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Top 3 Exercises for General Back Pain: Supine Hamstring Stretch

Back Exercise: Supine Hamstring Stretch While lying down on your back, hook a towel or strap under your foot and draw up your leg until a stretch is felt under your leg (calf area). Keep your knee in a straightened position during the stretch. Hold 30 seconds to 1 minute. Repeat for 2-3 repetitions. Benefits: […]

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Top 3 Exercises for General Back Pain: Bridge with Ball Squeeze

Back Exercise: Bridge with Ball Squeeze While lying on your back tighten your lower abdominals, squeeze your buttocks, drive your heels into the floor and then raise your buttocks off the floor/bed while squeezing a ball or pillow between your knees as shown. Hold for 5 seconds. Relax. Repeat for 2-3 sets of 8-15 reps. […]

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Top 3 Exercises for General Back Pain: Pelvic Tilt

Back Exercise: Pelvic Tilt Lie on back with knees bent, feet flat and legs shoulder width apart. Imagine a glass of water on your belly button. Tilt your pelvis to spill the water onto your chest. Hold for 5 seconds. Relax. Repeat for 2 sets of 20 repetitions. Benefits: This exercise is most effective for […]

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Join is in helping those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Please join us in helping the the people of Texas and victims of the effects of Hurricane Harvey. These people will face many challenges in the days and months to come. We appreciate the community’s support of our physical therapy practice and want to give back to those in need. We choose American Red Cross […]

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New treatment may help with knee pain

We treat many people with osteoarthritic knee pain.  In many cases a combination physical therapy and a pain relieving treatment help our patients get the most benefits.  Now a new treatment may help with knee pain. In an article published on NBCNews.com, cooled radio frequency ablation, recently approved by the FDA, may be a good […]

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Proper Athletic Footwear

            The proper athletic footwear is not only important for optimal performance, but also helps reduce the potential for injuries.  Here are some tips to proper athletic footwear: Shop for your shoes at a specialty store.  If you are a soccer player, shopping at a soccer specialty store will give […]

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Static vs. Dynamic Stretching

Static vs. Dynamic Stretching, which is better? There are 2 different forms of stretching and when you use them it can mean the difference between increased flexibility and sports performance or an injury.  The commonly known form of stretching is static stretching in which you move your muscle into extended movement where you begin to feel […]

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What is cupping?

Everyone watching the Olympics saw the large purple dots all over Michael Phelps and it started the buzz, what is cupping?  The interesting thing is that cupping is nothing new and is actually one of the oldest treatment modalities and has been used for almost 3,000 years! Like many therapeutic modalities its primary function is […]

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Total Sports Therapy Physical Therapy Sponsor for AZ Revolution Soccer Club

We are happy to announce we are now proud sponsors of the AZ Revolution Soccer Club, premier soccer club serving the North Valley.  Arizona Revolution Soccer Club believes youth who take part in sports learn essential life skills that provide the fundamental tools they need to become successful adults. Attention is on the long term […]

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Our own Joe Gazo on Channel 12 News!

Every year our own Joe Gazo, PT rides in the annual Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association.  Well, Jimmy Q from the Channel 12 News team reached out to Joe’s cycling team and ran his morning piece promoting the Tour de Cure!  Help sponsor and support Joe’s team this weekend as they prepare to […]

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