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Physical Therapy Equal to Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT The public website for the American Physical Therapy Association, MoveForwardPT.com, recently published an article that is important for anybody with lumbar spinal stenosis to pay attention to.1 The article highlights a recently published randomized control trial (the gold standard of clinical trials) that compared function in patients two years after […]

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12 Hours of Mesa Verde-In Spite of the Weather!

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT Our Rakita Tomsic team was well-represented at the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde team race on May 9th. Our team included one of our rehab techs John, Ellen, and even Dave Rakita, who made an appearance out of retirement. Keep in mind this is despite the fact that the race […]

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Sport Topic- Runners and Hip and Knee Pain

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT Are you a relatively new runner beginning a self-structured running program? If your answer is yes, listen up! A recent study out of Denmark observed 629 novice runners over the course of a year and found some interesting results related to hip strength and knee pain.1 One of the most […]

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New Medicare PQRS Falls Assessment and Physical Therapy

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT As the majority of “baby boomers” enter retirement age, we are seeing more and more people that are eligible for our government’s Medicare benefits come to physical therapy for help with various pain complaints, joint stiffness, and other impairments. In fact, in 2012, Colorado had over 650,000 residents that partook […]

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Sitting for the OCS Examination

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT If you have ever had any experience working with physical therapists, you may have noticed that we come from different practice, education and training backgrounds. Our clinic in particular is made up of a very diverse group, which is helpful in terms of collaborating on our various areas of therapy […]

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Welcome Janet Wells

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT We are pleased to announce Janet Wells, PT, MSPT as the latest addition to the Rakita Tomsic Physical Therapy team. With Dave’s retirement at the end of 2014, it was a daunting task to think about trying to “fill his shoes” in our clinic. However, the task became much less […]

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Racquetball- Conditioning and Training for Injury Prevention

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT As the temperatures start dipping, many people turn indoors for their fitness and recreation. One way to get a great workout indoors is by playing racquetball, which is a sport that about 5.3 million US citizens play every year.1 As anyone who has played racquetball knows, it can be a […]

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Ski Training- Conditioning and Training for Injury Prevention

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT One of the common questions that I start to get from patients this time of year is, “Will I be able to ski when the season starts?”, which of course has a varied answer depending on each person and their type of injury. As our thoughts turn to snow, it’s […]

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