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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Take Five! …And Stretch The TENsion From Your Workday

During the work day do you ever feel stiffness and tension in your muscles? This is a very common complaint for those working behind a desk. Here are some helpful stretches you can do to relax while at your desk. Shoulder circles- make circles with your shoulders, you will be bringing your shoulders to your…

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Should You Eat Like A Caveman?

The paleo diet is a low carb diet which recommends consuming only the foods available more than 10,000 years ago, during the Paleolithic era. The assertion is simple: diseases like obesity, diabetes and heart disease are illnesses “of civilization” and so, to combat the ill effects of the modern diet, we should return to a…

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Avoiding Common Injuries In Little League Baseball

Youth baseball throwing injuries are on the rise across the country. Increases in participation coupled with the popularity of year round travel teams and player showcases (play multiple games in a weekend without strict standards for pitch counts or numbers of innings pitched) has orthopedic specialists treating overuse injuries (typically seen in the professional ranks)…

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Healthy & Happy Feet

Avoid Injury, Proper Footwear Selection Running and walking are two of the most pure forms of exercise around. But choosing the wrong athletic shoe can have you end up lying on the couch nursing an injury. While most sporting good stores have knowledgeable sales people to guide you, you’ll be a few steps ahead of…

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The Summer Misadventures of “Bruiser.”

Summer is here, and the activities available to those of us in southern CA are endless! I for one, am a HUGE fan of summer and being outside and active. Whether it’s riding bikes on the boardwalk in Huntington Beach, hiking in Peter’s Canyon, or playing catch with my boys at the park, I’m a…

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Do You Have Chronic Pain?

Chronic Pain Adam Skrove MPT, OCS Pain can be categorized as either chronic or acute. Chronic pain is pain which lasts longer then 3-6 months or pain extends longer than the expected time for healing. There are believed to be 116 million Americans living with chronic pain. Acute pain is very important and can be…

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Pool Physical Therapy

Fun in the sun, Its summer time! It is summer time and pools are starting to get warm enough to take a dip. Did you know that you can do physical therapy exercises in the pool? The pool is a great place to continue doing your exercises that your therapist gave to you for home…

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Got Balance?

Summer is coming, oh-so-quickly, and obviously my first thoughts are: 1) omigosh what am I going to do with my kids? 2) my electric bill is about to double. and 3) OH NOoooooooo. I have to put on a bikini and I haven’t done more than walk to my car and back in months!  I…

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