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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...

Surgery Delayed by COVID-19? Physical Therapy Can Help.

Surgery Delayed by COVID-19? Physical Therapy Can Help.

In an attempt to salvage supplies and resources during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many U.S. hospitals and medical institutions have opted to postpone elective surgeries.  This includes non-emergency surgeries scheduled...

Mesa Wellness: 5 Exercise Ideas During COVID-19 Social Distancing

Mesa Wellness: 5 Exercise Ideas During COVID-19 Social Distancing

As the country bands together to slow the spread of COVID-19 (a.k.a., the coronavirus) through the practice of social distancing, many have found their regularly exercise routines disrupted.  Gym closures, group fitness class cancellations and the closing of...

Why Flexibility Matters as You Grow Older

Why Flexibility Matters as You Grow Older

Though it often takes a back seat to strength and cardiovascular fitness, flexibility plays a critical role in ensuring one is able to maintain a high level of independence and mobility during their Golden Years. While our muscles and tendons tend to naturally shrink...

Artists: Don’t Let Pain or Injury Dampen Your Creative Spirit

Artists: Don’t Let Pain or Injury Dampen Your Creative Spirit

We often don’t consider the long-term impact that practicing the fine arts can have on the body. Yet, according to Mesa physical therapist Courtney Warren, dancers, musicians, visual artists and even performing artists are not immune to experiencing pain and injury...

Create Heart-Healthy Habits During Heart Month

Create Heart-Healthy Habits During Heart Month

Create Heart-Healthy Habits During Heart Month  February is American Heart Month, a time when health professionals like physical therapists strive to raise awareness about maintaining and improving cardiovascular health.  The month...

Help a Loved One Live a More Active Life

Help a Loved One Live a More Active Life

We typically wish for those we love to live their best, most healthful lives. That’s why it can be both frustrating and worrisome when a loved one slips onto a more sedentary lifestyle track – one that could be harmful to their long-term well-being.  You want to...

Exercise to Ease Chronic Anxiety This Year

Exercise to Ease Chronic Anxiety This Year

A new year offers the potential for new opportunities and experiences.  For those who struggle with general and consistent anxiety, however, the prospect of the new year and the expectations that come with it can be tricky to maneuver.  It’s with this...

PT Successful in Removing Weight-Loss Barriers

PT Successful in Removing Weight-Loss Barriers

Weight loss is one of the top New Year’s Resolutions made by Americans each year, according to multiple sources. Yet, studies conclude that only 8 percent of people actually achieve their annual goals, including those who seek to live healthier, more active...

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

For some, the Holiday Season can be a time of social isolation and loneliness.  This can be especially true for older adults who live alone.  Research shows social isolation can have adverse effects such as depression, reduced cognitive...

5 Holiday Giving Options Offering Healthful Returns

5 Holiday Giving Options Offering Healthful Returns

The Holiday Season is a time for giving, and that includes supporting causes and organizations that make our communities stronger.  It’s in this spirit that Mesa physical therapist Courtney Warren shares some holiday giving suggestions...

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