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Why You Are Asked To Do The Painless And Timely Outcome Measure

Are you always bombarded with satisfaction surveys and questionnaires, yet you rarely get feedback or changes from the surveys?? At T.O.P.S. we’d like to break this cycle! We find great importance with having you fill out the surveys to better dictate your treatment. “Why?”, you may ask… Here’s a great read about a patient who […]

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How I Learned to Love My Body As A Female Athlete

As a topic that is near and dear to my heart, I could not help but to reflect on my experiences as a collegiate athlete and the body image issues that consume many young women on a daily basis. The article “How I learned to Love My Body As a Female Athlete” by Victoria Garrick […]

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What Is Osteopractic?

With healthcare, patients are more informed and knowledgeable than ever before. As with everything else in today’s world, they want things performed a certain way, done as quickly as possible, and they will use the internet to find the best place where they can get that service. These individuals want results, and they will shop […]

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Why “Sitting” Is Evolving Into Yesterday’s “Smoking”

There has been a lot of talk recently about the dangers of too much sitting, prompting many to say, “sitting is the new smoking”. Now for the good news. A meta-analysis of trials recently published in Lancet concludes that an hour of moderate-intensity activity offsets the health risks of 8 hours of sitting. According to […]

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Planning on Tearin’ it up on the Slopes Snowboarding this Weekend?

Here are some helpful exercises to get you ready! After a whopping 7+ feet of snow this week in Flagstaff, snowboarders are flocking to the slopes for the weekend. (We know this because our social media feeds are full of people going! And hurting from it! Haha). Unfortunately, not all snowboarders will be prepared for […]

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Lesson About Health Insurance

This is a quick 5 minute read that is important for all consumers to understand when getting medical services from an office! This is a simple lesson on health insurance and medicine… Now that it’s the New Year, PT offices, and many other medical offices have to reset all of their insurance information. With that […]

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MRI… Friend Or Foe?

There is always a question as to whether or not an MRI is needed, desired or unnecessary… which is what we address with each of our patients individually. If you talk to the experienced health care provider, the answer is probably “no” more than “yes”. However, if you talk to the patient, they oftentimes swear […]

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Healthy Tips and Tricks to Keep You on TOPS in 2017

With the beginning of a new year upon us, we all have one thing on our mind: WEIGHT LOSS. This is the time of the year when the gyms are packed and everyone is trying to find the next best weight loss scheme to help shed those extra holiday pounds. We have put together a […]

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FOOT STRENGTHING FOR RUNNING

Running season in Arizona is upon on us with training for the P.F. Chang’s marathon. With the increased training and mileage comes potential for foot pain/injuries. During the running gait each foot must be able to stabilize and provide dynamic stability individually. Therefore, it is important to perform supplementary single leg stance loading in all three planes of […]

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