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  • Every Day is Earth Day

    Posted on April 24 2017

    Spring has arrived in Colorado. It’s about time to trade the snow shovel for that garden spade and let the soil and sunshine work their magic in our flower and...

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  • Self Care - You Deserve It!

    Posted on April 17 2017

    When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. ― Eleanor Brownn Have you ever...

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  • 4 Important Benefits of Upstreamist Healthcare

    Posted on April 12 2017

    As upstreamist practitioners, we believe that health is found outside the doctor’s exam room. Our team takes time to understand where patients live and work, how their health is fostered...

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  • Guilty Pleasures are Good for Your Health

    Posted on March 27 2017

    We all have guilty pleasures. What are yours? Singing in the shower? Listening to oldies from your high school days? Dancing in the rain? Pretending to be a superhero? Watching...

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  • How Mental Shortcuts Impact Recovery

    Posted on March 01 2017

    “So am I better now?” This common question is often asked by patients during recovery. My response varies, but most of the time I explain that “better” is not all-or-none....

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  • Incline Walking – Good Option For Knee Osteoarthritis Patients

    Posted on February 22 2017

    In pondering my many blessings, I am reminded of my beautiful grandmother. When I was a child, she’d get on the floor and help me with puzzles or we’d sit...

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  • PT - Effective Treatment for Headaches

    Posted on February 13 2017

    Denver may boast 300 days of sunshine per year, but that brings little relief to many folks who suffer from the dark cloud of headaches on an ongoing basis. When...

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  • Direct Access Laws Empower Physical Therapy Patients

    Posted on January 31 2017

    Colorado’s direct access laws allow patients to have “direct access” to physical therapy evaluation and treatment without needing a referral from a physician. Why Is Direct Access Important? Today’s patient...

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  • Aquatic Therapy Helps Reduce Pain

    Posted on January 24 2017

    Working at rec centers allows me to see, on a daily basis, the wide spectrum of people who are united in their desire for health and fitness. Folks come from...

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  • 10 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Reach Your 2017 Goals

    Posted on January 09 2017

    January is a wonderful time to reflect on the past, ponder the present, and consider where the future is leading. As a physical therapist, it’s important to me to provide...

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  • 6 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain and Stress

    Posted on December 13 2016

    Well, the holiday season is in full swing. For most of us, that means turkey-trotting our way to and from commitments, increased stress, end-of-year work deadlines, late nights, rushed weekends,...

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  • 4 Safety Tips For Shoveling Snow

    Posted on December 13 2016

    “Stick around for a few hours, the weather is sure to change.” Most Colorado residents utter these words throughout the year. Our current weather patterns are no exception. Just recently,...

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  • 10 Ways To Avoid Painful Raking Injuries

    Posted on November 03 2016

    As autumn settles in, the colors change from plush green to vibrant orange, and eventually a crunchy brown. By now, Halloween ghosts and goblins have made their way through your...

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  • Life After the Ribbon – Physical Therapy for Survivors

    Posted on October 07 2016

    Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, with over 1 million new cases reported each year. For years, there has been a big push to educate the...

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  • Orthotics Treat A Wide Range of Mechanical Problems

    Posted on September 23 2016

    “The foot bone’s connected to the ankle bone.” It may be surprising to some that orthotics can help treat a wide range of mechanical problems in the body. Have you...

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  • Manual Physical Therapy

    Posted on September 15 2016

    In our tech-savvy world, machines and devices are regularly used to detect injury, monitor heart-rates, test for cancer, determine if bones are broken, identify soft-tissue problems, and treat a wide...

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  • Westminster Manager Provides "Meritorious Service"

    Posted on September 10 2016

    One of the best aspects of owning a business is having the authority to select the people who will make up our physical therapy team. We’ve been very blessed (and...

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  • Don’t Lose Your Grip On Life (Carpal Tunnel Part 2)

    Posted on August 23 2016

    In a recent post, we discussed carpal tunnel syndrome risk factors and symptoms. This conversation would not be complete without also discussing how hand therapy can decrease the likelihood that...

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  • 8 Tips to Avoid Backpack Injuries

    Posted on August 15 2016

    Summer is winding down. For those of us with kids, that means scoping out deals on back-to-school supplies. From a physical therapy standpoint, the most important school supply is the...

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  • Don’t Lose Your Grip On Life (Carpal Tunnel Part 1)

    Posted on August 10 2016

    From the time we wake up and wipe the sleep out of our eyes, to the time we return to bed after an action-packed day, we use our hands practically...

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  • 5 Tips For Finding the Best Physical Therapist For Y-O-U

    Posted on July 14 2016

    Most folks don’t spend a lot of time in humble adoration regarding their body’s function and mobility. Movement is often taken for granted, until the option to move is taken...

