We understand that children and adolescents are not small adults, with bodies that are growing and not fully developed. We treat children as young as six at Progressive Physical Therapy.

A different approach

Student athletes and their growing bodies require a different approach, whether it is injury prevention, sport conditioning and performance or rehabilitation as a result of overuse, injury, accident or surgical procedure. We take into account both lifestyle and the unique, developing musculoskeletal system and changing hormones to design customized treatment programs.

The old adage “No pain, no gain” may be a catchy phrase, but it is bad advice.  Parents may want to start considering the wisdom of “Slow but sure.” In fact, a key factor in helping children and student athletes heal correctly is involvement and oversight by the parent.  Younger children and eager adolescents don’t have the reasoning capabilities of an adult.  It is, therefore, important for parents to monitor and take a pro-active stance in limiting activity during the rehabilitation process until clearance has been given to increase activity or return to sport.  This will avoid re-injury, delayed rehabilitation, or potentially life-long problems.

Injury prevention

The best offense is a good defense and we are here to help.  While it is true that technological advances have improved sports equipment and reduced injury, there are still a lot of factors that can contribute to an injury, primarily of the soft tissue that account for a majority of the problems.

Evaluating a student athlete can help identify deficiency and prevent injury.  These include:

  • Technique
  • Training Program
  • Muscle Flexibility
  • Posture and Balance
  • Coordination
  • Strength, Speed, and Agility

A comprehensive approach

While injury prevention is important, unfortunately, it isn’t full proof.  Twisting and turning, stopping quickly, along with overuse can lead to strains, sprains, tears, and instability of the muscles, tendons and joints.

A comprehensive rehabilitation program, that is appropriate for a growing body with hormonal changes, will help reduce pain, restore movement and strength, and correct functional deficits

Whether your goal is prevention, sports performance, or sports injury rehabilitation we can develop age specific programs based on evidenced-based treatments that will get you back in the game or take it to a new level.

Two Convenient Locations

Costa Mesa Contact Info

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

Phone: 949.631.0125

Fax: 949.631.0127

Web: ProgressivePTandRehab.com

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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

    Web: ProgressivePTandRehab.com

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      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

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