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Stretching to Gain Flexibility

Flexibility is defined as the range of motion available in a joint. Many structures influence flexibility including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Research shows that increasing your flexibility by stretching can decrease injuries, minimize and alleviate muscle soreness, and improve athletic performance. Common Stretching Techniques Static stretching. This technique is probably what you think of […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness and National Physical Therapy Month

I think we all can agree that October is a special month with the beauty of changing leaves and the mystery of unpredictable weather.  It also holds National Chocolate Week (October 10-16, yum!) and has been declared National Pizza Month (really! Yum again!). And let’s not forget the fun of seeing kids tromp around in […]

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Ergonomic Tips to Help You Work From Home

Since reopening after the COVID-19 shut down, our clinics have seen a spike in back, neck, and hand pain from increased computer use at home. People have suddenly been relocated to laptops on kitchen counters, couches, or beds. These poor ergonomic situations combined with uninterrupted computer time have led to postural strain.   In the […]

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Over the Counter Anti-Inflammatories: Ibuprofen versus Naproxen

Two of the most common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) are Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and Naproxen (Aleve). What do these drugs do, and how do they help with pain? Read on to learn more. How NSAIDs Work NSAIDs prevent your body from making chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are made in response to injury. These chemicals can […]

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A New Normal for Athletes

Life is returning to a new “normal.” The world is opening back up, and along with it are sports. Athletes are starting to get back to work. Now is not the time you want to have an injury. It is however, the perfect time to change bad habits and focus on proper strengthening and stretching […]

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May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month

How AWARE are you? Take this quiz to find out: 1. How many types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome are there? a) 1 b) 4 c) 14 d) 32 2. The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes affect which body system? a) skin b) heart c) digestive d) neurological E) all of the above 3. What do people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome […]

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Foothills Orthopedic & Sport Therapy P.C. COVID-19 Action Plan

As communities around the world feel the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to answer some questions about coronavirus and inform you of the steps we are taking at Foothills Orthopedic & Sport Therapy to help protect the health and safety of our patients, guests and employees.   What is Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)? […]

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Take Care of your Back while Snow Shoveling!

At Foothills Orthopedic and Sport Therapy, we often treat snow-related injuries. Common injuries include back strain, shoulder injuries, and injuries from slipping and falling on the ice. A 2009 study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine noted that on average 11,500 people are injured per year in snow shovel-related injuries. Injuries to the lower […]

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Stem Cells for Joint Pain

  Stem cell treatments are all the rage right now. If you watch TV or listen to the radio, then chances are good that you have heard a commercial touting the benefits of this new treatment. It sounds like a wonder cure, but what does the science actually say? What are Stem Cells? Stem cells […]

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Do CBD Products Decrease Pain?

CBD products are becoming more socially acceptable and more widely available. Because of this people often ask whether CBD products can help their pain. Here is what we know about CBD so far. How CBD Creates its Effects All compounds that are taken into the body must bind to a cell receptor to have an […]

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