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 [...]

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 [...]

Low Back Pain Study Finds Physical Therapy Effective & Reduces Costs

2017-07-21T12:29:36+00:00March 27th, 2015|Orthopedics, Research, Spine|

Throwing out your back...You know it when it happens  You know it the moment it happens. You reach down to pick something up, twist the wrong way, or lift something heavy and all of a sudden you feel that sharp pain in your lower back. It can take your breath away. Or, you wake up [...]

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, [...]

5 Tips for Lower Body Stretching Before and After You Workout or Exercise

2017-07-21T13:55:24+00:00January 16th, 2015|Exercises, Orthopedics|

Kudos to you for working out and exercising.  Whether you are out for a brisk walk, jog, bike ride or participating in strenuous activities or strength training, stretching before and after is very important. Our bodies and muscles work better when they are flexible and help promote a better range of motion.  It also helps [...]

5 Exercises for Strengthening Your Core and No Crunches are Involved

2017-07-21T14:08:56+00:00January 16th, 2015|Exercises, Orthopedics|

As part of our “5 for 2015″ series, we wanted to focus on one of the most popular questions we always get, “How do I strengthen my core?”  Before we delve into the exercises it is important to point out that just because you have great abs and are comparing your six-pack, doesn’t mean you [...]

Physical Therapy May Help Avoid Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

2017-07-21T14:16:11+00:00January 9th, 2015|Orthopedics, Research|

An interesting article from Harvard Health Publications discusses how physical therapy, weight loss and muscle strengthening can some times help patients avoid joint replacement.  Even if you aren’t able to avoid surgery, at a minimum you will have strengthened the muscles around the hip or knee joint. This will greatly aid in the rehabilitation and recovery process. [...]

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 [...]

New Study Discusses Difficulty In Diagnosing and Treating Shoulder Pain

2017-07-21T14:31:30+00:00December 11th, 2014|Orthopedics, Research|

A new study published in the journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America highlights the complexity of diagnosing and  treating shoulder pain.  Athletes, who participate in sports using overhead motions of the arm for throwing, are specifically susceptible to injury. Adolescents and teenagers, as well need to be aware that pain and injury can [...]

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 [...]