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Ski and Snowboard Injuries

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS Is anyone else as ready as I am to see those first flurries of fall come down? When the weather starts changing and ski swaps start becoming a regular weekly occurrence, I’m sure I’m not the only one that starts dreaming of powder days at the resort and in […]

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The Squat: Part 3

By: Jeff Yaskin, PT, MPT, MTC, CSCS This is the final installment of the squat series, where we will discuss the myriad of ways you can incorporate squatting into your workout. In part one we discussed the many health benefits that simply squatting provides throughout the day. In part two we discussed some of the […]

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The Squat: Part 2

By: Jeff Yaskin, PT, MPT, MTC, CSCS In this second of three part series on the squat we will discuss foot placement, form and posture which aid in making a more efficient squat. In the first part of this series I discussed some of the important reasons as to why we should squat. Before I […]

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The Squat: Part 1

By: Jeffrey Yaskin, PT, MPT, MTC, CSCS Do you know how to squat? Squatting is an activity that we should be performing many times throughout the day, hopefully, without even thinking about it nor realizing we are doing it. We don’t think much about walking from one spot to another and nor should we think […]

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Sitting is the New Smoking

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS There has been a phrase circulating in the media over the past few years that can be quite alarming for the average American who finds themselves sitting for most of the day for work, hobbies, or simply by choice: “Sitting is the new smoking”. Now, I don’t even have […]

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Functional Movement Screen and Health Fair Update

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS One of the fun things that we get to involve ourselves in within the community is participating in health fairs. Over the past year, representatives for Tomsic PT have made their way to various health fairs, such as in local companies like StoneAge and La Plata Electric Association as […]

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Health Update- Running and Physical Therapy

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, DPT, OCS Running season is upon us! We here at Tomsic PT are keeping up with the latest races more in the form of sponsorship these days. We had the privilege of sponsoring the Narrow Gauge 10 Mile race over Memorial Day Weekend and had a blast answering questions, stretching […]

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Health Updates- Hiking and Cardiovascular Health

Hiking is a favorite pastime for folks of all ages here in Durango. Whether it’s a quick and steep in-town hike or a long and likely more-steep hike in the vast San Juan and La Plata ranges surrounding us, you are likely to stumble upon other hikers on the trails enjoying the beautiful vistas, heart-pumping […]

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Industry Update- Manipalooza and Empathy

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS In late April of this year, I had the pleasure of attending a three day course in Denver dubbed “Manipalooza”. This course was put on by a PT educational group called Evidence in Motion, which is led by many important names in physical therapy research including Dr. Tim Flynn, […]

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Health Update- Mountain Biking versus Road Cycling Injuries

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS In early May, Ellen and John participated in the 12-hours of Mesa Verde in a team of four riders representing Tomsic PT. Although they experienced a little bit of rain and mud on the course, it was a perfect day for riding compared to last year when the race […]

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