COVID certainly has been a fun time, all around the world, but universally, we are seeing masks wearing becoming the norm. While helping protect folks, this can come with it’s own set of complications. From shorter breathing, to mouth breathing, to posturing to anxiety, TMJ issues and more, masks can […]

The Consequences of Wearing A Mask: Pain in the Time ...

  Low back pain happens to nearly 80% of us at some point in our life. Often, this comes because of overuse of the muscles around the spine. ASTYM is a tool assisted soft tissue technique that can help promote better muscle fiber movement, circulation, and healing. This, combine with […]

Lower Back Pain and ASTYM

A little bit about Alex: I was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Arizona in 1995. In 2002 joined the Army as a combat medic and was assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, 1st of the 15th Infantry Battalion. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003 I […]

Welcome Alex Garay, PTA!

  What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?    Let’s begin by defining what is physical therapy. Physical therapy is the restoration of mobility, stability, power, function, and reduction of pain and/or limiting compensation. A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is an assistive personnel to the physical therapy (PT). A PTA is […]

What exactly is a Physical Therapist Assistant?

  Did you know that the average head weighs around 12-15 lbs?  Did you also know the more your head falls forward, the heavier that load gets?  What that simply means is that an upright posture puts the least amount of stress on your neck, while looking down at your […]

Neck Pain and Phone/Computer Work