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Is yoga effective at managing back pain?

Recent research suggests that yoga may be as effective as physical therapy in combating back pain.  The study, which was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in June, 2017, studied more than 300 racially diverse, low-income patients suffering from chronic back pain. One group of subjects went to weekly yoga classes, another group went to weekly physical therapy and a third group received educational material on managing  back pain.

Robert Saper, director of Integrative Medicine at Boston Medical Center and the lead author of the study, and his colleagues found that for the subjects in the study, participating of weekly classes designed for people with back pain helped the participants manage pain almost as much as physical therapy, and more so than education.  Both the physical therapy and yoga groups used less pain medication than the control group that received educational materials about managing back pain.

So what does this mean to you?

Yoga has gained popularity throughout the United States. SportsCare Center added the practice to provide our clients with the means to safely exercise during their recovery.  Our instructors assess the needs of the class and tailor classes accordingly. They will also suggest poses you can perform at home or the office that will allow you to actively participate in your recovery even when you cannot come into the office.

As Chang and Kertesz wrote, “Yoga offers some persons tangible benefit without much risk.”

Our August Yoga Classes are as follows:

  • Sundays at 5:30 p.m. with Bren
  • Tuesdays at 2 p.m. with Monica
  • Thursdays at 2 p.m. with Monica
  • Saturdays at 8 a.m. with Monica

Download the schedule here: Yoga Announcement


Source: CNBC, “Yoga might be as good as physical therapy for lower back pain, says study.” 

TIME, “Yoga works as well as physical therapy for back pain.” 


To Your Health – January 2016

Check out what’s happening at SportsCare Center HB!

* Meet our new yoga instructor
* See how Project Hope Alliance will use our November Appointment Challenge to help children in our community
* Read about A1 Ride Daze at Surf City Cyclery
* Learn about our newest physical therapy tool, Rapid Release Technology
* Save the date for our next WINE DOWN WITH YOGA event! (RSVP REQUIRED!)


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Meet the newest physical therapy tool in our kit: RRT Pro

Meet the newest physical therapy tool in our kit: RRT Pro

If you’ve been in the “House of Pain” for physical therapy lately, you may have noticed a new tool being used along side electro stim and ultrasound by our physical therapists.  That funny looking new machine is called RRT Pro. RRT is short for Rapid Release Technology, and it does wonderful things that enhance the healing process.

RRT is used by MLB, NHL, NFL, and NBA teams to keep their players in top conditions for the demands of their sports.  After careful consideration and use on a few willing test subjects around the office, we decided to add it to our physical therapy tool kit.  After all, if it is good enough for the pros, it’s good enough for our patients.

How it works in physical therapy

Rapid Release vibrates at a frequency that resonates with and breaks up scar tissue, loosens tight muscles, increases blood flow, and addresses muscle spasms using frequency vibration. It also relieves stress and tension in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The frequency also lessens muscle spasms by triggering tonic vibration reflex (TVR), a neurological response.  These results allow the body to work on healing itself, without drugs, by rushing oxygen-rich blood to the area and decreasing inflammation.

How it benefits the patient

It’s quick

A five minute RRT session is beneficial to the healing process.  In many cases, RRT treatment is less uncomfortable, and preferable to traditional massage. Depending on the case, we may add it to electro stim and ultrasound treatment.

It allows us more flexibility in treatment

Before adding the RRT to our tool kit, we relied on electrostim, ultrasound, manual massage, and prescribed exercises. The RRT adds another option to treat your aches and pains. If the RRT is a good idea for your treatment, we’ll let you know.

The RRT has 5 treatment caps that we can use to direct rapid release treatment into the affected area.   The actuator is useful at reaching trigger points, accupoints, and reflexology points.  The soft cap can be used to address bony areas like the elbow. The large cap is used to deliver relief to most muscle groups.


The next time you’re in physical therapy, ask if RRT is a good addition to your treatment protocol.  We’re happy to let you know more about this tool and hope you’ll let others know about it, too.




Take advantage of our 2015 holiday specials

Take advantage of these special prices while they last!

Take advantage of these special prices while they last!

Treat someone you love or stock up for yourself and save a bundle!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for our patients! Now is the time we unleash the very best prices of the year for many of our most popular wellness packages.

For the first time ever, you can share a package

Wouldn’t it be great to treat someone to a massage? Enjoy a small-sized yoga class with friends? Now, for the first time in SportsCare Center history, you can buy a multiple package and share it! Soon we will have new, spiffy looking gift certificates suitable for giving as a gift to a friend.

So, yes, you can buy that 10-pack of massages and give 7 away and keep three for yourself, or give 5 away and keep 5 for yourself… because you’ve been sooooo good all year.

Please note: This is a test, so the ability to split packages may or may not return, depending upon how it works.

Stay at your best with regular wellness visits

Some patients prefer to stock up now so they’ll have their wellness visits for the new year covered. People who get regular chiropractic care know the benefits of keeping their bodies in a position where it can heal itself and avoid injury, without drugs.  Time, gravity, and every day stress takes their toll on the body. Keeping regular chiropractic appointments and engaging in supportive care like massage, physical therapy, reiki, and yoga help your body counter time, gravity, and stress.

Most patients benefit from a monthly wellness check, while others may require more frequent visits to maintain the optimal position for wellness. Ask Dr. Duddey what he recommends for you.


2015 Holiday Specials

 Regular PriceSuper Special Holiday Price*
One 30-minute massage with adjustment$70$59
One 60-minute massage with adjustment$85$70
Four 30-minute massages with adjustment$240$199
Five 60-minute massages with adjustment$425$349
Ten 30-minute massages with adjustment$700$449
Ten 60-minute massages with adjustment$599$499
Five Physical Therapy Sessions$325$285
Three Yoga Classes$45$29
One Urban Zen Integrative Therapy or Reiki Session$70$49
These are our holiday specials for the 2015 holiday season. Prices good through 12/31/15. Promotion may be suspended at any time. See gift certificate for details. More

Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center is Moving!

Sportscare Center New Location

Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center will see patients at our new location at 6090 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 starting June 2014.

Dr. Duddey Sportscare Center is moving from the friendly confines of 24 Hour Fitness and opening a new office about 350 yards away in WarnerDale Square, near Sebastiani’s and Harvey’s Steakhouse. Our last day at our current location will be May 30, 2014. We will start seeing patients at our new location on June, 2014. (*** STAY TUNED! OUR OFFICIAL OPEN DATE MAY CHANGE. OBTAINING THE REQUIRED PERMITS IS TAKING A LITTLE LONGER THAN WE ANTICIPATED.)

Our New Address will be: 6090 Warner Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

We are looking forward to having a place of our own with quieter massage rooms, space for passive and active physical therapy, and new treatment rooms.  Please stay tuned to our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Google Plus page for updates.  If you haven’t signed up for our enewsletters,  please click on the green button to give us your first name and email address.

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