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

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

The Body and Brain Connection: Functional Medicine and Digestion

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Since your body is closely connected to your brain, this connection regulates everything from your diet to your digestion. Speaking of your gut, everyone suffers from digestive upset or nervous colitis in their life. While many have chronic issues that they take medication for, they have no idea that functional medicine can help bring relief. From IBS treatment to stomach massage benefits, find out … Read More

Stop the World from Spinning: Vestibular Rehab and Vertigo

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Have you ever felt like the room was spinning? And we’re not talking about the one time at the Jimmy Buffet concert. Today, we’re going to discuss vertigo, the unsettling sensation that the objects in your field of vision are moving. Vertigo and associated conditions affect millions of Americans every year. People experience in different ways and the causes of vertigo are … Read More

Staying Active: Exercise and Recreation after a TKR

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If you’ve had a total knee replacement, you might be worried about missing out on all of your favorite sports and activities. If you’re someone that likes to stay active, it might feel like you’re suddenly “grounded”. Fortunately, you don’t have to feel that way. There are many active physical sports and activities that you can still participate in, even … Read More

6 Factors That Impact Your Chronic Shoulder Instability Rehabilitation

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Have you experienced a shoulder injury? Do you have ongoing problems with pain or mobility? If your shoulder limitations persist, you may have developed chronic shoulder instability. A 2019 article reported that about 1% to 2% of Americans will have a shoulder dislocation in their lifetime. Many young, active, athletic people have an increased risk. Finding effective treatment is key to preventing … Read More

Physical Therapy for Sciatica: Everything You Need to Know.

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There are many causes of low back pain; sciatica is just one. However, the tingling in the legs and pain in the hip and glutes can be debilitating and affects 10-40% of the population. The good news is that there are solutions. One of the most common treatments is physical therapy for sciatica. Read on to learn more about how physical therapy can … Read More

Stool testing 101 and how your gut impacts how you feel.

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Your digestive health is an important and under-treated aspect of your quest to improving mobility, strength, alignment, and being pain-free. There is undeniable and growing research that is linking the health of how your body feels through pain and emotions. The gut’s impact on the following systems: bone, muscles, joints, brain, nerves, hormones, skin, and immune system. This article cannot … Read More