What to do if you injure yourself in Encinitas, California

Encinitas is a beautiful place. And a wonderful place to live and work. I know all of us who live here are grateful every day for the richness and diversity of things to do and places to go in the 92024. From the La Paloma theater to Queen Eileen’s, and from enjoying some golf at Encinitas Ranch to hanging out at Dog Park, Encinitas has endless opportunities for enjoyment. It also has some interesting architecture, a myriad of neighborhood design concepts, a world class library, the Self Realization Fellowship, the San Diego Botanical Gardens, and our magnificent beaches.

Runners, swimmers, and cycling enthusiasts flock to our perfect weather and endless variety of workout venues: beaches, pools, stairs, streets, trails, parks and gyms abound for both recreational and professional athletes alike.  And eateries are everywhere, healthy and otherwise. But mostly healthy!

So you live here, work here or are visiting Encinitas, and unfortunately you hurt yourself. If you are in a great deal of pain, if it is really an emergency, please visit Scripps Encinitas Hospital. If you have a sprain, strain, backache, neck pain or other non-emergency problem, then you have choices. Start with your primary care physician. They are a great choice to evaluate you as they already know you and your history.  If you do not have a primary care doctor there are many of them to choose from depending on your insurance situation. Try a resource like Encinitas Pain Resources to choose a primary care doctor or specialist. If you’ve seen a doctor and they have recommended some type of physical therapy to help you relieve your pain, your choices are endless. Because this is Encinitas, alternative therapies are huge and growing in popularity every day. We have chiropractic and acupuncture, massage and wheat grass shots. But maybe you’re looking for something else?

Encinitas also has the only Medical Doctor in Southern California certified by the Feldenkrais Guild of North America to practice the Feldenkrais Method, Lori L. Malkoff, MD, MPH. If you have been looking for an effective alternative pain treatment and pain relief center, the Feldenkrais Center of San Diego, located in Encinitas, may be a great choice. The Feldenkrais Method is a modern approach to acute and chronic pain relief without drugs, surgery, or injection. The results can be remarkable. Feldenkrais uses a series of lessons and gentle manipulations tailored to the individual. This process “reorganizes” the way the parts of your body work together to enable free and easy movement without pain.

Once you’re back on your feet, you can continue to explore the endless opportunities for fun that is Encinitas, California: one of the most beautiful places in the world! 

Source: http://www.thefeldenkraiscenter.com

What is the difference between Feldenkrais and massage therapy and chiropractic care?

In massage, the therapist is working directly with your muscles and soft tissues. Massages are intended to change your muscle and soft tissue structure. Pain may be experienced and is viewed as normal.

In chiropractic care, the focus is on the bones. Chiropractic adjustments are intended to change the structural relationships between bones. Adjustments can be quick and scary.

Both these approaches are aimed at changing the structure of muscles and the skeleton. In addition, this care is done to the person without any proven capability for lasting change without continuous care.

The Feldenkrais Method works directly with your nervous system to improve your ability to move and live more comfortably. Feldenkrais optimizes human movement through learning. This functional approach allows you to improve despite any structural issues you may have. The care is done with the intention and capacity to teach the body to move more freely and easily. The practitioner moves slowly and painlessly through functional movements ( e.g. reaching, bending, turning). And once learned, function stays forever, without continuous care.

Additionally, Awareness through Movement lessons are verbally-directed (audio) Feldenkrais lessons you can do on your own at home. The convenience and control of "doing for yourself" under the direction of a practitioner will accelerate learning and healing. You will learn for yourself how to move and breathe easily and painlessly.

Click here for more information on the Feldenkrais Method!