Wellness Roundup – Part 2 of 3 on physical activity and therapy


Linda Shannon Hills

Wellness Roundup is sponsoring part two of 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.

Find out ways to increase your stamina to stay active without medications or dreaded surgeries. 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.

Part Two: “Innovative Ways to Treat Neck Pain without Injections or Surgery” is our next presentation on Tuesday, September 11 in La Mesa/Montana Room from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with time for questions after the talk.

Part Three: “What Everyone Ought to Know About Staying Active as We Age” on Tuesday, October 9 in La Mesa/Montana Room from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with time for questions after the talk.

Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss the next two presentations.

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 publishes at all levels of physical therapy, maintaining faculty positions at A.T. Still University and the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions.