Back pain? Busy schedule? Sit a lot? We totally understand. Here is a no-frills way to develop core strength in three minutes a day (literally). Got an iPhone? Good, that is all you will need. I’ve been working from home for over a year now and doing this simple three-minute routine every day has done … Read more 3 Minutes a Day: Core Strength Micro-Workout
Our Top Ergonomics Work Chair Picks The following is an early 2021 update to a 2018 post on petersenpt.com. We thought in light of the new wave of home office warriors, it would be a good time to update the information and pricing in this post. We have noticed that 2020-2021 have greatly increased the … Read more Ergonomics 101: Choosing the Right Ergonomics Work Chair (2021 Update)
With the hotter months approaching, a lot of people are getting out and being active again. This is great – we highly encourage physical activity! One common injury during this time is iliotibial band friction syndrome (known as ITBFS, ITBS, or simply IT band syndrome). We see it very regularly in our physical therapy treatment … Read more IT Band Syndrome Relief at Home
The following article will feature information from a number of sources, including but not limited to world renowned back pain researcher Dr. Stuart McGill. It will culminate with what we believe is one of the most effective basic programs for the average individual regarding back pain and rehabilitation. It is NOT intended to replace a … Read more McGill Big 3: Chronic Back Pain Relief in a Few Minutes a Day
Exercise can be a bewildering topic, and it draws different images into our minds depending on our backgrounds, what we’ve heard, and what our doctors, coaches, spouses, and friends have told us over the years. Many of us “used” to exercise … (remember cross country back in high school?) … but if we’re in the … Read more How Much Exercise Do I Need? Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
This post is intended to be a follow up to our post last month about the difference between Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow. If you are experiencing pain in the elbow and are unsure of where to begin, we recommend reading that post first, and then coming back to this one. For the purpose of … Read more How to Get Rid of Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow Fast!
We don’t even need to mention the severity of the opioid epidemic these days, but just to point out some of the numbers, according to drugabuse.gov, here are some quick facts: 128 people per day die due to an opioid related overdose. Keep in mind that not all hospitalizations or overdoses result in death, meaning … Read more How Physical Therapy Can Help Solve the Opioid Epidemic
Are you having forearm pain and you are not sure where it is coming from? There are two common conditions that we see a lot in our practice, and they are Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow. Most of us have heard these terms before, but knowing the difference can change the ways you treat your … Read more Golfer’s Elbow and Tennis Elbow, How to Know the Difference
Shoulder pain is one of the more common forms of pain that we experience, behind low back pain and neck pain. It is common to develop some pain over time, as we are all used to spending quite a lot of time in a hunched over position in front of a computer these days. This … Read more Fix Your Shoulder Pain Fast! 10 Exercises from Home
Shoulder pain may can have many causes. These causes can be related to an obvious incident or injury or may spontaneously start. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), up to 26% of adults will experience shoulder pain with rotator cuff and sub acromial bursa being the most frequent causes. In this article I … Read more How to Assess What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain
If you are the average person over 55 years-old, these 7 exercises are a daily must for long term, pain free back health. We’ve all had back pain or stiffness at some point in the past, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are 7 exercises that you can complete daily that will … Read more 7 Daily Exercises for a Healthy Back
Hi, my name is Steve Carling, physical therapist with Petersen Physical Therapy, affiliated with Carling Aquatic & Physical Therapy. I’ve been doing aquatic therapy for many years. I’ve spend a lot of time in the pool and I have the dry skin to prove it. Because it’s summer now, a lot of people will be … Read more 7 Aquatic Pool Exercises for You This Summer – 5-10 MIN ROUTINE!
In the dry climate of Arizona, especially during the summer when it is hot the heat can cause several health problems in people and our 4 legged family members. I have had personal experience with my first dog a Bearded Collie named Joshua, becoming dehydrated after a strenuous hike. It was a scary and dangerous … Read more Dog Heat Safety!
We all know it’s coming. We’ve felt the heat swell up over the last few weeks, and as we’ve emerged from the stay at home orders that kept us inside for the early months of 2020, many of us (myself included) have begun to reconnect with our old outdoor pastimes – directly into the summer … Read more Staying Hydrated in Arizona This Summer (2020)
We have all been impacted by stay at home restrictions, social distancing practices, wearing face masks etc… What do we do now? Well let me share a little about myself first. I have always tried to simplify things down to a digestible theme. In the case of this pandemic My team and I have adopted … Read more Going out after COVID-19…Now what?