Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog


Ladies, how much does your ponytail swing when you run? Men, do you have trouble hearing your music through your headphones through your feet pounding the pavement or treadmill so loudly? These are just a few observations that you may notice that indicate your running form and strength need a tune-up. For example, a “swinging ponytail” could be a sign that your hips are unstable as you land on one foot after another causing abnormal strain and force on the knee leading to knee pain. Alternat… Read More

Shopping Around for Healthcare in the New Year?Do all of the recent changes in healthcare policies and healthcare reform have you shopping around for providers that fit your new insurance plan and healthcare needs? Whether you are currently in good health, have a pre-existing condition, or plan to have a major change in your health status (such as a surgery or the birth of a child), it is important to shop around for your health providers for various reasons. Unfortunately, there are certain… Read More

The Truth about Kegels and Urinary Incontinence-Physical Therapy in ArvadaPicture this: You are in the middle of your new favorite workout class at the gym. It’s fun, it’s giving you great results, and (uh oh), it’s time for that one maneuver (burpees, kettle bells, insert the move here). You know… the one part of the class you dread because, like clockwork, you leak urine during THAT move. You are frustrated, embarrassed, and now wet and uncomfortable. If this sounds like you, or like someth… Read More

Ski and snowboard season is right around the corner. There's already been reports of a few dustings up in the mountains and everyone's rushing to buy their season passes. It's been about 6 months since most of us have been out playing in the snow, putting you at an increased risk of injury when you return. One of the body parts most commonly injured skiing and snowboarding is the knee, more specifically the ACL. The ACL is a strong ligament sitting inside of the knee joint that helps prevent s… Read More

An injury to the bottom of the foot is commonly referred to as Plantar Fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that links your heel bone to each of your toes. In essence, it is a continuation of your calf muscles that transition into your achilles tendon and follow underneath your heel bone to the bottom of your foot. This condition can affect all people, athletes and non-athletes. The most common signs are pain in the heel or arch of your foot, especially with the fir… Read More

Lateral epicondylitis, most commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow, is a painful, inflammatory condition of the elbow caused from overuse. The nick-name of this condition comes from the common cause of tightly gripping a tennis racket combined with the force of hitting a ball. However, much more commonly today we see this same condition arise from computer users due to using a mouse and keyboard. The muscles affected by Tennis Elbow are a group known as the wrist extensors that connect th… 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 geomet… Read More

The two most commonly performed total joint replacement surgeries are total hip replacements and total knee replacements. These surgeries involve creating an artificial joint and inserting it into the area where the natural joint previously was. Total joint replacements are generally performed as a last case scenario for most patients. This usually happens due to years of arthritis causing pain making it difficult for the patient to use the affected knee or hip.When having a joint replaced, phys… Read More

Shoulder injury is a very broad topic that covers many different diagnoses from a simple shoulder impingement to a rotator cuff surgical repair. We treat all shoulder injuries here at Arvada Sport and Spine Group with a sports medicine approach so physical therapy to rehab a shoulder injury here involves not just looking at the shoulder joint, but looking at how the entire body works together as one unit.The shoulder is comprised of many joints, but I like to break it down into the two basic joi… Read More

The number of pregnant women who experience back pain is between 50 to 70 percent. Although the reasons for back pain may vary from patient to patient, the cause generally stems from one of the following sources: an increase in hormones, added stress, a change in the body's center of gravity, additional weight gain, and diminished posture. Women searching for ways to cope with their pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pains may be unaware that four of these five listed factors can be directly addr… Read More