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Helping San Jose Fit Run Clear of Injuries

A runner’s ability to avoid and manage injury will determine his or her fitness on race day. To help local runners reach their goals, Physical Therapists Rob Naber and Jenny Warner from Physical Therapy of Los Gatos, and Dr. John Kao from the SOAR Medical Clinic teamed up in May to deliver a running injury […]

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Pilates at Physical Therapy of Los Gatos

Therapeutic exercise is a hallmark of physical therapy. Among many benefits, therapeutic exercise can restore correct strength ratios between muscles, increase functional capacity, and improve coordination. When prescribing therapeutic exercise, the physical therapist must consider the entire sequence of neuromuscular events that allows the patient to perform their daily activities and sports. This sequence can […]

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Rob Naber’s Presentation at the West Valley College Sports Medicine Symposium

The Spring 2006 West Valley College Sports Medicine Symposium was held May 5th. The symposium was organized by John Kao MD for an audience consisting of physical therapists, athletic trainers, and physicians. The purpose of the Sports Medicine Symposia series is to continue improving the standard of orthopedic medicine here in the Bay Area by […]

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Foot and Ankle Injuries of Ballet Dancers

Injuries arising from inadequate or incorrect neuromuscular control during practice or performance, or poor management of an existing orthopedic injury, can sideline a ballet dancer for a season or for an entire career. In a recent workshop on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle injuries, Physical Therapy of Los Gatos physical therapist […]

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Western Occupational Health Conference: Lumbar Active Range of Motion (AROM)

This entry is adapted from a talk presented by Physical Therapy of Los Gatos principal Rob Naber at the Western Occupational Health Conference 2005, held September, 2005 in Monterey, California: Active Range of Motion (AROM) refers to the range of motion for a specific movement that a patient can achieve without assistance, such as a […]

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New Evidence Revises Rehab of Young Female Athletes with ACL Injuries

An unintended consequence of the increase in sports participation by girls and young women over the past thirty years has been an extraordinary rise in the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in young female athletes. At the college level, one in ten young female athletes participating in sports such as soccer, volleyball, and […]

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