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The Importance of Movement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT I’m sure I’m speaking for everyone when I say- It’s been quite a month. A month full of different emotions including anxiety, fear, hope, gratefulness, and worry to name a few. Sometimes, all of those emotions are experienced within an hour, depending on the day. Like many of […]

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CrossFit and Stress Urinary Incontinence

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT CrossFit, or CrossFit-style classes, have gained popularity in the past 10 or so years for a good reasoning: they are challenging, fun, and create camaraderie around strength and health. There are a number of great gyms in the Durango area that provide these kinds of classes, and many […]

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Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT Many people in Durango know someone who has had an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury of their knee if they have been lucky enough to have not had one them self. Much of the time, these injuries end up needing a surgical reconstruction depending on the severity of […]

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Sleep and Its Relationship to Pain

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT I recently attended the annual American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy conference in Orlando, Florida, where I got to learn from a lot of leaders in the field of physical therapy on a variety of topics. One of the presentations that I was eager to attend was […]

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PT First for Low Back Pain

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT You’ve heard the news: our country has an opioid epidemic. This history of this epidemic is not a pretty one, and it is one that our country is attempting to take steps toward fixing. From policy-makers trying to affect change via rules and regulations for prescribing providers to […]

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CBD Use and Musculoskeletal Pain

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT There has been a lot of buzz around the use of cannabidiol (CBD) lately, as more states have made CBD legal for use both with and without medical prescription. I have many patients that ask me about the use of CBD for their aches and pains, and have […]

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Physical Therapy Bike Fit

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT For many of us, biking is a way of life in Durango. Whether it’s just for fun, for exercise, or for commuting, biking is enjoyed in many ways and on many kinds of bikes. As fun as biking can be, the unfortunate reality is that it can sometimes […]

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Exercise for Health During Pregnancy

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS I found it fitting to write a blog about health and exercise during pregnancy given that I’m 39 weeks pregnant and getting ready to welcome baby girl any day now! The good news is that there is a lot of content to pull from out there, as researchers continue […]

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Running Distance Changes and Running-Related Injury

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS Spring is kicking into full gear with warmer temperatures, drier trails, and increased outdoor activity! With many Durango folks trading their ski boots for running shoes these days, it’s important to talk about safe increases in running distance in order to set up for an injury-free season. A recent […]

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Second ACL Injury Risks

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS Back when I was doing my Doctorate training at the University of Utah, I performed an extensive review of risk factors for repeat injuries or injuries on the opposite side after having an ACL-reconstruction surgery for my final doctorate project. Since then, researchers have continued seeking for answers to […]

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