Medical, Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog

What is it? This mythology has been around since the 1960’s. Initially starting in Japan and known as KAATSU training. It has progressed in specificity and has gained recognition after more positive research has been conducted. A cuff, similar to a blood pressure cuff, is place on either your arm or your leg depending on which area you are working. The cuff is then pumped up to a specific pressure with the goal of partial occlusion of the blood flow. The patient then performs specific, low-inten… Read More

Given the frigid temperatures that we just recently experienced, I for one am grateful that temperatures sub-zero are not the norm here in the Denver metro area. And with the drop in temperature, we see a lot more people coming in with flare ups of their chronic condition, especially those that suffer from arthritis, sciatica, and fibromyalgia. Here are some reasons as to why:Decreased movement: As the temperatures drop, we tend to spend more time indoors. With this, our activity levels tend to … Read More

Cervical Radiculopathy What is it? Impingement or irritation of nerves in the cervical spine causing symptoms down the arm. This can be pain, numbness/tingling or weakness. Can be due to a cervical disc injury or arthritis in the joints. Could be due to a specific injury or degeneration over time. How can physical therapy and chiropractic help? An individualized evaluation will reveal dysfunctions in mobility, motor control, strength or all of the above. Manual therapy techniques can imp… Read More

​Cervical Fusion

Mar 01, 2021
Cervical Fusion Reasons one might have a cervical fusion: Cervical radiculopathyStenosisDegenerative Disc Disease How can physical therapy help post-surgery? Manual therapy and instructed stretching will be instructed to promote healing. Frequently the surgery is performed to decompress nerves in the cervical spine. The nerve will still need healing time following the surgery. Analogy: If you hit your thumb with a hammer it will hurt for awhile even when you remove the hammer. The body… Read More

Activate Your Glutes

Feb 23, 2021
When it comes to movement, our bodies are masters at compensating. If we are weak, immobile, or dysfunctional in one muscle, joint, or region, chances are your body has found a new way to continue moving. It just might not be the correct way and it may lead to pain, injury, or premature degeneration. Pain is a great indication something in the system is not working the way it should. The dysfunction may indeed be at the site of pain or it might be coming from somewhere else. Limited glute activ… Read More

Give a little love to your heart! Heart health is critical to healthy bones and muscles! This Valentine’s Day weekend pledge your love to your heart by taking these simple steps to improve your heart health:1) Load up on heart-healthy veggies and fruits-leafy green vegetables, beets, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries all are great for reducing blood pressure, decreasing inflammation and improving oxygenation.2) Pamper yourself! While not all spas are back to normal just yet, prioritizin… Read More

We are very excited to announce that Arvada Sport and Spine Group is a Medicare accredited clinic for braces. This includes but is not limited to back, knee, neck, and elbow braces.What does this mean?If you suffer from back pain, knee pain, or elbow pain, your insurance company (even Medicare) may cover some, if not all the cost for a brace which could help improve your quality of life.Who might benefit from a brace?For a back brace, some common conditions that a back brace could help include: … Read More

If you are one of those people who wake up every morning with back pain and stiffness that wasn’t present when you went to bed… are definitely not alone. This is a subject that has been researched by chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists as well as other physical medicine specialists for years. Below are some highlights of a recent article written this year by Dr. Brooke Dulka, who is a medical writer and Ph.D. With the help of Dr. Scott Bautch, D.C., and president … Read More

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