Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog


Photo by Scott Webb on UnsplashWith the recent travel restrictions and social distancing, you may have heard new buzz words like: telehealth, telerehab, telePT or virtual therapy. So, what is it? It may not be possible or in your best interest to leave your home right now. What do you do if you have an injury? Or your symptoms change? Or how about just some questions about your current treatment plan? Enter telehealth. This refers to any treatment that is not provided face to face and it is pr… Read More

For the most part, infants and young children move a lot better than adults, even a 3-month-old! Why is that? What movement can a 3-month-old do better than I? Let’s break it down. Our central nervous system (CNS), made up of the brain and spinal cord, help control voluntary motor skills and movement patterns. As an infant grows and develops, so do their conscious, voluntary movements. Once they master one position, they move onto the next mile stone. For example, they will start lying on their… Read More

Your Life In Focus

Mar 20, 2020
On Saturday March 7th I joined 15,000 of my new best friends to go hang out with Oprah for the day. She was traveling the country conducting Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour.The day was filled with speakers, singers and dancers. All in the name of wellness. Although it was quite Kumbaya at times, I did take away some good stuff that I’m going to share it with you! ● Wellness means all things in balance. Meaning your mind, body and spirit are all working together in harmony. S… Read More

Leaky Gut

Feb 24, 2020
If you battle with gastrointestinal discomfort, brain fog, hormone imbalances, mood swings, poor sleep, bloating, pain, fatigue, or consistently just don’t feel your best, it may be coming from your gut. It’s called Leaky Gut Syndrome. Not to worry though. This is actually more common than people think, but it is much less commonly talked about. Instead of running to medication for a reduction of symptoms there’s another answer to help decrease and heal some of these systemic conditions. Leak… Read More

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Jan 23, 2020
Starting a new year (a new decade!) is a great time to reassess and make plans. What do you want to accomplish this year? More importantly, how do you ensure that your momentum towards a goal doesn’t fizzle out February 1st ? Instead of making a general resolution like “This year I am going to be healthier” make a SMART goal! Here’s how:Specific: Clear and concise. What do I want to accomplish? When do I want to accomplish this? Why do I want to accomplish this? Examples: I will get a gym member… Read More

What are the differences between acupuncture and trigger point dry needling, or are they the same thing? This is a question that we at our clinic are often asked.AcupunctureAcupuncture is an ancient science and healing art that most authorities agree has been around about 5,000 to 7000 years. Acupuncture principles have been used successfully to treat both pain and dysfunction in the body by utilizing very slender needles placed in the skin in various locations that are known to affect a body pa… Read More

Have you ever thought about the wear and tear your body goes through on a daily basis? To me, being a chiropractic practitioner, this is an interesting thought. Like many of you, nearly every day my body experiences varying degrees of stress and strain, over and above the normal forces that our body must deal with, like gravity, for example. Even if you sit at a desk all day, there are still stresses and forces at work on a continual basis that our bodies must react to and withstand in order for… Read More

With our recent increase in winter weather the majority of the ski resorts have opened early this year! Before you hit the slopes let’s chat about a few of the most common winter sport injuries and how we can attempt to prevent them.KneesWe all have a friend (or are that friend) that has had a crazy fall that has resulted in a knee injury. Most commonly we see ACL, MCL or meniscus tears. Usually due to a fall from an awkward landing or your body going in a different direction than your boots. Al… Read More

Budgeting Our Calories

Nov 01, 2019
Just like with money we can become much more efficient by making decisions beforehand and then sticking with our plan the same can be done with our calories.When working to be as efficient with our money as possible we will often receive the recommendation to use a budget. For many this is a tedious, reactive process where they feel like they have to write down all of their expenses throughout the month so that they are able to track their expenditures and then report them to someone else. When … Read More

We see many patients in our practice at Arvada Sport and Spine Group who have communicated to us about things that they have attempted to do in order to help make their symptoms bearable. Some of these “self-help” methods used to address symptoms include things such as stretching, heat, ice, topical analgesics and others. These can be effective in a limited way if only to help the individual make the pain more tolerable until they can get to the chiropractor or physical therapist who can figure … Read More