Research

Case Study: Scar Management for Breast Encapsulation with ASTYM Protocol

2020-02-21T18:15:00+00:00 February 21st, 2020|Breast Cancer, Cancer Rehabilitation, News, Research, Soft Tissue, Uncategorized|

Kim Marshall, DPT, CLT, in our Garden Grove office, has been having great success with restoring motion and function for breast cancer patients after surgery and/or radiation therapy.  ASTYM treatment, an FDA-Approved Regenerative Soft Tissue Therapy, is just one of the treatments that Kim uses as part of our Breast Cancer Rehabilitation program.  Below is [...]

Lymphedema Compact Pump Study for Legs at Garden Grove Office

2020-02-21T16:42:12+00:00 January 21st, 2020|Cancer Rehabilitation, Lymphedema, News, Research, Uncategorized|

Pilot study of a compact pneumatic compression device for lymphedema Kim Marshall who is widely respected for her care and treatment of lymphedema patients is conducting a pilot study in our Garden Grove office with ResMed who is developing a pneumatic (air) compression device that may help improve the lives of people living with lymphedema. [...]

Study Shows Benefits of Exercise for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

2017-07-21T10:36:57+00:00 August 14th, 2015|Healthy Living, Research|

Benefits of exercise extend to Alzheimer's and Dementia patients Another study showing the positive benefits of exercise, this time as it relates to Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. This is very important research because as yet, there is no medication that has had a significant impact on this terrible disease. As we are learning with this study, [...]

Youth Baseball Pitcher Injuries

2017-07-21T12:24:09+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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 [...]

Home Lymphedema Pumps – Are they Beneficial?

2017-07-21T13:26:21+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Lymphedema, Research|

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and published in PLOS ONE found that “patients with swelling caused by cancer-associated lymphedema can both reduce the severity of the disease and the overall cost of medical care by taking therapeutic steps at home.” Kim Marshall, DPT, who has more than 10 years of experience [...]

Study: Long Term Outcomes the Same for Physical Therapy vs Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

2017-07-21T13:32:09+00:00 February 4th, 2015|Research, Spine|

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for visiting a health care professional. And, as we age, back and neck pain can increase the narrowing of the spinal canal, putting pressure on the spinal cord and the adjacent nerves, causing spinal stenosis. Primarily a degenerative condition, it is most commonly seen in adults [...]

Physical Therapy May Help Avoid Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

2017-07-21T14:16:11+00:00 January 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. [...]

New Study Discusses Difficulty In Diagnosing and Treating Shoulder Pain

2017-07-21T14:31:30+00:00 December 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 [...]

Medications Raise Risk of Falls in Elderly

2017-07-21T15:51:54+00:00 August 14th, 2014|Elderly Fall Prevention, Research|

A lot of attention is being paid to falls in the elderly because of the costs associated with them.  As with so many diseases and conditions, prevention is the best medicine.  Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation takes a proactive approach to elderly fall prevention offering a variety of services related to balance, gait, strength training and confidence [...]