Progressive PT and Rehab March 2023 Newsletter

March 2023 Newsletter

Spring has finally sprung and the much needed rain looks like it is ending. We hope you found the time to keep moving while indoors. If not, as you hopefully restart or even begin an exercise program, make sure to warmup, stretch, and go slow to start. If you need some advice we can assist in setting up a personalized exercise program for you. We are always here to help.  Check out our latest news.

10 Common Causes of Low Back Pain

Back pain and/or injuries can be debilitating  affecting daily life and mobility. It’s no surprise that they are the number one reason for a visit to a medical professional or physical therapist. In a recent blog post, we discussed the 10 most common reasons for a back injury, some of which may be surprising to you. These include poor posture, lack of exercise, and a slipped or bulging disc. By understanding the causes of back pain, we can take steps to prevent them and help you restore motion and function for a more enjoyable life.

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Estimates say between 5% and 40% of men may develop lymphedema following cancer surgery.

Yes, Men Get Lymphedema

Lymphedema is generally associated with breast cancer.  Many do not realize that men can get lymphedema, a swelling of the arms or legs, following cancer surgery or radiation. In fact, it is often misdiagnosed or diagnosed much later because not all health care professionals are aware of the risks or warning signs.

Kim Marshall, DPT and a certified lymphedema specialist discusses this all too common issue. Click to read what advice one of her male patients has to say.

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Preventing Shoulder Injuries in Baseball Players
Tips for a Pain-Free Season

Shoulder injuries are never fun. They are painful and can take weeks or months to rehab. With baseball season underway, we have put together some tips to help prevent shoulder pain or an injury.

If an injury does happen, we are always here to help. While you rest your shoulder before the rehab process begins, we will make sure the ret of your body stays in good shape to get you back on the field in the quickest and safest timeframe possible.

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Welcome Anna Resier, DPT – Dance PT Specialist – Irvine Clinic

While it was sad to see Moira Docherty retire from the PT world, we are thrilled to welcome  Anna Reiser, DPT, who will take over as the lead specialist in dance injury prevention and rehabilitation in our Irvine office. A native of Aliso Viejo, she doubled major at UCI with a BS in biological sciences and a BFA in dance performance. She obtained her DPT at the nationally ranked Northern Arizona University.

A highlight of her training was attending the Radio City Rockettes summer intensive program in New York city. Anna is a delight and we know you will like her as much as we do.

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Free Dance Screen

As a courtesy to the dance community and our patients we are pleased to offer a FREE Pain & Dance Wellness Screen with Anna Reiser, DPT in our Irvine/Lake Forest Clinic.

Welcome Rachel Rosolowski, DPT – Aquatic Sports & Performance Athlete
Specialist – Costa Mesa

Rachel Rosolowski, DPT, joins our Costa Mesa clinic as a specialist in aquatic sports and performing art athletes, including gymnastics, dance, and cheerleading. A lifelong artistic swimmer, formerly known as synchronized swimming, she also played water polo at Redondo Beach High School.

She earned her DPT at California State University Long Beach where she worked with their vast athletic program.  She earned her BS in rehabilitative science with a minor in theatre and psychology at the University of the Incarnate Word in Texas, where she swam competitively on their nationally ranked Division I swim team.

Rachel is a tremendous asset with a wealth of experience and knowledge.

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