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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. [...]

What is Myofascial Release?

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

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, [...]

Cancer Rehabilitation Podcast with Kim Marshall

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

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 [...]

Hamstring Health and Physical Therapy

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Study: Treadmill Running Places More Stress on Achilles Tendon

2017-07-14T16:33:59+00:00 June 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 [...]

Physical Therapy after Joint Replacement

2017-07-14T16:47:51+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Orthopedics|

Consider joint replacement if conservative care no longer provides relief  Do you find that daily activities have become painful due to joint pain? Arthritis, injuries and overuse of muscles and joints can cause discomfort and limit mobility. In some cases, standing, walking, climbing stairs and bathing can become painful. When conventional (non-surgical) treatments are no [...]

Prehab – The Role of Exercise Before Surgery

2017-07-21T09:29:44+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Orthopedics|

Spine surgery and joint replacement see biggest benefits  If you or someone you know is preparing for an upcoming surgery, the information you are about to read will be very useful. Most individuals are familiar with the thought of rehabilitation after surgery, but the idea of pre-surgical rehabilitation is gaining recognition. Studies have show prehabilitation [...]

Sports Injury Rehabilitation 101

2017-07-21T09:37:00+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Injuries, Orthopedics|

The right exercise and training program can avoid sports injuries Injuries can occur in any sporting activity. Professional athletes in particular, are prone to injuries due to the excessive wear and tear associated with the demands of competitive sport. But so too are recreational and student athletes. The right exercise program to maintain strength, flexibility [...]

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 [...]