Understanding the Difference Between Soreness and Pain

2017-07-21T10:11:12+00:00January 18th, 2016|Injuries, Orthopedics|

A common question we always get How do you know when you’ve done too much, or too little? This is one of the most common questions that we are asked. Let’s start by understanding the difference between soreness and pain. Soreness is a dull, aching sensation that usually occurs after exercise. Sometimes, it sets in [...]

U.S. Soccer Bans Headers in Children Under 10 Years of Age

2017-07-21T12:13:27+00:00August 11th, 2015|Injuries, Youth Sports|

Heads up...Rethinking headers in soccer for children  Gone are the days when “getting your bell rung” on the field was considered a badge of honor. Over the last few years more attention and awareness has been placed on head injuries and concussions in sports. While there is still much to be learned, the evidence [...]

Youth Baseball Pitcher Injuries

2017-07-21T12:24:09+00:00April 14th, 2015|Injuries, Orthopedics, Research|

Young athletes pushing themselves to the breaking point Bigger, stronger, faster is the mantra of many athletes, continually looking for that extra advantage. Playing through pain is considered a badge of honor. However, when it comes to youth sports and growing bodies, especially baseball pitchers, parents and coaches parents would be well advised to heed [...]

Bono’s Long Physical Therapy Recovery From Shoulder & Upper Extremity Surgery

2017-07-21T14:24:13+00:00January 5th, 2015|Injuries, Orthopedics|

Like most music fans we were saddened to see Bono’s New Year’s post about his fear of never playing guitar again as a result of the injuries he sustained in a bicycling accident. We were, however, not surprised as we recently discussed a study that addressed the difficulty that can occur in diagnosing and treating shoulder injuries because of the [...]

ASTYM Treatment

2021-03-11T19:14:10+00:00August 13th, 2013|Injuries, Soft Tissue, Treatments|

ASTYM Treatment Leads to Faster Recovery for Soft Tissue Injuries Helping our patients recover in the quickest possible time frame is always our number one priority.  Over the years, we have had great success with Astym (A-stim) treatment that sets the standard for soft tissue therapy. It regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), [...]

Cold Laser Therapy

2017-07-21T17:14:09+00:00August 3rd, 2013|Injuries, Treatments|

Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment method to help reduce acute and chronic pain. This treatment is FDA cleared and enables patients to have an alternative to drugs and surgery. Laser treatments take just minutes depending on the condition being treated. The treatment must be administered directly to skin for better efficacy. You feel a [...]

Albert Pujols Plantar Facsia Partial Tear

2017-07-21T17:16:48+00:00August 3rd, 2013|Injuries, Orthopedics|

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols recently suffered a partial tear of his left plantar fascia. Dr. Michael McKindley of Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Costa Mesa discusses this serious foot injury; what it is and how to treat it. Plantar Fascia tears are difficult soft tissue injuries to get back from 100%. The plantar fascia [...]