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Shawn Gorsline, PT is one happy fan!

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs World Series Champions! Patients that have worked with our Maricopa office clinical director, Shawn Gorsline, PT knows he is passionate about the care he provides our patients and clients, but did you know that he is an avid, AVID, Cubs fan!  At the beginning of the baseball season he informed […]

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Numb hands and your health

What causes numb hands? Do you experience numb hands?  The numbness in your hands may not be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Many people attribute numbness in their hands to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but in many cases it can be caused from issues in the neck, shoulder, elbow, or wrist. The median nerve is the nerve that […]

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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 […]

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Being pregnant with back pain

Can physical therapy help being pregnant with back pain? by Whitney Bansner, PTA During pregnancy there comes a point where you will probably experience some pain, discomfort, and aches, especially in the low back. Being pregnant with back pain, physical therapy is a great option when practiced with the right precautions to decrease your symptoms. […]

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Stress is a Pain in the Neck

by Shawn Goodson, PTA Most of our neck patients have similar symptoms tightness, stiffness, and the last one isn’t even exclusive to people who are patients—headaches.  We are all familiar with emotional stress causing headaches, we even have a name for it— tension headache.  As we get stressed we tense up, the tightness in your neck […]

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Is your posture breaking your back?

by Jeffrey Petersen, PT, MOMT Fix your Bad Posture If your back aches after a long commute or you get a stiff neck from working at the computer, bad posture may be to blame. Realistically, most do not even consider proper posture until they have pain,. Good posture isn’t about keeping your spine ramrod straight—no […]

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