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Balance and strength training in Boulder Colorado

Today, we answer common questions about physical therapy.

Whether you’ve never been to a physical therapist or just wonder how it all works, our experts are here to provide you with the information you need. At North Boulder Physical Therapy in Boulder, Golden, and Westminster, are here to help. What problems can be helped with physical therapy? Musculoskeletal injuries, post-surgery recovery, carpal tunnel,…
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Physical Therapy can help your spine

I have no idea why my back hurts

Did you know 9 out of 10 patients don’t know the primary cause of their back pain?  The problem is that most people seek treatment after they’ve begun exhibiting symptoms. Here at North Boulder PT, we use the most advanced equipment and techniques to keep your back and your entire body in optimal shape. While…
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Do You Know Your Movement Vital Signs?

Most people think of heart rate or blood pressure when they think of vital signs. It is common to use numbers to quantify health and risk of disease. The American Heart Association encourages people to “know their numbers” referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing the importance…
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Are You A Passive Patient or an Active Consumer of Healthcare?

Think about the last time you made a big purchase, say $1,000 or more. Did you go out and buy the first thing you saw? Take one recommendation from somebody? Or did you research it, learn some things, compare it to other options, and select something that was right for you? Most people tend to…
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Pediatric physical therapy helps children gain strength

Early Sport Specialization: What Parents Need To Know

It is becoming more popular for young athletes to specialize in a single sport. The advantages seem obvious. Putting in more time early and “outworking” the competition should lead to a better chance of success later right? Even though that seems to make intuitive sense, early specialization may not be giving kids the advantages parents…
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Physical Therapy to keep your strong

Ask a physical therapist to…

Let’s talk about the last time you—or someone close to you—interviewed for a new job. Chances are that the first step was a phone screen with your potential employer, and when you passed that portion of the process with flying colors, you were then invited for an in-person interview. At that stage, the employer probably…
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How laser therapy helps your physical therapy

PT Can Prevent Unnecessary Surgery

Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10% to 20% of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but…
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Common basketball injuries and prevention tips

Common basketball injuries and prevention tips

Basketball is the most popular youth sport in the US. A study by the National Athletic Trainers Association found that 22% of male basketball players have an injury that causes them to miss playing time each year. 42% of the time, that injury is to the ankle or foot, making this the most injured area.…
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Physical therapy for occupational injuries

Prevent Pain. Stay Strong

You know exercise is important to your health. It helps you feel better physically, gives you energy, and helps you deal with the stress of your busy life. But what do you do when life gets too busy to take an exercise class, go for a run, or get to the gym? It’s easy to…
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