Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common diagnosis treated at our facility. Muscular and skeletal causes are normally to blame. Examples of musculoskeletal causes include rotator cuff inflammation and tears, bursitis, rubbing of bone on a tendon, and lack of coordination of shoulder muscles. On occasion, nerves in the neck area may actually be the cause of…

Aqua Therapy Pool, Center For Physical Excellence - Prescott Office

Pool Exercise Helps New Knees

Starting aquatic therapy early led to better physical function in patients having total knee replacement, although early water-based exercise did not appear to be beneficial in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty, a German randomized study suggested. Early institution of the pool-based therapy after knee replacement was associated with improved physical function, with effect sizes ranging from…

Keith Bluel, PT, DPT, Center for Physical Excellence, Prescott, Az

Keith Bluel, PT, DPT

Keith Bluel, PT, DPT is a native of Fairbanks, Alaska where he graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in English while working in his first career as a lifeguard/swim instructor and swim coach for a competetive swim team.  in 2006 he decided to become a physical therapist, culminating in earning his…


Dry Needling Now Offered at CPE

Dry needling is a successful medical treatment using acupuncture needles to treat pain and dysfunction caused by the neuromusculoskeletal system. It is successful in the treatment of muscle spasms, pain, tension headaches, overuse/tendonitis and referred pain patterns. This treatment is different from acupuncture and utilizes western medicine techniques and principles. Dry needling works through the…