The Importance of Stretching for Runners

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Exercise Tips, Pain Relief Division, Running

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or you’re just getting started, you need to understand the importance of stretching. Research shows that 50% of runners experience an injury every year that prevents them from being able to run. Many of these injuries can be avoided with a proper stretching routine.  Most runners know that you should always do some stretching before you leave … 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

Calling All Runners: Do You Have Good Running Form?

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Exercise Tips, Running

Whether you’re training for a half marathon or you simply enjoy hitting the pavement, running is a great form of exercise. Many people enjoy running as part of their daily routine.  However, it’s important to know that you can’t fully take advantage of the many benefits of running if you’re not following good running form tactics. Having good running form … Read More

Calling All Runners: Do You Have Good Running Form?

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Running

Whether you’re training for a half marathon or you simply enjoy hitting the pavement, running is a great form of exercise. Many people enjoy running as part of their daily routine.  However, it’s important to know that you can’t fully take advantage of the many benefits of running if you’re not following good running form tactics. Having good running form … 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

hamstring anatomy

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

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

Danh Ngo"Staying Active" Division, Baseball, Golf, Holistic Medicine Division, Pain Relief Division, Running

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