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4 Common Misperceptions About Physical Therapy

Common Misperceptions About Physical Therapy By: Brooke Smith, DPT AzOPT Goodyear Clinic Manager Should you do physical therapy? There are many common misperceptions about what physical therapy entails.  Let’s discuss a few common misperceptions and explain how physical therapy can help you get back to the activities you love, without pain! Myth #1: Physical therapy…

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How Yoga Challenged This Crossfitter with Unrealized Benefits

How Yoga Challenged This Crossfitter with Unrealized Benefits By Brooke Smith, DPT, FAAOMPT, CERT DN, CCI AZOPT Goodyear Clinic Manager As an avid Crossfitter, I enjoy a challenging workout with immediate results. So, I was skeptical when I was invited to participate in my first yoga class. Would it be difficult enough? Would I even…

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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month By Brooke Smith, DPT AZOPT Goodyear Clinic Manager and Physical Therapist Do you or someone you know have pain in their joints?  You may have symptoms of arthritis.  Today, nearly 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis.  Arthritis is often misunderstood as minor aches and pain associated with getting old. …

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Squatting Technique Is Everything

Squatting Technique Is Everything by Brooke Smith, DPT AZOPT Goodyear Clinic Manager Have you ever wanted to increase strength and tone your gluts and legs?  If so, squatting is one of the core exercises most fitness instructors will recommend.  Not only does squatting increase muscle mass but resistance strength training will improve your body’s ability…

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Case Study: Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement

Case Study: Minimally Invasive Muscle Sparing Patient Specific Total Knee Replacement By Brooke Smith, PT, DPT AZOPT Goodyear Physical Therapist Recently, I had the opportunity to observe a total knee replacement surgery performed by Dr. Brandon Gough, MD, of Hedley Orthopaedic Institute.  Dr. Gough performs a newer procedure that is less invasive with a shorter…

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Vertigo (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

Vertigo (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) by Brooke Smith, DPT AZOPT Goodyear Clinic Manager and Physical Therapist Dizziness in the form of Vertigo comes in many different varieties.  Commonly, patients who present with vertigo are experiencing what we define as BPPV.  BPPV, or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, is caused by a disruption of crystals within the…

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