“Oh My Aching Back from the 4th of July!”

Did you know that 80% of America’s population will suffer from lower back pain at some time in our lives? I suspect today, July 5th, that number will be higher. Why you ask? Sitting too much yesterday…especially for those fireworks displays! For many people, sitting in any position for any length of time produces no…

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Six Common Misconceptions of Low Back Pain:

Misconception #1 – “I must live with the pain” – Not true! There are a number of options to help control back pain, some of these include: light stretching and flexibility exercises, physical therapy, yoga, massage, acupuncture, over the counter medications, even meditation. Misconception #2 – “Rest is the key to recovery from back problems”…

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Fresh vs Farm Raised Fish and Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Anyone who has been injured, in any way, has seen first-hand the effects of inflammation (pain, swelling, redness, heat). A common over the counter supplement to help counter the inflammatory process is omega-3 fatty acid or fish oil. When it comes to fats, there is one you don’t want to cut back on…omega-3 fatty acids.…

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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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Where Does Pain Come From?

There are several causes of pain, and they can be related to the mind, the body or caused by general stress. We live in a stressful world, and the most common causes of pain are: 1) Strain associated with day to day life We live in a world that is increasingly stressful. Strain associated with…

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What to Avoid

We pride ourselves in quality and commitment towards our patients. You want to avoid facilities that are run like factories and take their time to schedule you or treat you the right way. You also want to avoid facilities with outdated equipment and therapists with little or no experience. What sets us apart is our…

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What is Physical Therapy

Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who evaluate and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote…

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Healthy Lifestyle

Self Help Tips For a Pain-Free Life Never push yourself past your own limit  Remember, each one of us has a certain limit. Always judge your limits, instinctively on a scale of 1 to 10. For example, 1 is relaxing on a Saturday reading the newspaper. 5 is carrying groceries. 8 is carrying groceries and…

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