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The New Way to Manage Neck Pain (That Decreases Opioid Prescriptions and Lowers Cost)

In Headache, Neck Pain by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

For most of us, it’s not news that our healthcare system doesn’t spend money in the right places.  We spend far more per capita on healthcare than any other country in the world,1and our outcomes–when it comes to the vast majority of orthopedic issues– aren’t any better.    The News For those of you with neck pain, don’t hang your head.  Luckily for …

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One of the Most Overlooked Causes of Dizziness

In Headache, Neck Pain, Uncategorized by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

If you’ve had dizziness, chances are someone has mentioned what’s called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, or BPPV.  It is the most common vestibular disorder, with about 1 in 50 people getting it at some point in their lifetime.(1)   However, if you’ve been treated for this type of dizziness and it never fully resolves or continues to return, it’s possible …

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Neck Pain: 5 Things to Know

In Headache, Neck Pain, Physical Therapy by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

Neck Pain: 5 Things to Know Neck pain is one of the most common things we see in physical therapy, and especially here at The Motive.  Neck pain doesn’t have to be scary or frightening or effect so many aspects of your life, but it often does.  Because we believe knowledge is power, we’ve created a helpful infographic available to …

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Manual Therapy: What is it and Why Should You Care?

In Back Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Physical Therapy by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

I’m just returning from a visit to the annual conference of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) in Reno, Nevada.  The wonderful thing about the AAOMPT conference is that you’re constantly surrounded by physical therapists that have contributed so much to our profession and are on a continual journey of lifelong learning.  I’ve been to the conference …

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Part 2: Why Time Matters in Healthcare

In Back Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Physical Therapy, Shoulder Pain by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

The New Healthcare: A 3 Part Series   Let me describe my last doctor’s visit. It was for what I thought was a trivial condition (I had a red patch of skin that hadn’t gone away for months) and so I went online and scheduled an appointment with a dermatologist.  I chose one that had signed a contract with my …