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3 ‘Quick Fixes’ You THINK Help Knee Pain

A patient came into the clinic last week limping with knee pain and asked: “I’ve had this knee pain for a few weeks now, I’m not sure what I’ve done to it but I’ve tried taking paracetamol and that didn’t help. I was trying to rest it so that wouldn’t hurt, but whenever I stood up and starting moving, it hurt again so I had ...
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5 Daily Habits To Reduce Stiffness

I wanted to answer a common question I get asked about being stiff which we get asked regularly by clients at Canyon PT: “Scott, do you have any advice for someone like me who isn’t in a lot of pain? I’m just incredibly stiff when I wake up on a morning, and I feel stiff throughout the day which means I can’t do things as easily a...
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5 Tips To Keep Healthy During Fall

It’s officially Fall! And it won’t be long before the temperature becomes cooler and the days shorter. The morning air will start to feel a lot cooler and before you know it, it’s the holiday season! And with the change also comes the time for the annual onslaught of winter bugs and the odd spell of feeling under the weather as o...
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5 Easy Ways To Ease DIY Aches and Pains

As we start to approach fall, I hear a lot of clients in the clinic say that they’re going to get some DIY done in time for the winter months so they don’t have to worry about it. However, with that comes a lot of complaints of aches and pains as a result of DIY and clear-outs that will be happening – I saw the same thing last year too...
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Simple Ways To Keep Your Memory Sharp

Something we worry about most as we get older is our memory, and the thought of it getting gradually worse. How do I know this? Because, a lot of people we see at our clinic are aged 50+, and it’s one of the most common conversations we hear before people step in the treatment room. If the facts you used to call up in a split second ...
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Keeping Fit Without Going To The Gym

If you’re over 50 and want a fun way to keep active and healthy without having to face a gym, read on… Since it’s “summer time”, something I hear a lot of people talk about is wanting to be healthier... But something holds them back… It’s either one of two things: 1) They’re not sure where to start and what activity ...
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What Do You Do When You Pull A Muscle?

Have you ever pulled a muscle? Chances are that you have. And when you do, don’t you know it! When you pull one the pain can range from mild, like a minor neck strain you get from turning your head the wrong way… To very severe, such as a lower back injury that leaves you unable to walk for days. Just last week a gentleman wa...
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Is Sitting Really That Bad For Your Health?

Here's a habit that everyone does daily... It's something we spend around nine hours doing - and that's not counting the eight hours we spend lying down sleeping... Can you guess what it is? It's sitting. I bet while you're sat reading this you might be thinking "that's not me"... But when you break your day down into travelling ...
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6 Steps To Getting Back To Exercise After You’ve Had An Injury

Someone called my Glendale clinic a few days ago and asked: “How long does it take to get back to exercise after an injury? I hurt my ankle a month ago and want to know how long it will take me to get back to running. It’s frustrating not knowing if it’s safe to get back out for a run…” First up, I get the frustration. Whe...
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How To Wake Up Earlier & Get More Done!

It’s now officially summer, and with that comes brighter mornings and brighter evenings! So, you’d think waking up earlier would feel easier, right? Not exactly. In an ideal world, as soon as the alarm goes off, you’d jump out of bed, into the shower and be ready to start your day without worrying about rushing out the door. B...
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