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What Should I Tell My Physical Therapist?

If you have never been to a physical therapist before you may have some questions about your care and expectations. Here are some general questions and points about physical therapy you may want to talk about during your initial evaluation.

Sep 21st, 2021
How Exactly Does A Chiropractor Adjust Your Spine?

If you’ve ever had an adjustment from a chiropractor to ease aches and pains and address injury, you likely see the validity of care that you’ve received. Chiropractic care is a form of skeletal adjustment that helps to restore joint mobility and function

Jul 19th, 2021
It's Not "Just" Sciatic

Sciatic pain is caused when pressure is put on the sciatic nerve. This happens when a herniated disc is pressing on the nerve or from spinal stenosis which is the narrowing of the spinal canal. It typically effects only one side of the body.

May 10th, 2021
6 Way Physical Therapy Can Help Your Back Pain

Nothing reminds you of your age like an achy back. All of a sudden, even restful activities, such as sleeping or hanging out on your couch can feel uncomfortable. You’ve tried everything: more pillows, a new mattress, switching sleeping positions. So what

Mar 23rd, 2021
Improve Health With These 5 Stretching Benefits

Do your joints and muscles frequently feel stiff and achy, especially after a long day at work or a tough workout? Are you exercising regularly but not seeing the improvements you want? If you’re not regularly stretching, this could explain why!

Jan 28th, 2021
5 Easy Tips to a Healthier You

Our physical therapists at Gateway Rehab and Wellness Center in Mission Viejo, treat a vast number of conditions and will help you find relief and prevent the likelihood of further pain from occurring.

Nov 17th, 2020
5 Ways A Massage Can Help You Be Healthier

A therapeutic massage whether it's a Swedish massage or for a sports injury, getting a massage can benefit your whole body. At Gateway Rehab and Wellness, our massage therapists are here to the whole you feeling better.

Oct 27th, 2020
Maintaining Good Posture

We often hear that good posture is essential for good health. We recognize poor posture when we see it formed as a result of bad habits carried out over years and evident in many adults. But only few people have a real grasp of the importance and necessity

Aug 19th, 2020
What to Expect from Physical Therapy After a Fracture

Suffering from a broken bone otherwise known as a fracture, you may benefit by seeing a physical therapist. A therapist can assist you in regaining a normal range of motion, strength, and mobility following a fracture. So how can PT help after a fracture?

Jul 29th, 2020
5 Things to Help Boost Your Immune System

Our immune systems need to constantly be strong enough to fight off a variety of illnesses and infections. While your immune system is complex there are some simple everyday lifestyle habits we can maintain to help give your immune system what...

Apr 17th, 2020
Neck Pain Relief and Physical Therapy

Did you know that physical therapy is a common method of treatment for chronic neck pain? Care for neck pain through a physical therapy program typically involves treatment first to reduce pain or neck stiffness, and then creating an exercise plan that...

Mar 13th, 2020
Knee Pain and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Knee pain or discomfort is one of the most common orthopedic issues individuals face. Before you start physical therapy for knee pain, your therapist will start with a thorough evaluation and assessment of your entire leg from hip to foot. Once assessed...

Feb 16th, 2020
5 Shoulder Stretches To Relieve Pain – Physical Therapy

Shoulder pain is one of the most overlooked problems, and more often than not, we tend to shrug it off as something that gets better on its own. But as with any physical injury, if we leave it alone, it can become a big problem in the long run, which is...

Jan 30th, 2020
Trigger Point Therapy Treatment in Mission Viejo, Ca.

The human body is made of a network of muscles, joints and tendons. Trigger point therapy taps into the bodies internal network of muscles and tissue to unlock common chronic and injury related pain caused by tension and stress.

Jan 10th, 2020
Holiday Raffle is Back!

Don’t forget to get your raffle ticket on your next visit to be entered into a weekly drawing during the month of December. You will be given a raffle ticket at each visit and receive five tickets for each new patient you refer.

Nov 21st, 2019
Join Us This Christmas In Adopting A Family!

As 2019 is winding to a close, Christmas is right around the corner. We know thoughts are starting to shift to the holidays and so are ours! Get togethers to plan, gifts to buy and trees to decorate.

Nov 13th, 2019
What Happens When You Go to a Chiropractor?

“I can’t deal with this back pain any longer.” That’s what you tell yourself after years of discomfort and a life you don’t particularly enjoy. So you finally decide it’s time to do something about it.

Jan 9th, 2018
How Chiropractic Helps Pregnancy

Chiropractic works wonders for a variety of patients. But did you know that regular chiropractic adjustments can be incredibly effective for pregnant women, in particular?

Jan 2nd, 2018
How Chiropractic Benefits Athletes

Did you know that high-impact sports can place the same amount of strain on the body as a car accident? If you play football, hockey, lacrosse, or even basketball, what do you currently do to combat those inherent physical setbacks?

Dec 18th, 2017
What to Know About Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulders

Shoulder injuries are no fun. For one thing, they rarely heal quickly. But shoulder injuries also force you to stop doing what you enjoy. Let’s say that you enjoy playing the outfield in a weekly softball league. With rotator cuff tendonitis, that...

Dec 11th, 2017
Why You Should Consider Chiropractic Care for Headaches

At some point or another, just about everyone deals with headaches. They can stem from a variety of causes such as drug reactions, tightness in the neck muscles, low blood sugar, high blood pressure, stress, and fatigue. Take a moment to think about how...

Oct 27th, 2017
How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Your Knee Pain

You’ve been dealing with knee pain for years. It’s forcing you to completely change your lifestyle and not exactly to your liking. No longer can you enjoy activities such as running and long bike rides. Even tasks such as walking up and down stairs...

Oct 20th, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About Text Neck

How much time do you think you spend on your phone each day? According to TechCrunch, U.S. consumers now spend about five hours per day on mobile devices alone. Sure, we live in a world of instant gratification, but have you thought about...

Sep 4th, 2017
How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Your Hip Injury

It’s anything but fun to undergo hip surgery or replacement. Not only is it costly, but both procedures require significant downtime. Maybe you’ve been scouring the internet for possible alternatives. With stem cell therapy in Mission Viejo, you can...

Aug 28th, 2017
Seeds of Deception (GMO Foods)

This week, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called on “Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational materials...

Mar 3rd, 2017
Backpack Safety Tips

As kids return to school this Fall, don’t wait for them to complain about back pain. Instead, pay attention to their posture and keep an attentive eye on all of the items that are loaded into their backpack each day.

Mar 2nd, 2017
More Commonly Treated Disorders With Physical Therapy

Welcome to our continuation of common disorders treated by Physical Therapy! Treatment by a physical therapist may be prescribed by the referring physician and/or a plan the PT develops following a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s condition.

Mar 2nd, 2017
What is ART? (Active Release Technique)

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica...

Mar 1st, 2017