Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog


One of the most common conditions we see in our clinic is neck pain. Sometimes the pain has just started recently from an injury like an automobile accident, or, the pain has been present on a more intermittent basis but now is more common and is becoming more intense. Whatever the presentation, neck pain can be very debilitating and range from very severe to an annoying level of pain. Below, we will try to answer the following questions regarding neck pain: What are some potential causes of… Read More

Intuitively, it makes sense why weight loss would be good for your joints. The less work your body has to do to hold you up, the less stress on the joints. One pound of body weight is equal to 4 pounds of load on your knees. Newer research is showing that weight loss can also effect inflammation and cartilage turnover in a positive way. Below I review an article that researched the effects of weight loss on patients with knee osteoarthritis. Significant weight loss (>/= 20% loss in obese in… Read More

Physical therapy and Chiropractic care are not just for those injured and in pain. Both treatments are helpful and powerful to AVOID and PREVENT pain and injury. Enjoy the benefits of both as you keep your spine aligned and your muscles and joints stretched and moving!CHIROPRACTICChiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and the effects of these disorders on health. Chiropractic adjustments help restore joint mobility, thereby … Read More

Take A Walk

Oct 19, 2020
October is a perfect month to pick up a new habit of walking. The leaves are changing colors. The air is cool and crisp. And best yet, walking has so many health benefits. Did you know that walking improves your vision? According to American Academy of Ophthalmology, regular walking can improve your eye health. Regular walks can especially help those diagnosed with Glaucoma, a condition with higher pressure placed on the eyes. Walking can decrease this condition by 73%. As you probably could gue… Read More

The leaves are starting to change and there is definitely a crispness to the air. Fall is definitely my favorite season, but with it, comes cold and flu season. And of course, COVID-19 now complicates matters. Here’s what I do to help prevent colds in my household: BOOST the immune system now. Here are some tips to get started today:1. Practice Healthy Habits I know, easier said than done. But really what this comes down to is:Wash your hands--this has been shown to reduce your chance of getting… Read More

Stare at the image below for a few seconds. Does it make you dizzy? Do you get car sick? Do you get dizzy walking down a spiraled staircase? Then, you may have Vestibular Hypofunction.What happens if you have dizziness but it's not vertigo? 1/3 of all patients referred to physical therapy for vertigo are due to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. So… what about the other 2/3? Vestibular hypofunction is defined as the underperformance of the inner ear balance system. The inner ear… Read More

There are many causes of pain coming from the musculoskeletal system in the body. We practitioners who are mostly involved in the treatment and care for the joints, muscles and bones of the body are well aware of the different methods involved in assessing the different pain sources and developing a plan in order to treat the source(s) of pain. One of the most common sources of pain, specifically from the muscles, is pain from myofascial trigger points. ( MTrP abbreviated). A MTrP is briefly de… Read More

HIIT, known as high-intensity interval training, is one of the most important new exercise approaches that has been introduced in decades. Why? Because it’s a workout that can be done in 20 minutes but yet has an abundance of physical benefit such as: build muscle, regulates insulin, cut fat and increases heart function, and it increases the function of the mitochondria in our cells (the battery packs of the cell). A typical HIIT workout could consist of: 30 sec. of maximum/intensity aer… Read More

Six out of 10 adults have a chronic disease and four in 10 adults have two or more chronic diseases. Worse yet, our life expectancy has also dropped – for the third year in a row – with heart disease and cancer being the top two leading causes of death in the United States. Einstein perfectly described what is going on with current healthcare as insanity--doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This is why we are happy to announce we will be offering a different appro… Read More

If you are suffering from conditions such as myofascial pain syndrome, tension headaches, chronic muscle tightness, fibromyalgia, low back pain, arthritis, neck pain, or shoulder pain– Trigger Point Injections (TPI) may be the answer for you. Research has shown over the years that trigger point injections provide significant pain relief from these debilitating disorders, especially if integrated with chiropractic and/or physical therapy. Along with our other services, Arvada Sport and Spine Gro… Read More