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. Being in the desert heat doesn’t make it easier....

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Ice or Heat for Treating Sprains & Strains

Ice or Heat for Treating Sprains & Strains

When sprains, muscle strains, inflammation, and general pain come at you, knowing exactly when to use ice or heat can significantly shorten your recovery time. So what do you choose, ice or heat? This is a common question asked by patients of their physical therapists during initial evaluations....

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Most Comfortable Sleeping Positions for Quality Sleep

Most Comfortable Sleeping Positions for Quality Sleep

The average person spends around one-third of their life sleeping, and if you experience trouble getting a quality amount, your health can suffer. Many common sleeping complaints include lower back pain upon waking up, waking up and your hands have “fallen asleep,” and difficulty trying to find a...

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Eat Well to Live Well

Eat Well to Live Well

Let's Celebrate "National Nutrition Month" Together The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created National Nutrition Month to increase awareness of nutrition's importance and how nutrition can help you achieve your goals. Specifically, the month is geared to educate people on the importance of...

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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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Proper Footwear For Happy, Healthy Running Feet

Proper Footwear For Happy, Healthy Running Feet

In recent years, there has been a surge in running shoe trends. We are drowning in a sea of shoes that claim to help with specific injuries and foot problems or create more efficient running patterns. With so many brands and styles to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which one is best...

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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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