Tag Archives: injury

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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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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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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10 Reasons to Get PT 1st

Today is get PT 1st social media day.  In honor of that here are 10 reasons to think about either getting PT first for your pain or injury problem, or using PT in conjunction with other treatment such as surgery, … Continue reading

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Ask a Pt: How do I know the difference between bad pain and good soreness?

An increase in physical activity is often accompanied with muscle soreness, which is a natural part of adaptation to new stresses and becoming stronger. Often referred to as “delayed-onset muscle soreness,” or “DOMS,” soreness is a result of microscopic tears … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Gastroc/soleus stretch

There are two primary muscles that make up the “calf.” These are called the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Both of these muscles insert into the heel through the achilles tendon, and when contracted, cause the toes to point. The gastroc … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Physical Therapy Treatments

As a physical therapist people are rightfully asking us questions about what is the best treatment for their issue.  Even after evaluating and explaining what our course of action will be, people will frequently say “my friend had this problem … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: I had knee surgery, shouldn’t I be doing leg extensions to strengthen my quad?

“Ask a PT” 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 … Continue reading

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Ask a PT….Where you can get advice on pain, injury, or fitness from a physcial 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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Ski Conditioning Class

Ascent Physical Therapy will be teaming up with the Avon Recreation Center this fall to help you get the best out of your ski conditioning.  Ascent PT will be doing Free Functional Movement Screens (FMS) starting 10/8/13 for participants in … Continue reading

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