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What Are The Most Effective Treatments For Headache?

Headaches are one of the most common reasons patients seek care by a Physical Therapist.  In our Boulder Physical Therapy and Lafayette Physical Therapy practices we have found optimal outcomes and fewer visits for treating many headaches types including cervicogenic headaches.  These headaches are driven from the neck (cervical spine) and cause pain referral 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...

Consistent Exercise Reduces Harmful Effects Of Reduced Sleep

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...

Why Every Cyclist Should Strength Train

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)...

Women Who Participate In Strength Training Have Lower Risk Of Death

The vast majority of our Boulder Physical Therapy and Lafayette Physical Therapy patients participate in some form of exercise.  Based on the research, we expect these patients to have a longer life in years and, most importantly, a better quality of life.  Exercise can take many modes, but aerobic exercise and strength training remain the...