Massage Therapy is a topic we have covered here at COR. Whether you are a swimmer, need help with choosing a massage therapist or need reasons why you need a monthly massage and you are not sold here are 7 Ways Therapeutic Massage Helps in Pain Relief! Massage therapy is a very common and effective option for…

Not many of us consider stretching as exercising, but it is. Sure, it doesn’t give you rock hard abs, lose weight or sweat, but it is part of staying healthy. As an athlete, it is important to stretch before and after workouts. It has been shown to decrease injuries and increased range of motion and…

What is mobility? Mobility is defined as the ability to move your joints and muscles in the full range of motion with no restrictions. This differs from flexibility as flexibility means how far out your muscle can go. You may be able to lift your leg up quite high if you use your hands to…

“The bad news is time flies, the good news is you’re the pilot” -Michael Shulter If you – like millions of Americans – experience chronic low-back pain or pain that shoots down the buttocks while bending forward or exercising, you may have what is known as a herniated disc. Exercising with a herniated disc can…

It sounds like a new water sport, but swimmers can use these special tools to improve performance and recovery in and out of the water. Taking care of your body doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does have to be accurate and consistent, and with the proper tools and know-how from a professional, you…

Back pain affects more than 3 million Americans a year and can range from a minor nuisance to a major lifestyle disruption. Though many depend on pain medications and even turn to surgery as treatments, effective relief can also be achieved through physical therapy. Many studies have shown that physical therapy can mimic the results…

Edison provides too much motivation to leave it at one quot. Use these motivational quotes Edition to start the week off with the wisdom to inspire you in any facet – whether inventing something beyond your wildest imagination or simply inventing your own life! 10 Motivational Quotes from Thomas Edison 10. Exercise “The mind of a child is naturally…

Muscle tightness and restricted lower extremity range of motion (ROM) are common in active individuals and athletics. A number of studies have shown that reduced hip and knee range of motion increases the risk of thigh muscle injuries in sports involving sprinting. At COR, Santa Clara Physical Therapy, we’ve seen poor hip and knee range of…