4 Factors Causing Your Neck Pain From Running (Part 2)

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Running is an exercise that many people go-to due to the convenience and cost-effective aspect of the sport.  Holistic Sports Medicine Physical Therapist in Long Beach, Dr Danh Ngo dives into what makes the neck vulnerable when running in Part 1.  This article, we detail a neglected system that is important for recovery after a run.  We have seen 100’s … Read More

Early flexion in pitching and arm pain.

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12 key characteristics are described by OnbaseU that can impact a pitcher’s consistency, promote overload problems like tendinitis, and potential loss of playing time. The one pitching characteristics that this article will talk about is called Early Flexion.   Before we go into what Early Flexion is and the possible consequences of Early Flexion from a medical standpoint, let us establish … Read More

Lungs biomechanics and its impact on strength, posture, and stability based on Postural Restoration Institute philosophy.

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We have a special treat for you readers in this article. It comes from the passionate and generous teachings of Ron Hruska, the founder of Postural Restoration Institute. Their teachings and clinical practices can be seen in many Sports Medicine and Performance Specialist clinics and gyms. They are becoming the cutting edge of integrating sound holistic biomechanics into performance. Due … Read More

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis 101: How to improve mobility, strength, and possibly, avoid surgery.

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Everyone has an opinion on the management of shoulder pain. Whether it is a family member, co-worker, or neighbor, you are bound to find someone that tried to rid of their shoulder pain conservatively or surgically. You will hear both sides of people’s experiences when it comes to having shoulder surgery. Some will say that it helped and they would … Read More

How does a perfect baseball pitch or hit look like?

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Who is your favorite baseball player? Pitcher? Hitter? Did you learn how to pitch or hit based on your baseball idols? When I was growing up, Nomar Garciaparra from the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox had a batting ritual that gave him the success he had as a Major League batter. Do you pitch like Dontrelle Willis or … Read More

Our promise to understand.

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We would like to start with us saying that “I promise to understand”. We cannot say that we understand what some are feeling, because to truly understand, you have to be able to relate. BUT we know there are many people of all race, color, sex, and such are feeling hurt, pain, and deathly afraid. The death of George Floyd … Read More

The FOUR foundations that a player needs when using a weighted baseball throwing program.

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This article was birth out of a parent asking me to develop a program that incorporated weighted baseball. This is a tricky and hot topic currently in the baseball community. The touted benefit is the increase in throwing velocity, while the downside perception is the increased injury rate to the shoulder and elbow region. There is no debate that Tommy … Read More

3 Running Styles and the Impact on Your Body.

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Running is a great exercise to help improve your heart, lung, and mental sanity. Did you know your running styles can tell us a lot about how well built your body is to run? There are numerous nuances and tendencies that we can write about to help improve on your run, but the article will be forever long. An example … Read More

5 Ways to How to Improve Gut Health

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Contrary to popular belief, bacteria isn’t always bad. In fact, an ecosystem of trillions of bacteria called the ‘gut microbiome’ plays a vital role in our body’s overall health. As we’ve previously shared in our ‘Stool Testing 101 and How Your Gut Impacts How You Feel’ post, a healthy gut microbiome is important for our mood, our muscular system, and … Read More

21st Century Health Care Solutions: The Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Illness

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Chronic illness impacts over 125 million Americans. While so many people suffer from chronic illness, many don’t get the treatment they need. When it comes to chronic illness, too many people live with the aches, pains, and discomfort associated with it. The reason for this is that symptoms of chronic illness can often look like acute conditions that are able to … Read More