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Recovery After a Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Got chronic knee pain? Has a knee replacement come up in conversation? Bet this sounds familiar… You’ve been having severe pain and stiffness in your knee after a car or sports-related injury, tumor, fracture, or just with normal joint wear and tear. Your pain prevents you from sleeping well. Maybe your knee buckles on you […]

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Physical Therapy Tackles Cervicogenic Headaches Head-On

Are you noticing headaches on one side or the back of your head? Are you feeling worse at the end of your workday or headaches that worsen with computer usage or driving? You may be suffering from cervicogenic headaches. Thankfully, they are treatable with physical therapy!  Read below to learn more about this condition and […]

Prehab for your Total Knee or Hip Replacement

You’re about to have a total knee or hip replacement at a same-day surgical center. Hooray! In most cases, you’re finally going to do something about that nagging arthritic pain in your joint that has been driving you CRAZY. You’ve met with your orthopedic surgeon, you’ve discussed the plan for surgery, and when to start […]

How Swimmers Can Prevent Injuries From the Start

Many swimmers complain of injuries such as shoulder instability and pain at the top of their stroke, also known as “impingement,” that get in the way of their training.  How do these injuries happen and what can you do to prevent them?  Here is a bit of advice to keep you injury-free for years to come. […]

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To Move or Not To Move? (to Hawaii for a Physical Therapy Job)

Raised in the midwest, I moved to Hawaii sight unseen. For me, living in Hawaii was never on my radar, but when I found out my ideal job was located in the middle of the Pacific, I finally decided to take a closer look.  Having weighed the pros and cons of making such a life-changing […]

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Arm Pain? Check the Neck!

  Do you have a deep ache or weird sensation in the shoulder, elbow, or hand? Does it come and go? Does it get worse when you stay in one position for too long, sometimes spreading into other areas? Do you massage or ‘shake it out’ to get relief? Check the neck! All too often, […]

How to Use the Ocean for Recovery

The ocean is an amazing healing tool – mentally, physically, and spiritually. Did you know that Physical Therapists often advise the use of water to improve function, decrease pain, and promote strengthening? The ocean is all around us! Hawaii has many areas where the water is calm. Calm water is great for those of us […]

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3 Things Your Physical Therapist Wants You to Know About Working From Home

By this point in the pandemic, many people have made the permanent switch from office life to work-from-home life. At JACO Rehab, we have seen infinitely more neck, back and wrist injuries due largely in part to this switch to poor ergonomic work-stations and long hours spent slouched on a couch with a laptop. Here are […]

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