Balance and Understanding Seniors’ Risk of Falling

Balance and Understanding Seniors’ Risk of Falling

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 risk increases with age. A simple fall can cause a...

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Hydration Tips for Summer Athletes

Hydration Tips for Summer Athletes

With the end of school comes summer and fall sports, which for Arizonians, means exercising in 100-degree temperatures during their training programs. During this time, it is especially important for athletes and physical therapy patients to stay hydrated for performance and safety. Most Common...

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Aquatic Therapy for An Active Lifestyle

Aquatic Therapy for An Active Lifestyle

Are you having trouble sticking with your exercise program because you’re bored with your usual program? Do you feel there’s just not enough time to exercise? Or maybe it’s just too hot? There are a ton of excuses that we make up for not exercising. Living in the desert heat doesn’t make it any...

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Ice or Heat for Treating Sprains & Strains

Ice or Heat for Treating Sprains & Strains

When sprains, muscle strains, inflammation, and general pain come at you, knowing exactly when to use ice or heat can significantly shorten your recovery time. So what do you choose, ice or heat? This is a common question asked by patients of their physical therapists during initial evaluations....

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