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Returning to Sports after an ACL-Reconstruction

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT When I was completing my initial doctorate degree at the University of Utah, I focused the efforts of my doctoral project on identifying risk factors for individuals to sustain a repeat or opposite-leg knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury after undergoing an ACL-reconstruction surgery. Nearly 10 years later, […]

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Return to Work Clinical Practice Guidelines

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT In conducting evidence-based practice, there are three main things that physical therapists rely on to help make the best decisions for how to treat their patient: the patient’s preference, the experience of the practitioner, and the research that is available. Focusing on the research aspect, we rely heavily […]

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Strength Training for Low Back Pain in Older Adults

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT To follow up on my blog post from June regarding the importance of strength training, I’ve got another recent research review coming ‘atcha! A group of physical therapists in Spain performed a systematic review- a high quality approach to review multiple research studies- specifically looking at the effectiveness […]

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Strength Training in Physical Therapy

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT With the addition of Dr. Nathan Dailey, PT, OCS, CSCS to our team last fall came his strong drive to utilize more strength training within our physical therapy treatment due to his specific background and knowledge as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Lucky for Nathan (and all […]

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Resilience

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. With the whirlwind of the past year during a worldwide pandemic, resilience is a word that comes to my mind often. I’ve witnessed resilience on so many levels in this past year: in our families, our community, our nation, […]

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COVID-19 Recovery and Return to Physical Activity

COVID-19 Recovery and Return to Physical Activity By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT As we move into spring of this year, I can’t help but feel a heavy wave of anxiety and stress when thinking about this past year and the realm of emotions it has brought into my life and the lives of […]

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Integrating Pilates Exercises into Physical Therapy

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT During this tumultuous past year, our clinic was fortunate enough to be able to go through with a planned remodel that included opening up our gym space (perfect timing in a world of physical distancing!) and updating our flooring. Along with updating our physical space, we have been […]

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Staff Spotlight: Dr. Nathan Dailey, PT, OCS, CSCS

We have another relatively new staff member that we would love to have you know better here at Tomsic PT! In October of 2020, we welcomed Dr. Nathan Dailey onto our staff just days after he finished his service with the US Army. – How did you end up in Durango and where did you […]

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Staff Spotlight: Dr. Christine Richards, PT, OCS

We here at Tomsic PT have had the pleasure of having Dr. Christine Richards, PT, OCS join our team in July of 2020. She brings with her a lot of knowledge, skill, and passion for seeing people get better and achieve their goals! See below to learn a bit more about Christine and why she […]

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What We Learned During Our 14-Day Quarantine- Telehealth in PT

By: Dr. Laura Wenger, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT Recently in November, our entire clinic staff voluntarily quarantined after we ultimately had three staff members test positive for COVID-19. This decision was made after extensive discussions with San Juan Basin Public Health staff and within our clinical staff, as we all felt that it was the right […]

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