How to Avoid Back Pain When Weight Lifting: 8 Top Tips

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Exercise Tips, Low Back Pain, Pain Relief Division

Did you know that building up muscle is a great way to heal or prevent back pain? That’s right, having strong and flexible muscles can help prevent major injuries. The problem is that if you’re not lifting properly, you can actually cause pain and injuries in your back. This may seem counterintuitive, but the trick is making sure that you’re lifting weights the … Read More

Improving Mobility: Your Complete Guide

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Exercise Tips

Inhibitions to our mobility can be devastating. In most cases, though, it’s possible to retain most, if not all of our mobility and get back to a place where we can be functional and enjoy the ins and outs of daily life again.  We’re going to explore some ways of improving mobility in this article, giving you some insight into … Read More

8 Effective Stretches for Loosening Up Tight Hips

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Baseball, Golf, Hip, groin, pelvic pain, Pain Relief Division, Running, Yoga + Pilates

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)

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Running

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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 Your Body Needs to Recover From Injury

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division

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