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Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow: What It Is and How to Treat It

Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow: What It Is and How to Treat It

by Adam Halseth PT, DPT, SCS | Northeast Scottsdale Tennis elbow or golfer's elbow is not a very common condition. It only impacts around 1 to 3 percent of adults every year. But your chances of developing it increase as you get older. Though its name makes it sound like it’s a condition that...

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Why You Should Turn to Physical Therapy First

Why You Should Turn to Physical Therapy First

by Vince Kame Jr. PT, MS, ATC | Owner of the South Chandler Location Over the past 20 years, more states have granted patients direct access to physical therapy without a physician referral. Although the state of Arizona has already offered this type of access for several years, it was not until...

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What is Physical Therapy?

What is Physical Therapy?

Like most people, you may have a vague idea of what physical therapy is and why it is an important part of healthcare. You may not know that no matter what is going on in your life or with your health, physical therapy can most likely help! PT is a type of healthcare practice that focuses on...

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Physical Therapist Explains Arthritis & How to Treat It

Physical Therapist Explains Arthritis & How to Treat It

by Jordan Brocker DPT | CSSS Osteoarthritis is a normal bodily condition caused by wear and tear to the body, which leads to the deterioration of joint cartilage. This leaves bones unprotected, and eventually, the joint’s deterioration can become so extreme that it leaves bone to rub against bone....

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The Importance of the Home Exercise Program

The Importance of the Home Exercise Program

by Melissa Miller, PTA A home exercise program (HEP) is one of the most important aspects of physical therapy. This is an individualized set of therapeutic exercises a patient is given in physical therapy to complete at home. A HEP is given to a patient during their initial evaluation. The patient...

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Sciatica in Pregnancy: Symptoms and Solutions

Sciatica in Pregnancy: Symptoms and Solutions

by Ashley Staehling, PT, DPT Pregnancy imposes a heavy toll on the body. Your body adjusts with increasing weight leading to aches and pains in different muscles and tissue. Most women experience low back pain in pregnancy due to sciatic nerve pain. This condition is commonly known as sciatica and...

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Five Exercises to Relieve Neck Pain

Five Exercises to Relieve Neck Pain

By Emily Saleski, MS, LAT, ATC From exercising to painful office injuries, neck pain can be easy to develop and difficult to relieve. Although rest, ice, heat pads, and massages may help relieve minor pains and aches, recent studies have found that some simple strength training exercises can do...

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