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Exercises

How to Rehab an Ankle Injury

2022-04-15T23:30:26+00:00April 15th, 2022|Exercise, Exercises, Orthopedics, Sports Rehabilitation|

If you sprained your ankle, you are not alone. In fact, it is one of the most common injuries that occur among people of all ages and activity levels. An ankle sprain occurs when the strong ligaments that support the ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear. The severity of a sprain can vary greatly depending [...]

April 2022 Newsletter

2022-04-05T20:07:47+00:00April 5th, 2022|Balance, Exercises, Healthy Living, Injuries, News, Orthopedics, Treatments|

Spring is in the air and we hope you are getting out an about.  Check out the latest tips and information we think will be of interest.  Please let us know if you have any thing you would like to learn more about. Is Your Knee Pain Really [...]

Jan 2022 Newsletter

2022-01-21T18:23:51+00:00January 21st, 2022|Exercises, Healthy Living, How Can We Help, News, Wellness|

Sign Up/Confirm Your Email & Mobile Phone to Stay in Touch We have a new email system and can now do text messages to keep you informed. To ensure you receive information from us, please use the link below to confirm you contact information and let us know what type [...]

When It’s Cold Arthritis Sufferers Need to Keep Moving

2021-12-27T19:11:38+00:00December 13th, 2021|Exercises, Healthy Living, Orthopedics, Seniors, Soft Tissue|

With winter around the corner and the cold weather already starting, many with joint pain and stiffness from arthritis dread this time of year. If you fall into this category, you are not alone. But why does this happen? The science equating colder weather affecting joint pain is inconclusive. Some studies find no correlation, yet [...]

Progressive Physical Therapy Launches SI Joint Dysfunction Clinic in Orange County

2021-02-28T21:05:33+00:00October 28th, 2020|Exercises, Healthy Living, SI Joint Dysfunction, Spine, Uncategorized|

Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, one of Orange County’s premier private outpatient clinics, announced today the establishment of an SI Joint Dysfunction Clinic according to Michael McKindley, DPT. “SI Joint Dysfunction is one of the most misdiagnosed conditions,” McKindley said. “Every year we see over 100 patients with this issue. Many have gone years without [...]

Exercises for the Pool

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

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 [...]

Study: Treadmill Running Places More Stress on Achilles Tendon

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

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 [...]

Learn to Walk or Run Properly

2017-07-19T15:18:28+00:00May 10th, 2016|Exercises, Healthy Living|

Whatever your reason there are a variety of benefits to walking or running  People enjoy walking or running for a number of reasons. For many, it’s a simple form of exercise. For some, it’s about ‘the freedom of the road’ and ‘being one with nature’, while others find it an effective way to decrease stress. [...]

RICE and MEAT: Physical Therapy Terms You Need to Know for Sports Injuries

2021-10-16T17:52:53+00:00February 10th, 2016|Exercises, Injuries|

It's not just about food When you hear the words rice and meat, we won’t blame you for thinking about food! In the physical therapy world, the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) has long been the recommended treatment for sports injuries. It is a recognized way to handle injuries, but recent reports suggest that [...]

5 Band Exercises for Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Strengthening

2017-07-21T13:16:53+00:00February 20th, 2015|Exercises, Orthopedics|

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body. A ball and socket joint, it allows the shoulder to move in a wide range of motions. And, injuries can be difficult to pinpoint as discussed in a previous post.  Injuries are generally the result of overuse and repetitive motion tending to affect the muscles, [...]