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. 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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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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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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