Travel During The Holidays

Driving Posture

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

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

Winter Aches

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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Things You Can Do Now To Ease Your Headache Pain

Headaches

Headaches are a pain. We all get them now and again, but unfortunately for some of us, they can be a regular occurence… It’s incredible just how many people tell us that they’ve suffered from headaches. Often, many of our patients even consider them to be a regular part of life. That’s why things like…

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3 Things We Do Everyday That Cause Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Let’s take a fun quiz that might help you live with less neck pain… (And if you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions… read on!) When you sleep at night, do you find yourself sleeping on your stomach? Or with more than one pillow in a twisted position? When you’re relaxing at home, do…

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Headaches and Migraines: “Was it Something I Ate?”

Migraine

Let’s talk about headaches… Whether it’s the mid-afternoon pounding headache or an agonizing pain that leaves you sensitive to light and feeling sick, headaches are something most of us have experienced at one point or another. But for some, headaches are a much larger problem and can even affect everyday life…. Brenda, a patient of…

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How Everyday Activities Like Sleeping Can Cause Neck Pain… And What You Can Do To Change This

Neck Pain

Have you ever had a slight pain in your neck, but didn’t really think much of it? Especially if you knew it was because you slept in an awkward position? We hear this quite often from our patients when they first come in to the clinic to see us. By the end of their therapy…

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Why Walking in Autumn Can Make You Feel Healthier and Happier

Let’s talk about fall. Specifically, the number one thing that most people stop doing around this time of year- getting outdoors.. While other states have the summer to spend lots of time outside, for us, our outdoor ventures begin in the fall. It’s the perfect time to enjoy fresh air. In fact, it even comes…

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Vestibular Dysfunction

Vertigo

Today we’re discussing a topic that many people are shocked to find out physical therapists are able to treat. Vertigo. We’ve seen hundreds of vertigo patients over the years at our clinic and, without a shadow of a doubt, 99 out of 100 will say something to the effect of: “I’m here because I’m dizzy.…

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Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

During evaluations with our patients, predominantly those over the age of 70, we recognize a fear and concern that they reveal of losing their mobility or independence due to a fall. They express how they don’t like it when it takes them multiple attempts to get up out of a chair, stool, or booth at…

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