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Little Known Causes of Dizziness Jun 9th, 2021

Have you ever felt faint when standing up? Does the room spin when you’re sitting down? If so, you’re not alone. Sadly, dizziness is not an uncommon feeling for older adults. However common this condition can be, if you experience dizziness with increasing frequency, you have reason to be concerned....

KneeEase for TKA Rehabilitation: What to Expect May 5th, 2021

Recovery after a total knee replacement is vital to the success of your surgery. How your body reacts to traditional physical therapy, however, can determine the duration of your post-surgery rehabilitation. If you've recently had TKA performed or are planning on doing so, the team at OneAccord Physical Therapy can...

What are the Long-Term Effects of a Concussion? Apr 11th, 2021

You might think that your concussion is nothing more than a minor thump to your head, but did you know that even a mild concussion can cause long-term effects? Ignoring a head injury can lead to serious problems, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, or death. If you have...

How Degenerative Disc Disease Affects the Neck Mar 7th, 2021

If you have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, it is essential to know what to expect if the condition progresses to your neck. At One Accord Physical Therapy, we have found that patients feel more empowered to make informed decisions when educated about their condition. Gain the tools to...

5 Treatments for Chronic Joint Pain Feb 9th, 2021

If you suffer from debilitating pain in your joints, you are not alone. Nearly 15 million Americans suffer from chronic joint pain. Conditions such as arthritis, tendinitis, or lupus can cause joint pain to develop and worsen over time. Joint pain from injuries can develop suddenly and may reoccur without...

Preventive Health Benefits of Massage Jan 7th, 2021

The experts at OneAccord Physical Therapy recognize the importance of preventive medicine in stopping health problems before they occur. Massage offers additional preventive benefits in addition to your preventive health visits. Discover the benefits of including massage as a regular part of your annual wellness plan.  Massage 101 With varying...

4 Common Causes of Dizziness Dec 2nd, 2020

Dizziness, often called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, can make necessary daily activities burdensome to accomplish. Nausea, vomiting, and difficulty maintaining balance are common symptoms of dizziness, but the causes can vary. Sadly, dizziness can indicate a severe health condition that requires professional attention.  If you are experiencing motion sickness or...

Chronic Pain: Can Dry Needling Help? Nov 18th, 2020

If you are like most people with persistent pain, you know how disruptive it can be to your quality of life. In desperation, you have likely tried every common treatment under the sun. Although traditional treatments for pain management can work wonders for some individuals, they often only mask the...

What to Expect During Your First Well Woman Exam (OCT 2020) Oct 1st, 2020

Do you put your feminine health on the back burner because of fear or dread? At One Accord Physical Therapy, we know that a well woman exam is an essential part of maintaining optimal health, but we also understand that the mere thought of a pelvic exam can cause anxiety....

What's the Difference Between Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow? Sep 18th, 2020

Contrary to their names, the painful conditions known as tennis elbow and golfers elbow are not exclusive to athletes. In actuality, tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow can impact anyone. Although these two orthopedic conditions are similar, it can be challenging to tell them apart. If you are suffering from elbow...

When You Should Consult a Doctor After a Fender Bender Aug 18th, 2020

Car accidents are very common; according to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 10.8 million crashes every year. Although fender benders are considered to be a minor type of crash, they can cause significant damage to your car as well as your body. Sometimes you may think you are...

How to Avoid Back Pain in the Office Jul 18th, 2020

Almost everyone has experienced some form of back pain. It is one of the most common reasons that people need to go to the doctor. There are many things that can cause back pain, from poor posture to lifting heavy items incorrectly. Whatever the cause, back pain can be very...

What You Need to Know About Tech Neck Jun 10th, 2020

Many tasks that used to be done in person are now completed virtually, resulting in people spending lots of time in front of screens. From writing e-mail messages to posting on social media, all this time on devices can put stress on your eyes, your fingers, and most of all,...

Here's Why You Should Add Massages to Your Self Care Routine May 18th, 2020

In the busy hustle of life, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything you need to do, and you probably feel like there’s never enough time in a day. This can cause you to feel constantly stressed and anxious. Stress isn’t good for your mind or your body, and stress...

What Causes Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? Apr 18th, 2020

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common but hidden condition: many people who have it don’t know it. Most people haven’t heard of pelvic floor dysfunction, and the symptoms can be overlooked or mistaken for other conditions. The only way to get proper treatment is to get a medical exam and...

Recover Your Mobility with The Alter-G AntiGravity Treadmill Mar 18th, 2020

When you have experienced an injury, or are recovering from a surgery, you need tools that will help you recover your mobility. Although medications and other treatments can assist, there are some high tech tools available these days that can make your healing and rehabilitation as effective and quick as...

The Difference Between Dry Needling and Acupuncture Feb 18th, 2020

At first glance, a patient receiving dry needling treatment and another receiving acupuncture may look exactly the same. Both methods use fine filament needles gently inserted into strategic locations in the body. The fundamental difference between these techniques is that dry needling is based on human anatomy and the neurophysiological...

Types of Headaches Caused by Whiplash Jan 18th, 2020

Whiplash, a neck injury caused by a forceful and rapid jerking of the neck is a pretty common problem from auto accidents and athletic activity. There are 3 million new whiplash incidents each year and half of those often become chronic conditions. Symptoms can appear weeks or months after an...

