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See Your PT Annually for Injury Prevention, Early Intervention

See Your PT Annually for Injury Prevention, Early Intervention

We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is important for maintaining long-term health. Similarly, dental exams twice each year help ensure oral health throughout a lifetime.  But, did you know that annual physical therapy check-ups...

The Critical Role of PT After a Long Illness

The Critical Role of PT After a Long Illness

We still have a lot to learn about the implications of COVID-19 and the long-term effects the virus will have on the health of those still recovering from the illness.  In the short term, though, one of the main wellness goals of...

Debunking Common Fall Prevention Myths

Debunking Common Fall Prevention Myths

Every September during National Falls Prevention Week (Sept. 21-25, 2020), physical therapists join other medical professions across the country in reminding Americans that falls are not just common among older Americans. They’re often debilitating, costly and even...

At-Home Learning: Don’t Overlook Physical Activity!

At-Home Learning: Don’t Overlook Physical Activity!

As the school year gains momentum during the COVID crisis and more kids and families adjust to various levels of at-home learning, parents and instructors should not overlook what should be a standard facet of all children’s curriculum:...

Prevent Injury When Returning to Activity

Prevent Injury When Returning to Activity

After nearly six months of home quarantines, social distancing, gym closures, and cancelled/postponed athletic seasons, it’s been difficult for many to maintain consistent workout routines.  But, as more people begin settling into “new normals”...

Will Running Damage Your Knees? Studies Say No.

Will Running Damage Your Knees? Studies Say No.

Is running bad for your knees?  According to Mesa physical therapist Courtney Warren, this is a common question among both avid runners and those who may start running for exercise or to participate in that first 5K.  For most people,...

Summer Pro Tip: Wear your flip-flops with caution

Summer Pro Tip: Wear your flip-flops with caution

Warmer weather means lighter clothing all around, and footwear is no exception.  But before you grab the flip-flops for summer outings and activities, physical therapists join other medical professionals in offering a word of caution: long-term...

Walk Away from Back Pain & Toward a Healthier You

Walk Away from Back Pain & Toward a Healthier You

The man who wrote the words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” was later quick to document what he discovered to be another unquestioning truth.  “The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises, walking is best,” Thomas...

Create New, Healthy Habits That Help You Get Through the Pandemic

Create New, Healthy Habits That Help You Get Through the Pandemic

Many of our daily routines have been upended by COVID-19 and the attempts we’ve all made to abide by phrases that weren’t so familiar at the start of 2020: social distancing, sheltering-in-place, and flattening the curve.  And, as we “self-isolate” at...

Create an At-Home Workspace to Stay Pain-Free

Create an At-Home Workspace to Stay Pain-Free

As millions transition into working from home to help thwart the spread of the coronavirus, maintaining both comfort and productivity has no doubt been an issue for many.  While in-office workstations are often designed around ergonomic considerations and...

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