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Abdomen

The Trouble With Toilets

If every day from the time you were two, you squatted down low to “do your business”, you would have a felt sense of the value of using those strong, stable hips to do the work of bending. For better or worse (mostly better!) we started using toilets, and we stopped squatting as part of

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Abdomen

5 Big Mistakes People With Incontinence Make

It started her senior year in high school – just a little bit of leaking during volleyball practice – but by the time she sought help, incontinence was impacting her whole life. She was miserable and she was not alone. Although urinary incontinence is a widespread problem,  sufferers are reticent to seek treatment. On average, people

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Back Pain

The Weekend Warrior: Dispelling Old Myths

Weekdays are always a mad dash. You run out the door in the nick of time, do the school drop off, head to work, slide into your chair and kiss the desk. You work all day and run out in time for afternoon car pool. After a jam-packed evening, which – who needs me to

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Exercise

Solving Your Over Use Injury

By Ross Bodine, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT You’re running along just fine and your right knee starts to hurt – just a little – and it keeps on hurting – just a little bit more. You’ve been hitting it pretty hard lately and start to wonder if you’re  over training. But think about it: Why does the right

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Back Pain

Winter Exercise – Five Surprising Benefits

My road bike has been “tucked in” for the winter. Even with the unusually warm weather in Boulder, I have switched to gym workouts and weekend hikes. And I’m not the only one. Have you tried to find an open treadmill on Monday morning? But, compelling information about the benefits of cold weather exercise is

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Concussion

Unexpected Consequences – Youth Sports

We all know kids who specialize in a single sport. The advantages seem obvious. Putting in more time early and working harder than the competition leads to a better chance of success later, right? Even though that seems to make sense, early specialization may not be giving kids the advantages parents imagine. And it comes

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