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What is Direct Access to Physical Therapy?

What is Direct Access to Physical Therapy? By Ryann Roberts, DPT, Owner Arizona Orthopedic Physical Therapy (AZOPT) It is beneficial for you to receive physical therapy first – before other types of interventions like surgeries or injections.  Physical therapists not only reduce pain and improve function, but we provide long-term solutions at a significantly lower…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Idiopathic Toe Walking and Bracing

Idiopathic Toe Walking and Bracing by Andy Albrecht, DPT, PCS Kids Place Central Clinic Manager Idiopathic toe walking has long been a diagnosis pediatric physical therapists have difficulty treating.  On the surface, it seems straight forward.  A child has tight gastrocs (calves) and therefore walks on her tippy toes.  By stretching out the calves, the…

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Pediatric Physical Therapy

What Sport Should my Child Play?

Ask a PT: “What Sport Should my Child Play?” by Nicole Campbell, PT, DPT Kids Place West Pediatric Physical Therapist Often, as pediatric physical therapists, we are asked which sport we recommend.  The answer is simply – ANY!  Every sport has benefits, some different than others. Swimming is a low impact sport that improves strength,…

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