The Complete Guide to Choosing a Physical Therapist for Your Injury

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Ankle Pain, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia + Chronic Pain, Hip, groin, pelvic pain, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Pain Relief Division, Shoulder Pain

Are you in need of physical therapy? Choosing a physical therapist can be a hassle, but there are no cutting corners when it comes to your health. Contrary to popular belief, not all physical therapists are the same. While the general goal of a physical therapist is to help you rehabilitate an injury, they may vary in specializations and treatments. … Read More

A Runner’s Guide on How to Treat and Prevent Shin Splints

Danh NgoAnkle Pain, Knee Pain, Pain Relief Division, Running

Shin splints may feel like your shins are splitting. You are not alone. Up to 20 percent of runners encounter shin splints during their lives.  Pain can be debilitating, preventing you from moving your legs and feet. It may feel like you can’t get help. But there are ways you can prevent and treat shin splints.  What are some stretches that can … Read More

Andrew Luck’s calf and high ankle injury assessment from a Holistic – Sports Medicine Physical Therapist’s perspective.

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Ankle Pain, Shoulder Pain

Andrew Luck is having a rough time starting the NFL 2019 season. This season can define his status as an elite quarterback in the NFL or not. He has physically gone through a lot of events that could have been prevented. This article goes over the timeline of his injuries. Everything happens for a reason, and Andrew Luck’s sequences of … Read More

Plantar Fasciitis 101 and FIVE Plantar Fasciitis Exercises Prescribed by an Foot Expert

Danh NgoAnkle Pain, Exercise Tips, Pain Relief Division

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Having pain or discomfort to your feet is the worst!  You walk on your feet daily.  Every step you take reminds you of your heel pain.  As we have helped 100’s of people dealing with plantar fasciitis since 2004, we will give you five of our favorite plantar fasciitis exercises that we prescribe often.   Although the best approach is done … 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 Pain

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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

To Sprain Or Not Sprain (an Ankle)?

Danh NgoAnkle Pain, Uncategorized

An ankle sprain is one of the most undermanaged injuries that can potentially result in other aches and pains down the road.  There are multiple theories on the importance of ankle sprain care, which includes the potential loss of coordination, early arthritis, compensation, and changes in joint mechanics.  The reasons may seem complicated with multi-syllabic words, but the treatment is too simple … Read More

Heel Thy Pain (for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis)

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plantar fasciitis

Do you dread walking in the morning because of heel pain (especially in the first few steps)?  Is your heel pain slowing you down?  You are most likely dealing with a condition called plantar fasciitis, which affects up to 2 million Americans each year.  This is staggering but I believe will rise due to social norms and habits.  Fortunately, this … Read More