In northern Colorado, only 7% of first time back pain patients are referred to Physical Therapy. A referral to physical therapy is significant in resolving pain and learning what to do, or not do, to decrease recurrence. Northern Colorado is in the 99 percentile for back surgery!
A recent study, conducted over 12 years, concludes that more than twice as many deaths result from physical inactivity than from obesity. This study concludes that even small changes in physical activity level can significantly improve life expectancy, regardless of changes to BMI.
Urinary incontinence: The loss of bladder control-is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that’s so sudden and strong you don’t get to a toilet in time (Mayo Clinic). If you are one of the 25 million Americans […]
Performance Physical Therapy is seeking an independent and motivated outpatient orthopedic physical therapist to add to our team. This is a part-time position. Our ideal candidate will have experience and confidence with manual therapy, exercise prescription, and Muscle Activation Technique (or a similar technique). This position may develop into a full time position. The ideal […]
As the New Year rolls around and resolutions are being made, here’s just one more reason for you or a loved one to not smoke. Smokers have more than DOUBLE the risk of developing CHRONIC PAIN in their lifetime. We see this as physical therapists when treating our patients. Not only is healing time slowed […]
In a September 8, 2014 issue of Time Magazine there was an interesting article titled “Stand up for your health” about risks to your health that are associated with sitting during the day. Not only is sitting bad for your back, there appears to be increased risks to your health as well. While regular exercise […]
Recent studies are raising this concern. When an ankle is sprained, it can be due to the movement of the foot (inversion or eversion). Inversion is most common and occurs when the foot rolls over to where the sole of the foot faces the opposing foot. Eversion occurs when the foot rolls outwards. Ankle braces […]
Many individuals struggle with back pain. Advance Healthcare Network has created an informative infographic that gives some interesting facts and highlights what back pain stems from & what can relieve some of the pain. Check it out below!
So often in treatment sessions, physical therapists instruct and modify the way patients hold themselves in postures while exercising, standing or sitting at work, sitting in the car, while holding their children or playing a musical instrument etc. Patients get immediate feedback of what their alignment should be from the skilled hands and suggestions from […]