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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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April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month by Kyle Carroll, DPT AzOPT Glendale Physical Therapist Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, degenerative neurologic disease that affects the brain’s ability to produce specific chemicals that allow normal, smooth movement and motor planning. It affects approximately 50,000 people in the United States every year with about 1 million people…

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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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