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Davis & DeRosa Physical Therapy services in El Segundo and Hermosa Beach

The Davis & DeRosa Physical Therapy services in El Segundo and Hermosa Beach are extensive. Our physical therapists are specially trained in helping to heal your sports injuries and prevent them from reoccurring.

Adults aged 25 and over sustain an estimated 3.2 million sports and recreation injuries annually. Recreational sports such as golf, tennis and soccer account for the highest category, followed by exercising and cycling.

More and more women are sustaining sports injuries as their participation in sports rises and their sports action becomes faster and more aggressive.

We offer hands-on therapy combined with modalities to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

There are some basic preventative actions you can take to keep injuries at bay.

  • Avoid bending your knees past 90 degrees when doing half knee bends.
  • Avoid twisting your knees by keeping your feet as flat as possible during stretches.
  • When jumping, land with your knees bent.
  • Do warm-up exercises before all activity, including golf, not just before vigorous exercises like running.
  • Don’t overdo it, no matter what your favorite exercise or sport is.
  • Do warm-up stretches before all activity. Stretch the Achilles tendon, hamstring and quadriceps areas and hold your positions. Don’t bounce.
  • Cool down following vigorous sports. For example, after a race, walk or walk/jog for five minutes to allow your pulse to come down gradually.
  • Wear properly fitting shoes that provide shock absorption and stability.

Work Injuries

Despite tremendous workplace safety improvements imposed by government regulations and industry initiatives in the last three decades, nearly six million occupational industries still occur every year. That means in the United States alone, 6 out of every 100 workers will incur some kind of work-related injury this year.

At Davis & DeRosa Physical Therapy, we will work with your physician and Worker’s Compensation team to help you recover from your injury and prevent recurring injuries.

We offer 45 minute sessions one-on-one with a licensed physical therapist to ensure that your pain is quickly relieved and the healing process begins.

Balance Problems and Vestibular Disorders

At Davis & DeRosa Physical Therapy, we are able to help many patients suffering from balance problems and vestibular disorders by using revolutionary Balance Wear technology.

This non-invasive therapy offers immediate effectiveness for balance problems. It is a new treatment options for a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic balance disorders.

We are certified users of Balance Wear from MotionTherapeutics.com.

As well, we work with people with Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, strokes, and post-surgical strokes.

For more information, go to www.motiontherapeutics.com.

Chronic Neck and Low Back Pain

Each year over 31 million Americans are impacted by chronic back and neck pain. It is one of the most common reasons why people miss work. About 80 percent of people experience back pain at some point in their life.

Among the many specialized therapies we offer for easing chronic neck and low back pain is the ultimate in soft-tissue mobilization with hot and cold stimulation with our Dynatron Solaris system of electrotherapy.

For more information, go to www.dynatronics.com.

Foot and Ankle Issues

Davis & DeRosa Physical Therapy is affiliated with FootMaxx, global producers of state-of-the-art orthopedic devices and products.

If your mobility is impaired and your joy of walking impacted, we can help you find the right combination of custom-made orthotics to ease your pain and restore the joy of getting around again.

For more information, go to www.footmaxx.com.

General Orthopedics

Our team of trained and licensed physical therapists work effectively in general orthopedics, the part of our practice that focuses on the care and treatment of disorders of the bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin.

These are the elements of the musculoskeletal system.

Using both hands-on therapy and a variety of specialized evidence-based treatments, our goal is to reduce swelling and eliminate the pain of injuries or conditions, and then help you return to your normal level of activity.

Osteoporosis and Age-Related Disorders

Our goal is to use exercise and modern modalities to keep you strong and moving comfortably as you age.

In addition to working with you to ease pain, inflammation and injuries often associated with aging, we provide fall assessment and encourage active aging.

Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation

In both the healing of injuries and in rehabilitation pre and post surgery, we offer a number of distinctive, evidence-based therapies to complement our manual therapy and exercise programs.

We offer cold laser, or low level laser therapy (LLLT), a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process, eliminate pain and swelling, reduce spasms and increase function.

We offer light therapy or phototherapy, which consists of exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light which is effective in the treatment of skin disorders and seasonal affective disorder.

All our therapists are certified in Graston Technique (www.grastontechnique.com), a myofascial tool to help restrictions in muscles.

It is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables the physical therapists to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions with comprehensive training for effective outcomes.

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