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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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Part III: What Do Airplane Crashes Have to Do with Unnecessary Surgeries?

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

The New Healthcare: A 3 Part Series I’m sure you remember it, even now.  Earlier this year, a woman was sitting in her seat on a Southwest airliner, a model known as the CFM56, when the window she was seated next to suddenly burst open.  She died.  It was the first in-flight fatality in the 47-year history of Southwest Airlines.  …

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Why Pills and Painkillers Don’t Fix the Problem

In Uncategorized by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

  Treating pain is challenging.  The numbers below from the current opioid problem tell a pretty striking tale:  115 people die every day from opioid overdose.   When going to their primary care doctor with typical back pain, almost 50% are given an addictive opioid pain medication. In 2016, more people died from opioid overdoses than car accidents for the …