Blake has been a Physical Therapist since 2018, specializing in aquatic therapy along with adult and pediatric orthopedics. Blake is also our Site Coordinator for Clinical Education, helping current physical therapy students receive hands-on training from our Clinical Instructors. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Brigham Young University. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys staying active with his wife, two young boys, and a dog through swimming, skateboarding, and traveling around the American West.
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Using Ai Chi to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Each year, more than 30 million falls are reported among adults 65 and older. While increased numbers of falls are associated with older adults, falls are not a normal part of aging.  Medical experts recommend staying active and completing activities that strengthen your legs and improve balance. Tai Chi activities on land and Ai Chi…

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Using Aquatic Therapy to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis

Using Aquatic Therapy to Treat Knee Osteoarthritis by Blake McDonald, DPT AzOPT Buckeye Doctor of Physical Therapy Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is an irreversible condition that will eventually require surgery.  So why bother treating the knee with physical therapy if it is just prolonging the inevitable, right? WRONG! Oftentimes, knee replacement surgery is only…

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