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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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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Shin Splints Causes, Symptoms & Physical Therapy Treatment

Shin Splints Causes, Symptoms & Physical Therapy Treatment

If you have pain along the inside of your lower leg with physical activity, you may have a condition called shin splints. Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints result from stress on the connective tissues that attach the muscles of your lower leg to your shinbone, or tibia,...

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5 Must-Do Stretches Before Your 5K

5 Must-Do Stretches Before Your 5K

by Doug Meyrose PT, DPT | Owner of the North Scottsdale Location Many runners understand the importance of stretching, but that doesn’t mean they take the time “prerun” to get ready properly. And even if they take the time to loosen up their muscles, they may not be doing the correct stretches—or...

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Improve Golf Swing with Physical Therapy

Improve Golf Swing with Physical Therapy

by Adam Halseth PT, DPT, SCS | North Scottsdale Going out on the golf course and playing a consistent game is a goal for many golfers. However, it’s common for golfers to suffer from injuries that affect their game. For example, if your body is not adequately prepared when the season starts, you...

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Why Your Back Hurts When Playing Golf

Why Your Back Hurts When Playing Golf

Lower back pain is the most common golf-related injury. You may experience back pain with each swing, soreness following your round, or discomfort limiting you from playing as much as you like. Typically, lower back pain worsens without a correct plan to fix it. On average, a golfer with lower...

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How to Treat Lower Back Injuries Associated with Deadlifts

How to Treat Lower Back Injuries Associated with Deadlifts

When properly executed, the deadlift increases our core strength while working more muscles than any other weightlifting exercise. On the other hand, improper execution could put too much stress on your lower back, leading to a painful sprain or strain. It is important to know what back pain...

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