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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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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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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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5 Myths About Pain

In the past 20 years or so numerous research studies have changed the way we think about pain.  How it works and how it should be treated. Unfortunately this research is not very well understood by the general public and … Continue reading

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Pain Mechanics

Over the past few weeks we have been talking about pain and some misconceptions about it.  Today we are going to talk about some of the mechanics of how pain works.  One misconception people frequently have is that the body … Continue reading

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Pain

At Ascent PT we will be starting a more formal chronic pain program in the coming weeks.  This is to help clients who have prolonged chronic pain, which continues to be a growing problem in our country.  Pain research has … Continue reading

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4 Physical Things To Improve Your Golf Swing.

Spring is coming here in the High Country.  We have just a couple of more weekends for skiing and many people are ready to start golfing.  Many golfers are spending a lot of money on lessons and high tech equipment … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: What is W.A.D. (Whiplash Associated Disorder)?

W.A.D. is the sequela that can occur after a non-fatal motor vehicle accident. It may include headache, neck/back pain, joint stiffness, paresthesias in the arms or legs, and/or cognitive impairment.  This can last for weeks, days, months, and in some … Continue reading

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5 Ways Swimming and Water Therapy Can Help.

Our clinic is located in a recreation center with a swimming facility.  Many of our clients ask if they should swim to help their condition.  Or, they have been told to swim for their back pain, or do water therapy … Continue reading

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