We’re pleased to profile X.J. Ethan “Mojo” Moses, M.D., MPH, the new associate medical director of the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation (DOWC). Appointed to this position in August, Dr. Moses also serves as chief medical officer at Peak Form Medical Clinic, assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health and CU School of Medicine, and president of the Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Moses carved out time to visit with Provider Pulse and share his thoughts and priorities with Pinnacol’s community of providers across Colorado. Q: Thanks for visiting with us, Dr. Moses. How [...]
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Total Worker Health Exclusive: A Perspective from an Occupational Health Physician Editors’ Note: Each year, millions of American workers develop health conditions that may temporarily or permanently remove them from the workforce. Although most individuals are able to work again after a brief recovery period, in approximately 10% of cases, workers incur injuries or illnesses severe enough to lead to prolonged or permanent withdrawal from the workforce. For workers and their families, life disruptions caused by serious illness or injury are compounded by the economic impact of being out of work. Although workers’ compensation and other programs assist injured and [...]
Holidays Are on the Way... And we're doing all we can to get in the spirit! Harry Fotiou, Hali Jones, Jasmine Wells, Heidi Louie, Ashley Barth, Desiree Wulf Holidays Can be Hard: Practice Self-Care We've rounded up some excellent simple suggestions on how not to burn out in this season of giving. Our top three: Exercise can keep you sane during the holidays! Do keep your daily exercise routine as a priority — not a casualty of a too-busy schedule. Remember to breathe. Really. Conscious breathing helps control stress wherever you are: inhale through your nose (4 beats), [...]
News Update! Chief Medical Officer Dr. X. J. Ethan Moses named Associate Medical Director for the CO Division of Workers' Compensation We're proud to announce that beginning this month, Dr. Moses assumes the duties for this newly created position at the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation. He continues as Chief Medical Officer at Peak Form Medical Clinic. "This new role does not change my commitment to customer service and Peak Form. Having 'boots on the ground' as the CMO at Peak Form gives me insight into the ongoing needs and issues of Workers' Compensation in the field." Dr. [...]
Your Smart Phone May Be Aging Your Spine Does this look familiar? You're sitting somewhere, or standing in line, and you pull out your smart phone for a quick look at your mail, or the weather, or the news, or some funny cat videos. We all do it these days — and our bodies are beginning to retaliate. Why Is This a Big Deal? With each degree that our heads flex forward, as we stare at a screen below eye level, the strain on our spines dramatically increases. When an adult head [...]
What Is Dry Needling? (Hint: It's Not Acupuncture!) - by Stephanie Hansen, PT, DPT, CSCS, CEAS, Peak Form Clinic Director, Boulder Modern Dry Needling — unlike acupuncture — is a Western-based medical practice. Rooted in the study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, Dry Needling begins with a thorough physical therapy evaluation and utilizes long filament needles inserted into muscle trigger points to address impairments in muscles and soft tissues. (A trigger point is tight area causing pain and is located within larger muscle tissue.) Physical Therapists utilize dry needling as part of an overall [...]
Be Our VALENTINE: What We Love About Our Patients! X.J. Ethan "Mojo" Moses, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, PFMC What I love about my patients: They are the backbone of the community. All of them are hard workers who just happened to get injured on the job, and they are anxious to get better and return to making their own individual contribution to our local community. I couldn't ask for better people to serve as a doctor! What I love about working at Peak Form: We are like a little family, and we work so well together that [...]
Comprehensive Care with a Personal Touch View this email in your browser Take a Fun Break from the Holiday Whirlwind... with Peak Form's 'Favorite Traditions' Contest Prizes include: $45 value 30-minute Peak Form Therapeutic Massage $25 GIFT CARD to Southside Walnut Cafe $25 GIFT CARD to Kim & Jakes Share your favorite traditions for a chance to win! What's 'holiday special' at your house? A trip to see the lights? Holiday baking? Singing carols in your neighborhood? Knitting sweaters for your pets? Whatever your customs are, we'd love to hear about them! Just take a photo or write a [...]
Comprehensive Care with a Personal Touch View this email in your browser Spooky $50 Gift Card Contest Starts Now! To celebrate our new website, here's a trick and treat game that everyone can play: Winner gets a $50 GIFT CARD to Walnut Cafe South Playing is easy and fun! Game ends on Halloween, October 31st Play and You Are Entered to Win! These seven spooky icons are scattered through our new website at www.peakformclinic.com Just find the pages they are on...and Send your list to firstname.lastname@example.org It's that easy! You are now entered to win EXAMPLE: 'Cat is [...]
YOU DE$ERVE to get the most out of your insurance and flex spending accounts! For many of our patients... Insurance Benefits & Flexible Spending $$ Expire Soon! Greetings! As we approach the end of the year, everyone here at Peak Form Medical Clinic wants to say a big "thank you" for trusting us with your treatment and recovery. We also want to give an important reminder to our patients with insurance: Deadline alert! To take full advantage of your annual health and flexible spending account benefits, you need to do so before year end on Saturday, December 31st Unused benefit [...]