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Solving Your Over Use Injury

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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Winter Exercise – Five Surprising Benefits

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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Unexpected Consequences – Youth Sports

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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SEND YOUR STRESS DOWN THE ROAD

SEND YOUR STRESS DOWN THE ROAD

Like clockwork, every time I bent over or sat too long, my hamstring muscle talked to me. What started as tightness that ran down the center of my right thigh soon became a nervy pain I could not ignore. I would fidget and squirm my way through car rides, desperately changing positions to ease the

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Maybe You’re Too Sensitive: Two-Point Discrimination

Maybe You’re Too Sensitive: Two-Point Discrimination

How can nerves be less precise and more sensitive at the same time? I know it seems paradoxical. See if this helps: Remember a time when you walked from a very brightly lit room into a dark one and  you couldn’t see a thing. You gingerly put your foot down to make sure you didn’t miss

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Learning New Techniques: We Are Problem Solvers – You’re Our Puzzles

Train Your Brain Away From Pain

For as long as he could remember, Steve had a tight IT band. Mostly he ignored it, but when it interfered with skiing, he’d had enough. That started a cascade of events – three surgeries, and still a knee that was not right. The doc confirmed it. “Someday, you’ll be looking at a total knee

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