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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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Getting Kids Ready for Back to School Sports

By: Laura Wenger, PT, DPT, OCS With recent efforts to curb childhood obesity, organized school sports have quickly become a popular way to encourage children to be more fit. Each year in the United States, over 38 million children participate in sports.1 Unfortunately, about one-third of these children will sustain an injury that is serious […]

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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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