Hip Pain Radiating Down The Front Of Your Leg? Here Are 3 Common Causes

Elderly Woman With Hip Pain In The Front Of Her Leg

Hip pain can be debilitating, making it hard to move around and complete everyday tasks. This hip pain can be even more discouraging when it extends down the front of your leg. However, understanding the possible causes of hip pain that radiates down the front of your leg can help you find the right treatment…

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How Much Exercise Do Older Adults Need: Essential Exercise Recommendations for Older Adults

Older Adult Man Exercising

In my line of work as a physical therapist specializing in exercises for older adults to help individuals over 40 stay active and independent, I often come across stories that highlight the importance of maintaining our physical health. Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with a 62-year-old woman who sought my help due to…

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Two Simple At-Home Balance Tests If You’re Worried About Falling

Elderly Woman On Floor After A Fall

Falls are a major concern for people in later life and for people with balance-impacting conditions such as Vertigo. And it’s very understandable. A fall can lead to serious injuries, broken bones, and even death. And if you can recover from your fall, there is much longer-lasting damage to your confidence and leave you terrified…

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3 Common Mistakes That Make Your Knee Pain Worse

Elderly Man Sat At Home With Knee Pain

There are lots of things that you can do to relieve knee pain, but it’s also important to identify the mistakes you are doing (often on a daily basis) which make your knee pain worse. At our clinic in Glendale and Peoria, many people visit us with knee pain, and these are 3 of the…

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Maintaining Mobility in Later Years: The Importance of Proper Gait Mechanics


  Why Proper Gait Mechanics Matter As we age, it’s natural for our bodies to experience changes that can affect the way we move. For older adults, these changes can include a loss of leg strength and coordination, as well as a loss of flexibility in the hips and spine. These gait deviations can lead…

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Ouch! – What to do when you Pull a Muscle

Muscle Pull

  What Happens When You Pull A Muscle? A pulled muscle is just another way to describe a muscle strain. Muscle strains are painful.  Muscle strains occur when a muscle or tendon is overstretched or torn. A torn muscle is graded by 3 degrees. Mild, moderate, and complete tear. Muscle strains can occur without warning…

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3 Types of Injuries Physical Therapy Treats

Physical therapy can be very beneficial when you’re suffering from any injury. Physical therapy can help someone to regain strength, improve mobility and range of motion. Why Would I Go To Physical Therapy For An Injury? Wherever you are experiencing pain, physical therapy can help improve that area’s range of motion and strength. Physical therapy…

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Dry Needling VS Acupuncture

Dry Needling

Dry needling can treat an enormous range of conditions, from muscular pain to carpal tunnel and plantar fasciitis. What is a Trigger Point? Trigger point dry needling is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasms which commonly follow injuries and often accompany the degenerative processes. Thin, solid filament needles are inserted into the muscle’s trigger…

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How Do I Treat Knee Pain At Home? 4 Easy Treatments You Can Do Today!

Knee Pain

Knee Pain Knee pain can affect anyone of any age. You could have gotten knee pain from an injury, or have other medical conditions concerning your knees such as arthritis. There are many different types of knee pain. Having minor pain in the knee may be able to be solved with self-care measures or physical…

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Tips to Achieve Your New Years Resolutions

Healthy New Year

The New Year is upon us…. are you ready to ring it in? 2021 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…

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