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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The B Blade

The Body Blade is a great way to gain shoulder stability throughout a range of motion. 
Watch as @liveyourtruth_lars works on gaining stability through 
the pattern of his serve so he can be ready for his next @usta match! 

If you're in the LA area and are looking for physical therapy, 
call us and schedule your evaluation today!


Make it go away

Research shows the importance of you gluteal muscles in preventing and decreasing knee, hip, and back pain. Here we have our fabulous patient @alexxthegr8 demonstrating Scooter on the reformer, an exercise that will literally kick your booty! 

Call us and book your evaluation today! 


Friday, January 20, 2017

The benefits of Pilates for rehabilitation and injury prevention are endless. 
Erica, one of our phenomenal Pilates Instuctors, is performing Roll Downs 
on the Cadillac to assist in activating the abdominal stabilizers, improve spinal mobility 
in to and out of flexion, and bring postural awareness to the body. 

Call today and schedule an evaluation with a Licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy, 
and check out our private Pilates packages with our certified Pilates instructors.

Private Sessions with Instructors:
$50 Intro for first session
$75 Single session
$65 x 5 sessions / 8 sessions / 10 sessions 

Semi-private (2 people) Sessions with Instructors:
$30 each - Intro for first session
$55 each - Single session
$45 x 5 sessions / 8 sessions / 10 sessions

***Mat Classes: Starting Soon!***

All series expire 90 days after purchase date


Friday, May 8, 2015

Is your spine ready for the iGeneration?

iPrevent iPain from iPads and iPhones.

With the recent increased use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) such as Smartphones and tablets, there has been an increased incidence of upper shoulder and neck syndromes. One of the major contributing factors is the head position maintained while using theses devices. The average head weighs 6 kg or 13.2 pounds, and it exerts 10-12 pounds of weight on the neck in neutral position or 0 degrees. A 15 degree tilt in the neck increases the forces on the neck to 27 pounds, and 40 pounds at 30 degrees.
On average people spend two to four hours a day with their heads tilted over their PEDs, reading and texting. This tilting causes loss of the normal curve of the cervical spine, which leads to increased stress and potentially early degeneration, muscle pain, headaches and surgeries. While it is impossible to avoid technologies that cause these issues, individuals should seek physical therapists who can help with postural alignment and muscle re-education to prevent future neck syndromes.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Have you wondered WHY your BACK PAIN is suddenly present every time you walk?

Have you wondered WHY your BACK PAIN is suddenly present every time you walk?

Researchers have spent years performing various tests to obtain answers as to why so many people suffer from low back pain. The most recent research published observed and documented specific findings in muscle activation, joint stiffness, movement coordination and movement deficits with walking in hundreds of people with and without pain. 

The research consistently identified key bio-mechanical impairments in people who suffered from low back pain with walking.  Findings included: decreased mobility of the thoracic spine; decreased muscle activation of the multifidus, internal and external oblique and transverse abdominus musculature; and increased erector spinae musculature activity. These impairments further demonstrated poor movement coordination and increased instability of the pelvis and lumbar spine due to poor muscle activation pattern. 

Our physical therapists are highly trained in assessing movement and gait. We are the experts who can identify the bio-mechanical impairments of gait, and help guide you through appropriate exercises that are tailored to your strength level, motor deficits, and lifestyle. We will monitor your pain level and adjust the exercises to ensure they are done effectively and correctly. 

Call in today to schedule an appointment to see one of our physical therapists and start your journey to a PAIN-FREE WALK!

Follow the example below and get started TODAY!

Lumbar Stabilization Exercise
-Start by laying on your back with your knees bent
-Make sure your lumbar spine is in a neutral position
-Tighten your abdominal muscles as if you were holding a cough or filling your stomach with air
-If you can, while engaging your abdominal muscles, lift your legs up in the air as shown in picture and count for 10 seconds
-Make sure to breath through the entire exercise, and only continue if you are not experiencing any pain