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Physical Therapy or Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Researchers in Madrid, Spain tested whether physical therapy or surgery was the better treatment option for people with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The researchers recruited 120 women who had been diagnosed with CTS and split them into two equal groups: surgery or physical therapy. In the surgery group, the treatment was a carpal tunnel release […]

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Conditioning and Injury Prevention for Skiers

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Ski season is here! Do these exercises to stay in shape and help prevent injury: Over the next few weeks, we will post a few exercises and stretches per week to make sure you are all set to hit the slopes. These exercises are mostly equipment free so you can do them at home, at the […]

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Exercises for General Fitness

Over the next few weeks, we will be posting a few exercises and stretches per week to help you improve your general fitness. These exercises are mostly equipment free so that you can do them at the gym, at home, and even at your desk at work!  Double leg Squat Stand with your feet about […]

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Preparing Your Body for Hiking

Exercises and Stretches for Hiking The major muscle groups involved in hiking are your quadriceps and glutes, which work together with other smaller muscles that stabilize your hip, knee, and ankle joints. Before getting out on the trail, it is important to make sure these muscles are conditioned for the kind of activity you will […]

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Antoinette, Olaf, and Balto enjoying a nice hike in Moab!

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Daniel getting a good view after hiking up some rocks at the Garden of the Gods!              

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Olaf and Antoinette staying active on their recent ski trip! How do you stay active? If injury currently limits your activities, come in and we can help you get your active life back!

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Walk & Bike Week

                Walk and Bike Week in Boulder starts next week, so here are some tips for Winter walking and riding! https://bouldercolorado.gov/gobou…/winter-walk-and-bike-week To find designated bike routes follow this link: https://www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/…/map-bike-pedestria… Have fun and stay warm!

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Physical Therapy vs Opioids: When to Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Management

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  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States. even though “there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.” In March 2016, the CDC released opioid prescription guidelines in response to a growing opioid epidemic. The guidelines […]

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Tips to Prevent Skiing-Related Knee Injuries

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The most common injuries in skiing happen to the lower limb, most commonly the knee. The introduction of releasable bindings has decreased the rate of leg fractures by 90% in the past 30 years, but knee sprains (including ACL and/or MCL tears) are on the rise accounting for about 30% of all skiing injuries. The […]

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