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??
Category: Hip Weakness
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
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
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
Yes, we work on body problems. But we can never ignore how the mind – and some common myths – create a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you think running is only for the under 50 crowd, or that a little noise in your joints portends future pain, it will be so. But it isn’t so simple
I didn’t see it. I was hauling down the backside of Olde Stage for the 100th time, and I still didn’t see it. A large gouge in the asphalt jarred my whole body, causing my phone to fly out of my Bento box and land with a splat – shattered to smithereens in a split