Are You Ready to Run, Injury FREE?

Hey Runners, are you frustrated with constant injuries, too many set backs, and lack of quality runs, or runs at all? It’s time to return to your training again and enjoy your runs, and stay injury free. Does this sound familiar: • I have not been able to run for weeks (or months)….and I have…

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The Importance of Hydration

Winter quickly turned to early spring in February. People are getting outdoors and participating in recreational sports, running and cycling. Hydration is always an important component to a healthy workout. With the warmer temperatures hydration is even more critical as elevated air temperature increases sweating making fluid replacement vital. Prepare your body for workouts by…

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Concussion and Balance

How are the two related and How can PT help? Balance is a complex system that consists of visual input, inner ear equilibrium, and the necessary musculature to keep one upright. This collectively is known as the vestibular system. One can sustain a concussion most commonly when the head strikes a stationary object and additionally…

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Quick Tips For Foot Pain

Do you have pain in your feet in the morning? Here are a few tips for relieving some of the pain and discomfort that you may feel. You can take a frozen water bottle and roll it on the bottom of your foot. This will help with pain and inflammation. It will also add a…

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Preventing Youth Injuries in Little League

Little League Baseball season is upon us.  Sign-ups for Little League are in full swing and most league tryouts are in early January with practices starting in February.  Now is the time to start getting the equipment but young throwing arms for baseball season.  One primary reason youth baseball players and pitchers in particular experience…

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Are You Balanced?

Proprioception and Its Affect on You To give you a little background proprioception, it is a sense of balance and knowing where your joints are in space without you observing them. Poor balance can compromise our proprioception system.  This makes individuals more prone to injury resulting in falls, ACL tears, and sprained ankles.   Young females…

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Injury Q and A session with Dr. Chris Koutures

Take a look at our new video, an in-depth Q and A session on youth baseball player elbow and shoulder injury, featuring Anaheim Hills, CA pediatric orthopaedic specialist, Dr. Chris Koutures, MD.

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A Pain In the Back

The Role of an MRI with Lumbar/Spine Pain Low back pain is the most common cause of disability and lost work time in industrialized countries. Research suggests that 80% of those who experience back pain recover in 6-8 weeks and do not require extensive treatment. It is important to note that recurrences and flare-ups of low…

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Common Runner’s Injuries

I have vast experience as a runner, and have been treating runners for almost 30 years. Runners can have a wide assortment of injuries; many of these can require physical therapy to recover from. I am going to review some of the more common injuries that runners can develop, how to recognize them, and what…

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Bursitis – What a Pain in My Hip!

Hip Bursitis In between the femur (hip bone) and the lateral thigh muscles lies a protective fluid filled sac called the bursa. Bursa sacs are found in different areas besides the hip like the shoulder and knee.   They act as a cushion to prevent excessive friction of the soft tissue like our hip muscles to…

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