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Physical Therapy Equal to Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

The public website for the American Physical Therapy Association, MoveForwardPT.com, recently published an article that is important for anybody with lumbar spinal stenosis to pay attention to.1 The article highlights a recently published randomized control trial (the gold standard of clinical trials) that compared function in patients two years after being randomized to either surgery […]

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12 Hours of Mesa Verde – In Spite of the Weather!

Our Rakita Tomsic team was well-represented at the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde team race on May 9th. Our team included one of our rehab techs John, Ellen, and even Dave Rakita, who made an appearance out of retirement. Keep in mind this is despite the fact that the race only lasted about two hours […]

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Sport Topic – Runners and Hip and Knee Pain

Are you a relatively new runner beginning a self-structured running program? If your answer is yes, listen up! A recent study out of Denmark observed 629 novice runners over the course of a year and found some interesting results related to hip strength and knee pain.1 One of the most common knee injuries among runners […]

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New Medicare PQRS Falls Assessment and Physical Therapy

As the majority of “baby boomers” enter retirement age, we are seeing more and more people that are eligible for our government’s Medicare benefits come to physical therapy for help with various pain complaints, joint stiffness, and other impairments. In fact, in 2012, Colorado had over 650,000 residents that partook in Medicare benefits, and it’s […]

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Sitting for the OCS Examination

If you have ever had any experience working with physical therapists, you may have noticed that we come from different practice, education and training backgrounds. Our clinic in particular is made up of a very diverse group, which is helpful in terms of collaborating on our various areas of therapy focus and continuing education. To […]

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Racquetball – Conditioning and Training for Injury Prevention

As the temperatures start dipping, many people turn indoors for their fitness and recreation. One way to get a great workout indoors is by playing racquetball, which is a sport that about 5.3 million US citizens play every year.1 As anyone who has played racquetball knows, it can be a sport that provides a great […]

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Ski Training – Conditioning and Training for Injury Prevention

One of the common questions that I start to get from patients this time of year is, “Will I be able to ski when the season starts?”, which of course has a varied answer depending on each person and their type of injury. As our thoughts turn to snow, it’s important to think about readiness […]

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