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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...

No Time for Exercise? Make Time for Movement.

No Time for Exercise? Make Time for Movement.

Don’t have time for exercise? Perhaps, say physical therapists, it’s time to reframe what true exercise looks like.  After all, exercise doesn’t require a gym, special equipment or a high intensity. Down to its core, exercise is simply movement, and...

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

As cold and flu season approaches, so does the season of illness prevention.  From getting flu shots to adding a little extra Vitamin C to our diets, prevention often becomes a focus for those concerned with getting sick, missing work and/or school, and...

I Stand Corrected! 5 Common Fitness Myths

I Stand Corrected! 5 Common Fitness Myths

When only one in three adults get the recommended amount of physical activity their bodies need each week (according to the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition), it’s difficult for we as physical therapists to find fault when an...

6 Physical Therapy Myths during National PT Month

6 Physical Therapy Myths during National PT Month

MESA, AZ – October is National Physical Therapy Month, a time when physical therapists like Courtney Warren of Mesa not only celebrate their profession, but also educate others about the role physical therapy plays in improving the health...

5 Exercises for Improving Balance & Preventing Falls

5 Exercises for Improving Balance & Preventing Falls

When we’re young, falls are treated as teaching opportunities. “Get back on your feet, brush yourself off and keep moving toward your goals,” we were told.  But as we age, falls take on a much greater significance. When someone of advanced age falls, they tend to...

Save the RICE for First-Aid, Not Healing & Recovery

Save the RICE for First-Aid, Not Healing & Recovery

For decades, the standard and recommended response to an injured muscle, tendon or ligament was to “apply RICE,” an acronym that stands for a protocol of rest, ice, compression and elevation.  Yet these days, according to Mesa physical therapist Courtney Warren, the...

What is Pre-hab and How Can it Help Me Recover Faster?

What is Pre-hab and How Can it Help Me Recover Faster?

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time professional athlete, you know you’re going to be taking your body to its functional limits. But is your body ready for that challenge? Undetected weakness and vulnerabilities could prime you for a devastating injury. If...

How Your Morning Routine Can Change Your Life

How Your Morning Routine Can Change Your Life

When you see a physical therapist for the first time, one of the things they'll stress is the importance of a healthy routine. Our physical therapy providers are experts in helping patients regain their full function again, and they're also incredibly helpful in...

4 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

4 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

Do you often feel sluggish, sore, achy, or fatigued? Does it feel like you've been on a treadmill that never stops? Chances are, it's your body's way of sending out the warning signal: It has had too much. Too much sitting while you commute back and forth, too much...

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