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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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Health News- Fitter Legs Linked to Slower Brain Aging

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS There is good news out of the United Kingdom for all of those walkers and fitness enthusiasts out there! A recent 10-year study that looked at 324 healthy female twins from the UK found a positive link between higher fitness, specifically of the legs, and a decreased rate of […]

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Health News- Low Back Pain

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, DPT, OCS Did you know that seeing a physical therapist first, before any other healthcare provider, to treat your low back pain can actually save you money over the course of a year?1,2 One of the professors from my Doctorate of Physical Therapy alma mater, Dr. Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, […]

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Health Topic: Walking for Weight Loss

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT, OCS Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible fitness activities that you can do. For people who have joint pain, general weakness, or other issues, walking is also oftentimes one of the more tolerable fitness activities. Well, there is good news for all you walkers out there! A […]

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Therapist Q & A: Wendy Pollak

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT, OCS One of the many adjuncts to physical therapy that we offer in our clinic is Functional Dry Needling (FDN). Because Colorado is one of the states that offers Dry Needling in the physical therapy profession, more and more PT’s in the state are seeking out training to develop this […]

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