How Physical Therapy Can Help Seniors with Balance

How Physical Therapy Can Help Seniors with Balance

Why should senior citizens perform balance exercises? Consider this scenario: Mary is 76-years-old and lives alone in a single-level home. She recently had 2 near-falls but was able to steady herself. Her children provided her with a Life Alert and encouraged Mary to keep her cell phone on her at...

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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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How Physical Therapy Can Help Manage Your Hip Pain

How Physical Therapy Can Help Manage Your Hip Pain

Hip pain is an all too common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. Among adults who play sports, the incidence of chronic hip pain is 30 to 40 percent and among all adults over 60, the incidence of hip pain on most days is 12 to 15 percent. The precise location of your hip...

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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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Hands-On Physical Therapy That Gets Results

Hands-On Physical Therapy That Gets Results

This has been the slogan for Foothills Sports Medicine almost since the development of the first clinic. It was meant to convey the message that as Physical Therapists at Foothills we are skilled in manual techniques. We focus on using those skills to help our patients return to the level of...

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The Dangers of a “Good Enough” Injury Recovery

The Dangers of a “Good Enough” Injury Recovery

  "Good enough" means you won't spend enough time to fully rehabilitate your injury. When it comes to physical mobility, are you prepared to settle for a good enough solution? That may work when you are making small decisions, like picking which size band-aid, but when it is your mobility...

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