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Alcina Lima graduated from University of the Pacific with a degree in Sports Sciences and a minor in Biology before continuing at University of the Pacific to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007. Since then, Alcina has continued to work to stay current with the latest research and treatment techniques by attending several conferences and courses each year. In 2009 she also completed the Folsom Long Term Manual Therapy course and earned her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification in…MORE ABOUT OUR THERAPIST
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Our mission at Full Circle Physical Therapy in Monterey, CA is to empower you to regain and maintain the ability to perform your desired activities to the best of your ability. We are home to all walks of life from military members and first responders to weekend warriors and hikers.MORE ABOUT US
Alcina’s experience with the military has given her a unique understanding of the different demands and environment (culture) of tactical professions and how to get them back to full operational status as quickly as possible. Whether working with a client in the tactical realm or anyone else with an orthopedic injury, Alcina is committed to giving all her clients the tools to reach their functional goals through individualized treatment plans.LEARN MORE
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I trust her 100% and she helps me fix my tweaks and put me through a full shoulder surgery recovery program that had me “graduating” early!
I have seen Alcina at a previous practice where she helped me work through some pretty severe tendonitis due to climbing and she is currently helping me through a knee injury at her new facility. She is one of the most knowledgeable and gentle physical therapists I know.
Good for athletes and first responders who want to get back in action quickly. Most of our family has been treated by Dr. Lima who is highly-educated, vastly experienced, and has the longest list of credentials we’ve ever seen.
Alcina Lima is the best physical therapist that I have ever had. Her techniques are far more advanced that anyone else that I have gone to. I have seen 3 other therapists and I knew immediately that her knowledge and skills are excellent above the rest.
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Reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation are common goals in this phase of recovery. Injury protection, elevation, appropriate medications, compression, and patient education are important.
Pain-free passive, manual therapy, active range of motion, and cardiorespiratory exercises, are indicated here. Education about pain and a positive attitude may help.
Progressive loading of healing soft tissues, the reintroduction of low-stress neuromuscular reeducation, balance training, and basic functional activities are part of this rehabilitation phase.
Progressing strengthening exercises, improving flexibility, and advanced balance exercises are part of phase 4. Resuming functional movement (e.g. sports movements) occurs in this phase.
Functional movements are progressed, a controlled re-introduction to sports or challenging environments is initiated. Continued strengthening, flexibility, balance, endurance, and goal-specific training occurs during this phase. Education and future injury prevention are discussed.