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Virtual Reality is REAL Rehab

Can virtual reality and dual tasking be part of your ACL rehabilitation? Yes, your ACL and other rehabs can incorporate virtual reality activities at all phases of the rehabilitation process as well as dual-task activities in order to be more successful. Okay, here’s a couple of quick definitions: Virtual Reality Exercises: Doing any exercise with […]
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The Most Commonly Asked Question

What is the most common question I am asked? Over the years, I have been asked many questions covering many different topics. Questions ranging from what pillow or mattress is most recommended, whether to use ice or heat, my opinion on CBD products, and more. The one question I have been asked more than any […]
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Car Accidents: Whiplash Recovery

Imagine that while waiting at a stop light in your car you look into the rearview mirror only to see a car barreling at you without any indication that it’s going to stop. You instantly tense up as it impacts the back of your car and your head moves forward and backward possibly hitting the […]
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How To Stretch Your Neck And Shoulders At Your Desk Job

Many people who work while sitting at a desk eight or more hours a day complain of neck, shoulder and mid-back pain after a long day at work. Aches and pains through these regions tend to arise due to poor posture while sitting at our desks. The muscles through our neck and back of our […]
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Which Backpack Should You Choose This Year?

Did you know that wearing a backpack wrong or choosing the wrong type of backpack can lead to lower back pain in children and teens? Studies over the years have started paying more attention to the proper use of backpacks in school, due to the frequency of increased low back pain being reported to doctors. […]
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Back Injuries: How To Prevent And What To Do If You Get One

“I tweaked my back or my back hurts,” most of us said it and experienced low back pain at one time or another in our lives’. September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and no better time than now to talk about prevention and what to do if you do hurt your back. The […]
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The Pain Known As Shin Splints

It’s that time of year again where we start looking at the calendar and deciding on our next running race. The wintertime in Arizona is when a lot of those happen. Some people don’t use a training schedule although there are some good ones out there. However, sometimes not following one creates for too much […]
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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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