Best Type of Pillow for Neck Pain


Have you ever woken up with a stiff neck and wondered if your pillow is causing your neck pain?  Well you could be right.  Your pillow is very important in maintaining proper neck posture while you sleep.  So what are the best types of pillows for neck pain? Pillows are very individual so it is [...]

Best Type of Pillow for Neck Pain2018-08-31T17:22:14-07:00

Reasons Your Neck Hurts


Reasons Your Neck Hurts and what to do about it There are many reasons you neck may hurt and the treatment of neck pain is never the same for everyone. Knowing some of the common cause can help you better treat your neck pain! Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD) - As you get older you will inevitably [...]

Reasons Your Neck Hurts2018-08-24T15:04:46-07:00

Best Yoga Poses for Back Pain


There are a lot of different exercises that can help with your back pain. Yoga exercises are a great option for people experiencing back pain. The controlled, core-centric movements of yoga not only help strengthen but increase joint flexibility.  We often incorporate certain Yoga exercises into our physical therapy programming.  Check out these best yoga [...]

Best Yoga Poses for Back Pain2018-08-10T06:35:32-07:00

Is your bed causing your back pain?


With so many causes of back pain, many people forget to look at their bed as a potential source.  Considering you are spending about 1/3 of your life on one you should ask the question, is your bed causing your back pain? So how do you evaluate if your bed is contributing to your back [...]

Is your bed causing your back pain?2018-08-03T10:36:54-07:00

Diet can reduce back pain


As they say, "You are what you eat!"  What we eat can help us meet many health and fitness goals.  So you might think your diet can reduce back pain,and you would be right.  Check out these diet tips to help reduce back pain. Stay hydrated - The discs in your spine are primarily made [...]

Diet can reduce back pain2018-07-20T06:42:11-07:00

Medical Treatment versus Back Pain


Medical treatment versus Back Pain, Who wins that battle? Physicians have been trying to find a quick, effective way to treat back pain.  This has included oral medications, shots, and even surgery.  While some of these have provided short term relief, most have not been effective for long term relief. Though Americans spend an estimated $80 [...]

Medical Treatment versus Back Pain2019-09-11T04:09:07-07:00

4 tips to prevent Alzheimer’s


Alzheimer's can start manifesting itself as early as your 30's. So following certain lifestyle choices can be instrumental in reducing the risk of Alzheimer's. Here are 4 key lifestyle tips: EXERCISE REGULARLY, AT A HIGH INTENSITY - Exercise can protect against Alzheimer's because it not only increases blood flow to the brain, but it loosens [...]

4 tips to prevent Alzheimer’s2018-06-01T07:43:04-07:00

Staying fit as you get older


Maintaining quality of life as we get older requires a stronger commitment to diet and exercise.  Planning and knowing your limitations are important but staying fit as you get older has this key element to success. Older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise program if they can do it with people [...]

Staying fit as you get older2018-05-18T08:23:02-07:00

Are you ready to put on the swimsuit?


One of the great motivators for people to workout is the fact that it’s summer and we may have to put the swimsuit on.   I personally have 10 different pairs that I have collected over the years.  Each year it seemed that I had to get one just a little  bit bigger.  I didn’t get [...]

Are you ready to put on the swimsuit?2018-05-11T07:39:57-07:00

Dehydration and Muscle Pain


Can dehydration contribute to muscle pain? The heat is on and one of the biggest challenges living in Arizona is staying hydrated during the summer heat.  Water is the liquid of life, 65% of our body is made up of it.  When the temperature gets above 100, our body’s can lose up to 1.5 quarts [...]

Dehydration and Muscle Pain2018-05-07T08:32:34-07:00