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  • Overcome Chronic Pain With Physical Therapy

    Posted on July 12 2016

    As physical therapy specialists, we see first-hand how chronic pain can devastate lives. In America alone, chronic pain impacts over 100 million people. Pain is an epidemic impacting the quality...

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  • 10 Proven Ways Dry Needling Reduces Pain

    Posted on July 07 2016

      "I have received several treatments using dry needling to reduce chronic neck and back pain. Using this treatment in conjunction with deep tissue massage, electrical stimulation, and gentle pool...

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  • Fit Physical Therapy Celebrates 13 Amazing Years

    Posted on June 21 2016

    Fit Physical Therapy is 13 years old! Christian and I feel extremely fortunate to be living the dream. We work with the most amazing staff and physical therapists around. Each...

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  • Dog Days of Summertime Injuries

    Posted on June 15 2016

    Flashback... Summer 2015... Everyone makes mistakes. Hopefully, you can learn from mine. Safe bike riding dictates that you wear a helmet, yield to pedestrians, watch out for cars, and never...

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  • 6 Important Summertime Safety Tips

    Posted on June 12 2016

    School's out for summer! For many, this means more time with friends and family... picnics, BBQs, and camping on the weekends. It’s also a time when couch-potatoes become active weekend...

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  • 4 Ways To Improve Your Bike Riding Experience

    Posted on May 18 2016

      Spring is a time of renewal – flowers are exploding in a colorful celebration across the landscape, bunnies are hip-hopping from cozy neighborhood hiding havens, and it’s certainly time...

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  • 5 Physical Therapy Exercises Which Reduce Pain at the Front of the Knee

    Posted on May 02 2016

    As a physical therapist, I see a fair amount of patients who are looking for relief from knee pain. Anterior knee pain (pain at or around the front of your...

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  • Physical Therapy Office Manager – Glue Of Organization

    Posted on April 02 2016

    Glue. It’s what holds stuff together. Whether it’s Elmer’s that we used as kids to create masterpieces for our mom’s fridge, or superglue that repairs our broken collectibles – glue’s...

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  • GROUNDBREAKING TREATMENT FOR ACL INJURIES

    Posted on March 11 2016

    ACL injuries are extremely common for professional athletes and are unfortunately all too common in young female athletes. However, you don’t have to be a full-fledged competitor to be impacted....

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  • WELCOME TO OUR BLOG

    Posted on January 26 2016

    Each week, across the Denver-metro area, patients enter Fit Physical Therapy offices in varying degrees of pain or limited mobility. Some folks have been referred by physicians, others found us...

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  • DON'T LET INSURANCE DICTATE YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE

    Posted on January 26 2016

    Are you health conscious and eager to live the most active life that your body will allow? If so, here are some important things to know about physical therapy: Don’t...

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  • BAREFOOT RUNNING

    Posted on January 26 2016

    Over the past 5 years, there’s become an increased interest in barefoot running. I regularly field questions on the topic from curious patients. There are different schools of thought on...

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  • STARTLING FACTS ABOUT YOUTH SPORTS INJURIES

    Posted on January 26 2016

    Coaches around Denver are blowing their whistles as they begin springtime practice in the Rockies. New leagues have formed, practice and game schedules have been distributed, and athletes all around...

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  • 6 WAYS TO SAFELY AVOID SPORTS INJURIES

    Posted on January 26 2016

    As a physical therapist, I am a huge advocate of staying active and living life to the fullest. I encourage patients, and their families, to engage in physical activity as...

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  • 5 HELPFUL WAYS TO REDUCE LOWER BACK PAIN

    Posted on January 26 2016

    Tip 1: LearnSometimes the fear of the unknown can be more stressful on the body than any specific physical condition. Evidence shows that simply learning about how pain works can...

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  • The Truth About Pain

    Posted on January 26 2016

    Did you know that pain is a vastly misunderstood concept? In fact, most of my patients (and many healthcare professionals, for that matter) oversimplify the concept of pain: “take a...

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  • THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMMM...

    Posted on January 26 2016

    Have you ever experienced chronic pain and found yourself unable to isolate the root cause? Many people in this situation seek help from doctors, nurses, dieticians, specialists, and chiropractors –...

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  • EVEN ATHLETES NEED R&R

    Posted on January 26 2016

    Did you know that after working out, your body needs time to recover? In fact, the process of “recovery” is as important as the workout itself. During exercise, our bodies...

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  • RELEASE THE KRAKEN

    Posted on January 26 2016

    Do you ever feel like there is a monstrous creature wreaking havoc inside your body? In the depths of pain, are you willing to do just about anything to release...

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