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Ask a PT: If I have a torn meniscus, do I need surgery?

A meniscus tear can be degenerative and occur with microtrauma over time, or it can be the result of an acute trauma. In neither case is surgery an absolute indication. The majority of meniscus surgeries these days are performed arthroscopically … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Lateral Jump

This week’s exercise is a variation on last weeks exercise.  Like the tuck jump, it requires control of the knee in the frontal plane and deep knee flexion control.  The focus for this exercise is not on height, but rather … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Ski Conditioning Series- Lateral Trunk Stability

Last week, an exercise that emphasized postural control was featured. This week, we are featuring another exercise that emphasizes postural control, but this one emphasizes the lateral trunk (side of the body). You can start this exercise by lying on … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Ski Conditioning Series- Lunge Jump

This week’s exercise is a plyometric version of last week’s exercise, the lunge progression.  “Plyometric” is a form of exercise that usually involves jumping activities with the purpose of training the muscles to control speed and power.  Plyometrics are an … Continue reading

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Medial Collateral Ligament Sprains

Ski season is upon us here in the high country.  One of the most common ski injuries we see is a medial collateral ligament sprain (MCL) in the knee. This injury is also common in cutting sports such as soccer … Continue reading

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Ascent PT featured in Sneak Peek Vail Check out this article about water rehab from Sneak Peek Vail featuring Keith and Carrie from Ascent PT.

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Exercise of the week: Ski Conditioning Series

With ski season beginning, many of us have all the best intentions of attending “ski conditioning classes” and getting in “ski-shape,” but still find ourselves with shaking thighs on that first long run and are barely able to walk down … Continue reading

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5 Things to Help You Stay Healthy This Ski Season.

With Arapahoe Basin opening this past weekend, snow riding season is officially upon us.  There is some inherent risk in skiing and boarding of course, but we can help minimize the risk.  Here are 5 things you can do this … Continue reading

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Ask a PT….Where you can get advice on pain, injury, or fitness from a physical therapist.

This will be a weekly feature on Fridays in our blog, where we answer questions we get from our clients or posters on this site or our Facebook page.  So if you have a question about some sort of injury … Continue reading

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