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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

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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

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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

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5 Essential Exercises to Make You a Stronger Skier

5 Essential Exercises to Make You a Stronger Skier

It’s March. Ski season is in full swing, and I haven’t skied in two years… gulp. It just seemed like too much of a hassle with the pandemic. The longer I wait, the more reluctant I get. But Ingrid Carlson, a PT intern from Regis and a lifetime skier gave us great exercises and important

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Finding Your Bliss – Group Exercise

Finding Your Bliss – Group Exercise

I take Pilates every Thursday afternoon, and it’s hard, but I keep going back for more. I’m hooked. Why? Because, as I’m breathing and counting the “one hundreds” in unison with the group, I can feel the whole world at one, moving in synchrony, happy, without a care in the world…  Too much? yeah, I thought

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Warm Up Prior to Shoveling Snow with These Two Easy Movements

Warm Up Prior to Shoveling Snow with These Two Easy Movements

Trunk rotation: Rotate side to side with no resistance, keeping your feet planted. You want to rotate from the hips as well as the shoulders. Perform 10-15 rotations side to side. RDL (Romanian deadlift) for hip hinging mechanics: Many of us tend to use our back for shoveling. We want to emphasize utilizing our legs

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