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Arizona Orthopaedic Associates Introduce Video Series for Joint and Bone Health

Phoenix, AZ, February 03, 2012 --( Arizona Orthopaedic Associates at Gateway has put together a video series to help Arizonans keep their bones and joints healthy throughout life.

The first video in the series is aimed at helping adults retain mobility and strength.

“We’re interested in making sure people know the exercises that will help them remain active,” said Dr. Nicole Summerlin, director of physical therapy and practicing therapist at Arizona Orthopaedic Associates at Gateway. “This series of seated exercises should keep you nice and strong for all of your daily activities.”

The exercises require only a chair. “These exercises are accessible to anyone who has a common kitchen chair in their home,” said Summerlin. An exercise band is suggested but not required.

Exercises focus on four major areas: back strength and posture, arm strength and grip, leg strength, and hip mobility and will be hosted on AOA’s facebook page at

“Each of these areas is essential to ensuring continued mobility and activity as we age,” said Summerlin. “We all want to be independent and live full lives. These exercises will help people reach those goals.”

One essential exercise featured in the video focuses on areas that are most problematic as people age, the hips and legs.

The hip flexor is completed while sitting in a chair with the back straight. Placing the hands in the lap or gripping them onto the sides of the seat for stability, the left leg is raised from the knee, lifting the foot off the ground and keeping it flexed.

The leg is then returned its original position, with the foot flat on the floor. The move is then repeated using the other leg. The exercise should be repeated between 10 and 25 times based on the person’s overall level of health and strength.

“These exercises are not intended to replace physician visits nor needed treatment,” said David M. Ott, M.D. “They are intended to educate the public and keep people healthy and mobile.

“Getting exercise and knowing how to exercise correctly for your age and bone and joint health is an important part of enjoying a productive and independent lifestyle. We’re very happy to provide these videos to the public for their edification and to support proper bone and joint fitness.”

For more information, please call 602.631.3161 or visit

About Arizona Orthopaedic Associates at Gateway
Arizona Orthopaedic Associates at Gateway is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, top-rated and board-certified orthopedic surgeons strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.

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