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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...

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...

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