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Helping Climbers from the Ground Up

Is the newsletter loading funny? No worries — CLICK HERE to view the mobile friendly version. Helping Climbers from the Ground Up By Ross Bodine, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT As with any repetitive activity, climbing takes its toll on a body – hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders especially. Improper movement patterns contribute to that toll in

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Surprising New Evidence About Recovering from Acute Injuries

Is the newsletter loading funny? No worries — CLICK HERE to view the mobile friendly edition. Surprising New Evidence About Recovering from Acute Injuries You sprain your ankle, and it’s bad. I mean, rolling- around -on the -ground -can’t -put- weight -on -it bad. The ankle starts to swell almost immediately, and within hours, it’s

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Is the newsletter loading funny? No worries — CLICK HERE to view it in a mobile friendly edition. CARTILAGE HEALTH: TAKING CARE OF YOUR WHEELS Most of us think of our joints like tires. After so many miles, they wear out.  Best to keep the mileage low or plan on replacing them. I mean, how

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5 Myths About Your Shoes and Feet

Is the newsletter loading funny? No worries — CLICK HERE to view it in a mobile friendly edition. 5 Myths About Your Shoes and Feet Running is hard enough, so don’t make it harder. Before you buy your next pair of running or walking shoes, read this. We’re here to bust some myths! Myth #1: Preventing

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ISSUE 131 / 2021  CONNECTING THE DOTS  PTs are trained to treat body problems, but pain anywhere in the body might be the tip of the iceberg…  Today I saw Jack. I know Jack because about once a year, his back “goes out”. Here’s how the conversation goes:  “I really screwed up my back. I

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ISSUE 130 / 2021  THE DOWNSIDE OF FLEXIBILITY  When you think of the word flexible, does it evoke positive or negative feelings? Flexible usually connotes pliable, adaptable, and fluid, while inflexible often conjures up rigid, unbending or tight. The ideal, of course, would be flexible but strong and stable achieving true Body Nirvana.  So, while

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ISSUE 129 / 2020: In Person or Virtual? Maybe Both!

ISSUE 129 / 2020  In Person or Virtual? Maybe Both! Some folks I know have decided they are never going to shop in person again. Order and pick up is the new way to get groceries. And just like shopping, PT has changed. Virtual physical therapy has quickly moved from a niche offering to mainstream.

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Our Wish for You | Looking Forward with Gratitude

December 2020  Our Wish for You  As the year draws to a close and I reflect on the many losses felt around the world, I think about what keeps each of us going through all the turmoil. What comforts, supports and soothes us? That universal need for human connection – which is central to well-being,

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Positive Physiologic Changes with Masks 

ISSUE 125 / 2020  Positive Physiologic Changes with Masks  Many of us are wearing masks when we step out of the house these days (according to the State of Colorado, we all have to wear masks in public indoor spaces like ALTA). You might have noticed: a piece of material covering your nose and mouth

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Legacy Editions

Issue 131 / 2021 / Connecting the Dots

Issue 130 / 2021 / The Downside to Flexiblity

Issue 125 / 2020 / Positive Physiologic Changes with Masks

May 2020 / When Protection Becomes a Problem

April 2020 / 4 Simple Exercises To Help You Cope

March 2020 / Is Your Pain Really From Overuse?

February 2020 / Icy Conditions – Keep Calm & Waddle On

January 2020 / Three Ways To Beat Those Winter Blues

December 2019 / 5 Exercise Myths That Could Affect Your Health

October 2019 / Posture The Straight Scoop 

September 2019 / How Long Will I Live?

July 2019 / Why You Should Love Physics – Kinetic Chains of Climbing  & Tips

June 2019 / 4 Myths About Tendonitis

May 2019 / Taking Charge in 5 minutes – Stimulating the Vagus Nerve

April 2019 / The Trouble with Toilets – How to Bend

March 2019 / Incontinence: An Untreated Problem That Affects Millions

February 2019 / The Weekend Warrior: Dispelling Old Myths

January 2019 / Solving Your Over Use Injury

December 2018 / Winter Exercise  – Five Surprising Benefits

November 2018 / Youth Sports – Unexpected Consequences

September 2018 / Send Your STRESS DOWN THE ROAD

August 2018 / Two-point discrimination

June 2018 / Train Your Brain Away From Pain

May 2018 / We Are Problem Solvers – You’re Our Puzzles

April 2018 / Why Walking Poles Are Your New Best Friend

March 2018 / Hip Weakness – Getting Your Glutes Firing

February 2018 / When to Exercise & Changing Painful Movement Patterns

January 2018 / Three Ways to Loosen Tight Hamstrings

December 2017 / Being Informed About Your Insurance

October 2017 / The Secret to Injury Free Movement

September 2017 / Why Do I Have Pain?

