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Fear is an integral part of grief. When someone close to you dies, the world automatically becomes less of a...

Cold winter deception Cold, alone, and without shoes, a woman in her 20s sat on the ground near a light...

Thanksgiving is a treasured holiday in the lives of most American families. Yet, because of the tendency to romanticize Thanksgiving...

Kevin spent the week working hard on a special advertising campaign for a client. He put in long hours, working...

After the back-to-back disasters of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, it’s important that seniors and family caregivers alike understand the...

After over twenty years of facilitating grief support groups and counseling mourners, I have learned that nothing sparks a grieving...

PRINCIPLE # 1: Grief is the natural response to loss. What you experience after a loss is absolutely normal to...

His Love was Stronger than Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s is a real problem facing real people every day. If you or someone...

Whoever said “Kids say the darndest things” probably never gave second thought to another HUGE demographic so generous with witty...

Many people believe they must have a lot of money to be happy. If they have thousands upon thousands of...

We don’t choose who are parents are, and for some of us, we end up with parents who didn’t exactly...

Your core values are basically your belief system that controls how you make decisions in your life. For example, if...

Recently, a woman enjoyed lunch with her friends at a popular café when the unthinkable happened. A brazen thief darted...

A social friendship builds inclusion and connection. One of the paths to healthy aging includes connecting with peers and building...

Social Media Safety Tips Beware Deceptive Friend Requests Social media has become a prime target for scammers in recent years. Beyond...

Earlier this year, a friend of mine finished her shopping at a grocery store. As she returned to her vehicle,...

One hundred years ago, the average American’s life expectancy was between 50 and 60 years, and so the estimated 53,000...

Although every grief is unique and unpredictable, there are many common emotional experiences that can happen in any grief due...

 You know you are getting better in grief when: Am I Making Grief Progress You move from survival mode to beginning...

Are you thinking of starting a grief support group in your community?  Here are a few suggestions to consider before...

After a loss, each member of a family has his or her own unique grief process.   But just as important...

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Andrew Vertson
Physical Therapist

Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from California State University, Fresno in 1991. He then earned his Master’s degree of Physical Therapy in 1996 and his Doctorate degree of Physical Therapy in 2002 from Loma Linda University. In 1996 he also earned his Certification as an Athletic Trainer. He has also completed extensive post-graduate course work in orthopedic manual therapy through Kaiser-West Los Angeles and the Ola Grimsby Institute. He has more than fifteen years of clinical experience, and extensive continued education in outpatient orthopedic and athletic settings. During that time, he worked with professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball, in addition to numerous Olympic gold medalists and movie & television personalities.

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