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

ACL 101: How to Be The Last One Standing (ACL Rehab)

Danh NgoKnee Pain, Uncategorized

“Pop” and your knee swells up.  You are worried because you have never felt this before to your knee.  Your knee does not feel right and it hurts to put weight on it.  The worst thoughts run through your head a mile a minute.  Do I need surgery?  What just happened and will I be okay?  Let me reassure you … Read More

ACL Rehab 101: The Breakdown on How Not to Break Down (The What?!)

Danh NgoKnee Pain

acl tear

ACL tear is a common sports and orthopedic injury that I want to spend some time simplifying.  So you just had ACL surgery or injured it and need to know everything to succeed?  What is your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and what is its role in knee care? Who is at risk?  How do I prevent an ACL tear?  I … Read More

Knee Pain and Running: What’s the Connection?

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Knee Pain, Pain Relief Division, Running

Knee pain is such a common occurrence that many runners see it as an inescapable consequence of good health. In reality, basic preventative and treatment measures can keep even the most active runners pain-free and running longer. There is a strong connection between knee pain and running, but knee pain most often comes simply from overuse and poor preparation. If you struggle with … 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

How to Properly Treat Anterior Knee Pain

Danh NgoKnee Pain, Pain Relief Division

Patients receive over 96,600 knee surgeries each year. It’s one of the most common methods of providing knee pain relief for a variety of conditions. Anterior knee pain is one type that responds to nonsurgical methods. It’s focused in the front of the knee, but the exact cause is difficult to narrow down. Diagnosing anterior knee pain as the cause of a … Read More

Staying Active: Exercise and Recreation after a TKR

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Exercise Tips, Knee Pain

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