Physical Therapy to Keep You at Play


Physical Therapy to Keep You at Play

For people with chronic pain or medical conditions, participating in sports and other activities may be out of the question, but physical therapy can help. Even for those who believe themselves to be in good physical condition, our physical therapist at Progressive Physical Therapy can enhance performance and aid in reducing the risk of injury. [...]

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial release techniques encompass a variety of soft tissue therapies to treat pain, relax muscles, improve circulation and lymphatic drainage, and increase mobility.  At Progressive Physical Therapy we have extensive experience in this method that employ gentle touch and stretching to promote healing and relieve chronic conditions. Skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments often become stiff, [...]

2017-07-14T13:24:46+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Injuries, Orthopedics, Soft Tissue, Treatments|

Ann Ludolph, MPT Joins Costa Mesa Office

Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is pleased to announce that Ann Ludolph, MPT has joined the Costa Mesa office. An honors student from California State University, Long Beach she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology, Exercises Science. She continued on at CSULB, receiving her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in [...]

2017-07-14T13:28:48+00:00 January 20th, 2017|News|

Cancer Rehabilitation Podcast with Kim Marshall

Dr. Kim Marshall joins Dr. Karen Litzy, DPT to talk about oncology rehabilitation on the weekly Podcast Healthy Wealthy and Smart. Kim, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, is one of a handful of therapists in Orange County specializing in the rehabilitation of the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. In addition to becoming certified in the treatment [...]

2017-07-14T13:40:27+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Injuries, Orthopedics|

Hamstring Health and Physical Therapy

Hamstring Injuries are Most Common in Sports with Sudden Stops and Starts  The body has three muscles (collectively known as the hamstring) in the back of the thigh that can be injured, with the most common cause being participation in sports and athletic endeavors. The hamstring muscle allows people to extend the hip and bend the [...]

2017-07-14T13:53:36+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Injuries, Orthopedics|

New Skier’s Edge Helps Skiers with Conditioning or Rehabing an Injury

Train or rehab an injury like the pros with our Skier's Edge ski simulator If you are a skier looking for better conditioning before hitting the slopes, or rehabbing from an injury…look no further than our Costa Mesa clinic.  Our expert physical therapists, specializing in sports performance, injury prevention, and sports rehabilitation, combined with the [...]

2017-07-14T14:01:15+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Injuries, Orthopedics, Sports Rehabilitation|

Free Fatigue and Cancer Lecture with Kim Marshall

Join us July 20 in Irvine  Our good friends at SHEafter are hosting a FREE community seminar focusing on Fatigue and Cancer in Irvine in conjunction with their monthly support group for Advanced Breast Cancer patients. Kim Marshall, DPT, CLT will be the feature speaker.  It is a great opportunity to learn more about one of the most common [...]

2017-07-14T14:07:16+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Breast Cancer, Cancer Rehabilitation, Events|

Exercises for the Pool

Improve balance, agility and cardiovascular fitness  Pool (aquatic) exercise provides many benefits, including an ideal environment to exercise throughout the year. The buoyancy of the water supports a portion of your body weight making it easier to move in the water and improve your flexibility. The water also provides resistance to movements, which helps to [...]

2017-07-14T14:34:49+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Exercises, Healthy Living|

Can Smart Phones Be Bad for Your Joints?

Neck, back and joints in the hand can be at risk for pain and injury  Smartphones are an essential part of the new world that we live in. They help boost productivity and enable us to stay connected. On the flip side, excessive use of smartphones can cause a variety of problems. Neck pain, back [...]

2017-07-14T14:46:25+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Healthy Living, Spine|

Study: Treadmill Running Places More Stress on Achilles Tendon

Try running on a softer surface or track A recent study in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy found that more stress is being placed on the Achilles Tendon when running on a treadmill compared to running overground. This is especially important for those with Achilles pain or injuries. At Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation we [...]

2017-07-14T16:33:59+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Exercises, Injuries, Orthopedics|