Wellness Roundup is sponsoring a three-part presentation series on the benefits of physical activity and therapy by Seth Peterson, doctor of Physical Therapy, over three months starting in August, September and October.
Many people associate a decrease in stamina and strength with the aging process, but what many don’t realize is that it is partly the result of a lack of physical activity. The benefits of physical activity for seniors are vast; we’ve seen excellent results enjoyed by seniors when they have followed a customized exercise regimen.
During these presentations, Dr. Peterson will cover basic facts about common conditions and/or injuries, exercises to self-manage these conditions and why this is important and the benefits of seeking help from a physical therapist.
“How to Get Rid of Back Pain without Injections or Surgery” is the title of our first presentation on Tuesday, August 14 held in La Mesa/Montana Room from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with time for questions after the talk.
“Innovative Ways to Treat Neck Pain without Injections or Surgery” is the title of our second presentation on Tuesday, September 11 held in La Mesa/Montana Room from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with time for questions after the talk.
“What Everyone Ought to Know About Staying Active as We Age” is the title of our third presentation on Tuesday, October 11 held in La Mesa/Montana Room from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with time for questions after the talk.
Dr. Seth Peterson was drawn to the physical therapy industry through his interests in neuroscience, anatomy and the body’s natural regenerative capacity. He knows first-hand the cost of an injury, as his collegiate basketball career ended due to a foot injury.
Backed by his personal determination to heal and help others heal, Seth has continued into a profession where he is able to show others the power of physical therapy and its ability to provide a means to a healthier lifestyle.
Dr. Peterson founded The Motive in an effort to provide a boutique physical therapy experience that would also help patients get better faster. Watching people in pain being shuttled from office to office without truly being heard led him to an epiphany: our healthcare system has forgotten the patient. After working in Oro Valley for several years, Dr. Peterson decided to offer the community a better alternative.
Dr. Peterson is committed to excellence in clinical care. He is one of less than one percent of physical therapists nationally to have completed residency and fellowship training, where he has had the opportunity to train under some of the best orthopedic physical therapy specialists in the country with a focus on the spine. He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
Dr. Peterson continues to teach and publish at all levels of physical therapy, maintaining faculty positions at A.T. Still University and the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions.