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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

bottle of prescription opioids

  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

man skiing down slope

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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Shoveling Snow Safely

workers shoveling snow

Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back and shoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may not know that they are out of condition. Following these tips can help you avoid injuries:

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Family Tips For an Active Lifestyle

family being active

Making a commitment to be physically active is one of the best ways your family can prevent or combat obesity and its consequences. Physical therapists support the Department of Health and Human Services’ Physical Activity Guidelines, which states: Children should get 1 hour or more of physical activity a day. Adults should do either: 2 […]

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Knee Pain Explained

person with knee pain grasping knee

Knee pain is a fairly common issue, with approximately 1 in 4 American adults experiencing knee pain affecting the function of the knee. The prevalence of knee pain has increased over the past 20 years, with osteoarthritis being the most common cause in people over the age of 50. When knee pain occurs as a […]

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