First Aid for Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains are commonplace injuries. They can occur at work, or they can occur on your off-time hiking or lifting weights at the gym. Regardless of when they happen, there are a few tips to follow immediately following one of these injuries to avoid further damage. What is the difference [...]

First Aid for Sprains and Strains2021-07-01T17:15:00-06:00

Functional Physical Therapy for Returning to Work

What does your job entail? What does a normal workday look like for you? How much weight do you need to lift? Do you stand, sit, kneel, walk? Do you operate heavy equipment? What about repetitive activities? What does the PT exam consist of for an injury? When an employee gets [...]

Functional Physical Therapy for Returning to Work2021-07-01T16:48:28-06:00

Exercise in Intense Heat: Should You, or Shouldn’t You?

Summer is here! After all that spring rain, we jumped right into hot, dry weather. If you’re one who’d rather feel the wind in your hair on a run or bike ride, it can be hard to do so if it’s scorching hot outside. The question becomes: should I exercise outside, [...]

Exercise in Intense Heat: Should You, or Shouldn’t You?2021-06-25T09:28:37-06:00

Tips for Doing Yard Work without the Back Breaking Strain

It’s the time of year when many of us take to the yard or the garden. Mowing, trimming, pulling weeds, tending to flowers, watering - maintaining a yard can be back-breaking work. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few tips to keep you moving along in all your [...]

Tips for Doing Yard Work without the Back Breaking Strain2021-06-09T14:13:57-06:00

A Reflection on Re-Entering the World Post Vaccination

If you’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19, you’re likely trying to reintegrate into the world. While we’re still very much in a pandemic, with Colorado’s eased mask mandates, the state has been opening its doors. If you’re like me, it feels odd to go somewhere without a mask after diligently masking for [...]

A Reflection on Re-Entering the World Post Vaccination2021-06-02T12:03:33-06:00

Can Physical Therapy Help with Headaches?

Headaches can be a frustrating experience. Some people live with chronic headaches for years, thinking there isn’t much that can be done to help them. To be fair, they can be difficult to treat because so many different things can cause them. Dehydration, caffeine withdrawal, eye strain, or jaw pain can [...]

Can Physical Therapy Help with Headaches?2021-05-18T15:35:09-06:00

COVID-19 Vaccinations Bring Changing Mask Mandates

Governor Polis has eased mask mandates in Colorado! While this is good news for some, it doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods yet. What can I do if I am fully vaccinated? If you’ve been fully vaccinated, you’re now able to walk indoors without a mask in most settings. This [...]

COVID-19 Vaccinations Bring Changing Mask Mandates2021-05-26T16:22:04-06:00

How to Build Calf Strength for Running and Hiking

Whether you have a history of ankle sprains or not, it’s important to have strong ankles and calves to prevent injury. When hiking, you travel over varying terrain, which means you need good ankle flexibility but also stability. When running, the power from your stride comes from your calf muscles, known [...]

How to Build Calf Strength for Running and Hiking2021-05-24T13:14:06-06:00

Two Exercises to Strengthen Your Core and Relieve Back Pain

Low back pain is so prominent in our society that it’s practically its own industry. For example, someone experiences a back injury, either at work or at home. Their first instinct is one of two options: either A) they go to the emergency room if it’s severe, or B) they visit [...]

Two Exercises to Strengthen Your Core and Relieve Back Pain2021-05-10T14:05:21-06:00

Get Outside and Ride Your Bike! 4 Tips to Prevent Cycling Injuries

Cycling is a popular sport in the spring and summer. Picture it: flying down a trail on a bright, sunny day with the wind in your hair. But as soon as you get off the bike, you realize your knee hurts, your back hurts, or your neck hurts. How can you [...]

Get Outside and Ride Your Bike! 4 Tips to Prevent Cycling Injuries2021-05-04T12:25:29-06:00
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