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Concussions are a common injury with an estimated incidence of 600 cases each year for each 100,000 people.  Previous researchers have found movement impairments in athletes following concussion which may contribute to the increased injury risk seen in concussed athletes vs. their healthy peers.  Researchers have found athletes who sustain a concussion are at a...

Anyone who has participated in hiking in Colorado knows that it is difficult to trek anywhere without significant elevation change.  In our Boulder Physical Therapy and Lafayette Physical Therapy clinics we work with all levels of hikers to both rehabilitate current injuries and keep them on the trails by reducing their risk for future injury. ...

Authors estimate up to 15% of Americans suffer from dizziness.  There are multiple causes of dizziness and symptoms should be evaluated be a medical professional.  If left untreated dizziness can lead to falls, especially in older adults, with severe consequences.  In our Boulder Physical Therapy and Lafayette Physical Therapy clinics we commonly evaluate the symptoms...

What are shin splits and who gets them? Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), aka shin splints, is a common injury in impact sports and has a high prevalence in runners making up “10-20% of all running injuries and 60% of all lower-limb overuse injuries” (1). This diagnosis is commonly treated in our Boulder Physical Therapy...

Our neck plays an important role in our ability to balance and maintain equilibrium within our environment. This region of the spine has a high density of sensors called proprioceptors which provide immediate feedback to our spinal cord and brain regarding our body position in space. In some patients with neck pain this system can...

Rates of concussion have increased in recent years likely secondary to both an increase in sports participation and better recognition and diagnosis of symptoms. We have seen an increase in patients presenting with concussion symptoms in our Boulder Physical Therapy practice Athletes who sustain a concussion can report a variety of symptoms including headache, neck...

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the lower quarter affecting with an estimated 2 million cases occurring each year in the U.S. Manual therapy and exercise remain the gold standard of care for these injuries due to their ability to accelerate a patient’s recovery from the injury compared to usual care...

A concussion is a specific type of mild traumatic brain injury caused by a force to the head or body resulting in symptoms originating from brain and does not have to involve a loss of consciousness. Concussions occur via one of two mechanisms, the first is a direct contact to the head, such as a...

I woke up with dizziness It feels like the room is spinning when I turn my head I think I am too dizzy to get out of bed These are all common complaints from patients suffering from vertigo. The most common form of peripheral vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The most common description...

The CDC reports one in four adults over the age of 65 have sustained a fall in the previous year. The rate of falls is expected to increase as our older American population continues to age. Consequences of falling include fracture, head injury, and a higher risk of mortality after the fall. Authors report a...