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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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Returning to school after all these years

I have decided after 23 years of clinical practice to return to school. As with all professions, they evolve and sometimes attending weekend continuing education is not enough to keep up. The goal of the physical therapy profession is autonomous practice by 2020. What that means is all patients, regardless of insurance, can walk into a physical therapy […]

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Team RakitaTomsic

We participated in and sponsored the Trails 2000 Twin Buttes “It’s a Real Butte” Festival on August 18, 2012.  In our new bike shirts, Ellen, Brad, Bobbi and Dave represented Team Rakita Tomsic in the Coed Mountain bike race.  All went well until the rains came around 2pm making the course muddy and unrideable. So unfortunately, Dave […]

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