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Treating TMJ Disorders with Physical Therapy

Woman experiencing TMD pain

Techniques and Exercises for Treating TMDs What is TMJ? The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is a joint along each side of your jaw in front of your ears that connects your jaw to your skull. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) are a group of conditions that affect the joint and the surrounding muscles and ligaments that […]

Understanding Thumb CMC OA & How Therapy Can Help

Painful arthritic thumb

First carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (CMC OA), also known as basilar joint arthritis or thumb arthritis, is a degenerative joint disease that causes wear and tear to the cartilage of the thumb. CMC OA can lead to pain, stiffness, and reduced function with daily activities, including those requiring pinching. What are the symptoms of CMC OA (thumb arthritis)? […]

A Night Out with the Roadrunners!

Sol Physical Therapy at the Tucson Roadrunners Game

This past Friday night, the Tucson Arena buzzed with excitement and community spirit during Health & Wellness Night, as the Tucson Roadrunners faced off against the Ontario Reign. The event was a perfect blend of thrilling hockey action and valuable health insights. Fans began streaming into the arena as doors opened at 6pm, eagerly anticipating […]

2023 Reader’s Choice Awards

Sol named 2023 Reader's Choice Award Winner for Best Sports Therapy

The Readers have spoken! We are so proud to announce that Sol has won BEST SPORTS THERAPY at last week’s Arizona Daily Star Readers’ Choice Awards! We are also honored to have been named a Favorite (top 3) for BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST! Thank you to the Arizona Daily Star and Southwest Media Group for a […]

Return To Play After A Concussion

Tua Tagovailoa is injured on a hit in a recent Dolphins game

How Physical Therapy Can Help in Concussion Assessment, Treatment & Clearance for Return to Sport The National Football League (NFL) has been in hot water recently in the wake of the suspected mismanagement of Tua Tagovailoa’s head injuries. It would seem that Tua, the star quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, suffered a concussion in two […]

Top 5 Summer Activities for Kids to Promote Gross Motor Skills

Kids Summer Acitivities for Gross Motor Development

The summer heat may be here, but there are still lots of ways to keep your kids busy and building their gross motor skills. Here are the top 5 activities from Pediatric Specialist Mandy Agbannawag, PT, DPT: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sol Physical Therapy (@solphysicaltherapytucson) 1. Indoor Obstacle Course Create […]

Occupational Therapy and Me

Hand Orthoses

A conversation with Stephanie Lendroth, OTD, OTR/L WHY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY? My grandma originally gave me the idea to become an occupational therapist when I was in high school. She was receiving home health services and could envision me as an OT someday. Since then, I have volunteered in a variety of settings and worked alongside […]

What Is Cupping?

Cupping Treatment

Cupping is a treatment that was developed in Eastern medicine to help increase blood flow to an area of the body.  It has recently become a very popular tool in the physical therapy world as a manual therapy technique.  Cupping is a form of manual therapy where a cup is placed on the skin, and […]

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Man with back pain sitting at workstation

WHAT’S THE DEAL? I think we’ve all been there- it’s 9:30am, and we’re stunned out of a daydream, or even vegetative state in front of a 8-5 roost. Is there a better way to approach workstation life, or much ‘ado about nothing? Over the past 15 years we’ve witnessed larger corporations overhaul their work environments […]

The Cost of Falling​

Woman walking carefully up stairs

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL? “Fall” is considered a bad word by every physical therapist. In school, we learned to prevent falls at absolutely all costs, because of the costs incurred by people who fall. Did you know that the average fall costs about $40,000 in the United States? Falls are even considered a leading cause […]