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What is the NEUBIE?

For those of you who have been around in the clinic recently, you may have observed (or been part of yourself!) a treatment session where a patient is doing exercises and movements while hooked up to a machine via electrodes. Just this past March (right before the COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements began), Ellen was able to […]

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COVID-19 Recovery and Exercise

With the continuing threat of COVID-19 world-wide, it seems as if new information is coming out nearly daily. From trying to understand how the virus is transmitted to who is more susceptible to getting the virus and having serious health impacts from it (and everything in between), we are working our hardest to stay up-to-date […]

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The Importance of Movement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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 you, my previously defined version of “life” […]

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CrossFit and Stress Urinary Incontinence

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 of our patients are regular participants. Although […]

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Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction

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 the sprain or tear to the ligament. […]

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Sleep and Its Relationship to Pain

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 one regarding a topic that is very […]

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PT First for Low Back Pain

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 trying to get physical therapists included on […]

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CBD Use and Musculoskeletal Pain

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 even more that tell me that they […]

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Physical Therapy Bike Fit

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 cause aches in pains in our body. […]

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Exercise for Health During Pregnancy

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 to find more and more benefits […]

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