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National Balance Awareness Month

By the Numbers September is National Balance Awareness Month. Every year millions of older adults fall. In fact, more than one in four people over age 65 will fall every year. Less than 50% of those people will report falling to their doctors. Falls have a significant impact on the individual, their families and the […]

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Common Jaw Exercises in the Treatment of TMJ Dysfunction

What is TMJ Dysfunction? The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is formed by your jaw bone (mandible) and skull (temporal bone). Dysfunction of this joint is common and results in a variety of symptoms. People with TMJ dysfunction may experience: headaches, jaw pain, neck pain, earaches and/or ringing, and at times difficulty opening the mouth. Joint […]

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Ask a Physical Therapist To “Screen” Your Movements This Summer

  It’s A Process Let’s talk about the last time you interviewed for a new job. Chances are the first step was a phone screen. When you passed that portion of the process, you were then invited for an in-person interview. At that stage, the employer probably asked you to demonstrate your skills through a […]

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Common Bicycling Injuries

When you hear the phrase “bicycling injuries” what comes to mind for you?  Skinned knees and elbows? Bruised arms and legs? Car versus bicycle encounters that result in the rider becoming airborne? Although these types of overt injuries can happen, especially when riders are males traveling at faster speeds, non-traumatic bicycle injuries are more common […]

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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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