How Is Screen Time Affecting Your Mental & Physical Health?

How Is Screen Time Affecting Your Mental & Physical Health?

In a recent survey, it was found that most Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours looking at a screen. And, 79 percent of the respondents of one survey felt that their screen time had increased in the last 5 years. Our physical therapy clinic is often looking for ways to help our...

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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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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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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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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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