1 10, 2017

Health, Wellness, and Massage Therapy Tucson

By | October 1st, 2017|Health|1,745 Comments

Health, Wellness and Massage Therapy Health and wellness is a topic of concern to everyone. Even if you don’t have an issue right NOW, chances are excellent you will at some point in your future. Massage therapy as a part of the healing and recovery process from injuries or conditions can have a startling impact on your long term success. Historically, massage therapy has been considered as a “feel good” option in the medical sciences. New research done by the Mayo Clinic suggests otherwise. An article published by the Mayo Clinic says, in part: “Massage is generally considered part of [...]

30 08, 2017

A Real Healthcare Option For You

By | August 30th, 2017|Health|64 Comments

Healthcare options have become more complicated and less easy to understand over the last several decades. Insurance companies have become the main method for paying for what we need, with the amounts consumers pay out of pocket growing at a staggering speed. It is hard to imagine that there is any other way. When doctors decided to become primary physicians in the days before health insurance, they would set up an office and charge a modest office visit fee to cover the services they provided. Some patients would be billed every month, some not. Either way, the expense was fairly [...]

1 02, 2017

Physical Therapy and Pain (Part Deux)

By | February 1st, 2017|Health, Physical Therapy|58 Comments

Physical Therapy and Pain (Part Deux) I know that talking about addiction to pain medication is all the rage these days. There is a reason for that: people are dying. In fact, people close to me have had their lives changed dramatically because of opioid abuse and addiction.  I urge you to share the information below with as many people as possible. People need to know that pills and shots and patches aren’t the only way. The medical community knows how pain can limit your ability to do things. (If you suffer from chronic pain, I am sure you do [...]

20 01, 2017

Vestibular Disorders – What are they?

By | January 20th, 2017|Health, Physical Therapy|53 Comments

Vestibular Disorders - What are they? You might not think physical therapy is a service that could do anything to help you when you are having trouble with dizziness, nausea, or balance, things that fall in the vestibular disorders category (try standing on one foot for a few seconds and think about how long  you can do that without falling over). Physical therapy, surprisingly, can have a profound effect for the better when a person is struggling with these issues. If you have been diagnosed with a vestibular disorder, you may already know what this means. To learn a bit more [...]

1 12, 2016

Is a Physical Therapy Referral Required?

By | December 1st, 2016|Blog, Health, Physical Therapy|57 Comments

Is a Physical Therapy Referral Required? Need a Physical Therapy Referral? Maaaaaaaybe. (No. The answer is no. ) Like many things in healthcare, the answer to this question ought to be simple. But this is American healthcare we're talking about, so buckle up...this might take a minute. In Arizona (where we are located), a person seeking physical therapy services is NOT required to get a physician referral prior to receiving physical therapy. This is true no matter what insurance company you use.  It is a state law. (The insurance companies who insure people in Arizona must comply). Of course, if [...]

3 10, 2016

Cancer and Physical Therapy

By | October 3rd, 2016|Health, Physical Therapy|60 Comments

You might ask yourself, how can cancer and physical therapy be connected? Cancer is one of the most challenging illnesses a person can experience.  Cancer, in its many forms, has an effect on one's overall function. Unlike some illnesses that just target the area or organs involved, cancer and the treatment for it can have lasting challenges for the entire individual. Studies have shown that 70% of cancer patients during chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or after surgery, have very low energy and a much lower ability to function. 30% of cancer survivors report loss of energy for years after cancer treatment has stopped. [...]

1 09, 2016

Physical Therapy as an Investment

By | September 1st, 2016|Health, Physical Therapy|1 Comment

Physical Therapy as an Investment Consider, for a moment, that your body is the only one you're likely to ever have. Sure, modern medicine is able to replace lost or damaged parts when needed, but as a whole, your physical frame is the one thing you will have your whole life. This is where Physical Therapy comes in. I have said before (possibly in a previous blog) that if I had known that the recklessness of my youth would result in the maladies of middle age, I might have made different choices. Does that sound familiar? Anyone? Surely someone else has [...]

18 08, 2016

Tucson Physical Therapy Near Me

By | August 18th, 2016|Health, Physical Therapy|55 Comments

Tucson Physical Therapy If you live in or near Tucson, there is probably a Tucson physical therapy practice near you. Like any medical professional practice, all of them probably operate under the same basic professional licensing requirements. While specific education and certification is required to run a business with the title, 'physical therapy', there are other things not as easily noticed that can set a practice apart. When you first come to see the professional staff at APM and Tygiel PT, you can expect a thorough evaluation. While we are interested in the medical issue that brought you to us, [...]

16 05, 2016

Keeping a Physical Therapy Journal

By | May 16th, 2016|Health, Physical Therapy|55 Comments

For anyone who has been prescribed physical therapy as a means to strengthen and improve function, a means of measurement is readily available to you. There are tools that your physical therapist will offer you and exercises to do at home and exercises and treatments you will do while at the physical therapy clinic. I found that keeping a log of what I did and how often I did it helped a lot, especially when I was challenged personally by the time it took for me to recover function. Sometimes progress is hard to see. It’s also tough, in this [...]

8 05, 2016

Why do my feet hurt? Dangers of High Heels

By | May 8th, 2016|Health, Sports injuries|57 Comments

As a woman who has, in the past, worn high heeled shoes, I wonder if we think enough about the effects. I am talking about feet, of course, because I defy anyone to tell me that after a day in high heels their feet DON’T hurt. I am here to tell you that there is a reason our feet look the way they do. In the late 80s and early 90s, it was routine to wear three or four inch heels in a professional setting. It was almost required to wear the highest, stilletoist, (yes, I invented that word right [...]

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