out JACO Rehab’s team! You’ll get the 1-on-1 attention […]

What is Peripheralization vs. Centralization?

Peripheralization and centralization are terms used to describe a pattern of symptoms that are associated with low back pain with radicular symptoms into the hip, leg, and foot. Peripheralization refers to symptoms of pain or numbness/tingling traveling away from the origin of pain. Centralization essentially refers to symptoms returning toward the origin of pain or […]

DeQuervain’s Synovitis: Exercises, Injections, or Surgery?

Developing a sharp pain on the back of your thumb or wrist? Is it limiting your ability to type, lift and hold items, and do your everyday activities? You might have developed an injury called DeQuervain’s Syndrome. It can also be called a synovitis or tenosynovitis depending on which specific structure is inflamed. If you […]

Dos and Don’ts of Frozen Shoulder Management

If you’ve recently visited the doctor for shoulder discomfort and left with a diagnosis of “adhesive capsulitis” or “frozen shoulder,” you should know the dos and don’t of frozen shoulder management! Frozen shoulder may seem like a scary diagnosis, but it’s actually very common and manageable.  Yes, your shoulder is painful and stiff, we hear […]

Physical Therapy for Knee Arthritis

Knees go through a lot. They help you walk, run, stair climb, kneel, hike, swim – you name the activity, they’re probably involved. With all that demand, it makes sense that the knee goes through wear-and-tear. The medical term for wear-and-tear is arthritis. Guess what? Arthritic changes are normal. Compare it to developing gray hair […]

Types of Meniscus Tears and How to Treat Them

A meniscus tear can sound like a major issue. If your doctor suspects a tear, or if the tear has been confirmed by an MRI, you’re probably wondering what’s next. Good news! Not all meniscus injuries require surgery. It’s possible to avoid surgery with conservative care like physical therapy. Unless surgery is strongly advised by […]

How to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis and Treat Mild Symptoms

Starting to develop symptoms of discomfort by the heel or arch of your foot? Uh, oh… sounds like the beginnings of a stubborn injury called plantar fasciitis. If you’re catching the symptoms early, you still have an opportunity to reverse them before they impact your daily activity. You’re in the right place if you want […]

Total Shoulder Replacement Recovery

We’ve all heard of knee and hip replacements, but have you heard of a total shoulder replacement?! If you’re reading this page, you may have heard about it from your doctor because you’re considering the surgery. You’re in the right place. Total shoulder replacements (or total shoulder arthroplasties) have made great advancements over the past […]

Physical Therapy for Herniated Discs

Back pain is an very common condition. Almost 80% of people experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. It can be scary, especially when you’re in a great deal of pain. (2) One of the most commonly diagnosed reasons for back pain is the discovery of a herniated disc. If this is you, […]

Physical Therapy for Vertigo (Yes, We Can Treat That!)

When you constantly feel dizzy and out-of-sorts with your daily activities, your whole world can seem upside down. If you’re experiencing unexplained dizziness, don’t wait to address it. You may be experiencing vertigo, which can be a sign of something very simple to fix or something more serious. *It is strongly recommended to see a […]

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