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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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Health News- Pregnancy Related Aches and Pains

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS In April, Janet Wells, PT, MSPT and I had the pleasure of presenting a free, informational talk regarding some common aches and pains related to pregnancy such as low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. The purpose of this talk was to inform the public that, despite people thinking […]

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Introduction of Jeffrey Yaskin, PT, MPT, MTC, CSCS

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS We are thrilled to introduce our new member of the Tomsic PT family, Jeff Yaskin. He recently made the trek out to Durango from South Florida, and I had the chance to find out more about what brings him to the Four Corners region and what experiences he brings […]

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Health News- Advice Against Opioids for Chronic Pain

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS This month, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released their latest recommendation for use of opioids, commonly known as prescription pain medications, based on an extensive review of research and current practice in the United States. The recommendation is a very powerful one that any prescribing medical doctor, physician […]

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Introduction of Scott “Griz” Kelley

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS We are so pleased to introduce a new provider at our clinic, Scott “Griz” Kelley, PTA. Scott has been a staple in the Durango community for many years now, and we are excited that he has joined our team. I was able to catch up with him to ask […]

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Health News- Prehabilitation for Improving Surgical Outcomes

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS There is a new word that we are seeing more and more on a doctor’s prescriptions when patients come in for their first evaluation with us: prehabilitation. Basically, people are being advised to begin physical therapy before their impending surgeries in an effort to make sure that the patient […]

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