8 Effective Stretches for Loosening Up Tight Hips

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Does pain prevent you from doing the things you love? If your lower back, knees, or ankles are constantly aching, you could have tight hips. The number one cause of hip tightness is sitting still, a habit that is hard to avoid in today’s world.  If you spend many hours at a desk, in a car, or in front of the television, it’s important to make time … Read More

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

What Are the Different Types of Concussions?

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Wait, there are different types of concussions? Indeed there are. Concussions range in terms of severity and the symptoms that you experience after you get one. If you think you have a concussion, a doctor will be able to tell you which type you have and go over proper handling and concussion treatment. Identifying the type of concussion you have will … Read More

These Are the Best Quad Stretches for Knee Pain

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If you’re feeling pain in the knees, then performing some quad stretches could bring you some relief. The main issue is that a lot of quad stretches actually put pressure on the knees due to the fact that the muscles are connected to the knee cap. If your knees are bothering you, then the smarter option would be to try … Read More

How to Avoid Knee Strain When Doing Yoga

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Yoga is known for all of the incredible benefits it provides for the body. It builds core strength, flexibility, and lean muscle. However, when you have knee strain discomfort, the pain can get in the way of being able to do an advanced yoga session. Thankfully, there is a way to minimize knee pain and start enjoying yoga class again. … Read More

What Your Body Needs to Recover From Injury

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Image credit: Pixabay.com The road to recovery can often be long and arduous, and each person’s journey is different. Some bodies spring back faster, while others take time to heal. In our podcast on the Holistic and Functional Medicine model, we discussed a variety of reasons as to why patient journeys towards recovery can be so different. Factors like age, … Read More

Patterns & Pain, Stability & Mobility, What do They Have in Common?

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Welcome to another article written by intern Marvin Perkins during his mentorship at ReVITALize Rehab Club. The topic at hand is to determine which factor is important during your physical therapy rehabilitation or sports medicine performance enhancement experiences. This complex but crucial topic was meaningful for Marvin since he was dealt with a common but under-managed sports injury. As a … Read More

We Got the Power! Four Power Tests Professional Sports Teams Are Using To Test Their Athletes.

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This article is designed to help you to learn the 4 power tests we use and other professional sports teams are using to assess for power. You can train hard but it may not be translating towards power. If you have to train one region of your body, which includes the upper body, spinal core, or lower body, would you … Read More

Why should eye-hand coordination matter to your spinal tension?

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Eye-hand coordination is more than the idea of see and catch. What matters to most people is to move and to perform at a comfortable level. If you look at the brain, almost a third of your mind is dedicated to using your eyes! That should give you an idea of how vital your vision systems are. As a duel … Read More