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Category: Trigger Dry Point Needle

Pain Explained

Pain Explained

Pain protects you. You twist your ankle stepping off a curb and once you feel the pain, you limp to avoid it. Pain makes you take action to protect yourself. So with that sprained ankle, you hobble around a bit, protecting the area from future harm. Perhaps you get some Physical Therapy and by six

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A Triathlete’s Road to Recovery

A Triathlete’s Road to Recovery

A Personal Story by Drew Scott, A Professional Triathlete Injuries are almost an inevitable part of one’s journey through life, and this is even more true for competitive athletes. As a professional triathlete, I’ve dealt with several injuries, each of which forced me to take time away from competition. But every injury, while frustrating, has

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How Dry Needling Helps

How Dry Needling Helps

At one point during the Bike and Brew festival, a lovely announcer featured our clinic. I was happy about that until I heard her say: “At ALTA Physical Therapy, they do needling, which is the single most painful experience I have ever had.” Just. Great. This was not exactly what we wanted to convey about Trigger

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What the Numbers Say About Low Back pain

What the Numbers Say About Low Back pain

You’ve had lower back pain for two weeks, so finally you decide that enough is enough and make an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor’s decision about what to do next can have a big impact on how quickly your back pain resolves. Research has shown that some courses of action work better than others.

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Muscle Soreness: What’s Good, What’s Not?

Muscle Soreness: What’s Good, What’s Not?

I’ve seen dozens of runners from the cross-country team at Boulder High grimace, shiver and squeal as they stand in an ice bath, hoping to stop muscle soreness after a particularly grueling workout. All that pain for nothing. Too bad they don’t know it won’t help. There are some things you can do for delayed

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Proprioception – Swim Analysis

Proprioception – Swim Analysis

Most days I can swim better than I can walk. I can’t stub my toe on the corner of an end table, trip on a step, or slip on the ice when I am in the water. Maybe it’s because I’ve been swimming competitively almost as long as I have been walking. Or maybe it’s

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