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UFAI’s PT Suzanne Hawson has a “Run to Remember”

UFAI’s PT Suzanne Hawson has a “Run to Remember”

UFAI’s own, Suzanne Hawson, participated in the First Annual Los Angeles Run to Remember Half Marathon this past Sunday. The event began in Boston in 2005 as a way to recognize law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.  After years of sending LAPD teams to run in the Boston race, a group of L.A. officers partnered with the Boston read more »

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Ankle Sprain Treatment: The Do’s and Don’ts

Ankle Sprain Treatment: The Do’s and Don’ts

At UFAI, we know an ankle sprain when we see one. Ankle sprains account for about 3 out of every 4 ankle injuries, and on any given day, about 30,000 Americans will sprain their ankle! What happens when you sprain your ankle, exactly? A sprain is a tear in the ligamentous and/or muscular tissue that you use to keep yourself read more »

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Achilles Tendinitis Treatment Do’s and Don’ts

Achilles Tendinitis Treatment Do’s and Don’ts

Even though the Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body, it’s prone to injury and in fact, Achilles tendonitis is one of the most common conditions presented in our offices. The majority of the Achilles tendon’s attachment is to the upper back portion of the heel. Pain and/or swelling in this area or along the tendon may read more »

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Our Dr.’s Most Interesting Cases: the Heel that wouldn’t Heal!

Our Dr.’s Most Interesting Cases: the Heel that wouldn’t Heal!

An most interesting case of mine involves a 69 year-old male who came to me four months after shattering his heel bone (or calcaneus).  He was trimming branches on a ladder about 6 feet high when he fell and landed right on his heel bone.  He went to urgent care, where x-rays were taken, revealing no obvious fracture.  He then read more »

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Physical Therapist’s Personal Journey from Injury to Ironman

Physical Therapist’s Personal Journey from Injury to Ironman

Physical therapists are the go-to experts on recovery from sports injuries. We know when to push through the pain and when to back off. I’ve helped hundreds of athletes return to their sport quickly and have taught seminars on how to avoid sports injuries. So when I suffered a stress fracture in my left foot’s 2nd metatarsal, I figured recovery read more »

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Physical Therapy Pays Off Big for Local Running Store Owner

Physical Therapy Pays Off Big for Local Running Store Owner

Heartfelt congratulations to one of our favorite patients, Flo, who made a swift, full recovery from injury and was able to complete the LA Marathon on March 15! Flo is an avid runner, and the proud owner of Runner’s Lane, a running shoe store with locations in Santa Clarita and Palmdale. Flo injured her knee and ankle while navigating a read more »

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