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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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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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