4 Tips to Help You Stick to Healthy Habits in the New Year

Healthy New Year

Are you ready to ring in the new year? 2020 will be here before you know it, and although this past month has been full of errands, sweet treats, and lounging around watching Christmas movies, it will all be over soon! Getting back to reality can stink. But, it can be even worse if you…

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Christmas

December is almost over! Which means… Mariah Carey is following you everywhere you go, it’s acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast, and there’s an endless supply of peppermint lattes everywhere you look. Without a doubt, the holiday season is a blast. But if we’re being honest, it’s also a time of stress and excess. You’re…

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Tips To Ease Aches & Protect Your Joints From Damage This Winter

Winter Aches and Pains

There’s no denying that it’s officially winter here in the southwest with this cold weather we’ve been having the last couple of weeks. And because of this drop in temperature, we’ve had a lot more people struggling with aches and pain reaching out to us for help. Have you been feeling the cold in your…

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5 Reasons Why Running When It’s Cold Is Good For You

Running

We’re going to guess that you’re reading this article because you enjoy running (or know someone who does)… Or you’ve read the title and thought it sounds crazy – what could possibly be good about running in the cold, right? We’re not going to pretend that we ‘enjoy’ stepping outside on a fresh cold morning…

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Travel During The Holidays

Flight Check in

Traveling during the holidays can, without a doubt, be dreadful. Some people even miss out on seeing their families over the holidays because they just can’t stomach the thought of sitting down for the entire flight or car ride. Here at PPT, we’ve met many people who have traveled to another state, either by car…

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BPPV Vestibular Rehab

BPPV

Today, we’re going to talk about vestibular rehab. If you’ve ever been told by your doctor that you have crystals in your ears, this is a condition called benign positional paroxysmal vertigo or BPPV, and is very easily treated. If you lie down, roll over in bed, or get up from bed and it feels…

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Fall Prevention

Fear of Falling

One of the biggest concerns in people over the age of 70 is losing their mobility or independence due to a fall. And many will tell me about how they don’t like it when it takes them more than one time to try and get up out of a chair or a stool or a…

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Tips to Keep Active, Healthy, and Feeling Great This Season

Bike Ride

Let’s talk about keeping you active, healthy and full of energy this fall. With those long summer days nearly behind us, it can be easy to forget the benefits of getting outside when we should let the cooler temperatures allow us to spend time outside… People tend to stop exercising completely and spend more time…

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Vestibular Dysfunction

Vertigo

Today’s topic is something that surprises a lot of people that physical therapists treat, and that is vertigo. I have seen hundreds of vertigo patients over the years in my practice, and without a shadow of a doubt, 99 out of 100 will say something to the effect of, “I don’t know why I’m here…

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Shoulder Pain: Why Does My Shoulder Hurt When I Reach Up To The Top Cabinet?

Shoulder Pain

This is one of the most common shoulder injuries we see here in my clinic. The shoulder has the greatest movements of all the joints in the body and the rotator cuff is a set of muscles that supports these movements. There are only 3 ligaments in the shoulder that allow this high range of…

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