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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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Get Your Move Back With Boxing

Did you know that boxing is used in physical therapy clinics all over the world to assist with movement deficits and conditions? Patients can benefit from this style of therapeutic activity by challenging their endurance, dynamic balance, ability to judge distances and build hand-eye coordination, all while having a good time! Studies have found the […]
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Golf Injuries That Can Be Treated With Physical Therapy

In Arizona, residents can enjoy year-round sun shine and a dry heat, also known as perfect golfing weather. During our winter months, we see a great influx of travelers escaping the snowstorms in their home states. Golfing is one of the most popular forms of exercise for this population as it helps them stay fit […]
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Hand Therapy: Thumb Arthritis and Trigger Point Dry Needling

The most prevalent area of arthritis of any joint in the body is the 1st CMC joint which occurs at the base of the thumb. This joint is unique in that it is a saddle joint. One side is a dome and the other side is shaped like a U that fits on the dome. […]
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What Is Blood Flow Restriction and Is It Safe?

There is a lot of talk about a newer treatment being utilized in strengthening and in rehab settings called Blood Flow Restriction (BFR). Essentially, BFR is taking a device such as a cuff or wrap and placing it around a limb to occlude partial blood blow to the affected area. When placing the cuff around the […]
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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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