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102, 2022

Let’s Move it, Move it

By |February 1, 2022|PTSC Blog|

By: Tara Albright, DPT With the holidays behind us and possibly a few extra pounds under our belts it is time to start thinking about getting healthy or staying healthy. Physical activity and exercise are important at any age, but sometimes we don’t know where to start or how to start so we just don’t. Well, this blog is going to change your mind set and help you get on track to have a healthy active lifestyle for 2022! We have some simple [...]

1701, 2022

Sacral Iliac Pain

By |January 17, 2022|PTSC Blog|

by Kari Mullaney MPT What is Sacral Iliac: The sacral Iliac (SI) joints join the lower part of the spine (sacrum) to the pelvis (iliac bones). There are two SI joints (right and left sides). The sacroiliac joints are encircled by a fibrous capsule and is stabilized with several strong ligaments. The main function of the joints is to bear the weight of the skeleton and transfer it to the hip bones. The weight can then be distributed to the two femurs in [...]

101, 2022

We have your back!

By |January 1, 2022|PTSC Blog|

by Tara Albright DPT If you have ever experienced lower back pain (LBP), you are not alone. Lower back pain is the most common form of back pain and nearly 50% of patients who present to outpatient physical therapy are seeking care due to LBP1. At any given time, 25% of adults in the United States reported having LBP within the past three months2. Why Physical Therapy? Seeking physical therapy services within 1 month of onset of symptoms has shown to decrease the [...]

612, 2021

Winter Injury Prevention

By |December 6, 2021|PTSC Blog|

by Tara Albright DPT On average there are 230 injuries per day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s pertaining to decorating and gift wrapping. The most common injuries tend to be either fall related or have to do with neck and back strain. Likewise on average there are 60 skiing/snowboarding accidents per day at any given ski resort in the state of Colorado. This can add up to a lot of aches and pain that tend to hinder your holiday spirit. We would like [...]

111, 2021

Snowboard and Ski Fit

By |November 1, 2021|PTSC Blog|

by Dorian Campisi DPT As autumn fades away and we transition away from warm weather activities, our focus here at PTSC moves towards that big rock to the east of town. That’s right - we’re talking about the Grand Mesa and more specifically, the snow upon it! At present it is a bit bare up there, but once the snowfall begins ski and snowboard season follows! The topic of discussion this month is in regards to skis and snowboards, not necessarily how to [...]

1510, 2021

Foot Orthotics

By |October 15, 2021|PTSC Blog|

by Brad Fentor DPT Foot orthoses or inserts have been prescribed for many decades for those suffering from foot and ankle pain. These can come in different materials, shapes, and varieties, and they are often utilized to help with reduction of pain in the feet or the legs in general. Finding the best fit and knowing what conditions can be treated with the use of orthotics are very important for prospective buyers to know. Another often asked question is related to cost since [...]

110, 2021

Cervicogenic Headaches

By |October 1, 2021|PTSC Blog|

by Dorian Campisi DPT According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about half of the world’s adult population has had a headache at least once in the past year. For many people these headaches do not often affect daily life, but what about when your headache occurs frequently or is so severe it prevents you from going about your day to day activities? Good news - certain types of headaches are successfully treated and managed with the right interventions! Primary headaches occur without [...]

1509, 2021

Chronic Pain and Physical Therapy Part 2

By |September 15, 2021|PTSC Blog|

by Laurel Sampson MPT Last time I shared a very basic introduction into how pain works and upregulated nervous system associated with chronic pain. Let’s review ways that you can help with bringing that elevated nervous system / sensitive alarm system down. Spoiler alert! These are going to be all the lifestyle changes that we all know we should do. The goal is to both decrease the amount of input coming from the body that the brain is determining as a threat as [...]

109, 2021

Chronic Pain and Physical Therapy

By |September 1, 2021|PTSC Blog|

by Laurel Sampson MPT Has anyone explained to you how pain works? Pain is a very complex process. Pain is a life saver that prevents injury and harm. If we did not experience pain, we could hurt ourselves carrying the box that is too heavy for our back. Or we might not know to pull our hand away from the heat of the stove top or fire and severely burn our hand. Pain becomes an issue when it becomes chronic – lasting longer [...]

1308, 2021

TKA – Prehab

By |August 13, 2021|PTSC Blog|

by Tara Albright DPT You are scheduled to have your total knee replacement (TKA) but you have to wait a month or so before you can have it. If you’re like me, you’ve already begun to plan and are wondering what you can do to “stack the deck of cards in your favor”. According to the most recent physical therapy clinical practice guidelines published by the APTA, it is strongly recommended that patients begin a preoperative exercise program with both strengthening and flexibility [...]

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