Improper lifting technique can cause neck, shoulder and back pain and possibly even more serious injuries. Learning the proper way to lift will help you minimize the risk of pain and injury. o Plan ahead before lifting heavy objects. Make sure you have a clear path. This will help you avoid any awkward or sudden […]
Osteoporosis/Osteopenia Are you trying to figure out which exercise program will work for you if you have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia? Studies show that weight bearing activities promote bone strength. But what activities can promote bone strength without causing chances for compression fractures or bone loss? Have you considered Yoga? Yoga requires no […]
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 […]