Is Pain Hindering Your Holidays? Get On TOPS Of It!

Turkey stuffing, grocery stores, Christmas shopping, home decorating… Annnnddddd, great weather in Phoenix!  This is the time of year when we start to get back out and run, hike, bike, etc. At T.O.P.S., we believe that getting out and moving is essential to your physical and mental health. We also understand that you may have aches and pains that arise after hibernating all summer! Not only does this affect you physically, but it’ll take a toll on your mental well-being as well.

Don’t let that happen!

Especially as the holidays are approaching, there are meals to be cooked, lines to stand in, and family fun to be had. Aches and pains should not be on the forefront of your mind, or limiting your desire to do any of these activities!

Plus, your deductible is most likely already met! We have direct access, meaning you don’t even have to see a doctor before coming… you can come straight in and we will check you out, and get you started, on your FIRST appointment. We have an Osteopractor on site, which means you can get all of your dry needling, joint manipulations, or physical therapy done in one location.

Not to mention, once your physical pain is minimized, your mental clarity will improve, providing for shopping stamina, great gift ideas for those hard to shop for, and delicious meals!

As Saint Augustine said, “The greatest evil is physical pain.”

So, We invite you in, to come check out what we can do for you during these hectic holiday times, and get you running, hiking, or biking your way into 2017!!!

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About PT

  1. The National Physical Therapy Month is each October, celebrating and recognizing the work that physical therapists do to improve the health and restore the motion of our nation’s citizens.
  2. Physical therapists do not only perform their work in clinics or private practices. They can work in other settings such as hospitals, schools, and even nursing homes.
  3. There are over 200,000 physical therapists in the United States. (via
  4. Your physical therapist can treat you for vertigo. (via
  5. Yes, physical therapy can be as (or more!) effective than surgery to address a variety of conditions.
  6. Physical therapists formed their first professional association in 1921, known as the American Women’s Physical Therapeutic Association. (via
  7. What is a classic piece of equipment that your parent’s may have in their basement that is also widely used in physical therapy and rehab center across the US? The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier. (via
  8. The ‘massaging’ of a muscle by a physical therapist will not be like the soothing massage you would expect at a spa.
  9. There are different types of physical therapy, which are: orthopedic, post-operative, cardiovascular, neurologic rehabilitation, or pulmonary rehab.
  10. Yes, many physical therapists hold advanced degrees!