How to Self-Treat a Groin Injury

How to Self-Treat a Groin Injury

One of the more debilitating muscle injuries that people frequently encounter is called a “pulled groin.” More medically savvy, an adductor muscle strain. I see these injuries often in the clinic with active individuals, whether they got injured playing pickleball or playing in a high school...

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Runners: 5 Tips To Properly Care For Your Feet

Runners: 5 Tips To Properly Care For Your Feet

As a runner or hiker, it is very important to take good care of your feet. Our feet are under a significant amount of stress and load with running or hiking, literally with every step/stride. Besides the knee, foot injuries are second most prevalent in runners. So why do most runners and hikers...

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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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Improving Range of Motion in Your Golf Swing

Improving Range of Motion in Your Golf Swing

Every day I see patients that question why their body hurts the way it does. Each one of them has their ideas or conspiracies as to WHY this is the case. Usually, it involves some sort of past injury like a herniated disc, they slept wrong three weeks ago, or just lost flexibility over the years....

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Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief Treatment, Causes and Symptoms

Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief Treatment, Causes and Symptoms

Where is the sciatic nerve located? Yes, it's true Sciatica is a pain in the butt! Literally. However, the sciatic nerves are not confined to the gluteus maximus, the body's largest nerves; sciatic nerves extend from the low back to your toes. The nerves exit the spine between two vertebrae in the...

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Balance and Understanding Seniors’ Risk of Falling

Balance and Understanding Seniors’ Risk of Falling

by Wayne Foley, MPT and Dr. Dominique Bagby, PT, DPT - Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy (Gold Canyon location) 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...

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