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

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

4 Ways to Relieve Common Crossfit Injuries

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If you love a fitness challenge, CrossFit offers exactly this! This interval training mixes strength and conditioning workouts, encouraging you to perform functional movements, like pushing, pulling, squatting, etc, at a high intensity. Though this will whip you into excellent shape, pushing yourself athletically always runs the risk of injury. If you suffer from CrossFit injuries, do you know how to … Read More

Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tendinitis: It’s Worth It!

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With rest, the help of a skilled physical therapist, and the right exercises, rotator cuff tendinitis most often can be treated without further intervention. Swimmer’s shoulder, bursitis, or impingement are just a few of the names sharing the same meaning: rotator cuff tendinitis.  This inflammation of your shoulder joint tendons doesn’t discriminate against age or occupation. If you are repeatedly … Read More

Why Are You Thinking About Discontinuing Physical Therapy? Can We Help?

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Physical therapy can be a long, hard road. Sessions sometimes are painful, whether during the session or afterward. This can mask the good that physical therapy is doing and leave you wondering if it’s really worth it. Because of this, and other reasons, many people end up discontinuing physical therapy. In fact, only 35% of physical therapy patients follow through with their … Read More

Physical Therapy for Concussion: How Does It Work?

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Concussions are a very serious brain injury that should always be treated as a serious medical condition. There are over three million concussions reported in the US every year. A concussion must have appropriate treatment to avoid repeat injury. Physicians recommend treatment until complete recovery to avoid complications. Some are even using physical therapy for concussion treatment.  A concussion occurs when you … Read More

How to Tell If You Have a Pulled Muscle (Plus, What to Do About It)

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Pain, stiffness, and swelling: the tell-tale signs that something isn’t right the morning after a workout. A little next-day soreness is normal after a day session of strenuous activity, but when these sensations become debilitating, they can be signs of significant damage. But where exactly do you draw the line? How do you know how to tell if you have … Read More

Why You Get Knee Pain While Running (and How to Make It Stop!)

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When you run, forces of up to 550% of your body weight exert themselves on your joints. It’s no wonder that many people experience knee pain from running. Yet, there’s not just one cause that results in knee pain in runners. Read on to learn why you have knee pain running and what you can do about it.  Why Knees Hurt When … Read More

What is Sports Medicine; Why is it Important for Athletes?

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Are you an athlete wanting to prevent injuries or just keep your body healthy? Then seeing a sports medicine professional is a good idea for you. The term sports medicine is a broad one, but at its root, it means using medicine to improve the on-field performance of athletes, help athletes recover from injuries, and prevent future ailments from cropping back up. … Read More

Vestibular Rehab: What It Is and How You’ll Benefit

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Vestibular rehabilitation is needed more often than you think. In fact, an estimated 35.4% of adults over 40 have balance impairment. As a result, an estimated 60 million doctor visits each year are due to patients who complain about dizziness. However, dizziness isn’t the only reason you might need vestibular rehab.  While treating the symptom of dizziness is a quick fix, it’s more difficult to … Read More