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Join us in celebrating walk and bike month this June!

June is officially Walk and Bike Month in Loveland, Colorado. Join the community and Foothills Orthopedic & Sport Therapy P.C. in kicking off summer with a walk, a hike or a bike ride.   City Sponsored Events The city of Loveland has a full calendar of events to celebrate walking and biking. Activities are for […]

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MAY IS EHLERS-DANLOS AWARENESS MONTH

Here at Foothills Orthopedic & Sport Therapy, we are passionate about meeting the needs of individuals with hypermobile connective tissue. This includes the more common Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders [HSDs] and  Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome [hEDS], as well as the 13+ rare & ultra-rare types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome [EDS].   People with hypermobile connective tissue disorders are […]

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Physical and Emotional Benefits of Exercising with your Pet

Hello, My name is Lisa and I am the receptionist at the Foothills Loveland location. I started working at Foothills Physical Therapy around two years ago. About seven years ago I adopted my dog Bailey and have faithfully walked her every morning and night. I felt like it was just helping me with weight loss […]

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Foothills Orthopedic & Sport Therapy Welcomes New Therapist

    Foothills Orthopedic & Sport Therapy is pleased to welcome Minija Edgar, PT, DPT to our clinical staff in Loveland. Minija is no stranger to our practice. Those of  you who frequent our Fort Collins location may remember Minija when she worked in the front office from 2018-2019.   Minija grew up in Louisville, […]

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Myofascial Cupping

What Is Myofascial Cupping?   Cupping is a therapeutic technique that has been in practice for thousands of years. Historical records show that cupping has been used in Chinese, Indian, and Egyptian medicine traditions. It is based on negative pressure, or suction. Cups are placed against the skin, and then a hand pump draws air […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Improved Health and Weight Loss

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Many of us start the new year with goals for weight loss and improved health. While these are excellent goals, it can be hard to get started without guidance. Continue reading for some tips to help improve your diet and increase your physical activity.   Nutrition Tips […]

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Holiday Fall Prevention Tips

The holiday season is just around the corner. It’s the time of the year to make memories with your family and friends. However, it is also the time of the year when we as physical therapists see injuries related to falls on snow and ice, or off of ladders. We also see pain and injuries […]

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Guide to Lower Back Pain

If you have low back pain, you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past 3 months. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own. However, for some people, back pain can return or hang on. […]

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Dry Needling: What is it and Why Does it Work?

What is dry needling? Dry needling is a treatment used by physical therapists to reduce pain, inactivate muscle trigger points and restore functional mobility. Providers must have a special certification and training in order to provide this treatment. It is called “dry needling” because the needle penetrates the skin but it does not contain any […]

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Pain Facts and Self Care Strategies

This month we are revisiting the topic of pain because it is such a common phenomenon in our patients. Many people come to our clinic struggling with pain that they have had for years and looking for help. Luckily, new research is continually improving our understanding of pain which allows us to help those affected […]

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