Posts Categorized: Tips

Strengthen Your Core

7 Reasons to Strengthen Your Core

They’re called “core” muscles for a reason! A powerful core can supercharge your health and give you the power and strength you need to handle a wide range of activities. The stronger your core, the stronger the rest of your body will be! At Canyon Physical Therapy, we know how important it is to have a strong core. Here are seven reasons ...
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5 Tips On How You Can Reduce Overuse Injuries

Regular exercise is the key to living a long and healthier life. Physical fitness comes with all sorts of physical and psychological benefits that can enhance your life in radical ways. If you aren’t careful, though, exercise can also lead to potentially debilitating overuse injuries. At Canyon Physical Therapy, we have years of experience hel...
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Treat Chronic Lower Back Pain

How to Treat Chronic Lower Back Pain

It’s hard to live a healthy and active lifestyle when you’re dealing with chronic pain. And of all the varieties of chronic pain out there, few can put a cramp in your style more than pesky lower back pain.. It can make activities as simple as bending down to tie your shoes torturous. If you want to live your life without being plagued with pai...
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Best Sleeping Positions to Reduce Pain

There’s an old Irish proverb that says “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.” When it comes to healing, few things are more essential than getting a good night’s sleep. A rested body is a healing body — sleep is the battery recharge your immune system needs to keep running smoothly. But it can be hard to ...
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How to Reduce Inflammation From Your Injury

If you live an active lifestyle, at some point you’ll run the risk of getting an injury. Sometimes the worst part about getting an injury isn’t the injury itself but the inflammation it causes. The pain, stiffness and soreness could put a serious cramp in your lifestyle. To make matters worse: inflammation also slows down your healing process b...
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Workouts You Can Do At The Office

Nothing is more important than taking care of your health. You can always get another job, you can always get another home, and you can always find someone else to love, but you can’t get another body. You need to treat that body right whenever and wherever you can. Even at work. If you’re like most Americans, your job is probably pretty sed...
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Heat or Ice to Treat My Injuries

Why Should I Use Heat or Ice to Treat My Injuries?

When we're young, most of us have had that experience where we get injured and a relative hands us a heating pad or tells us to “put some ice on it”. Or we've seen a cartoon where a character fixes a black eye by pressing a frozen steak against it. These kind of experiences could make it seem like treating injuries with heat or ice is the stuff...
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Please Don’t Make The Drug Companies Even More Wealthy!

Please Don’t Make The Drug Companies Even More Wealthy! Continuing to NOT know what’s wrong with your back is a problem for all sorts of reasons… Like: 1.) What if there’s a bigger problem than just back ache (happens a lot) - how would you feel if later you found that you didn’t do something when you knew you had the chance? (Li...
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Doing THIS Only Makes Back Pain Worse

Oh my!” So since I sent out an email the other day asking for questions, I’ve been flooded with replies from other email readers! If I take a while to get back to you, please bare with me, as in between helping my patients I’m going as fast as I can to work through them all. Now, here’s one I got from a reader of my emails who ...
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Cutting Edge Physical Therapy: Dry Needling

CUTTING EDGE PHYSICAL THERAPY: Dry Needling Dry needling is a breakthrough in advanced physical therapy techniques, and all of the highly-trained therapists at Canyon are specialized in dry needling to treat pain that starts in the body’s soft tissues. Soft tissues are the muscles, skin, scar tissue and fascia, which is the connective tissue...
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