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Exercise Past 50?

Recently there was an article going around social media about what exercise you shouldn’t do past 50. I am not going to link it, since it was ridiculous. Telling people we shouldn’t run, dead lift, squat, or do push ups … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take

Many people with nagging running or other athletic injuries underestimate how long things take to get better sometimes. If we aren’t realistic with healing times, it can lead to a difficult recovery. We chase a “quick fix” that may not … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Reduce Neck Pain at Work

I am lucky. I get this view in one form or another every day on my way to work. But for some people going to work means neck pain. Sometimes we get neck pain from being on our bike, but … Continue reading

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Ski Injury Prevention

This weekend winter really hit in the high country. Wolf Creek opened the lifts and, I am sure Arapahoe Basin and Loveland will sure be soon too follow. Hopefully, you are working on your conditioning as skiing will be happening … Continue reading

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Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscus

Meniscus tears are on of the more common knee injuries we see in therapy. Especially, here in the valley. Lots of people injure their meniscus skiing, but also it is common in sports like basketball and soccer. We also see … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day.

This post is a day late for World Mental Health Day. But, better late than never. You may ask why post about mental health on a physical therapy website. Well there are a couple reasons. One is if you notice … Continue reading

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Ski and Ride Conditioning

  The weather has stayed chilly and snow has kept coming up on the mountain the last few days. That means skiing isn’t far off and its time to get our bodies ready. The last 2 posts I wrote about … Continue reading

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What Does Grading Mean?

Things are really starting to change here in the mountains.  Getting colder and this is what Beaver Creek looked like last evening with more in the forecast. Hopefully we start out fast and furious when the mountain opens in just … Continue reading

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What Does Load Tolerance Mean?

  As it turns to fall here in the mountains, it means skiing is just a few short weeks from beginning. Many people wonder what they can do to prevent injury during the season. Ski conditioning classes are popping up … Continue reading

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20 More Reasons to See a PT

Yesterday to help commemorate National PT month I listed 20 reasons to see a physical therapist. There are so many, I couldn’t fit them all in. So, here are 20 more. Your doctor told you should stop running because you … Continue reading

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