COVID-19 Update:

 

To our valued Red Canyon patients,

We wanted to reach out and give a quick update. Currently, Red Canyon is open, with normal business hours, to offer essential healthcare services.

As COVID-19 continues to be a threat, we want you to know the health of our patients and staff is our top priority. As a result, we implemented the following measures at all our clinics: Read more

Home Office Workstation Recommendations

Due to recent events, more people are working from home. When working from home, it is important that your home office workstation is set up correctly to reduce injuries and promote good posture. Some common injuries due to poor ergonomics include neck, back, and wrist pain as well as headaches. Below are recommendations for an ideal home office setup and proper workstation posture. Read more

Update: COVID-19 Precautions

To our valued Red Canyon family,

During these difficult times, we wanted to reach out to our patients.

First and foremost, our patients’ safety is our number one priority. We want to ensure you that we are taking all of the recommended and necessary precautions to keep our clinic clean and our patients safe. Per the CDC guidelines, we are limiting the amount of patients in the clinic at one time by adjusting our schedules. We have increased our cleaning protocols – all equipment, surfaces, and high-traffic areas are being cleaned before and after any patient contact. Our therapists are continuing to practice proper handwashing before and after each patient.

We ask that if you are feeling ill or have been around someone who is, please call us to reschedule your appointment for a later time.

We are currently open during our normal hours (M-F 6a-7p). If this happens to change, we will contact our current patients as soon as possible. Our goal is to stay open as long as we are able to and continue helping our patients that need Physical Therapy.

Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns.

Preventative Measures to Decrease the Risk of Injury While Shoveling

It’s that time of year! With the winter months finally here, it is only a matter of time until we get snowstorms. No matter the amount, snow can pile up and be quite heavy. With shoveling snow, there can be an increased risk of injury due to carrying, tossing, bending, and lifting heavier loads. It is our goal to give you a few steps in order to decrease the risk of possible injury.

The first step to avoid injury while shoveling is warming up. Prior to heading outside, it is helpful to perform light exercise. Light exercise for 5-10 minutes is useful for priming the cardiovascular system and warming up the musculature required for shoveling. Some activities you can perform can include squats, hip hinges, and upper/lower body stretches.
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Trying to Understand Chronic Pain: An Introduction to Pain Neuroscience Education

Written by Shannon Hall, DPT

Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting more than 3 months. In the United States alone, it is estimated that of the 255 million adults, nearly 126 million of them suffer from chronic pain. That means that almost half of the population suffers from some form of chronic pain. Put into a dollar amount, roughly $560 – $630 BILLION dollars are spent on chronic pain treatment in the United States EVERY YEAR.

So why is chronic pain such a hard problem to solve?

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Preventing Back Pain Through the Holidays

As the holidays approach, it is no secret that following a healthy routine is hard to maintain. Between delicious holiday meals, family get-togethers, and traveling, maintaining a normal activity level can be hard to do.

Studies have shown that staying moderately active can reduce your risk of developing chronic lower back pain by up to 20%. Most sources report that being moderately active includes taking part in both cardio exercise, such as running, and strength training, such as lifting weights.

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How to Properly Wear a Backpack

It’s that time of year again – summer is now over and children all across the area will be returning to school. As students prepare for another year of learning, backpacks will be filled with school supplies, computers, and books. Most individuals simply think about the convenience-purpose of wearing a backpack and do not realize the significance of proper backpack use. What is the proper way to wear a backpack and does a certain wearing technique correlate to back pain in the future?

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Do you have a problem with falling? Maybe physical therapy is the answer.

As we begin to get older, keeping our balance can become harder. We may even find that we are more prone to falling. Falls are a serious concern for older people; not only can they cause bodily harm but they are costly as well. There are specific parts of the body that help regulate balance, thus preventing falls. Physical therapy can aid in detecting issues with the balance centers in our body and can strengthen those centers.

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What to Know About CBD (Cannabidiol)

Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid which was discovered in 1940. It is one of more than 120 compounds called cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract.  Many people use CBD oils and extracts to relieve symptoms of chronic pain as it is one of the compounds that produces medical affects without producing euphoric or “high” feelings.  Many people are more familiar with THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, which does produce a “stoned” feeling because of the receptors in the body that it affects, which Cannabidiol does not.

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