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Ready, Set, Run! Combat Depression with Regular Exercise.

by foothills, October 17, 2017

Imagine going to the doctor with symptoms of depression and she hands you a new prescription: Do two sets of squats, 15 bicep curls, 10 laps around the track and call me in the morning. Though this is not (yet) an accurate picture, experts are starting to recognize that regular exercise is not only good […]

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Explaining Pain

by foothills, September 15, 2017

Have you ever wondered, where does my pain come from?  Or why are some days more painful than others?  Well these are both loaded questions, but it can be summed up in one simple answer.  Pain is always 100% in your brain! Believe it or not, your experience of pain is entirely a function of […]

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Top 3 Exercises for Core Strengthening

by foothills, August 16, 2017

To piggy back off of last months blog about top 4 stretches for sciatica, this week I am going to review the top 3 exercises for core strengthening.  There has been a good amount of research done to show how core strengthening can help prevent and decrease back pain.  Most of these articles have found […]

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Top 4 stretches for Sciatica Pain

by foothills, July 12, 2017

Sciatica is a very common problem that more then 50% of the population will experience at some point in their lifetime.  It is often associated with lower back pain, but not always.  There are two main causes of Sciatica pain that runs down the back of the leg. COMMON CAUSES OF SCIATICA The most common cause […]

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Kim Saunders, DPT has been published in the Physical Therapy Journal!

by foothills, June 8, 2017

We are very proud to announce that our very own Kim Saunders PT, DPT has officially been published in PT Journal!!!  PT Journal is a premier physical therapy journal that is the international journal for research in physical therapy and related fields. It publishes content for both clinicians and scientists and uses interactive approaches to communicate […]

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What to expect when you are expecting….a rotator cuff repair!

by foothills, April 19, 2017

Due to the success of my what to expect when you expecting…a total knee replacement blog, I have decided to do a blog on rotator cuff repairs.  A rotator cuff repair is another common surgery that many people will encounter and may be confused about.  In this blog I will be reviewing what the typical recovery […]

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Dry Needling for Plantar Fasciitis

by foothills, February 14, 2017

There has been a recent trend in physical therapy where needles are being used to reduce trigger points in muscles and stimulate muscle relaxation and healing.  One of the more common diagnosis that seems to be responding well to dry needling is plantar fasciitis. What is plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of […]

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When is it time to get surgery?

by foothills, January 20, 2017

This months blog is on another common questions that we as therapists get asked on a frequent basis.  This can often be a loaded question with multiple right answers, but I’m going to give you my best recommendation on when it may be best to get a surgical consult 1.When the constant pain is bad […]

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Women’s Health

by foothills, December 13, 2016

Pain During Pregnancy The pregnant woman’s body is continuously changing during pregnancy and during the post-partum period. Many women experience problems that may be effectively treated in physical and occupational therapy – cervical, thoracic, and lumbar pain, sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, sciatica, foot pain, postural dysfunctions and carpal tunnel syndrome.   The most common complaint […]

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What is Phonophoresis/Iontophoresis?

by foothills, October 28, 2016

 Definition: Phonophoresis is a physical agent, which utilizes ultrasound with a topical drug to facilitate transdermal drug delivery.  Iontophoresis is the transcutaneous delivery of ions into the body for therapeutic purposes using a DC electrical current.   Iontophoresis and Phonophoresis are alternatives to oral or parenteral methods of drug delivery. With iontophoresis patients must be […]

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