Many athletes accept the fallacy that knee pain is the inevitable cost of running. While it is true that running places a great amount of force on the knee joint, it isn’t always the impact that causes pain. Believe it or not, running actually strengthens the knee joint and the surrounding bones. Have you heard of Wolff’s…

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The many tendons, ligaments, and muscles that hold it together give it an incredible range of motion. Unfortunately, this freedom of motion makes it the most unstable joint in the body. As tendons are stretched during movement, they can be rubbed and pinched…

“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…

“The key ingredient for success in life is the discipline of mind and body. Setting goals and making sure they are accomplished builds discipline. Whatever goal I set for myself, I will first get a mental image in my mind of exactly what it is I want to achieve, then I will be determined and…

“The key to long-term success is a willingness to disrupt your own comfort for the sake of continued growth” – Todd Henry This workout video of T-Swift doesn’t only have us laughing but now I’m finally reassured we aren’t the only crazy ones taking drastic measures to get pumped up for our workouts. If you…

“We live in a world where the yellow brick road has many forks and can take us on many incredible journeys … But this is exciting news. It means we can choose the life we want for ourselves. You choose that life by doing the best you can right in this moment. Right now. By…

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington  Combine the innovator in Edison with the improver in Twain and you have yourself the key to problem solving. Problem solving sounds a lot like the grade school math challenges we never want to look at again, or the tedious, mind-consuming solutions to our…

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt Not only is this quote fitting as we enjoy the holiday training season, but it doubles as a reminder of what we need to hold on to every day. Holidays resonate with many for various, meaningful reasons. The typical accompanying sense of…

At COR Physical Therapy in Santa Clara, we have a wide range of individuals who seek treatment from injuries. A commonality has been young athletes with overuse youth injuries. As we all know young children are always moving around and having fun. They do sometimes get over excited and hurt themselves. It’s important to be conscious…

Realizing you can handle life in the face adversity in only a thought away, and allows you to maximize a challenge. The growing interest in resilience among mental health care providers globally has created a need for a simple way to consider the complex interactions that predict adaptive coping when there is exposure to high levels…