Telehealth And What Align Is Doing About COVID-19

During this time of awareness due to COVID-19, we want to keep you updated on what we at Align Therapy are doing to limit the spread. Like all of us, we are concerned about the safety of our loved ones, our teams, and our community and we are doing everything we can to minimize exposure…

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4 Reasons I’m Thankful for Scoliosis

During this Thanksgiving Season it may seem odd to be thankful for scoliosis, but in many ways, scoliosis has changed my life. Scoliosis and I The story of how scoliosis and I met goes back many years.  During Physical Therapy school, I think I got around 15 minutes of instruction on what scoliosis is.  We…

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Scoliosis: A Race Against Growth

Treating Scoliosis in Adolescents is really just a race to control the curve while they finish growing and avoid progression.  Sometimes this takes years, and sometimes this takes months.  There aren’t many other conditions so dependent on growth. Racing the Sun for Geodes! (Check out the youtube video of our adventure) A week ago, my…

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5 Reasons to Rehab after Scoliosis Surgery

One of the common things we see in the clinic is people who have recently undergone scoliosis correction surgery.  And yet, still, I have people ask me if we treat patients post-surgery.  The answer is a definite YES! Even though we have a large focus on scoliosis specific exercise to avoid surgery, I am not…

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3 Reasons You Should Just Rest!

That’s right! Take a load off, ease up, because we here at Align Therapy, your home for PT (or physical torture, physical terrorism, or pain and torture as some of our patients have come to call it) want you to rest! We bet you never thought we’d say that, huh? Yes, we preach from the…

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Top 5 Posture Questions Answered!

What is meant by good or bad posture? It is very common for Physical Therapists to get a lot of questions about posture. When most people think of posture, they think it means to sit up straight or not to slouch. But what is posture really? Posture simply refers to the position of your body…

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5 Things I Wish My Back and Scoliosis Patients Knew

As a spine specialist I tend to see a lot of complicated cases involving scoliosis or back pain.  Lately, I have seen quite a few interesting cases that are more complex or have been going on for a long time.  What is interesting to me is how similar the complex cases are to the simple…

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Headache Relief Now!

Fall in Utah comes with quite a few headaches.  Going back to school is one for many of my patients, as well as for their parents.  For some, just the change in seasons brings on allergies that lead to headaches.  For others, headaches are a part of every season. Lately, I have been seeing many…

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My First Half-Marathon Experience and Lessons Learned

I have never been a runner, especially a distance runner. Before training for a half marathon the furthest I have ever ran was around 4 miles.   Training for the American fork half seemed very daunting and definitely out of my comfort zone, but it has always been a goal of mine.   I am…

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Why Quick Fixes Seldom Work

It seems like everywhere we look these days, people are looking for a quick fix.  Whether it is with our health or meals, or even relationships…we want everything to happen fast. My son is a great example of this.  Being seven years old, he wants everything to happen at lightning speed, and when it doesn’t,…

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