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Spasticity: What is it and what can we do about it?

2019-08-13T19:25:02+00:00

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, spasticity is “a condition in which there is an abnormal increase in muscle tone or stiffness of muscle, which might interfere with movement, speech, or be associated with discomfort or pain.” To put it plainly, spasticity is muscle tightness that limits a person’s ability to [...]

Spasticity: What is it and what can we do about it?2019-08-13T19:25:02+00:00

Physical Therapy For Dizziness

2019-08-06T19:32:32+00:00

We all feel like life is spinning out of control at times, but if you have dizziness, that spinning feeling is for real. A physical therapist can help with many common forms of vertigo and dizziness. In this article we’ll take a look at two examples of conditions that cause dizziness commonly treated by PTs. [...]

Physical Therapy For Dizziness2019-08-06T19:32:32+00:00

Staying Present: Mindfulness strategies to stay in the now

2019-07-30T19:07:21+00:00

Between rushing to Doctor appointments, family, and work, it can be difficult to find time to maintain happiness and mental well being. With injury and chronic illness often come anxiety and depression, which can impede recovery, and quality of life of the individual and those dearest to them. As we know, physical activity has proven [...]

Staying Present: Mindfulness strategies to stay in the now2019-07-30T19:07:21+00:00

3 Ways PT Can Improve Your Heart Health

2019-07-11T22:05:54+00:00

For the total U.S. population, heart disease has been the leading cause of death for decades. The CDC published a study noting that approximately 80% of heart disease and stroke diagnoses can be prevented. Take a second to take that in. At least 800,000 American deaths could be prevented each year. Healthy habits and lifestyle [...]

3 Ways PT Can Improve Your Heart Health2019-07-11T22:05:54+00:00

Physical Therapy & Fall Prevention

2019-06-27T21:38:02+00:00

Every year one in four people over 65 falls. That means that millions of older adults fall every year, and 1 in 5 of those falls results in serious injury like broken bones or a head injury. Less than half of the people who fall will tell their doctor, maybe out of embarrassment or maybe [...]

Physical Therapy & Fall Prevention2019-06-27T21:38:02+00:00

Physical Therapy Services for Children

2019-06-27T21:38:44+00:00

Did you know that physical therapists work with children? What about newborns? Believe it or not PTs can assist typically developing children with milestone achievements targeting mobility, development, alleviating pain, preventing disability, and promoting overall health. Some of the common diagnoses managed by PTs in typically developing children include the following; Toe-walking, an abnormality of [...]

Physical Therapy Services for Children2019-06-27T21:38:44+00:00

Stay the Course! How to stay motivated during recovery from a serious injury or illness

2019-06-13T20:56:38+00:00

Recovery from a critical illness, a serious injury or neurologic event such as a stroke or multiple sclerosis exacerbation can seem like a daunting task. Preserving hope and staying motivated throughout the process can not only benefit your recovery but also help you find more joy and acceptance in the process. Track Your Progress When [...]

Stay the Course! How to stay motivated during recovery from a serious injury or illness2019-06-13T20:56:38+00:00

How Much Physical Activity Do Older Adults Need?

2019-06-13T20:50:13+00:00

Most people know that physical activity is important. In fact, not getting enough has been linked to illnesses like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and lung disease. So the important question is not if you need to be doing some form of physical activity to protect against diseases like these, but how [...]

How Much Physical Activity Do Older Adults Need?2019-06-13T20:50:13+00:00

It’s Heating Up! Strategies for beating the heat with Multiple Sclerosis

2019-06-05T16:42:33+00:00

While summer in Arizona can be hard for anyone to bare it poses a unique challenge to those with Multiple Sclerosis. An increase of even 1/4 to 1/2 a degree in core body temperature can cause a temporary worsening of MS symptoms due to its negative effect on the already demyelinated nerve’s ability to conduct [...]

It’s Heating Up! Strategies for beating the heat with Multiple Sclerosis2019-06-05T16:42:33+00:00

A Physical Therapist’s Recommendation to Walk

2019-05-30T17:27:47+00:00

Most people know that physical therapists often recommend exercise as part of their treatment. What most people don’t realize is how simple that exercise can be. Instead of complicated workouts, heavy weight lifting, or running for miles, physical therapists often surprise people when they recommend walking. While it seems like an easy exercise, walking still [...]

A Physical Therapist’s Recommendation to Walk2019-05-30T17:27:47+00:00