What Causes Vertigo? Dec 18th, 2019

If you have vertigo, you know that it can be unsettling. Your world seems to rock and roll beneath and around you, and you can’t keep your balance. The only thing more worrisome than experiencing vertigo may be not knowing the source of it.  At One Accord Physical Therapy, our...

Is Back Pain Normal as You Age? Nov 1st, 2019

A whopping 80% of the population struggles with pain in their lower backs at some point in their lives. When you were younger, these bouts with back pain were often short-lived, and you bounced back to great health in short order. As you get older, however, your body may not...

5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Sciatica Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Did you know that sciatica is heavily influenced by your lifestyle? Most cases of sciatic pain are caused by a herniated disc pushing against the sciatic nerve. The discs in your spine can herniate due to age-related wear and tear, a physically demanding job, carrying too much weight, or sitting...

How Can Manual Therapy Treat Arthritis Pain? Sep 1st, 2019

Do you suffer from chronic arthritis pain? Are you looking for a pain management solution that doesn’t involve narcotics? At One Accord Physical Therapy, with four locations in Arizona, we offer manual therapy services that can give you relief from your arthritis-related pain. Our staff has extensive training in manual...

Why Every Athlete Should Get Regular Massages Aug 1st, 2019

Even though massage therapy has been around for thousands of years, many people only think of it as a way to relax and relieve stress. While that can be an important aspect of massage, it can also offer several therapeutic benefits as well, including: Treating soft tissue injuries, strains, and...

What's Causing Your Pelvic Pain? Jul 29th, 2019

Is your pelvic pain making it hard to get through the day? Many women experience pelvic health issues connected to their pelvic floor, which connects to the spine and can be the source of a number of different kinds of debilitating pain. At One Accord Physical Therapy in Casa Grande,...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Jun 14th, 2019

Notice how your neck seems to seize up, with pain shooting up into the back of your skull and down into your spine? It might not just be stress or your boss looming over your shoulder — for more and more Americans, “tech neck” is a very real ailment. Fortunately,...

Living With Arthritis May 13th, 2019

About 54 million adults in the U.S. have arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation, and that number is expected to swell to 78 million in just two decades. Everyone knows arthritis causes joint pain, but unless you have the disease yourself, you probably don’t know how extensive those symptoms can...

Be Kind to Your Post-Baby Body With Women's Health Physical Therapy Apr 23rd, 2019

When you’re pregnant, it’s easy to think the only change that’s happening to your body is that growing belly. But while your belly might be the most obvious change, it’s absolutely not the only alteration that’s taking place. Your body is being subjected to a slew of hormonal changes as...

Why Post-Concussion Rehabilitation Is So Important Mar 1st, 2019

Blog Post If you have a sprained ankle or a broken arm, one of the first things you’re told to do is rest the limb: Don’t exercise it or place weight or strain on it. If you fail to follow those instructions, you’ll be risking far more serious injury. When you...

The Benefits of Using Dry Needling to Treat Pain Feb 11th, 2019

Dry needling might sound a little scary, but it’s actually a safe, effective treatment for pain, especially chronic and recurrent pain and neuromuscular problems. The technique does use needles, but they’re very, very thin — a lot thinner than needles used in vaccinations for instance. In fact, they’re the same...

3 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Vertigo Jan 14th, 2019

If you have vertigo, you may feel like you're spinning or like the room is spinning, tilting, or swaying around you when you're standing still. Additionally, it's common to experience nausea and vomiting as a result of the motion sickness that occurs alongside vertigo.  Having vertigo is much more than...

How Physical Therapy Can Help You Recover From a Concussion Dec 20th, 2018

Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer from concussion injuries. In fact, data shows that as many as three million concussions occur each year just as a result of sports and recreation-related accidents. That doesn’t take into account the concussions that occur as a result of car accidents,...

Prevent Back Pain by Building Core Strength Nov 29th, 2018

People love to talk about their "core." Go to any fitness class, and you are almost guaranteed to hear the instructor enthusiastically yell, "Be sure to engage your core!" But there is a reason why core strength is important not only for a flat stomach or six pack abs, but for...

Physiotherapy for Spine Pain & Injuries Nov 28th, 2018

Benefits of Physical Therapy on Spine Health The spinal column supports the body and provides the structural framework for muscles and bones in the trunk region. It is a bony framework that protects the spinal cord, which serves as a channel of communication between the brain and the rest of...

Why You Shouldn't Proscratinate Treating Whiplash Pain Oct 31st, 2018

Whiplash is a common condition that many people experience after car accidents as well as slips and falls. This mysterious condition can decrease the quality of life for months or years to come if it goes untreated. Knowing the symptoms of whiplash, the causes of whiplash, and why it's so...

Ditch the Pills: Remedy Headache Pain with All-Natural Massage Therapy Sep 28th, 2018

Headache pain can be caused by stress, eye strain, sinus infections, hormonal changes, muscle tension, and neurological causes. Whatever your cause, taking over-the-counter or prescription pain medications to ease your symptoms is only a temporary solution. Not only do they not get at the source of your pain, but they...