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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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Total Sports Therapy College U Pick’em Contest

Final Contest Entry Form! Total Sports Therapy wanted to mix it up this year. Instead of the regular NFL Pick’em Contest, we are inviting you to join our “College”  U Pick’em contest. There are great prizes up for grabs! Weekly winner will get a $10 gift card. Participating weekly gets you entered into our Grand […]

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Are Ankle Braces Bad for You?

  We often get asked, should I wear an ankle brace?  So, are ankle braces bad for you or good for you?  The right answer is that “It depends”. It depends on the history of your ankle, the type of activity you are doing, the type of terrain you are on, and the type of shoe […]

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The Best Knee Exercises for Bad Knees

Whenever exercising the knee it is important to consider your current limitations.  Working the knee within a pain-free range of motion will help reduce the risk of irritation and injury.  Proper form is critical in achieve safe results for strengthening your knees.   Consult with a health care provider if you are concerned about performing any of these […]

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Fitness after 40

Getting older, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do things that we enjoyed in our youth.  It just means we need to be smarter about it.   If you are over 40, don’t despair just be more aware! When we get into our 40’s one of the first things we notice is our joints and muscles don’t rebound […]

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How to Prevent Arm Injuries in Baseball

Drew was recently invited to sit down with local news reporter Chris Coraggio, of Social Network Station, to discuss how to prevent arm injuries in baseball.  Below are the links to where you can find the information Drew discusses in the video below. Link: Thrower’s Ten Exercise Program Link: Position Statement for Youth Baseball Pitchers   […]

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