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Bicycling for Fitness and Fun

It’s springtime in the Front Range which means beautiful sunny days (most of the time) and mild temperatures (except for those crazy spring snow storms) that are perfect for bike riding. Whether you ride a road bike, mountain bike, tandem, recumbent or other style of bike, there are many benefits to this activity, not only […]

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Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding […]

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What to expect when you are expecting…..a total hip replacement!

In this blog I am going to review the surgical process and recovery of a total hip replacement!  This is not a new procedure by any means, but like anything in medicine, there has been some new developments in joint replacement material, and surgical techniques. The current hip replacement consists of two main components.  The […]

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5 Most Common Running Injuries

Listed below are the 5 Most Common Running Injuries and the typical recovery timeline.  I’m also going to add a few treatment ideas when dealing with these injuries.  These can help to speed up the healing process and hopefully get you back to running sooner. 1. Shin Splints- 2-6 weeks recovery timeline Shin splints are typically […]

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See Your Physical Therapist to Nip Potential Injuries

You probably already know to make an appointment with a physical therapist when you sprain your ankle or develop tennis elbow. But what if you’ve felt a slight twinge in your knee during your daily walk or noticed that your posture has changed since you accepted a job that requires sitting for eight hours a […]

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Ready, Set, Run! Combat Depression with Regular Exercise.

Imagine going to the doctor with symptoms of depression and she hands you a new prescription: Do two sets of squats, 15 bicep curls, 10 laps around the track and call me in the morning. Though this is not (yet) an accurate picture, experts are starting to recognize that regular exercise is not only good […]

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Explaining Pain

Have you ever wondered, where does my pain come from?  Or why are some days more painful than others?  Well these are both loaded questions, but it can be summed up in one simple answer.  Pain is always 100% in your brain! Believe it or not, your experience of pain is entirely a function of […]

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Top 3 Exercises for Core Strengthening

To piggy back off of last months blog about top 4 stretches for sciatica, this week I am going to review the top 3 exercises for core strengthening.  There has been a good amount of research done to show how core strengthening can help prevent and decrease back pain.  Most of these articles have found […]

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Top 4 stretches for Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is a very common problem that more then 50% of the population will experience at some point in their lifetime.  It is often associated with lower back pain, but not always.  There are two main causes of Sciatica pain that runs down the back of the leg. COMMON CAUSES OF SCIATICA The most common cause […]

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