UFAI Physical Therapy Articles Archive

Ankle Sprains: The Pain in Sprain Stays Mainly in the Brain

Ankle Sprains: The Pain in Sprain Stays Mainly in the Brain

“Hey, it’s just a sprain. No big deal. Walk it off. You’ll be fine.” This all too common advice is followed all too often. The all too usual result? A lifetime of debilitating ankle pain and instability. A fully functional ankle is an essential requirement for any sort of life that isn’t completely sedentary. But ankle sprains do happen. And read more »

CONTINUE READING →

Want a Successful Ankle Surgery Recovery? Don’t Race Back to Training!

Want a Successful Ankle Surgery Recovery? Don’t Race Back to Training!

It’s sad but true, you can’t rush your recovery after having ankle surgery Ankle surgery recovery isn’t a walk in the park (pun intended), but getting back into your regular workout routine doesn’t have to be like a grueling marathon either. It’s a big change to your lifestyle when you’re recovering from a broken ankle, but the time you invest read more »

CONTINUE READING →

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 »

CONTINUE READING →

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 »

CONTINUE READING →

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 »

CONTINUE READING →

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 »

CONTINUE READING →

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 »

CONTINUE READING →

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 »

CONTINUE READING →
11,142 Total 1st Party Reviews
4.9 out of 5 Stars
  • Yelp
    I had been dealing with bilateral Achilles tendonosis for about 2 years and had gotten to the point where I was in pain whether...
    Aryan P.
  • Yelp
    This was a few years ago. I saw Dr. Jason Morris (who is no longer there) who I found to be kind of rude and short.  I also had...
    Amy D.
  • GatherUp
    The doctor's visit is too rapid.
    Sheila M.
  • GatherUp
    Dr Baravarian, Thank you for the opportunity to give my comments.. I first visited you 6 years ago. You were forthright then...
    John M.
  • GatherUp
    Both my husband and I are patients of Dr. Jafary. He is the best. Professional, friendly, knowledgable. He really listens and i...
    Casey C.
  • GatherUp
    100%
    Brenda B.
  • GatherUp
    Very happy with caring staff
    Jung Y.
  • GatherUp
    The doctors and staff are great.
    Belinda A.
  • GatherUp
    Doctor is great and staff is friendly. I highly recommend this office for adults and children.
    Katelyn D.
  • GatherUp
    I definitely will go back whenever I need a good and caring doctor to help me!
    Irmgard T.
  • GatherUp
    Great
    Frances B.
  • Google
    I have been to this Dr office a few times. This office us very ethical and gives you the knowledge and I information you truly...
    Sonia C.
Same Day Appointments
Now Available!

Or call 877-989-9110

24 hours a day, 7 days a week