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Chi Running

Chi running is a technique for running involving landing on the mid-foot with an erect posture, a forward lean from the ankles and a more rapid stride cadence. Running like this was recently compared to heel striking in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy “A Comparison of Negative Joint Work and Vertical Ground […]

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Volunteering At The Durango Double Run

I’ll be volunteering at the Durango Double Runs this weekend. Making it to the start line of these races is an accomplishment, as they are long enough to require significant preparation. If you have a pain that came up recently in your preparation, we at Rakita Tomsic Physical Therapy can help you make it to […]

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The Importance of Sitting Posture

I just finished a trip to Fort Collins for my nieces’ wedding, and I was reminded of how important sitting posture is for back pain prevention. Most of us must use support for the low back to maintain its arch while on a long trip. Keeping the knees lower than the hips facilitates maintaining the […]

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Need Physical Therapy? Don’t Delay!

It’s a beautiful fall day and you’re out on an awesome bike ride. Suddenly, there is this big rock and it messes with you. You find yourself on the ground, and now your shoulder hurts. Or perhaps you are on a hike or a trial run, and that same rock shows up and you roll […]

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Are All Plantar Faciitis’ The Same?

Plantar fasciitis (bottom of the foot or heel pain)is always a very painful condition, and patients have a hard time figuring out how to ease their symptoms. They read something on the Web, or talk to their friend who suggests a technique or product that ‘cured’ them. They try it and it doesn’t work for […]

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Graduate School – Second Semester

After a short break from school I am back in for my second semester. It was very refreshing to not get up at 5 a.am to study every day, but to sleep in to 6 a.m.! I spent a little bit of time in the garden, which has been left on it’s own all summer, […]

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Graduate School-First Semester

Well, I survived my first semester of graduate school in my quest to earn my Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. I (contrary to how I felt during the semester) earned straight A’s. The first semester focused on reading, understanding and interpreting medical literature, and how to use this evidence to best treat our patients for […]

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Durango Physical Therapist Passes Prestigious Specialist Re-Certification Exam

Dave Rakita, co-owner of Rakita Tomsic Physical Therapy and world-class competitive triathlete, passed the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification examination for the third time. The OCS certification program was established by the American Physical Therapy Association to provide formal recognition for physical therapists with advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in a special area of […]

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Receptionist Needed

Full Time benefited position at Rakita Tomsic Physical Therapy. Medical related experience helpful. Send resume to info@rakitatomsicpt.com, fax to (970)259-0576, or drop off at 575 Rivergate Lane, Suite 97.

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