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Prevention And Treatment Of Hamstring Strains

Background Hamstring injuries are one of the most common injuries in athletics accounting for up to 20% of all sports injuries (Wing et al. 2020).  Injuries can be both acute due to a traumatic injury or overuse in nature due to exposure to higher training volumes over time.  Both types of injuries can lead to...

Does Playing Soccer Cause Knee Arthritis?

Our understanding of knee arthritis has changed significantly over the last 10 years with greater research on knee cartilage as well as the process of arthritis.  Knee arthritis remains one of the most common diagnoses we see in our Boulder Physical Therapy and Lafayette Physical Therapy clinics.  We have moved away from the old “wear...

Taking The Stairs Could Extend Your Lifespan

Nearly half of all Americans do not reach the recommended levels of strength training or aerobic exercise each week.  These sedentary habits lead to a higher health risk for many chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.  Previous research has shown time is one of the major barriers to completing an exercise program...

In our Boulder Physical Therapy and Lafayette Physical Therapy clinics we are often working with patients to restore and/or improve their muscle strength.  Strength is a measurement of force production from a muscle based primarily on the ability to coordinate the nervous system and a given muscle, as well as, a muscle’s size.  Strength can...

Are you an avid cyclist experiencing discomfort along the outside of your thigh, especially during the bottom phase of your cycling motion? You might be dealing with IT band pain, a common issue among recreational cyclists. The iliotibial (IT) band is a thick band of fascia that runs along the outside of the thigh, connecting...

In our Boulder Physical Therapy and Lafayette Physical Therapy offices all of our patients are seeking care at Mend to get back to the activities they enjoy.  All of us would like to get more high quality life out the years we have left.  The research in this area can be summed up easily.  Consistently...

It is well known that cycling is considered to be a highly beneficial sport for enhancing cardiovascular fitness, yet studies show little or no corresponding improvement in bone mass. Previous articles have shown that athletes who participate in non-weight bearing sports such as cycling or swimming (and do not also perform concurrent weight bearing exercise)...