Copper Health Oro Valley continues to follow all federal, state and local guidelines, regulations and requirements and we continue to thoroughly track and follow the COVID-19 pandemic locally and globally.

Physical Therapy Can Help Treat and Prevent Diabetes

Physical therapy can play a very important role in helping people both manage their diabetes and prevent many of the complications that arise from this chronic condition.  Diabetes is a chronic disease that currently affects 34.2 million adults in the United States alone, according to the CDC. In addition to making it difficult for individuals […]

Study Shows Cardio Exercise Aids Stroke Survivors

Following a stroke, the rehabilitation process often focuses on improving the survivor’s ability to move and perform everyday tasks, with a lesser emphasis on general aerobic fitness. This is likely a mistake – at least when it comes to long-term endurance and quality of life – says Oro Valley physical therapist Tim Pate. A recent […]

Improving Mobility and Strength Can Help You Better Manage Your Arthritis

Arthritis is a common ailment that can drastically impact your quality of life and affect you at any age. Individuals who focus on improving their range of motion and follow a strength training plan can significantly minimize arthritis symptoms.  Individuals suffering from arthritis often tend to avoid certain movements to prevent triggering their pain. Unfortunately, this […]

How Physical Therapy Can Help With Chronic Headaches

Headaches can have many causes directly tied to other physical ailments which are often ignored and can bring relief when treated. According to Oro Valley physical therapist Tim Pate, a common mistake many people make is relying on temporary solutions, such as pain killers, to treat chronic headaches without addressing the underlying issues.   According to Pate and the National Headache […]

Make your 2021 resolutions stick with the following goalsetting tips

A typical New Year’s resolution is doomed to fail – that is, if you believe in statistics alone.  Research shows that around 80 percent of people who make resolutions on the first of the year have already fallen off the wagon by Valentine’s Day. That includes two of the most popular resolutions made throughout the U.S. each year: […]

5 Ways to Feel Gratitude in the Face of Challenges

November is a month when gratitude takes its place in the spotlight of American culture. Yet, with the challenges our country has faced this year, a popular notion as we approach the final weeks of 2020 is “let’s just get this year over with.”  While this sentiment may seem understandable, our team would like to remind people that it’s possible to […]

Occupational Therapy Critical for Maintaining Independence After a Stroke

Nearly 800,000 people suffer strokes in the U.S. each year – about one stroke every 40 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  And, because stroke is also the No. 1 cause of serious, long-term disability in the country, stroke sufferers often must re-learn adaptive ways to accomplish everyday tasks that […]

Debunking Common Fall Prevention Myths

The physical rehabilitation team at Copper Health Oro Valley is often quick to note that falls are not just common among older Americans. They’re often debilitating, costly and even deadly.  They’re also largely preventable, says physical therapist Tim Pate.  “Falls present a real public health problem among older adults, but so often they’re caused by things that are easy to […]

Exercise Essential for a Strong Mind

A relationship between the body and mind has long been theorized. As far back as the 1st Century, Roman poet Juvenal suggested people should pray for “mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a sound body) above power and wealth.  Today, of course, a physiological connection between physical exercise and improved memory isn’t just assumed. It’s been well-documented scientifically.  “Researchers […]

Our Knees: ‘Canaries in the Coal Mine’ of Movement & Exercise Issues

Despite being the largest and perhaps most complicated joints in our bodies, our knees are naturally docile.  They’re easily influenced by what’s going on above and below them, in other words, not making many decisions on their own.  That’s why when one experiences knee pain, the true causes of the joint’s wear and tear can almost always be traced up or down the leg – oftentimes in both directions.  […]

COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESPONSE

Copper Health Oro Valley continues to follow all federal, state and local guidelines, regulations and requirements and we continue to thoroughly track and follow the COVID-19 pandemic locally and globally. To date, Copper Health Oro Valley has not admitted and will not admit any patients presumed to have or with an active diagnosis of COVID-19; during the admission screening process, we require a negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test at the hospital level before any new patients can be transferred to our facility. We are committed to protecting our patients, staff and community as long as this public health crisis continues. Please visit this page for up-to-date information and to monitor all COVID-19 community releases from Copper Health Oro Valley.