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3008, 2022

Food For Life, Knowledge For Life

By |August 30, 2022|PCP Blog|

It was a bittersweet evening in the CSU Western Campus Teaching Kitchen. Dr. Susan Sayers offered her final thoughts and instruction to the participants of the Summer Food For Life Class. The last class of the 6-week course is traditionally a potluck and offers participants a chance to highlight what they have learned and how they have adopted a plant-based diet with a delicious dish. Classmates took turns describing their dish, suggesting recipe alterations, adding personal anecdotes about their skeptical spouses, and proudly sharing their [...]

3008, 2022

New Look, Same Exceptional Care. PCP’s 2022 Rebranding

By |August 30, 2022|PCP Blog|

Primary Care Partners has been a prominent name in the Grand Valley for over twenty years and continues to be a staple in local health care. Primary Care Partners, also known as PCP, offers Western Colorado more than just expert medical care; it offers a sense of stability, community, and reassurance that your health is of the highest priority. Since formal establishment in 1998, PCP has added medical offices to serve the health care need of the families in the Grand Valley. Family medicine, sports [...]

104, 2022

What is Occupational Therapy and When Did it Begin?

By |April 1, 2022|PTSC Blog|

By: Chris Moore, OT In the 1700’s, the age of Enlightenment was born. OT emerged to help with the mentally ill. At that time, this population was considered a danger to society. In the 1800’s, arts and crafts were used in American hospitals to promote relaxation and feelings of being productive. William Rush Dunton Jr. known as “the father of occupational therapy”, was a strong advocate for occupational engagement and eventually formed the National Society for Promotion of Occupational Therapy (now known as AOTA (American [...]

1503, 2022

Ergonomic Concepts – Posture and Positioning

By |March 15, 2022|PTSC Blog|

By: Lauren Sampson, MPT Did you know that 20-40% of employees suffer from work related musculoskeletal dysfunctions and contribute to an estimated 40% of workman's comp claims. Some studies suggest that there are 70,000 days of lost work per year in the United States due to work related musculoskeletal issues. Ergonomic assessment and adjustments are important for individual benefits and safety, which benefits the entire group or employer. What is Ergonomics? Fitting a job to an employee based upon desired work to be completed, equipment [...]

103, 2022

What is Kinesio Tape and How Does it Work?

By |March 1, 2022|PTSC Blog|

By: Jacob Miller, PTA Many of you have likely heard about Kinesio Tape (KT) or have seen athletes wearing it at the latest sporting event. The multicolored, many shaped, and decorative tape is not easy to miss. Some of the biggest names in professional sports are found wearing it – James Harden, Michael Phelps, David Beckam, and Tom Brady are just a few of the names. Many people think it “looks cool” but rarely understand the technology and physiology behind the tape itself. So why [...]

1502, 2022

Post Covid-19 and Physical Therapy

By |February 15, 2022|PTSC Blog|

By: Karen Hayter, DPT Most people fully recover from COVID-19 within a few weeks of illness. For some, they can continue to experience symptoms after their initial recovery. These symptoms can linger for weeks to months beyond what is considered the normal timeline for recovery. People with these symptoms are being described as COVID “long-haulers” and this has led to the term Long COVID. Individuals who have experienced both mild and severe COVID-19 symptoms can develop Long COVID and researchers estimate that around 10% of [...]

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 [...]

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