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Running and its Impact on Our Joints

I always love finding out new information regarding the impact of running on our bodies. As a runner, I know the love-hate relationship that I have with running as sometimes it feels like the thing that can cure my ailments and other times it feels like it may cause them. From some of my older […]

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Biking Position and Low Back Pain

\It’s May in Durango, which means cycling season is officially in full throttle! With these month’s races such as 12 hours of Mesa Verde and the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road and mountain bike races, there are a lot of locals hitting the pavement and the dirt to start getting their miles in. As PTs, […]

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Why We Host Students

You may notice that we usually have one or two students around the clinic at any time. As a physical therapy clinic, we get the opportunity to host Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program students from all over the nation as well as undergraduate interns mostly coming to us from Fort Lewis College. The DPT […]

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Exercising in the Snow – Snowshoeing

It may feel like has Spring has already sprung here in town, but up in the high-country there are still plenty of days left to participate in one of our area’s favorite wintertime activities: snowshoeing. For those who may not necessarily like to ski or snowboard, snowshoeing is a great way to get into the […]

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Soreness versus Pain

The American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) website for the public, called Move Forward, just came out with a great article about the difference between soreness and pain.1 As PTs, we get questions all the time about how much soreness is “normal” during various exercises. Although you are expected to feel some discomfort either during or […]

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Mechanisms of Manual Therapy- How does it Work?

Our goal as physical therapists is to help people feel better, move better, and ultimately live better. One way that we achieve this is through manual therapy (AKA hands-on) treatments, including manipulations (faster, low-amplitude movements) and mobilizations (slower, low- to high-amplitude movements). If you have ever participated in physical therapy, chances are that your PT […]

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Ski and Snowboard Injuries

Is anyone else as ready as I am to see those first flurries of fall come down? When the weather starts changing and ski swaps start becoming a regular weekly occurrence, I’m sure I’m not the only one that starts dreaming of powder days at the resort and in the backcountry. In fact, in the […]

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The Squat: Part 3

This is the final installment of the squat series, where we will discuss the myriad of ways you can incorporate squatting into your workout. In part one we discussed the many health benefits that simply squatting provides throughout the day. In part two we discussed some of the fine nuances of form that make a […]

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The Squat: Part 2

In this second of three part series on the squat we will discuss foot placement, form and posture which aid in making a more efficient squat. In the first part of this series I discussed some of the important reasons as to why we should squat. Before I delve into specifics about aspects of squatting […]

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The Squat: Part 1

By: Jeffrey Yaskin, PT, MPT, MTC, CSCS Do you know how to squat? Squatting is an activity that we should be performing many times throughout the day, hopefully, without even thinking about it nor realizing we are doing it. We don’t think much about walking from one spot to another and nor should we think […]

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