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Welcome Dereck Hope, PT!

Introducing:  Dereck Hope, PT to our PerformanceWest Physical therapy team.  We are proud to have Dereck join our team of exceptional physical therapists.  He has accepted the director role over 3 of our clinics (Farmington, Clearfield, and Eden.)  He has been working in a progressive physical therapy practice in Mississippi, since he left Utah 20 …

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Back injury…are you doing things right?

Since I primarily treat people who have been injured on the job, I tend to see a lot of low back injuries, so I apologize if many of my posts are about the spine. With that being said, here is another. Recently I have been studying the effects of prolonged sitting and repetitive lifting on …

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Injury prevention for runner

I had an interesting conversation with Dr. Johnston from Mountain Orthopedics the other day. We were talking about running injuries and he shared some interesting thoughts. The bottom line is, he is a very firm believer in variety. He feels the majority of running injuries he treats could be prevented if people didn’t always run …

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Dizziness…is it BPPV?

Did you know the most common cause of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?  BPPV is caused by displacement of otoconia (“ear rocks/crystals” made from calcium carbonate) inside the inner ear.  Causes of BPPV include infection, head injury and degeneration with advance age.  The incidence increases with each decade of life.  We can help!  The success rate for a single …

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