Sawtooth Physical Therapy Blog

Lift with your legs!


      “Lift with your legs”.  It’s a phrase we’ve all heard, but not something we all take to heart, or even fully understand. Did you know that lifting objects with poor mechanics can contribute to minor degenerative changes in our spines that can accumulate over time, leading to more significant changes?  These changes can manifest

What brand of shoes are the best?


    What brand of shoes are the best? The brand of shoe isn’t actually the most important factor when considering shoes. It’s whether the shoe style compliments your foot type. For example, if you have a flexible foot and a lower arch, you would likely benefit from a stiffer, more supportive shoe to provide more stability.

Flipping Knee Pain


    Knee pain is a common complaint in high level gymnastics. This sport demands high intensity with both training and competition. Most athletes cannot make it through a full career without any issues.  Fortunately, the science and knowledge regarding these injuries continues to improve. From my viewpoint as a physical therapist, gymnastics coach and retired competitive

Do I Have Medical Treatments and Cures That Will Accelerate Healing


Total Knee Replacement


    I frequently analyze and consider the structure and activity of my treatments. The first analysis that I make is "am I doing the right thing at the right time?" Total knee replacement is one condition that makes this question vital and important. In 22 years of treating this condition, I have found that therapy can greatly help

Your Physical Therapist


    At Sawtooth Physical Therapy we have many repeat customers. We frequently see people that have not needed treatment for years, though they know that they can still come back. They return because of familiarity and the knowledge that the level of care they receive here is top notch. Everyone who has been treated at Sawtooth

Iliotibial Band Mechanics


    Type in “iliotibial band” or “IT band” on Google. No, seriously, go ahead and Google it. What did you find? I can tell you. The vast majority of websites state that treatment for IT band issues is stretching. Why is that an issue? It seems logical. If it’s tight, then stretch it. The problem lies

A Good Physical Therapist Starts with a Solid Foundation in Science



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