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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.

Treating Pain with Physical Therapy Instead of Meds

If you want to try treating pain with physical therapy instead of meds, North Boulder Physical Therapy can help you. We will develop an individualized program that will help you achieve your goals, including pain reduction. We believe in using the most advanced therapies, as well as educating patients on self-care techniques and exercises. According…
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How Gait Training Can Help in Stroke Recovery

If you have balance problems when you walk, our physical therapists at North Boulder Physical Therapy can show you how gait training can help in stroke recovery. Strokes often create mobility problems but rehabilitation can help you regain your independence and your quality of life. Did you know that according to a National Institutes of…
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What Causes Shin Splints and How to Treat Them

Today, our physical therapists at North Boulder Physical Therapy explain what causes shin splints and how to treat them. 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 on the (anterior shin splints) or the…
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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Do you suffer from shoulder pain due to an injury, overuse, or surgery? Our team of specialists at North Boulder Physical Therapy offer physical therapy for shoulder pain and can put together an individualized plan with the goal of making your shoulder stronger and more mobile. We’ll help you work towards restoring the use of…
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Is Virtual Reality Coming to Your Physical Therapy Session?

Our physical therapists are always looking for new therapeutic methods to help our patients. Is virtual reality coming to your physical therapy session? Our staff at North Boulder Physical Therapy in Boulder says it could be. According to a Live Science article, examples of how virtual reality can be used in physical therapy may include:…
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GREAT NEWS from North Boulder Physical Therapy!

As many of you know, in 2016 North Boulder PT leased a new office across the hall from our second outpatient orthopedic office at 3000 Center Green Drive (Foothills and Valmont) for the purpose of expanding our practice of PT care for: • neurological patients (stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, etc) • gait dysfunction patients (balance, fall…
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All About Cupping Therapy

You’ve probably heard all about cupping therapy. When some of our US Olympic athletes in Rio talked about using cupping therapy, it became national news. But it’s not new. Actually, cupping therapy is very ancient practice. In fact, our therapists at North Boulder Physical Therapy in Boulder sometimes use it to help our patients find…
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Pediatric Physical Therapy Boulder

For over 25 years, the specially trained staff at North Boulder Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation LLC has provided pediatric physical therapy in Boulder.  Pediatric physical therapy can help numerous problems in children.  Some of the conditions we treat are; toe walking/ gait problems, scoliosis, infant torticollis, sports injuries, sprains, fractures, post op and posture…
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Study Questions the Use of Physical Therapy for Early Parkinson’s

Published in the journal of JAMA Neurology, a recent study questions the use of physical therapy for early Parkinson’s disease stages, with results indicating that it offers no benefit. However, our therapists at North Boulder Physical Therapy point out that this study was limited and physical therapy may actually help with shortened stride or reduced…
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All About Hip Injuries

It’s important to know all about hip injuries because they are quite common. At North Boulder Physical Therapy, we know that due to a variety of reasons and situations, hip injuries can happen at any age, but tend to be particularly common in people who are over 65 years old. Let’s look at the various…
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Pilates and Physical Therapy

In recent years, with the increased popularity of Pilates and physical therapy, many people have begun to experience the benefits of combining these rehabilitative activities. Because doctors often recommend Pilates to their patients with foot, back, knee, neck, shoulder, pain, our North Boulder Physical Therapy team has begun integrating Pilates into our practices. In fact,…
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The Basics of Back Injuries

It’s important to understand the basics of back injuries since, according to what we’ve seen here at North Boulder Physical Therapy, many people will have a minor back problem sometime in their lives. Back problems can develop from overuse, regular wear and tear, or injury. Back injuries often occur during home projects, sports or recreational…
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