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More Frequent Physical Therapy Reaps Benefits for Spinal Stenosis

In Back Pain, Hip Pain by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

We’ve written a lot about spinal stenosis. It’s a condition that we see often and care about improving in our community. In fact, we’re currently running two ongoing research studies on spinal stenosis (send us a message below for more info).   Physical Therapy Can Help Spinal Stenosis? If you have spinal stenosis, you may be wondering how to treat it. …

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Disc Injury? Here’s What You Need to Know

In Uncategorized by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

by Kirstin Weible, PT, ScD, COMT What’s with my disc? Between each vertebra lies an intervertebral disc.  It is made of many layers of outer tissue similar to what a ligament is made of, called the annulus fibrosus, and a softer gel-like center, called the nucleus pulposus.  Behind the disc is a space called the intervertebral foramen (“foramen” means “hole” …

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The Forgotten Condition That Could Be Causing Your Hip Pain

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

Why Physical Examinations are Important Hip pain is commonly seen in physical therapy.  Hip pain could impact your ability to walk, golf, twist in the car, get out of the car, get out of a chair, and so on.  However, it might be somewhat surprising to find out that it can often be difficult to determine the cause of your hip pain.  This …