How Better Posture Can Improve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

How Better Posture Can Improve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

One of the most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome is poor posture. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve (which travels through the arm), caused by swelling as it passes through the carpal tunnel, a tight area in the wrist. Nine times out of ten, someone with carpal...

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Hand Therapy: 5 Exercises for Rehabilitation

Hand Therapy: 5 Exercises for Rehabilitation

by Doug Rich, PT, OCS, CHT | Red Mountain The most prevalent area of arthritis of any joint in the body is the first CMC joint which occurs at the base of the thumb. This joint is unique in that it is a saddle joint. One side is a dome and the other side is shaped like a U that fits on the dome....

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Balance Problems and Physical Therapy

Balance Problems and Physical Therapy

by Kaitlin Adams PT, DPT | North Phoenix Location People of all ages can experience falls, but for seniors, the risk is greater, and the effects of the fall are often more severe than in the younger population. Physical therapy can help you recover from a fall. Not only that, but if you begin...

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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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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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