AzOPT’s physical therapists are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who help our patients reduce pain, improve mobility and restore function. When health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks, we help you move better and relieve pain. Our goal is to prevent expensive surgery and reduce the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. We can also help improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.
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Physical Therapy Before Replacement Surgery

Ask the Therapist: Do I Really Need Physical Therapy Before Replacement Surgery? “My surgeon is going to remove all the arthritis from my bone-on-bone knee and replace it so I am pain free! What’s the point of physical therapy before surgery?” True – during most replacement surgeries, patients often have great success removing the arthritis…

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10 Benefits of Physical Therapy

10 Benefits of Physical Therapy What is Physical Therapy? Physical therapy (PT), also known as physiotherapy, is a health profession that uses evidence-based assessment, exercise, joint mobilization and education. Physical therapy treats conditions such as chronic pain, acute pain, soft tissue injuries, arthritis, physical impairments and gait disorders typically of musculoskeletal and neurological origins. We…

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The Importance of Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

The Importance of Strength Training for Endurance Athletes by Taylor Rock, PT, DPT AzOPT Goodyear Doctor of Physical Therapy Strength training and weightlifting are imperative to maintaining good health and reducing injury risk in all athletes. But while strength training is crucial for all athletes throughout every sport, the benefits are still debated by many…

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