Health Blog

Rest is Key to Health and Performance, says Mesa Physical Therapist

February 5th, 2019

If you vow to never rest until you reach your personal health or athletic performance goal, you are overlooking a vital part of training and rehabilitation: recovery. That’s according to Courtney Warren, physical therapist and owner of Performance & Recovery Lab Physical Therapy in Mesa.  While the resolve and dogged determination of many of his

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5 Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older, according to Mesa PT

February 5th, 2019

While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is definitely antiquated, says Mesa physical therapist Courtney Warren.  And yet, when it comes to exercise for the 55-and-older population, plenty of myths continue to drive people’s

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Protect Your Joints! 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Exercising

January 20th, 2019

The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week. That time drops to 75 minutes if the activity is vigorously aerobic. Add in strength training twice a week, and you’re looking at a long, healthy, energized life. But what about your joints? How do you

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