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Tip of the Week: Reverse Lunge (Hips Part 2)

This is the second video in a series of hip strengthening exercises. Almost everyone under-uses their hips muscles in athletics and during everyday activity, causing pain in overcompensating knees, backs, butts and pelvises. Our ‘Hips’ series will help to isolate these muscles and give you the tools you need to change the way you move for the better. Let us know how it’s going at home in the comments below and follow along weekly for increasingly difficult hip exercises.

Tip of the Week: Quadraped Rock-back (Hips Part 1)

This week we’re shifting focus from core strength to hip strength. Co-owner Dr. Chris Christensen, CSCS, DNSET and Fitness Director Dustin Miller demonstrate a basic exercise meant to isolate your hips and ensure they are getting the attention they need to help prevent back and leg strain over time. Whether you’re an athlete, runner, weekend warrior or just trying to develop proper movement skills, using your hips properly will not only lessen your chances of injury but also enhance your performance. You can follow along over the next few weeks simply integrating this simple set of exercises into your daily routine. We appreciate your comments so we can tailor these videos to our community of movement fans!

TIP OF THE WEEK: Intra-abdominal pressure with rolling (Core Part 3)

Dr. James Vegher (co-owners of Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness) and Fitness Director Dustin Miller bring us the most challenging core exercise yet, creating intra-abdominal pressure and incorporating your whole body weight by rolling. This exercise may sound easy, but done correctly it can be a great challenge for your core, back and hips.

We’re hiring Inpatient AND Outpatient Physical Therapists!

Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Employment type: part-time/full-time/contractor/per diem

Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness is seeking innovative and energetic inpatient and outpatient Physical Therapists and Certified Hand Therapists to join our practice in beautiful Santa Cruz, California.

Our curious and motivated team includes pelvic floor, neurological and sports medicine specialists, offering a diverse knowledge base of treatment techniques built around the shared principles of movement science, manual therapy and patient centered care. Precision is the largest private physical therapy practice in Santa Cruz County. Therapist owned and operated, our 5,200 square foot clinic is newly renovated offering open treatment space as well as 6 private exam rooms, a boutique fitness studio, and an expertly supportive administrative staff focused on effective customer education. Precision is seeking energetic applicants who want to revolutionize the rehab world one patient experience at a time and want to actively participate in a growing, fast-paced, team environment. Attitude, expectations and willingness to learn are more important to our hiring team than experience. New graduates or experienced practitioners looking for a workplace that allows individuals to thrive both inside and outside of the clinic are encouraged to apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to

A unique, mid-size city developed along Central California’s coastline, Santa Cruz is located just 2 hours north of Big Sur, 2 hours south of San Francisco, and 45 minutes west of the heart of Silicon Valley. While you won’t find the sprawling strip malls of Southern California or the fickle weather of Northern California, you will find a charming beach community including two state-of-the-art colleges and a reputable vacation destination for travelers from all over the world. Santa Cruz County offers epic coastlines, giant redwoods and several locally sourced, artistic city centers. Whether your perfect day includes mountain biking, wind-surfing, stand-up paddle, trail running or a simple stroll to your farm-to-table eatery, sushi bar or artisan ice cream shop, Santa Cruz has it all and year-round sunshine to match. Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness is proud to have been a staple of Santa Cruz health care and rehabilitative services for over 10 years, and is excited to continue to work with its neighbors and community partners to provide healing through education for many years to come.

James Vegher, DPT, DNSCP and Chris Christensen, DPT, CSCS, DNSET partnered to open Precision Physical Therapy & Fitness after years treating in traditional PT environments. Precision’s co-owners struggled to reconcile methods that improved speed of recovery and rendered long term results with traditional physical therapy techniques. They strove to create a teaching and learning environment based on natural human movement where neither therapists nor patients would be stifled by preconceptions about physical therapy. James and Chris believe every patient should leave therapy having met their goals, with a better understanding of their body and tools to stay pain-free for life.

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