Muscles, tendons, and ligaments are the most common soft tissue injuries we treat at Progressive Physical Therapy. They can occur after exercise, sport activities or an accident. Even with appropriate treatment, these injuries may require a prolonged amount of time to heal.

The difference between sprains and strains 

A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament, a strong band of connective tissue that connect the end of one bone with another, such as ligaments in the knee that connect the shin to the thigh bone.  Strains, on the other hand, are injuries to a muscle and/or tendons. Tendons are fibrous cords of tissue that attach muscles to the bone and generally occur in the foot, leg, hamstring or back.

If the injury is acute, it can generally be treated with the R.I.C.E. protocols.

Personalized treatment plans based on your needs

If the pain, swelling and tenderness does not reduce significantly after the incident then our physical therapy program can help. Treatments may include a variety of modalities to reduce pain and swelling.  Passive exercises may be used first to ensure movement with more rigorous exercises used to increase range of motion. Depending on the evaluation, a flexibility and strength training program is generally used.

Because our bodies change over the course of the lifetime, we approach each patient based on the age, general condition, and goals for recovery.  Growing children will have different treatment plans than a pregnant woman who may have limited mobility.  High-performance athletes will have a more intense rehabilitation program that may include heavy weights while a senior patient who’s main objective is to complete daily tasks pain free will have positive results from using exercise bands.

Regardless of your situation, together we will develop a customized plan that is appropriate for your age and lifestyle. Our goal at Progressive Physical Therapy is simply to help you return to daily activities and sports in the quickest and safest timeframe possible.

Two Convenient Locations

Costa Mesa Contact Info

129 W. Wilson Str. #202
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Phone: 949.631.0125

Fax: 949.631.0127


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Garden Grove Contact Info

12665 Garden Grove Blvd.
Suite 603
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Phone: 714.643.9012

Fax: 714.643.9015


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Where Does it Hurt? We Can Help!

Low Back/Lumbar

If you have low back pain, you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past three months. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own.

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The neck is less protected than the rest of the spine and can be vulnerable to injury and disorders that produce pain and restrict motion often affecting everyday activities. For many, it is a temporary condition disappearing with time.

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The thoracic spine encompasses the upper- and middle-back region and extends down about five inches past the bottom of the shoulder blades. Although it is solidly constructed and relatively stable, it can also be a source of pain.

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The shoulder is not a very stable type of joint and tends to be easily injured. Pain can arise from problems with instability or impingement of the soft tissue or bony structure. Injuries can occur while performing manual labor, playing sports, or very often by repetitive movements.

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Hip and Groin

The hip is a ball and socket joint designed to withstand repeated motion, but can become damanged due to overuse or injury. A groin strain is an overstretch or tearing injury to the muscles of the inner thigh or front of the hip

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Knee pain can restrict movement, affect muscle control in the sore leg, and reduce the strength and endurance of the muscles that support the knee. The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis.

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The feet and ankles work together to provide support and mobility to the body. With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented. Calf injuries usually occur as a result of a sudden pushing off movement or from excessive over-stretching.

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Pain in the hand, wrist, elbow or fingers is generally caused by repetitive motions, overuse, or an underlying condition like arthritis or tendonitis. It is a very common complaint. Injuries can also occur during accidents or activities.

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Many children and adults suffer from chronic jaw and facial pain. Jaw pain can happen all of a sudden, or it can start off mild and become more intense over time. Identifying the underlying issue is the first step in treating this condition.

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Orange Office: 714.547.1140

Costa Mesa Office: 949.631.0125