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Category: Runners

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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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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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Breaking Things Down – For Runners

Breaking Things Down – For Runners

PTs are always breaking things down. Like your running stride – we’re breaking down a 5-mile run into 10,000 steps. Each step makes an impact and over miles and miles, impact matters. Breaking things reminds me of an old-fashioned egg toss. Let’s talk eggs. Have you ever been tossed a raw egg? Did it break in

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