How to Know Your Movement Deficits

Woman growling running

I’d say it’s safe to say that movement is pretty important to human beings. It allows us to get up a going throughout our day. To talk. To eat. Have great adventures, try new things, and interact with those around us. To live. Much of our movement as humans are so unique and are key components of what separates us from all other living things. But, what happens as we start to lose our movement capabilities? We Continue reading “How to Know Your Movement Deficits”

FITLIFE Visits With Orthopedic Surgeon, Angelo Mattalino

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Today, a long time friend and associate dropped by for a few minutes to catch up. Dr. Angelo Mattalino, Othopedic surgeon and pivotal person in the beginning of FITLIFE Health Systems, Inc. Angelo was my team physician at Horizon High School in 1996 and friend of my past business partner, Dan Wright AT. They knew each other through professional baseball connections. Separately, we both confided in Dr. Mattalino our desire to advance professionally and he is responsible for introducing the two of us.  Dan and I both told him that we had similar thoughts about  beginning Continue reading “FITLIFE Visits With Orthopedic Surgeon, Angelo Mattalino”

Fighting Off Illness for Improved Results

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It’s that time of year again. The flu has definitely been hitting the Valley pretty hard this season. Everyone seems to be getting sick. After all, getting sick is a normal part of life, right? Remember it’s not a matter of if it’s going to happen, it’s a matter of when. But, how often do you hear about professional athletes getting sick? Think about it… Pro athletes are continuously interviewed and on screen, pre- and post-games. We may see they are “under the weather” by the way they look or sound, but is that typically the center of conversation in their interview? Simply put, Continue reading “Fighting Off Illness for Improved Results”

FITLIFE Visits With The Amazing Edna Thomas

 

 

Today I spent some time with a very special person and former FITLIFE client – Edna Thomas. In December of 2000, Edna Thomas walked in to FITLIFE for her initial evaluation.  She was referred by her Internal Medicine physician for our LifeStyle Management program to include flexibility, strength and general conditioning. As I reviewed her intake paperwork I couldn’t help but notice that she was born in 1916.  Wow! She was 83 years old, looked amazing and acted 20 years younger. Continue reading “FITLIFE Visits With The Amazing Edna Thomas”

FITLIFE with Bill Brown, PT, ATC, SCS at TOCA Physical Therapy in Scottsdale

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Bill Brown PT and John Neel AT

Last week I was out of town and unable to post to wish you all a Happy New Year.  I hope everyone had a safe and healthy start and are looking forward to 2018.  I know I am! It has been a great start for me on this Friday afternoon by spending some time with one of my best friends, Bill Brown.  Bill and I met in 1985 when I was hired as an athletic trainer at the Lincoln Institute for Sports Medicine and have been close ever since.  Continue reading “FITLIFE with Bill Brown, PT, ATC, SCS at TOCA Physical Therapy in Scottsdale”