Our clinics are CLEAN. Our environment is SAFE. And we are READY to get out of pain and back to doing the things you love
At Foothills Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, there is nothing more important to us than your health and well-being and we are open to serve you. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, and we are working diligently to keep patients, customers, staff, and referral partners updated on our policies and prevention preparedness.
We have been working closely with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local health officials to ensure our centers and clinical teams are taking the proper action to keep everyone safe and healthy.
In addition, we offer virtual visits for patients that are unable to come to the clinic for their treatment.
As an essential health care provider, it is our goal to ensure you can continue receiving care in our centers with the confidence that we have taken every precaution necessary regarding your safety.
Current COVID-19 Policies
- All patients, employees, and vendors inside Foothills facilities must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you by our front office staff.
- Body temperature screenings will be performed daily for all staff, patients and vendors.
- Per the CDC guidelines, frequent hand washing is safer than wearing gloves; therefore, gloves will not be worn unless requested. When requested, gloves will be single use only.
- We will continue to uphold our standard of excellence on cleaning and sanitation between patients.
- Any patients or staff experiencing Covid-related symptoms (cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, or other symptoms listed by the CDC known to be Covid related) will be sent home and asked to return when they have 3 continuous days, symptom free, and without medication. Confirmed positive Covid patients must self-quarantine for 10 days and be symptom and medication free the last 3 continuous days before we will schedule an appointment.
Outside the Clinic
To ensure the health and safety of everyone in the clinic, we ask that patients and staff follow the following guidelines outside of Foothills, as well:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean/disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
We thank you for your patience as we navigate updates and changes so that we are able to continue to provide you excellent care and a safe environment.
Ready to get your move back? In the clinic, or at home – choose what feels right for you!
Lower back pain is the most common golf-related injury. This may be something that occurs with each swing, some soreness following your round, or something that is limiting you from playing as much as you like. Typically, lower back pain gets worse without a correct plan to fix it. On average, a golfer with lower back pain may take a week or two off to rest and let the pain subside. While this may be a good temporary solution, the cause for the back pain is still likely present, making it probable that you will experience this again. But why is your back in so much pain?
Believe it or not, the lower back is not typically the cause of your pain, just the source of the pain. Our lower back can be thought of as “the good guy gone bad.” This area tends to get overworked because other parts of your body are not doing their job. For example, our bodies are designed to rotate more through the thoracic spine (mid back) and the hips as far as the golf swing is concerned. Therefore, if the mid back or hips are not rotating well, then the lower back will try to rotate more. This is a movement our back is not designed to perform and over time will cause injuries. Many golfers that suffer from lower back pain have limitations in the ability to rotate in the mid back and the hips. When treating this ailment, it’s best to assess the hips and mid-back first and treat that before the lower back itself. If you are suffering from lower back pain, here are a couple of exercises that you can do to improve the mobility of the mid back and hips.
T-Spine Rotation Open Book:
- Lay on right side, hips and knees bent 90 degrees. Rotate your left shoulder toward the ground as you reach back with your left arm. Your arm should follow your body. Do not extend your arm past your body. Make sure you do not let your knees come apart or off the ground.
- Stand close to a wall, toes straight ahead. Raise one knee up and across your body so that your pelvis rotates around the stationary leg. Try to turn your belt buck without allowing your chest and shoulders to rotate. Do 8-10 reps each side.
To watch more videos, visit our YouTube. If you’re experiencing lower back pain, or would like help with your swing, we offer free injury assessments at our valleywide locations. Request an appointment today or give us a call at 480.289.5502.