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Articles on how Physical Therapists at Ascent PT can help you

5 Exercises for Acute Lower Back Pain

Earlier this week I posted about some myths and lower back pain. Here is a link. Acute back pain is recent pain. Pain that is less than a couple months old. A takeaways I like people to understand about acute lower … Continue reading

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5 Myths About Back Pain

Last week I put up a poll in the Eagle County Mountain Sports Injury Group about things people wanted to know about.  Here’s a link to the group if you are interested. The most answered topic was back pain, and a … Continue reading

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Patient Question Friday: Does _______ Work?

This isn’t one question I get from any particular person. Its a form of a question I get from almost every person. Does something work for my problem? The something can be a wide variety of options medications, surgery, creams … Continue reading

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Concepts of Pain

Last time I talked a bit about “pain science” Here is a graphic that talks about some of the core concepts of pain. Some of these concepts are becoming more well known in the medical world and to the average … Continue reading

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What Is Pain Science?

On or facebook group last week I was asking what people might be interested in for content. Someone responded more about pain science. Here is a link to the group if you are interested in checking it out.  Eagle County … Continue reading

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Natural Medicine.

When people are recovering from pain or an injury, most people want to know what to do to make things move a bit faster. I like to touch on all aspects of the biopsychosocial aspects of health when we talk … Continue reading

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How Bad Is Not Exercising?

  An interesting article about research into exercise. We know that exercise helps us mentally and physically in all kinds of ways. This research shows how harmful not exercising regularly can be on your heart. Long term issues at higher … Continue reading

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Non-Physical Load Tolerance And A Full Cup

A while back, I posted on load tolerance. Load tolerance is the capacity our body has to handle a certain amount of force without breaking down or having pain. How much can you lift. How far can you run. How long … Continue reading

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Hip Pain, culture, words and fragility

Last week I wrote a post about exercise after 50, which was inspired by a poor article by Reader’s Digest about how not to exercise and their correction. This week an article was published in Runner’s World about hip pain which also … Continue reading

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Patient Question Friday. Knee Pain

  I am going to start a regular patient question answer thing here on Fridays. I will take any questions if you have them, just post in the comments or email them in. Or I will take questions from people … Continue reading

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