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Improving Mobility Can Eliminate Chronic Pain and Injuries

Improving Mobility Can Eliminate Chronic Pain and Injuries

Chronic pain and injuries are common ailments that make it difficult for individuals to fully enjoy everyday activities. Many individuals either suffer through the pain or avoid activity because they believe there is no solution, but working with a physical therapist...

Physical Therapy Can Help Treat and Prevent Diabetes

Physical Therapy Can Help Treat and Prevent Diabetes

According to Mesa physical therapist Courtney Warren, physical therapy can play a very important role in helping people both manage their diabetes and prevent many of the complications that arise from this chronic condition. Diabetes is a chronic disease that...

Tailored Treatment is Key to Combatting Chronic Back Pain

Tailored Treatment is Key to Combatting Chronic Back Pain

Back pain is a common ailment that affects many individuals at some point in time in their life. According to Mesa physical therapist Courtney Warren, back pain can be very painful for those who experience it and can become chronic if left untreated.  ...

PT Offers Tips for Managing Herniated Disc Pain

PT Offers Tips for Managing Herniated Disc Pain

Herniated disc pain is one of the most debilitating ailments affecting individuals from age 30 and up. Herniated discs in the lower back and neck can irritate nearby nerves, causing individuals extreme pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and/or legs. The pain caused by...

How Physical Therapy Can Help With Chronic Headaches

How Physical Therapy Can Help With Chronic Headaches

Headaches can have many causes directly tied to other physical ailments which are often ignored and can bring relief when treated. A common mistake many people make is relying on temporary solutions, such as pain killers, to treat chronic headaches without addressing...

Holiday Season an Ideal Time for a Refresher on Proper Lifting

Holiday Season an Ideal Time for a Refresher on Proper Lifting

From digging out boxes of holiday decor and hauling packages to and from the home, to hiding gifts away on higher shelves at the back of your closet, the Holiday Season requires its fair share of bending, lifting and reaching.  This, coupled with the cooler...

Keys to Avoiding an Exercise Hibernation This Winter

Keys to Avoiding an Exercise Hibernation This Winter

As the days shorten and the weather cools, heralding the approach of another winter, our physical therapy team offers a word of warning:  While hibernation may seem appealing this time of year, especially as...

5 Ways to Feel Gratitude in the Face of Challenges

5 Ways to Feel Gratitude in the Face of Challenges

November is a month when gratitude takes its place in the spotlight of American culture. Yet, with the challenges our country has faced this year, a popular notion as we approach the final weeks of 2020 is “let’s just get this year over with.”  While he...

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...

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