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Industry Update – Manipalooza and Empathy

In late April of this year, I had the pleasure of attending a three day course in Denver dubbed “Manipalooza”. This course was put on by a PT educational group called Evidence in Motion, which is led by many important names in physical therapy research including Dr. Tim Flynn, Dr. Julie Whitman, and Dr. John […]

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Health Update – Mountain Biking versus Road Cycling Injuries

In early May, Ellen and John participated in the 12-hours of Mesa Verde in a team of four riders representing Tomsic PT. Although they experienced a little bit of rain and mud on the course, it was a perfect day for riding compared to last year when the race was canceled one lap in due […]

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Health News – Pregnancy Related Aches and Pains

In April, Janet Wells, PT, MSPT and I had the pleasure of presenting a free, informational talk regarding some common aches and pains related to pregnancy such as low back pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. The purpose of this talk was to inform the public that, despite people thinking that these common issues are “normal”, […]

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Introduction of Jeffrey Yaskin, PT, MPT, MTC, CSCS

We are thrilled to introduce our new member of the Tomsic PT family, Jeff Yaskin. He recently made the trek out to Durango from South Florida, and I had the chance to find out more about what brings him to the Four Corners region and what experiences he brings to our clinic. Why did you […]

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Health News – Advice Against Opioids for Chronic Pain

This month, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released their latest recommendation for use of opioids, commonly known as prescription pain medications, based on an extensive review of research and current practice in the United States. The recommendation is a very powerful one that any prescribing medical doctor, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner in the […]

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Health News – Prehabilitation for Improving Surgical Outcomes

There is a new word that we are seeing more and more on a doctor’s prescriptions when patients come in for their first evaluation with us: prehabilitation. Basically, people are being advised to begin physical therapy before their impending surgeries in an effort to make sure that the patient is as prepared as possible before […]

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Health News – Fitter Legs Linked to Slower Brain Aging

There is good news out of the United Kingdom for all of those walkers and fitness enthusiasts out there! A recent 10-year study that looked at 324 healthy female twins from the UK found a positive link between higher fitness, specifically of the legs, and a decreased rate of aging in the brain.1 The researchers […]

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Health News – Low Back Pain

Did you know that seeing a physical therapist first, before any other healthcare provider, to treat your low back pain can actually save you money over the course of a year?1,2 One of the professors from my Doctorate of Physical Therapy alma mater, Dr. Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, FAPTA, has recently spearheaded a piece of […]

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Health Topic: Walking for Weight Loss

Walking is one of the easiest and most accessible fitness activities that you can do. For people who have joint pain, general weakness, or other issues, walking is also oftentimes one of the more tolerable fitness activities. Well, there is good news for all you walkers out there! A recent research group out of Ohio […]

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