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Dani Livsie

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The Right Backpack will help prevent Physical Therapy

Posted by Dani Livsie on Sep 27, 2012 11:56:00 AM


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Topics: health, physical therapy

SWOPT Patient Success Story- Back and Knee

Posted by Dani Livsie on May 15, 2012 12:53:00 PM

SWOPT prides itself in the relationship that we form with our patients. Most of our relationship become more like a friendship and we offer that support that the patients need to help get to their goals and feel better. We are so lucky to have some amazing patients that inspire us everyday with their stories, struggles, and triumphs. Today we feature a story by our patient named Delores. We interviewed Delores about her time at SWOPT and here is her story. We want to thank her for her story.

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Topics: physical therapy, patient story

SWOPT Employee Putting Diets To The Test Part 1

Posted by Dani Livsie on Apr 9, 2012 1:49:00 PM

We've all heard of them, seen commercials for them, or even been tempted to try them ourselves, but do those diets that we see everywhere on TV actually work. You know the diets I am referring to, some of the more popular ones boast that you have the possibility of losing 5 pounds in two weeks simply by eating their products while others offer more of a lifestyle change and use their products to help jumpstart that change.Working for SWOPT, I see what exerise can do for our patients that have hurt themselves or just want to have a better sense of fitness. All of our clinical staff have been very highly educated on nutrition and I have learned a lot from their expertise. However, I have been struggling to lose weight myself and always saw those commercials and thought, could it work for me? I went ahead and tried some popular plans and will discuss my results with them in this series of blogs. The first one I will discuss is the Yoplait Two Week Tune Up.

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Topics: health, fitness

New Year's Resolution - Chapter 01 - Weight Loss and Nutrition

Posted by Dani Livsie on Feb 7, 2012 2:26:00 PM


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Topics: health, fitness, Nutrition, Exercise, Weight Loss, New Year's Resolution

SWOPT Patient Success Story-Shoulder Injury

Posted by Dani Livsie on Jan 26, 2012 9:10:00 AM

At Southwest Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, our patients are the most important part of what we do. It is thanks to them that we are able to continue to do what we love which is help our patients heal. We very excited to share a personal story from on of our valued patients, Leah. Please enjoy reading her story and we hope it can be used as an inspiration for others that face similar injuries.

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Topics: injuries, patient story

An extra mile a day keeps the doctor away

Posted by Dani Livsie on Jan 5, 2012 9:00:00 AM

Walking… do it, I do it.  Turns out it is something most everyone does every day.  But have you ever stopped to consider how far you actually walk in an average day?  How about a day at the mall?  I was recently introduced to a new friend while at a soccer tournament with one of my daughters.  My new friend caught my attention because while the rest of us “soccer moms” sat in the plush grass of Arizona soaking up some sunshine waiting for the game to start, she marched herself all around the fields.  When she finally sat down to watch the game, I began to inquire about her walking.  I discovered that my friend Lynne is employed by Sandia National Labs who it turns out encourages their employees to WALK! 

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Topics: health, fitness

SWOPT Patient Success Story- Back Pain

Posted by Dani Livsie on Dec 9, 2011 8:00:00 AM

Today we feature a patient success story. Barbara came to SWOPT recently and has allowed us to use her story as an example of what can be gained by attending physical therapy. It is thanks to her and all our patients that we can call ourselves a successful physical therapy clinic. Helping people heal is what we love to do and we are happy to share her story of healing.

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Topics: health, physical therapy, patient story

Happy Thanksgiving from SWOPT

Posted by Dani Livsie on Nov 23, 2011 9:52:00 AM

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and all of the SWOPT employees are preparing for a long weekend to spend with our family and friends. Tomorrow starts the holiday season for most of us and gives us a chance to be thankful for all the blessings that we have. All of the employees realize that we are all so thankful for so much in our lives and want to take the time to give that thanks. We wanted to take the time to share a couple of the things we are thankful for this year.

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Topics: physical therapy

Running with SWOPT

Posted by Dani Livsie on Nov 17, 2011 11:25:00 AM

At Southwest Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, we see a lot of patients who enjoy running and many come to see us just to get back to running again. Running is used for overall health and wellness, to help lose weight, and as a hobby and stress reliever. For many runners, competing in marathons is something to strive to do. For the extreme in runners and athletes, the Ironman triathlon is the ultimate test of their strength and endurance. The Ironman consists of 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike race, and marathon (26.2 mile) raced without a break. This seems very daunting and almost impossible even to many avid competitors. The amount of training for an event like that is almost as daunting as the race itself.

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Topics: health, fitness, physical therapy

Inside the Mind of a SWOPT employee

Posted by Dani Livsie on Nov 3, 2011 11:52:00 AM

Here is the personal story of one of SWOPT’s employees Dan. Dan is one of our valuable employees that works with patients to get them back to where they want to be. He is also working on getting into physical therapy school. His story can be an inspiration to many that are affected by personal obstacles that with hard work and perseverance they can be overcome.

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Topics: physical therapy