Physical Therapy

Acute Back Pain

Acute Back Pain By AZOPT Goodyear Physical Therapists If you have ever experienced low back pain, then you know that it can be debilitating. According to Medlineplus.com, 8 out of 10 individuals experience back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, the second leading reason why Americans visit their health care provider is due…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Torticollis: Why Early Intervention is Crucial

Torticollis: Why Early Intervention is Crucial Torticollis, literally translating to ‘wry neck,’ is a condition in which a child’s neck is typically flexed or bent in one direction and rotated in the other direction. This is due to a muscle in the neck, called the sternocleidomastoid, which has become shortened, strained, or weakened. This results…

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Physical Therapy

Incorporating Proper Body Mechanics

Incorporating Proper Body Mechanics By Pamela Guevarra,PT, DPT  AZOPT Physical Therapist Often times, patients will ask me if the combination of physical therapy and exercise will be enough to heal their neck or back problems.  Don’t get me wrong, treatment by a physical therapist and a specialized home exercise program contribute heavily and play a…

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