SportAndSpineTherapyOfMarin_Sport Injuries & Post-Surgery



An Orthopedic Physical Therapist for 15 years, Lisa Paradiso is committed to helping people heal. She has successfully helped patients with a wide range of issues, including professional or recreational sports injuries, work-related pain or damage, post-operative conditions, andspinalorpelvicdysfunctions.Lisa brings functionalexpertiseaswellas

When it comes to playing baseball, especially for pitchers, arm care is critical for a long, healthy season. At Sport and Spine Therapy of Marin (SSTM), we have dedicated specialists who are passionate about helping athletes recover from injuries and helping athletes to stay on the field with improved performance. LisaParadiso,MPT isourresidentbaseballspecialist. Sheworks closely with Dr. Ken Akizuki, the San Francisco Giants’ team orthopedist, to keep young baseball players healthy through a comprehensive rehab and training program. Lisa treats any and all injuries associated with throwing, including sprains/strains of the elbow, post-surgical repairs for Tommy John procedures, growth plate injuries of the shoulder and elbow, rotator cuff and labrum injuries that may occur in baseball and softball players of any age. What Might Be Involved With Baseball Rehab?

a deep understanding of the psychological aspects of physical trauma and healing. Lisa’s credentials include a BS in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Biomechanics from UC Davis, CA, a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University, VA, a certified Functional Movement Screen practitioner, and she’s a Pilates mat trainer. Herapproachtophysicaltherapy ishighlypersonalized,designing corrective exercises suited for each person’s specific needs and objectives. Whether you’re a weekend runner, hiker, walker or bicyclist who wants to get back to enjoying Mt. Tam, a triathlete striving to compete in the Alcatraz Tri or Ironman again, or your desire is to work and live comfortably, Lisa can help you get there.Now,Lisa fullyenjoyshernativeMarinoutdoorplayground, and spends her weekends with her husband, dog and friends swimming,hikingandenjoyingbeingoutdoorswheneverpossible. If suffering from recurring pain in your throwing shoulder or elbow, or noticing a reduction in your velocity or control, contact us to get an appointment for a pain-free return to sport. (San Anselmo: 415-457-4454, Novato: 415-898-1311)

• Blood Flow Restriction • IASTM • Exercises & Stretches to Target Weak Areas • A Customized Throwing & Hitting Program

• Full Body Evaluation • Specialized Treatment Plan • Soft Tissue Mobilization • Myofascial Decompression (Cup Therapy)


Is Our STRIDE Clinic Right for You? Answer “yes” to any of these questions: Have a nagging pain when you walk or run? Want to move as far or as fast as before? Seeking to avoid injury while training for your first 5K, 10K, half or full marathon? Call Us Today For a FREE 15-MINUTE SCREENING! • We test your strength, flexibility, & perform a video analysis. • We equip you with the tools you need to improve & achieve your best personal time. • We can fast-track you into our Physical Therapy or Wellness Programs to help you reach your full potential.

Healthy Recipe: Arugula, Grape, & Sunflower Seed Salad

INGREDIENTS • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar • 1 tsp honey • 1 tsp maple syrup • 1/2 tsp stone-ground mustard • 2 tsp grapeseed oil

• 7 cups loosely packed arugula • 2 cups red grapes, halved • 2 tbsp toasted sunflower seeds • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme • 1/4 tsp salt • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS For Dressing: combine vinegar, honey, syrup, and mustard in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk. For Salad: combine arugula, grapes, seeds, and thyme in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over arugula; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat.


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