Phone: 303-444-8707 | 2955 Baseline Road Boulder, Colorado 80303 | Email: info@altatherapies.com

Category: Climbing

Auto Draft

The Reason Your Shoulder Still Hurts

“I was told that if I strengthen my rotator cuff, I should be fine. And I have been doing the rotator cuff exercises faithfully, but I still keep tweaking my shoulder. I hurt it two months ago, and it’s still painful just reaching back to put on my seat belt. I want to get back to

Read More »
Secrets of a Stiff Thoracic Spine

Secrets of a Stiff Thoracic Spine

Steph’s back keeps hurting. She lifts something into the overhead cupboard, and wham, her neck is sore. She twists around to grab something in the back seat of the car and shazam, her lower back is in spasm. Then, she reaches her arm back to put on a coat, and she tweaks her shoulder. Really??

Read More »
Auto Draft

There’s More to Core – Meet the Feet

by Nina Carson, PT, DPT, OCS Feet. I’ve always been told that I have weird feet. My arches are so high you could park Tonka trucks under them. Well, maybe a few Lego pieces and I’d still have some clearance. You’d think that’d be great right? High arches = strong arch support? Unfortunately that wasn’t

Read More »
Just Say Yes: How a Little Head Nod Changes Everything!

Just Say Yes: How a Little Head Nod Changes Everything!

Three times a week, rain or shine, I met a friend to run 6 miles around the Wonderland trails. No matter the weather, hobbling or in pain, I never missed. Boulder is rife with injured athletes, racking up toughness points for running or hiking through pain. I fell into that trap. From stress fractures to

Read More »

Mechanics in Action: Why Resting When You Hurt Will Only Hurt You

Ross Bodine, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT is a fellowship trained physical therapist that works at ALTA Physical Therapy & Pilates in Boulder, Colorado. He specializes in identifying and correcting aberrant movement patterns in climbers before and after injury.    Mechanics Focused Climbing and Training Working as a physical therapist, I generally see two kinds of climbers with

Read More »
Why You Should Love Physics

Why You Should Love Physics

If you and your climbing buddies compare injuries, you almost always compare painful wrists, hands/fingers, shoulders or elbows. That’s because climbing places massive loads on the arms and can truly stress tendons. In fact, nearly half of all chronic climbing injuries involve the fingers, and over 80% are in the upper limbs. Having tendinopathy and fixing it 

Read More »