Physical Therapist Needed!

We are excited to say that we are growing!

We are in need of a California Licensed Physical Therapist FULL TIME in our Victorville, CA and Palm Desert, CA offices. We are specialists in Neuro / Geriatrics / Seniors / Vestibular / Balance & Movement Disorders / Parkinson’s, etc.

We pride ourselves in offering 1:1 for full treatment time – that is: 1 patient per hour. We have a dynamic team that is dedicated to patient care, have created an easy work environment with low stress and flexible hours.

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Competitive salary (based on experience) and benefits (Health, Dental, Vision, PTO and Con-Ed) offered. New Grads welcome and will train. Certifications in LSVT®BIG, Vestibular & Balance or equivalent helpful, but not required. Relocation assistance considered for right candidate!

Fax Resume and 5 References to: 800-489-6905.

Some Benefits of Walking!!!

Walking is so important. We are MADE to walk!

Did you know:
– walking 30 minutes a day can cut your risk of diabetes by 50% and for those over the age of 60 by 70%?
– walking cuts the risk of stroke by 25%?
– walking reduces hypertension and lower blood pressure for 20 hours?
– women who walk have a 20% lower risk factor for breast cancer and 31% lower risk for developing colon cancer?
– Women who walk regularly can reduce cancer recurrence and mortality by 50%?
– walking helps our body resists diseases and heals faster when we walk?
– Men who walk have significantly lower prostate cancer and can lower risk of colon cancer by 60%?
– Men with prostate cancer show that walking can reduce mortality by 46%?
– walking helps prevent depression by producing endorphins?
– walking strengthens the heart, circulatory system and bones?
– walking produces POSITIVE neurochemicals while dieting can trigger NEGATIVE neurochemicals?
– walking has benefits that exceed losing 20 pounds?
– walking can reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis?
– walking can reduce the risk of “catching a cold” and reduce the life a “cold” by 46%?
– walking boosts our healthy cholesterol?
– walking diminishes the risk of hip fracture and need for gallstone surgery by 20 – 31%?
– All you need is 15 min in the AM and 15 min in the PM to keep your body healthy and to add years to your life?

If you are having difficulty walking, physical therapy can help you gain the confidence and strength you need to be more active, safe and moving!

The staff at Arroyo Physical Therapy, in Pasadena, CA are movement experts, and can help you achieve your lifelong goals of being active and walking more.

Balance Diagnostics and Rehabilitation

With falls being the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in individuals 65 years of age and older, it is important to know your options for testing and rehabilitation. Not only are costs rising for the care of these individuals either for the high death toll or for treatment and recovery that results from these disabling accidents.

The loss of independence is significant either as a fear of falling or as a result of having had a fall. There are many providers out there that offer generic fall prevention programs but only address issues such as environment like general home safety. However, those that may have more severe types of balance disorders – such as dizziness, will fall regardless of the environment.

It is important to seek professional help for testing for these balance disorders as it not only interferes with daily activities, work and travel, it can also be a sign of underlying issues affecting the Nervous System, Vestibular System and general Proprioception (the body’s awareness to its self).

Although Arroyo Physical Therapy in Pasadena, CA is primarily concerned with Vestibular Rehabilitation, it is also important for us to have resources available for more advanced testing, such as VNG (Videonystagmography), CDP (Computerized Dynamic Posturography) and VAT (Vestibular Autorotation Testing).

If you suffer from severe or slight imbalance, have a history of falls, vertigo, dizziness – either acute or chronic, have general gait, balance or movement disorders, concussion or head trauma, TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), other age related instability, chemotherapy or inner ear surgery, it might be a good idea to get tested and see if testing is right for you.

Signs and Symptoms of Common Balance Disorders:
– Vertigo – Ringing in the Ear – Dizziness – Unsteadiness – Faint Feeling – Depression – Nausea – Headaches – Wooziness – Hearing Loss – Blurred Vision – Imbalance – Instability – Fear of Falling – Lightheadedness – Motion Sickness – Memory Loss – Tinnitus

If you suffer from any of these, testing may be appropriate. Arroyo Physical Therapy has resources to help you get tested and rehabilitated to make your life Fun and Functional Again.

2012 Conference on Aging

Just a reminder for those of you following us, we will be at the 2012 Conference on Aging THIS Friday, April 13th, 2012, at the First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, located at: 3700 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107. The event is set from 8 AM to 1:30 PM. We are proud to be there and will have information on our FREE Fall and Balance screenings on the first Saturday of EVERY month (by appointment only!) and other valuable information on our services and other resources for seniors.

Please stop by and say “hello” and be sure to refer a friend or someone who could utilize our services.

We are THE specialist for balance and movement disorders in the San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, CA and surrounding areas.

Outcome Measures and Evidence Based Practice

Arroyo Physical Therapy in Pasadena, Ca., strives to bring you the best and most current updated testing and treatment for balance, movement disorders, fall prevention and vestibular disorders. Outcome measures, and having a program of evidence based practices, are becoming the norm (and required by Medicare!)

These outcome measures and evidence based practices are vital to the consistency of care.

We’d like to remind you that while you have a choice for physical therapy in Pasadena, CA., Arroyo Physical Therapy is proud of offer one-on-one care while maintaining the highest level of service and practice.

Balance and Fall screenings

Remember our monthly balance and fall screening this Saturday, Feb. 4th! These screenings can help prevent falls, provide you with tools and education to make important decisions about your health. The staff at Arroyo Physical Therapy in Pasadena, CA., are the balance and movement disorder rehab specialists.

Parkinson’s Class

Rose Bowl Aquatics Center

Today is the first day of the Parkinson’s Exercise Class! It’s a community-based exercise program presented by USC division of BioKinesiology and Physical Therapy and the RBAC! Know of someone that would benefit from the class? Contact 626.564.0330 x603 for more information!