Medical, Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog

What's the first thing you do when you feel a headache coming on? I'm guessing reach in the medicine cabinet for a bottle of pills. Truth is, you can keep pumping your body full of medications to mask the symptoms, or you can take action and see a physical therapist or chiropractor to cut off the problem at the source.Now, of course, there are many different kinds of headaches: Migraines, headaches from a cold or flu, sinus headaches, and tension headaches. Most headaches are harmless and reso… Read More

By the NumbersMore than 50% of people involved in a motor vehicle accident receive a diagnosis of whiplash. 15%-40% of these people that have acute neck pain following the collision will go on to develop chronic neck pain down the road. Symptoms may not appear immediately following a car accident, but instead may slowly worsen days or weeks following the collision. Symptoms left untreated may intensify over time causing joint degeneration, arthritis, and irreversible changes in the body.How to… Read More

It's that time of year again. Summer vacation is over and the kids are going back to school. Every child, from your petite kindergartener to your senior high school football player, is going to be headed up the front steps of their school with one thing in common: They'll be wearing a backpack. Now of course the contents of these backpacks will vary greatly between children of different ages and grades. Some will have more crayons and snacks while others will be carrying heavy geometry and his… Read More

As a former sufferer from medial meniscus tear related pain and limitations, I took a special interest in this piece. It's been a decade since my sports injury and subsequent knee surgery. Ten years ago I was a scared, nervous, overwhelmed patient and today I'm luckily in a position where I can educate and help those who are now in the position I was back then. Pretty cool stuff. So let's get into it, shall we? To cut or not to cut The age old question is always in front of us whenever we exp… Read More

We've probably all sprained our ankle at least once in our lives. The truth is about 7 in every 1000 active people will sprain their ankle this year. Most commonly people say they "rolled" their ankle, but what really happens is classified as a sprain. What happens when we roll our ankle is the ligaments that support our ankle get quickly overstretched, resulting in a sprain of those ligaments. There are different levels of sprains ranging from a slight overstretch to a complete tear. Most comm… Read More

Sorry this has been so long in the making, we've been lucky to be too busy in the clinic to blog lately - a good problem to have! A few weekends ago Dr. Welling and I made the trek up north to Laramie on campus at the University of Wyoming to learn about an exciting treatment concept called FAKTR where we both completed our certification and officially became Certified FAKTR Providers. (wild applause) (loud cheers) (more applause). Oh, thank you, thank you, you're all too kind! FAKTR,… Read More

When I was asked to write a piece on a recent story about a man who was hospitalized and diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, I decided to take the topic one step further. Instead of just talking about one guy and one condition, I figured this would be a great opportunity to cover a broader topic and discuss the Do's and Don'ts of beginning a new exercise program or increasing the intensity of your current program. So first off, since I was kindly asked, let's talk about this wild story. A man named … Read More

image from About 80% of us will experience some form of back pain in our lives. In the US, we will spend between 38 and 50...wait for it...billion dollars on low back pain this year alone; the heaviest hitter being the 300,000 surgeries performed annually, the 3rd most common form of surgery in the US. Sadly, studies show a very low percentage of people who consult their primary care provider for low back pain are referred by their provider to physical therapy or chiro… Read More

Image from doctorgetwell.orgFirst and foremost, on behalf of Dr. Welling and myself, I'd like to welcome you all to our new blog with this being our very first post. Our plan is for this to be a great resource for the Arvada community and beyond to read about, learn, and discuss any and all topics related to physical health and wellness. Future posts may be about low back pain, running, common sports injuries, posture, nutrition, and many others. Dr. Welling and I plan to periodically post on po… Read More