Health Blog

5 Exercises for Improving Balance & Preventing Falls

September 4th, 2019

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 suffer greater distress to their health as well as their pocketbooks.  In other words, a fall can greatly impact a senior’s ability to

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

September 4th, 2019

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 application of RICE as a treatment for these sports-type soft-tissue injuries isn’t 100 percent supported by science. 

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

August 20th, 2019

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 you’re already injured or fresh out of surgery, leaping into physical therapy

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