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Yoga for Strength

Strengthening is one of the many benefits of yoga. Some of the major muscle groups worked by yoga are the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and abdominals. Try the poses below for something new or in addition to your workout regime. To strengthen Quadriceps/Glutes try Chair pose or Warrior I Chair Pose Feet slightly less than hip […]

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Cancer Sucks. Testimonials From Women Who Have Utilized TOPS PT! Week 4

Week 4: Testimonials Physical Therapy continues to be a questionable treatment option for women who are post-mastectomy, augmentation, or with large breasts. It is highly misunderstood where physical therapists can enhance the recovery process and help to minimize pain. In the past, it was believed that PT was too aggressive for this type of procedure; […]

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Cancer Sucks. Exercises To Get You Moving! Week 3

Week 3: So now we’ve discussed the problems that someone can have with surgical procedures associated with breast cancer, or elective surgery, but what can WE do for it?? There are many exercises that we will teach you or give you an option of doing, but a majority of it comes down to posture, Posture, […]

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Cancer Sucks. Who Is Ready To Talk About BREASTS? Week 2

Breast Augmentation Ever have thoughts about getting breast enhancements? Have large breasts that are killing your back and wishing for a reduction?? C’mon now…. we know, here in Phoenix, this is one of the #1 presents for females graduating from high school….no really, it’s true! Do we have your attention now?? October is a month […]

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Cancer Sucks. Recovery Doesn’t Have To. Let TOPS Help! Week 1

October is most importantly, Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month. It also happens to be National Physical Therapy Month. Therefore, we felt it was appropriate to integrate the two and make a blog series based on how the two can integrate. It may seem a bit personal and private, yet it has extreme relevance on […]

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The Down Low on Dry Needling

Are you suffering from chronic aches and pains or injuries that just do not seem to go away? Dry needling may be exactly what you need! Read more about the implications and usages for dry needling in the physical therapy profession from the latest edition of Men’s Health magazine. http://www.menshealth.com/health/reasons-to-try-dry-needling/slide/2 For more information or if […]

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Make Your Next Outdoor Adventure “Rock” With These Prep Tips

With the incredible parks system in the U.S., it’s no wonder that heading to the backcountry is such a popular way to spend a vacation. But as simple and laid-back as a hiking trip is, getting ready takes a lot of preparation. Thanks to this outdoor adventure checklist, it’s easy to make sure you have […]

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Should Kids Play Multiple Sports or Not?

One of subjects that is getting to be a hot topic is looking at our kids in playing sports. The debate is whether or not they should just play one or play multiple sports. TOPS opinion would be to play multiple sports and here is why: Potentially reduce the risk of overuse injuries. Playing the same […]

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Benefits of Yoga

Many of you are probably familiar with yoga or have seen it available at different gyms and studios. This blog will explain a little about the history, types and benefits of yoga. We will also introduce a few of our favorite stretching poses for the back. Stay tuned for additional blogs addressing poses for strength […]

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