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Falls in Elderly Can Lead to Post-Surgical Complications

2017-07-21T16:38:39+00:00October 16th, 2013|Elderly Fall Prevention, Research, Seniors|

A fall six months prior to surgery can lead to complications  We often hear about elderly people falling and the dangerous consequences that can result. Now, researches have demonstrated that a fall six-months prior to a surgery can lead to post-op complications. According to Michael McKindley, DPT, in the Costa Mesa office of Progressive Physical [...]

Physical Therapy Can Aid in the Struggle with Obesity

2017-07-21T16:53:51+00:00August 22nd, 2013|Exercises, Healthy Living, Research|

Physical therapists can help obesity patients with weight loss and conditioning  A new study shows that the estimated death toll from obesity is greater than was originally thought. An article in the LA Times says “some 18.2% of premature deaths in the United States between 1986 and 2006 were associated with excess body mass, according to a [...]

Gameboy Back: New Study Shows Spine Risk in Children

2017-07-21T16:57:21+00:00August 14th, 2013|Adolescents & Teenagers, Research, Spine|

New Study Shows Spine at Risk in Children  With the rise of video games and computer usage among children and teens, parents continually struggle to get the kids out to play. Now, two surgeons have published a research study in the Dutch journal Medisch Contact, that documents the spinal problems, in children, that can result directly [...]

Study Validates Conservative Care for Neck and Back Pain

2017-07-21T17:09:38+00:00August 8th, 2013|Research, Spine|

Back pain will effect 80% of the population at some point in the life.  It accounts for over 10% of the visits to a health care professionals.  At Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation a large part of our practice is focused on patients with neck and back pain. Kim Marshall, PT, CLT, who heads up the [...]