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

Danh NgoFibromyalgia + Chronic Pain, Gut Health, Holistic Medicine Division, Pain Relief DivisionLeave a Comment

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

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

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

Why Vestibular Rehab is important and how it can get you to perform at a level you never imagined.

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The vestibular system, and vestibular rehab, is one of the most underrated system in our body. We all take it for granted until it affects us. As a Sports Medicine Physical Therapist who has helped 1000’s of active youths to adults in Long Beach, I did not take this system seriously until I started to specialize in concussion management of … Read More

Liver-heart-lymphatic axis. The missing piece to helping your nagging discomfort and muscle tightness.

Danh NgoEastern Medicine Division, Fibromyalgia + Chronic Pain, Holistic Medicine Division, Liver, Lymphatic-Liver HealthLeave a Comment

liver lymphatic heart

What you may not be aware of is the connection of every organ to yourself. Today we will highlight the liver-heart-lymphatic system’s connection. As Long Beach’s only Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Physical Therapy that emphasizes healing from within, we preach that there are two ways to getting any little tension or discomfort to go away FOR GOOD. 1. Do more … Read More

How your gut works and the connection to your pain, mood, and athletic performance.

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Your gut health has been linked to pain, mood, and how well you can tap into your athletic potential. If you are a grandparent that has to like to travel, take care of your grandchildren or desire to stay mobile and active, your gut health has been validated as a source of pain that feels like arthritis. Stiffness? Achy lower … Read More

Mind and body connection: The gut-brain axis impact on pain, decisions, and emotions.

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Gut and Brain are not separate. The National Institutes of Health, or NIH, in 2007 decided to start The Human Microbiome Project to help us learn more about this connection, called the gut-brain axis. President Obama realized the importance of our gut microbiome to important diseases such as Alziehmers, Parkinson’s, depression, autism, chronic pain, thyroid dysfunction, and cancer, that on … Read More

What is Visceral Manipulation and do you need it to help your stiffness or pain?

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Ankle Pain, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia + Chronic Pain, Holistic Medicine Division, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Pain Relief Division, Shoulder PainLeave a Comment

visceral manipulation

If you desire to stay active, you will most likely deal with a sports injury, arthritis, or discomfort at some time.   Whether your pain or stiffness is coming from a muscle, tendon, joint breakdown, or cartilage damage like a meniscus tear, all musculoskeletal issues require three important factors in helping your body to heal.  The three factors that your doctors are … Read More

Good and Bad Food for Thyroid (Especially if You Have Neck Pain)

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If you are reading this article you probably have one of two conditions, neck pain and curious about your thyroid’s relationship to your neck and/or you have thyroid condition with neck pain.  We have a Part 1 to this article called “How to tell if you have thyroid problems”, and would help you to understand why we are choosing these foods.  … Read More