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Welcome to Dr. Stacey Woodward

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS Dr. Stacey Woodward, PT, CMPT joined our clinic in April 2018 and we have been so happy to have her join our team! I recently had the chance to ask her a few more questions about herself and find out more about her background and skills that she brings […]

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The Benefits of Dry Needling

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS It’s very likely that, if you’ve been to physical therapy recently (or know anybody who has), you have heard of dry needling. For those of you who don’t know, dry needling is defined as a “skilled intervention using a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin that stimulates trigger […]

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Helmets: They’re not just fashionable…

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS We live in a world where there are a lot of different opinions and, luckily, we have the right to have our own opinions and are not silenced for doing so (thank you first amendment)! Even though opinions may spark debate and controversy, they also give us the opportunity […]

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Dance- It’s good for you!

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS Aerobic exercise, one of the mainstays of living a healthy life, comes in many shapes and sizes. In Durango especially, many people think about aerobic exercise in the context of being outdoors in the beautiful mountains that surround us with activities such as jogging, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, road […]

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Direct Access to Physical Therapy

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, DPT, OCS A couple of months ago, a patient called to see if she could get her daughter in for an evaluation on short notice. Her daughter had twisted her knee on the stairs and she had swelling and knee pain that was concerning. This particular family has had experience […]

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Recap of AAOMPT Conference

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS One thing that we feel passionately about within our professional staff is a strong commitment to supporting our professional organizations, not only because they are our advocates for legislation that supports PT, but also because they provide great opportunities for education and growth within the profession of physical therapy. […]

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The Skinny on Climbing Injuries

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS I recently got an email from a Durangoan that is living overseas to partake in amazing rock climbing adventures. She asked for some tips regarding keeping her shoulders strong and injury-free while climbing and was curious about what types of injuries climbers encountered the most. Climbing is a tough […]

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The Therapeutic Alliance

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS Sometimes, life doesn’t go how you’ve planned. We get it. A pain in your knee limits your summer hiking plans. A torn rotator cuff leads to a surgery and time off you haven’t planned for. Sometimes your aches and pains don’t necessarily limit your participation in an activity, but […]

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Running and its Impact on Our Joints

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS I always love finding out new information regarding the impact of running on our bodies. As a runner, I know the love-hate relationship that I have with running as sometimes it feels like the thing that can cure my ailments and other times it feels like it may cause […]

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Biking Position and Low Back Pain

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS It’s May in Durango, which means cycling season is officially in full throttle! With these month’s races such as 12 hours of Mesa Verde and the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road and mountain bike races, there are a lot of locals hitting the pavement and the dirt to start […]

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