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Tired of Your Achy Knees?

Are you suffering from achy knees that seem to affect your ability to complete simple tasks throughout your day? Perhaps you may be experiencing a condition known as patellofemoral pain (PFP). PFP syndrome may be described using various terms such as chondromalacia patella, intraarticular condropathy, patellar arthralgia, runner’s knee, and etc. Essentially it is described […]
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Beat the Heat and Get into The Pool

Are you having trouble sticking with your exercise program because you’re bored with your usual program? Do you feel that you need to try something new but are afraid of re-aggravating an old injury? Do you feel like you need to improve your cardio and lose a few pounds? Do you feel there’s just not […]
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6 Things You Can Do to Maximize Your PT Sessions

Dedicating yourself to your health and rehabilitation takes a lot of time and effort. We want to help you achieve your goals to regain full function. Here are a few tips to help you benefit from your PT experience. 1. Consistency When your physician refers you to physical therapy, they usually recommend a series of […]
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How to Stay Safe in the Arizona Sun

June is here and the temperature is starting to rise after a cooler May. Kids are out of school and summer vacation is in full swing. Growing up in Arizona means we are out in the sun a lot during the summer. Being safe in the sun is very important while going on a hike […]
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Post-Workout Nutrition: Endurance Events Vs. Resistance Training

Proper post-workout nutrition is essential for those interested in increasing lean body mass, losing weight and achieving their fitness goals. For those new to fitness, you may find yourself in a nutritional supplement store surrounded by hundreds of different options that ensure you will become a lean machine. It will empty your bank account at […]
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How Safe is the Electric Scooter?

We are seeing them everywhere. Some are even being left in our front yards. So how are these ever-present electric scooters causing injuries that we are treating in our clinics? There has been an influx of injuries from falls and crashes related to the scooter as it grows quickly in popularity. Hospitals are reporting that […]
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From High School Athlete to College Student: How to Stay Healthy and Active

Transitioning from high school to college is a big step in a person’s life. College is filled with new opportunities and new challenges that make it difficult to stay healthy and active. Whether you’re starting college soon or have already begun your collegiate journey, there are plenty of ways to stay healthy and active while […]
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What Is the Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Residency?

Most people have heard of medical students completing residency programs, but what is a physical therapy residency? The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) defines a physical therapy residency as, “a post-professional program that one can participate in after graduation…with a focus on advancing knowledge or skills within a specific specialty […]
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Direct Access: Get PT 1st

Have you ever been stuck thinking who do I call? Where should I go? What’s the best option to get my injury assessed? Am I going to the doctor just to get referred somewhere else? These are all valid questions that you deserve to know today! Get PT 1st is the movement that you do […]
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Exceptional Patient Care and the Psychology of Rehabilitation

Important aspects of rehabilitation from an injury are invisible and too often neglected. One example is the additional oxygen we need during exercise; it is invisible and virtually undetectable until we don’t have enough of it. In a similar way, some practitioners can miss the importance of the psychological aspects of rehabilitation. There is a […]
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