5 Tips to Get You to Race Day for the Marathon

The LA Marathon is only one month away! For all of those who are participating (myself included), it means that the bulk of your training is done and you are nearing the first finish line... Continue Reading

Physical Therapy Home Exercise Program: What, Why, How and What’s next?

What is your home program? After you complete your physical therapy evaluation your Doctor of Physical Therapy will provide you with your home exercise program that will compliment your plan of care. Your home exercise program... Continue Reading

Lymphedema Therapy After Mastectomy

Why is my arm swollen after mastectomy? Mastectomy from breast cancer can present multiple challenges in and of itself as the tissues heal and the shoulder is initially limited to lifting. If your mastectomy involved... Continue Reading

Physical Therapy Can Help Your Golf Game

Hello everyone! My name is Nickon Sharifabadi, I am a physical therapist at MOTI Physiotherapy, Los Feliz. I have been golfing for more than a decade now and have found myself in an interesting position... Continue Reading

Pain with Sex or Tampons? How Pelvic Floor Therapy May Help You and Five Exercises You Can Try Today

Do you have problems inserting a tampon? Do you dread going to the gynecologist because you can’t tolerate the speculum? Do you avoid penetrative sex because it hurts too much?  Pain with penetration can be... Continue Reading

Pelvic Floor Therapy: What to expect on your first visit and follow up visits

Examination: As with orthopaedic physical therapy, pelvic floor rehabilitation starts with examination to understand what different factors may be contributing to your dysfunction. An intial pelvic floor therapy exam will typically involve the following elements:-A thorough... Continue Reading

Bike Fits: Interview with a Pro

This month, MOTI Physiotherapy’s Dr. Ari Baquet, PT, DPT, OCS interviewed local bike fit expert, Brian Bonilla of The Cub House bike shop in San Marino, on bike fits from a patient’s perspective. Below is... Continue Reading

11- Boobs are Temporary but Mental Health is Forever

Even though cancer starts as a physical manifestation, it is also a big hit to your mental health. As your tissues and body heals, we must mend that bridge between brain and body as well. Chronic physical pain and fear avoidance can cause a... Continue Reading


October is National Physical Therapy Month! October is a time where we celebrate the physical therapy profession and bring awareness about the benefits of physical therapy. Though the month of celebrating is coming to an end, it is important... Continue Reading

10- Getting Sexy Back: Sex after mastectomy

Road Map to Recovery Mastectomy 6 weeks of tissue healing Rehab to normalize shoulder mobility and core strength –> Return to function Reconstructive breast surgery Rehab to continue shoulder strengthening and activity specific –> Return... Continue Reading

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