Improving Balance to Reduce Falls

Improving Balance to Reduce Falls

Balance is something we all strive to achieve.  Balance in our lives, balance between work and home, a balanced diet, we even want to make sure that our tires are in balance.  We have come to believe that if things are in balance…Life is good! Balance is most important when we are talking about...

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Quick Exercises to Help Your Upper Back Pain

Quick Exercises to Help Your Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain, also known as thoracic pain, is a problem many people experience. Individuals work at their computers for hours and don’t realize their posture is getting progressively worse. Eventually, this leads to poor posture characterized by rounded shoulders and a forward head. They may...

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Back to School Tips for Tucson Students

Back to School Tips for Tucson Students

Summer is nearing an end, which means Tucson students are headed back to school. To help students return to school safely, we’re sharing some tips ranging from stretching, posture, and concussion prevention. Back to School Tip #1: Technology and Posture It’s been coined as the term “text neck” and...

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Sciatic Pain Treatment and Relief Explained

Sciatic Pain Treatment and Relief Explained

Pain, irritation, numbness, or weakness in the back could be coming from the sciatic nerve.  If you suffer from back pain, there is much truth to the age-old statement that “you’ve got some nerve”! The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body. Sometimes it is challenging to identify where back...

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5 Tips to Get Road Trip Ready

5 Tips to Get Road Trip Ready

Summer means road trips! It’s the season to pack up the car and hit the road to explore new destinations while spending time with friends and family. As enjoyable as they are, be aware that driving for long hours can cause health problems, but by meeting with your physical therapist at ProActive...

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Getting ProActive About Hand Arthritis

Getting ProActive About Hand Arthritis

As a Certified Hand Therapist, I often hear “I have been told I have arthritis and there is really nothing that can be done about that.” Unfortunately, this belief is not uncommon but fortunately, it is far from being factual. Although physical or occupational therapy can’t claim to “cure”...

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How Do You Define & Improve Overall Health?

How Do You Define & Improve Overall Health?

Physical health is the most common measure of a person’s health and the metrics of physical health are familiar for many people - weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, etc.  It is influenced by one’s genetics and lifestyle.  It’s likely not news to anyone reading this that diet and exercise...

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Top Three Reasons To Love Physical Therapy

Top Three Reasons To Love Physical Therapy

Whether you’re new to physical therapy or you’re about to finish up your time at ProActive Physical Therapy, you may be asking yourself "what is there to love about physical therapy"? #1 Helping the Tucson Community Get Back to Pain-Free Living Our main goal is to ensure the Tucson community is...

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