AIM Open House Event May 19, 2010
A video montage of AIM staff and guests
AIM Team Members Offer ABC 7 News
Supporting Information on Flexibility and Pain "Moves to help w/ flexibility, body pains"
Air Date: April 14, 2022
Story by Lori Corbin
LOS ANGELES (KABC) - Modern technology has made us "chair-borne" and gravity's effect has us rounding forward. Movement therapist Lenny Parracino says this is creating havoc on our body.
"When gravity is acting on us, we don't see it, but we know it's driving us downward. We tend to become more slumped," said Lenny Parracino of AIM Sports Medicine in Hermosa Beach.
aches, headaches, arms that tingle, lower back pain are all common even if we hit the gym a few times a week.
"Think of your arm as a weight. It's a levered arm to the center, and the farther it gets from the center, the more stress and strain it will place right up by the neck," Parracino said.
Add the weight of your head, which is about 12 to 14 pounds, and the normal blood flow in the nerves in the neck get pinched.
The body tends to tighten up further to protect itself. That's when it's time for what he calls a micro break.
"A micro break is just to stand up at your desk, your workplace, wherever you are and just mobilize your body," Parracino said.
Patient Education and Pro EDU on AIMSportsMedicine.com
Aim Sports Medicine now offers a dedicated section for patient education. We've developed a series of educational videos that we feel cover some of the more common questions, myths and misperceptions so that individuals can takes steps to improve their lives, fitness and function, while learning more about how our bodies work. Learn how to remedy or when to work through pain, understand naive range of motion or learn more about the things you can do to better your fitness goals. We believe this new media content will be a useful tool for everyone. Each video is presented by Aim specialists and we will continue to add new content based on the needs of our clients (Patient Education Videos).
Starting in 2011, Aim is also offering free, educational seminars covering a variety of topics with a hands on approach. Look for new classes posted each month and be sure to RSVP. (Free Seminar Classes ).
AIM now provides information for other professionals collected from prominent health clinicians, researchers and specialists. This information is readily accessible as part of our efforts to help educate our community utilizing current and content-relevant information. We will update these materials from time to time so that you can stay in the loop of physical and human dynamics. We also provide our own instructional classes here at AIM and they will be posted on our events calendar for quick reference.
2010 - AIM has moved
We've moved to a new location in Hermosa Beach. Though we miss the community of Manhattan Beach, our new facility is just a couple miles south, just off PCH. It is larger and brighter, and we are now better positioned to provide more services to more people here in the South Bay. Our Open house event was May 19th, 2010 and we invited everyone from professional specialists to AIM clients. It was a great opportunity to get together, share some experiences and even learn a bit of Salsa from one of the local vendors. There's always something going on here so contact AIM and ask to be put on our email newsletter.
Our New Site
AIM has unveiled a new web site this year that helps take us to the next level. Designed by David Austin of CreativeDetailer.com, it takes a multi-media approach providing visitors an inside look into what we do by saying it in our own words. You'll learn how each of our specialists complete our team and what makes AIM the only recovery and fitness resource you need here in the South Bay. There's a lot of good information here and we are expanding it to include more material for other fitness professionals as well as patients. Give us your feedback.