Healthy Living

Moira Docherty Launches Dance Health Website

2018-03-28T15:57:58+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Adolescents & Teenagers, Dance, Healthy Living, Injuries, News, Uncategorized|

We are so very proud of our Moira Docherty, DPT, who recently launched Health EnPointe a website with the goal of empowering the dance community by providing helpful tips and resources to optimize health, improve function, and ultimately extend one’s career. Moira is joined in this venture by Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, from Chapman University who is a [...]

Join Us Sept 21 for National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

2017-09-14T17:28:22+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Elderly Fall Prevention, Events, Healthy Living, Seniors|

We've Teamed Up with Road Runner Sports for FREE Balance Testing and Shoe Fitting. If you have Questions, We'll Have the Answers!  Thursday, Sept 21 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Road Runner Sports Costa Mesa 1835 Newport Blvd (19th and Harbor) Progressive Physical Therapy has teamed up with Road Runner Sports to [...]

Physical Therapy to Keep You at Play

2017-07-14T13:19:49+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Healthy Living, Orthopedics, Sports Rehabilitation, Wellness|

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. [...]

Exercises for the Pool

2017-07-14T14:34:49+00:00 June 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 [...]

Can Smart Phones Be Bad for Your Joints?

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

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 [...]

Learn to Walk or Run Properly

2017-07-19T15:18:28+00:00 May 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. [...]

Avoiding Weekend Warrior Injuries

2017-07-19T15:40:47+00:00 May 8th, 2016|Healthy Living, Injuries|

The body is not designed to go from sedentary to active in weekend   It’s important to be physically active, and avoid injuries at the same time. This is especially important for a ‘weekend warrior’. If you are sedentary, it’s extremely important to plan ahead in order to avoid exercise-related injuries. After all, the human [...]

Less Than 3% of the Public is Considered Healthy. Are You in this Group?

2017-07-19T16:08:54+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Healthy Living, Wellness|

Only 2.7 percent of the U.S. adult population achieves all four of some basic behavioral characteristics that researchers say would constitute a “healthy lifestyle” and help protect against cardiovascular disease, a recent study concluded. In this study, researchers from Oregon State University and the University of Mississippi examined how many adults succeed in four general [...]

Injury Prevention and Rapid Recovery Blueprint

2017-07-21T09:57:53+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Healthy Living, Injuries, Orthopedics|

Finding a balance between exercise and rest Exercise tends to break down muscle fibers while rest allows muscles to recuperate and emerge stronger. The appropriate amount of exercise, followed by recovery leads to an ongoing cycle of improvement over time. Strength and endurance improve, creating a foundation for long-term health. It doesn’t matter if you [...]

3 Simple Ways to Move More at Work or Home

2017-07-21T10:06:42+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Healthy Living|

MOVE! MOVE! MOVE! Did we say MOVE? This should be your mantra for 2016. Just when you were doing great with your daily exercise program, you find out it’s still not enough. Research is showing that you need to keep moving throughout the day. Especially if you sit in an office all day, or flop [...]