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Runners Knee – the long but successful road to recovery

Exactly one year ago I underwent a surgical procedure to alleviate a long standing, and rather severe case, of Illiotibial Band Syndrome, or runners knee. This is a very common injury involving a pathologic tightening of the illiotibial band (ITB) causing sharp pain in the outside of the effected knee, likely due to a hip […]

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Physical Therapy In The National News

Nice to see some recognition for physical therapy in the national media. US News discusses the benefits of physical therapy before injections or surgery. The physical therapist is highly skilled in all musculoskeletal conditions, and is ready to get athletes (especially runners) back in action. Read the article here: https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/10/07/physical-therapy-for-running-injuries Be proactive and get a […]

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Chi Running

Chi running is a technique for running involving landing on the mid-foot with an erect posture, a forward lean from the ankles and a more rapid stride cadence. Running like this was recently compared to heel striking in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy “A Comparison of Negative Joint Work and Vertical Ground […]

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Volunteering At The Durango Double Run

I’ll be volunteering at the Durango Double Runs this weekend. Making it to the start line of these races is an accomplishment, as they are long enough to require significant preparation. If you have a pain that came up recently in your preparation, we at Rakita Tomsic Physical Therapy can help you make it to […]

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The Importance of Sitting Posture

I just finished a trip to Fort Collins for my nieces’ wedding, and I was reminded of how important sitting posture is for back pain prevention. Most of us must use support for the low back to maintain its arch while on a long trip. Keeping the knees lower than the hips facilitates maintaining the […]

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Need Physical Therapy? Don’t Delay!

It’s a beautiful fall day and you’re out on an awesome bike ride. Suddenly, there is this big rock and it messes with you. You find yourself on the ground, and now your shoulder hurts. Or perhaps you are on a hike or a trial run, and that same rock shows up and you roll […]

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Are All Plantar Faciitis’ The Same?

Plantar fasciitis (bottom of the foot or heel pain)is always a very painful condition, and patients have a hard time figuring out how to ease their symptoms. They read something on the Web, or talk to their friend who suggests a technique or product that ‘cured’ them. They try it and it doesn’t work for […]

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Graduate School – Second Semester

After a short break from school I am back in for my second semester. It was very refreshing to not get up at 5 a.am to study every day, but to sleep in to 6 a.m.! I spent a little bit of time in the garden, which has been left on it’s own all summer, […]

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Graduate School-First Semester

Well, I survived my first semester of graduate school in my quest to earn my Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. I (contrary to how I felt during the semester) earned straight A’s. The first semester focused on reading, understanding and interpreting medical literature, and how to use this evidence to best treat our patients for […]

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