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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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Posture

  Do You have Neck Pain? Headaches? Back Pain? Shoulder Pain? IT COULD BE CAUSED BY YOUR POSTURE! A normal thoracic (mid/upper-back) spine has a naturally occurring curve. However, abnormal excessive curvature of the thoracic spine does occur. There are … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: I have back pain that is not going away, should I get imaging?

If you have had a trauma or been in an accident, and have back pain as a result, you will want to get into a provider to have an x-ray done just to rule out a fracture. Otherwise, if you … Continue reading

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Exercise and Move for Back Pain

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