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Orthopedics

5 Tips for Better Posture

2022-06-03T22:33:36+00:00June 3rd, 2022|News, Orthopedics, Spine, Wellness|

Turns out your mother was right. Standing up straight IS good for you. If you have been a patient at Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, there are two things you will always hear us say; the first is Move and the second is Good Posture is Important. Good posture, however, is easier said than done. [...]

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 [...]

Is Your Knee Pain Really Knee Pain or Something Else?

2022-03-05T23:40:07+00:00February 25th, 2022|Healthy Living, How Can We Help, Injuries, Orthopedics, Soft Tissue|

Knee pain may not be knee pain If you suffer from knee pain it can affect your quality of life and every day activities. In 2018, a study in American Family Physician found approximately 25% of U.S. adults suffer from knee pain, with the prevalence of the condition skyrocketing 65% over the past 20 years alone. Many [...]

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 [...]

Physical Therapy to Keep You at Play

2022-05-19T17:13:21+00:00April 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?

2022-03-23T17:10:10+00:00April 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+00:00January 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

2022-06-04T17:32:34+00:00December 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 [...]