Learn How to Control Stress and Thrive From it!

Stress for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In a world where relentless hard work is praised, and lack of sleep is bragged about, it’s no wonder stress is such a common aspect of our lives. Add on a nice, heaping pile of a worldwide pandemic and stress is on the front of our minds more than ever. This stress doesn’t have to wreak havoc on our health if we’re able to recognize when we’re stressed and implement a few strategies to overcome these difficult times.   Is all stress bad? But how often do we think about an email from your...

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What Do Your MRI Results Really Mean?

Our Current State of Pain and Injuries The United States is el numero uno on the planet in reports of musculoskeletal pain. Currently, 43% of Americans report chronic pain. In order to combat this high level of pain we have developed a habit of obtaining and consuming opioids at alarming rates. In 2008 we consumed 80% of the world’s opioid supply while having 4.6% of the world’s population (Manchikanti).  The United States is also #1 in ACL tears (200,000/yr) and surgical reconstruction (150,000/yr), which costs our medical system $1 billion dollars (Joseph 2013). It is interesting to think about why...

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3 Common Misconceptions When Exercising While Pregnant

3 Common Misconceptions When Exercising While Pregnant

Hi there! My name is Dr. Lauren Rabidoux PT, DPT. I am currently 9 months pregnant. Throughout my pregnancy journey I have been fortunate enough to experience and work through some of the common misconceptions about pregnancy and exercise.  Many women are scared out of exercise (usually unintentionally) by their healthcare providers. Even I was told at my first OB appointment to avoid lunges and lifting anything over 25lbs. Why? Well- because you’re pregnant. Thankfully, as a doctor of physical therapy, I knew this was not sound advice, however, for a first-time mom or someone who genuinely does not know, I...

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Is Your Mental Health Affecting Your Physical Health?

Hello Cuirim Community! My name is Courtney Harrell and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist here in the Costa Mesa area. I recently connected with Pat and Steven here at Cuirim Sports Recovery regarding wholeness and healing for YOU, their patients. I journey alongside people who are working to become more fully themselves through holistic and integrative practices. I help others explore their emotions, identify their hurts, create more compassion for themselves and find more capacity to feel the hard stuff in life. In my practice, I see myself as one piece of the puzzle. I believe the best...

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What is Pain Trying to Tell You?

What is Pain? Pain is without a doubt confusing and flat out weird. One day there is nothing, and then the next you have pain. Often, from the outside it looks as though nothing has changed. This article aims to help explain pain and gain a better understanding about the purpose of pain in the body. Education and knowledge are the first steps in problem-solving the source of your pain and eliminating it.  What is Pain Trying to Tell You? Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience related to potential or actual tissue damage. Doesn’t that just clear it...

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