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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Don’t ignore the “heat index”

Arizona is well known for its excessive heat and with school back in, fall sports starting up, it is important to keep safe when exercising outside.  For parents and coaches, here are some tips on how to approach the warm days ahead: Heat index under 95 degrees:  Regular water breaks  every 30 minutes.  Monitor athletes […]

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Properly applying first aid to an injury

              With school starting back up, so are youth sports.  The first part of the season can be the riskiest part of the sports season and  injuries are most common.  Applying proper first aid to the injury is important in improving recovery. Dr. Scott Lynch, director of sports medicine […]

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Total Sports Therapy wins 2015 Patients’ Choice Award

At Total Sports Therapy we strive to provide the best physical therapy care to our patients.  We were recently contacted by OpenCare.com and informed that we are rated among the best physical therapy practices in Phoenix.  We look forward to continuing to provide our patients with the best care.  Thank you for trusting us with […]

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Footwear and Back Pain

Next time you experience back pain, consider your footwear.  Why? Well think of your footwear like tires on a car, when the tread wears on the tires it can cause an imbalance and the car will begin to perform poorly.  This is why auto mechanics recommend regular rotations, alignments, and service.  Our bodies are not […]

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10 tips to build muscle throughout the day

Building muscle is an all day process.  Working out in the gym is just the catalyst to muscle growth.  Here are 10 tips on how to provide the body what it needs for proper muscle growth. Drink plenty of water-  Water is the most important to proper nutrient absorption. Keep moving throughout the day – […]

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Check your hips for back pain

Your low back pain may be coming from your hips Having back pain is miserable, and not knowing why you might have back pain can be frustrating.  Often in treatment people focus purely on the back muscles, and getting very little relief.  This may be because they are focusing on the wrong muscle groups that […]

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Losing Sleep Increases Arthritis Pain

Talk about a Catch 22, if you find it hard to sleep due to arthritis pain.  Often arthritis pain can make it difficult to sleep, but recent findings say that the loss of sleep increase arthritis pain.  So what can you do? Avoiding taking daytime naps, so it is easier for you to go to […]

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3 Drinks More Hydrating than water

Water is excellent on its own in many situations to keep one hydrated.  But the perfect beverage for replenishing your body’s H2O and electrolytes—the minerals that help regulate hydration and muscle function—is different for everyone.  The duration and intensity of your activity, combined with the saltiness of your sweat and the rate you sweat, determines […]

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