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Within the pages of our physical therapy blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to physical therapy.

Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Shin Splints

If you’re an athlete, particularly a runner, you know shin splints cause pain in the lower leg usually below the knee either on the front part of your leg (anterior shin splints) or the most common, on the inside of the leg (medial shin splints). Known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), shin splints affect…
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How to Find Out What’s Causing Your Back Pain

Is the source of your low back pain a mystery? You’re not alone: Nine out of 10 patients don’t know the primary cause of it either. The problem is that most people seek treatment after they’ve begun exhibiting symptoms. While this may seem logical on the surface, we’re here to tell you that there’s a better way.…
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A Physical Therapy Checkup is Probably Missing from Your Calendar

Some health habits are instilled at a young age. For as long as you can remember, for example, you made annual treks in the family minivan to both the pediatrician and the dentist. As you entered adulthood, you probably transitioned to a primary care physician, and maybe even a different dentist better equipped to address…
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Common Equipment for Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy helps children gain strength and independence. It aids in meeting physical goals. It also helps build emotional strength and confidence along with physical strength. Children with developmental disabilities need exercise the same way their non-disabled peers do. Targeted physical therapy aids in developing balance and gross motor skills. It even leads to better socialization…
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Ask a Physical Therapist To “Screen” Your Movements This Spring

Let’s talk about the last time you—or someone close to you—interviewed for a new job here in Colorado. 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,…
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Why You Need Physical Rehabilitation After a Sports Injury

Experiencing a serious injury as an athlete can make your sports life flash before your eyes. One minute you’re performing at your absolute peak, the next you’re down on the ground thinking it might be all over. It doesn’t have to be, of course. There are numerous cases when athletes have come back from what…
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Why Cancer Patients Need Advanced Physical Therapy

A diagnosis of cancer is a scary, life-changing event. You may be unsure of what will happen to you, what treatments will be used, and how your body will react to those treatments. A couple of great ways to stay as healthy as possible is through a good diet and exercise. However, exercise can be…
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Physical Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders

If you’re searching for pediatric physical therapy for autism spectrum disorders in Boulder, Westminster, Golden or the surrounding areas, come to a North Boulder Physical Therapy location near you. Our team of compassionate therapists will provide an assessment and personalized treatment program to address issues such as low tone, poor balance, as well as both…
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Physical Therapy and Sports Injuries

At North Boulder Physical Therapy, we know there’s a reason why physical therapy and sports injuries go hand in hand. Most sports involve running, a prime culprit for the most common ailments. Because it involves all the major muscle groups, head to toe, the potential for strain while running is a real risk. But that’s…
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Types of Physical Therapy Treatment

Whether you’ve experienced a sports or occupational injury, North Boulder Physical Therapy offers all types of physical therapy treatment. Our goal is to provide you with a complete assessment followed by a regimen of exercises and other modalities to improve and even restore function in the body. Our team of licensed, trained and deeply experienced…
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The Physical Therapy and Pilates Connection

At North Boulder Physical Therapy, the goal of physical rehabilitation embraces the physical therapy and Pilates connection. Many doctors recommend the therapeutic benefits of Pilates as well as physical therapy to their patients with foot, knee, back, shoulder, neck pain. Our therapists integrate Pilates and fitness using a therapeutic approach. The combination helps improve muscle…
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