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Balance and Understanding Seniors’ Risk of Falling

Balance and Understanding Seniors’ Risk of Falling

by Wayne Foley MPT, and Dominique Bagby PT, DPT As we age, our balance will decline, and without maintaining a functional level of strength, flexibility, and balance, you can become prone to an increased risk of falls. Every year more than one in three people age 65 years or older fall, and the...

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Spend Less Time on Injury: Focus on Your Running Shoes

Spend Less Time on Injury: Focus on Your Running Shoes

by Tony Heywood PT, MPT | Ahwatukee Location Many runners think the best way to avoid time spent on injury recovery is to invest in a high-dollar shoe that a close friend or running guru has recommended to them. Often, that means buying the newest “it” shoe. Roll bars, thrust enhancers, and...

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Physical Therapy’s Role in Toe Walking

Physical Therapy’s Role in Toe Walking

by Jamie Miller PT, DPT, CKTP | Litchfield Park Location Toe walking is a condition where a person walks on his or her toes without putting much, or any, weight on other parts of the foot—especially the heel. This condition is composed of multiple aspects of functional development working together...

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Why You Should Undergo Prehabilitation Before Your Surgery

Why You Should Undergo Prehabilitation Before Your Surgery

by Renee Lambeth, PTA | Arrowhead Location While surgery may be necessary to treat a medical condition, it can take a toll on your body. Even if everything goes according to plan, you can experience pain, joint stiffness, and muscle weakness. There is also the risk of more severe complications. ...

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Common Injuries in Youth Baseball: How a PT Can Help

Common Injuries in Youth Baseball: How a PT Can Help

by Andrew Songer PT, DPT | Glendale Location It's that time of year again. The sun is bright, the smell of hotdogs wafts in the air, and baseball is in full swing. It's estimated that 6 million children ages 6-17 participate in organized youth baseball leagues across the country. It's a great time...

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Top 3 Beginner Exercises for Improving Balance

Top 3 Beginner Exercises for Improving Balance

by Jonathan Seidberg PT, DPT, Biltmore Clinic As we age our balance will decline, and without maintaining a functional level of strength, flexibility, and balance you can become prone to an increased risk of injury like twisting an ankle, tripping, or even a fall. Balance is one of the...

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