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Category: Physical Therapy

TUNE-UP YOUR TECHNIQUE: MUSIC & PT

TUNE-UP YOUR TECHNIQUE: MUSIC & PT

Making music is a joyful experience But pain can drain all that joy right out of you. When we listen to music, it often sounds effortless and depending on the type of music, can evoke an excited or relaxed feeling. Though good musicians make playing look easy, it’s demanding work. The precision and skill needed

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What Have You Got To Lose

At first it was just a small ache in the right lower back, but the pain kept coming back with all the lifting Greg was doing at work. And it was getting worse. Greg didn’t want to miss work, so he just kept going, and the pain kept coming. You might imagine an athlete or performer would do

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The Reason Your Shoulder Still Hurts

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

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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??

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Pickleball Injuries Are On The Rise

It’s hard to walk by the North Boulder Rec center without seeing people playing pickleball. In the middle of winter, the lights from NBRC allow for pickleball play to continue well beyond when I would reasonably be snuggled up inside. Clearly, this game is addictive. In fact, Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US, with an

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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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