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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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Q&A with Dr. Ted Weber

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS We are very excited to welcome a new physical therapist to our clinic, Dr. Ted Weber, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT. Ted comes to us from Eagle, Colorado with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion for our profession. You can read more about his background on his bio page. I recently […]

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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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Why We Host Students

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS You may notice that we usually have one or two students around the clinic at any time. As a physical therapy clinic, we get the opportunity to host Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program students from all over the nation as well as undergraduate interns mostly coming to us […]

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Exercising in the Snow- Snowshoeing

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS It may feel like has Spring has already sprung here in town, but up in the high-country there are still plenty of days left to participate in one of our area’s favorite wintertime activities: snowshoeing. For those who may not necessarily like to ski or snowboard, snowshoeing is a […]

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Soreness versus Pain

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS The American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) website for the public, called Move Forward, just came out with a great article about the difference between soreness and pain.1 As PTs, we get questions all the time about how much soreness is “normal” during various exercises. Although you are expected to […]

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Mechanisms of Manual Therapy- How does it Work?

Mechanisms of Manual Therapy – How does it Work? Our goal as physical therapists is to help people feel better, move better, and ultimately live better. One way that we achieve this is through manual therapy (AKA hands-on) treatments, including manipulations (faster, low-amplitude movements) and mobilizations (slower, low- to high-amplitude movements). If you have ever […]

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