August 2017 / The Paradox of Productivity – Balancing Work & Rest

July 2017 / Follow Your Gut – Visceral Manipulation

June 2017 / Concussion – An Under-Diagnosed Condition

May 2017 / Get Out, Get Active

April 2017 / A Triathlete’s Road to Recovery

March 2017 / Inflammation – A Hot Topic

January 2017 / Fitter, Faster, Better – Your Brain Tells You to Stop Even Though You Can Do More

December 2016 / Opioids

October 2016 / How Dry Needling Helps

August-September 2016 / Align Your Spine (Pilates Exercises by Jonathan)

July 2016 / Walk this Way (Proper Way to Walk)

June 2016 / Wonders of the Open Road

May 2016 / Getting Back in the Saddle Correctly: Bike Fits

April 2016 / Getting the Max out of Your Gluteus Maximus

March 2016 / Strong is Not Enough – Your Unruly Knees

February 2016 / The Power of Breath

January 2016 / Pelvic Floor – Getting to the Bottom of Your Problem

December 2015 / A Widespread Misconception about Arthritis

November 2015 / The Most Important Exercise for Weight Loss

October 2015 / What the Numbers Say about Low Back Pain

September 2015 / Muscle Soreness: What’s Good, What’s Not?

August 2015 / Proprioception – Swim Analaysis

July 2015 / Hamstrings: How to Loosen without Stretching

June 2015 / The Straight Scoop on Posture

May 2015 / The Next Steps to a Better Bolder Boulder

April 2015 / There’s More to Balance than Balancing

March 2015 / When Exercise is Not Good for Stress

January 2015 / Headaches: Causes & Solutions

December 2014 / A Fine Balance

October 2014 / Making Fitness Fun

September 2014 / Are You Missing Half Your Workout?

July 2014 / Pain Free Sleep

June 2014 / A True MindBody Experience

April 2014 / One Step at a Time – a Running Guide for Everyone

March 2014 / Defying Gravity

February 2014 / Have You Lost Control?

January 2014 / Information Highway: Your Road to Health

November 2013 /  The Missing Link: What Every Cyclist Should Know

September 2013 / The Exercise Conundrum

July 14, 2013 / When Being Different is Better

May 23, 2013 / No Lance, it’s ALL about the bike!

May 9, 2013 / Old Problems – New Solutions

March 6, 2013 / Clam Shmam: Keep Up That Glute Strength!

January 24, 2013 / Willpower: easier than you think!

November 28, 2012 / How Words Hurt

October 30, 2012 / Did You Know?

October 10, 2012 / Constantly Hurt

August 2012 / Free Run Screens: to keep you running pain free

July 2012 / Stretching Exercises

June 2012 / Sitting Exercises, Pilates, Exercising in Heat

May 2012 / Barefoot Running

April 2012 / Breathing

February 2012 / Understanding Pain; Heel Pain

January 2012 / Exercise; Heartburn Relief

December 2011 / Stress Relief

November 2011 / Happiness & Back Pain

October 2011 / Pilates; MRI’s

August 2011 / Optimize Exercise

July 2011 / Abdominal Pain; Scar Tissue

June 2011 / Bike Fits

May 2011 / Proper Shoe Fit; Knee Pain

March 2011 / Hooked on Exercise

February 2011 / Trigger Point Dry Needling or TDN

December 2010 / Osteoporosis and Cycling

November 2010 / Gluteal Muscles

September 2010 / Inflammation

July 2010 / Ibuprofen

June 2010 / Plank Exercises

April 2010 / Running

March 2010 / Shoulder Pain

January 2010 / Exercise

November 2009 / Low Back Pain; Colon Health

October 2009 / Tennis Elbow

August 2009 / Hamstring Tightness

June 2009 / Cycling

May 2009 / Running Shoes; Ergonomics

March 2009 / Dizziness; Pilates; Weight Loss