• October 30, 2023

    Understanding Cortisone Injections – When to Get Them & What They Do

    by Tommy Mandala PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

    Cortisone injections are one of the most common orthopedic treatments offered to patients today. When you go to see a doctor for a musculoskeletal injury, that doctor typically has 4 options to offer you: surgery, physical therapy, medication, or injection. […]

  • June 26, 2023

    Exercises for an LCL Injury Rehabilitation

    by Tommy Mandala PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

    The Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)  is the less commonly known cousin of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament  (ACL). For this reason those who suffer an LCL injury can often find themselves feeling at a loss for guidance. The LCL, however, plays […]

  • May 23, 2023

    How to Prevent Injuries to Your Entire Body

    by Dillon Caswell PT, DPT, SCS

    Is this actually possible without bubble wrapping your entire body and taking no “movement risks” to prevent injury to your body? We guess it could be possible with that approach but that doesn’t seem like a life of fulfillment. The […]

  • May 1, 2023

    The Importance of Isometric Exercise

    by Lyndsay Provencio PT, DPT

    “And now, with this next act, I’ll make your pain decrease and your muscles stronger with just an isometric exercise.” Pssh, yeah right. An exercise that diminishes pain but can also improve muscle strength and hypertrophy? Does it sound like […]

  • April 17, 2023

    Is Running Bad for Your Knees?

    by Tommy Mandala PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

    The list of benefits from running are endless: improved cardiovascular health, lower risk of metabolic diseases, lower risk of a variety of the leading illnesses, improved cognitive function, increased ability to handle stress & anxiety, improved mental health, as well […]

  • December 26, 2022

    Is Exercise the Best Option for Osteoarthritis?

    by Tommy Mandala PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

    Osteoarthritis is a scary word. It can lead many active people to think they have to give up their lifestyle and hobbies because of the “wear and tear” it is causing on their knee or hip. For young active people […]

  • November 14, 2022

    Best Exercises for Knee Osteoarthritis

    by Taryn Beaumont PT, DPT, CLT, CF-L2, CNC

    According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), over 32.5 million Americans are living with osteoarthritis (OA). OA when we break it down means inflammation of a bony joint, and occurs most frequently in synovial joints which are […]

  • September 19, 2022

    VMO Exercises: Is The Vastus Medialis Oblique Legit?

    by Tommy Mandala PT, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS

    Are VMO exercises real? Is the vastus medialis oblique legit? For years surgeons, physical therapists, and amateur bodybuilders have been trying to activate, strengthen, and grow their vastus medialis oblique (VMO). Many people with pain at their kneecap or who […]

  • September 8, 2022

    Knees Over Toes – Is it Safe?

    by Michael Lau PT, DPT, CSCS

    How many times have you heard from your trainer, physio, or coach to not let your knees go over your toes?! One too many times I would say! The recommendation to never let your knees go over your toes is […]

  • September 8, 2022

    Exercises For MCL Injury Rehabilitation

    by Sherif Elnaggar PT, DPT, OCS

    Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries are not super common in isolation; however, they do still occur mostly in sports and can be one of the structures involved in more serious knee injuries. In most cases, the prognosis is good for […]

  • September 8, 2022

    How To Improve Knee Flexion After Surgery

    by Michael Lau PT, DPT, CSCS

    After surgery, understanding how to improve knee flexion is absolutely critical. While we’ve discussed the importance of regaining knee extension extensively, restoring knee flexion is a close runner-up for your rehab goals after surgery. Restoring knee flexion is often not […]

  • September 8, 2022

    Jumper’s Knee Exercises

    by Arash Maghsoodi PT, DPT, CSCS

    Jumper’s knee is when there is irritation of the patella tendon, the tendon just beneath your knee cap. Patella tendon pain is a common source of anterior (front) knee pain often occurring from repetitive or excessive overload onto the patellar […]