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climbing Climbing Finger Pain, rock climbing
The fingers undergo a tremendous amount of force while rock climbing, particularly when crimping. But which fingers take the most
climbing plyometrics, rock climbing, Rock Climbing Shoulder Pain
Plyometrics are a type of exercise that involve explosive, high-intensity movements and are often used in sports training and rehabilitation
Pelvic Health pelvic floor, pelvic health
Vaginal yeast infections, also called candidiasis, are an uncomfortable and common issue most women will deal with at some point
CrossFit CrossFit, shoulder pain, shoulder strength
This guest blog was written by our good friends at CrossFit Sanitas. When we think about what it takes to
low back pain dry needling, low back pain
Dry needling treatments performed by Physical Therapists have gained in popularity among both clinicians and patients with low back pain.  The
CrossFit CrossFit, shoulder pain, shoulder strength, strength training
The rotator cuff is an essential group of muscles that stabilize the shoulder during overhead movements such as the strict
injection injections, PRP, tendinopathy
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections have increased dramatically in recent years for the treatment of orthopedic conditions. PRP injections aim
Exercise aerobic exercise, cardiovascular disease, disease risk, exercise, vigorous exercise
Vigorous exercise has significant health benefits above and beyond the benefits seen with moderate level exercise. The U.S. surgeon general
Pelvic Health kegels, overactive bladder, pelvic health
One common symptom treated in pelvic floor physical therapy in our Boulder and Lafayette clinics is urinary urgency and frequency.
Running Injury ankle mobility, injury prevention, running injuries, running injury
A number of studies have shown a relationship between ankle mobility and lower quarter injuries. In our Boulder and Lafayette
Pelvic Health exercise during pregnancy, pelvic health, pregnancy, strength training
In the world of pregnancy and postpartum exercise, lack of available evidence has led to a fear-based model of avoiding
Knee Injuries knee injuries, knee pain, meniscal tear, surgery
Knee meniscal tears are a common source of knee pain for patients in our Boulder Physical Therapy and Lafayette Physical
CrossFit CrossFit, low back pain, strength training
Seeing GHD sit-ups on the whiteboard at the start of your CrossFit workout can be a make-or-break moment. It's a
sports injuries ankle mobility, knee pain, mobility, patellar tendinopathy
The knee is subjected to the biomechanics of the adjacent hip and ankle due to its’ location between two long
sports injuries ACL injury, ACL surgery, ACL tear, return to sport
ACL injuries are one of the most common sports injuries with estimates ranging from 100-200K tears per year. Female athletes
climbing hip impingement, rock climbing, Rock Climbing Hip Pain
Femoroacetabular impingement (aka: FAI, hip impingement) is a common condition experienced by many rock climbers. It is characterized by pain
climbing meniscal tear, rock climbing, Rock Climbing Knee Pain
The movements inherent to rock climbing can put significant stress on the meniscus. High-stepping, heel hooking, drop-knees, and planting/twisting can
Pelvic Health bowel health, male pelvic health, pelvic health, women's health
Bowel movements are a part of our normal routine, but painful bowel movements don’t have to be. A common cause
low back pain low back pain, weight training
The majority of people with low back pain will demonstrate altered coordination and communication between the nervous system and muscles.  This
Exercise depression, emotional health, exercise, mental health
Depression is one of the most common causes of disability in the world. Authors estimate 1 in 5 individuals will
Running Injuries balance, running injury, shin splints, strength training
What are shin splits and who gets them? Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), aka shin splints, is a common injury
Knee Injuries exercise, knee arthritis, knee pain, total knee replacement
Manual therapy and exercise remain the key conservative treatment interventions for patients with knee arthritis. In our Boulder Physical Therapy
Pelvic Health abdominal pain, constipation, male pelvic health, pelvic health
As pelvic physical therapists in Boulder County, functional constipation has been something treated in our clinics via various techniques. A
general physical therapy exercise, knee arthritis, knee pain, knee surgery, total knee replacement
Total knee replacements are the final treatment for end stage, severe cases of knee arthritis. They remain one of the