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We have a lot of patients who are tennis players or are interested in getting into the sport! Tennis is a great sport to play both casually and competitively at all ages. Whether you’re just getting into it for the first time or you’re an expert, here are three basics to focus on when you hit the court! Footwork! Small adjustment steps are necessary to get in good position to hit the ball. A couple exercises to do to help you stay light on your feet: ...
Posted on 2017-11-09
As the temperature drops around Denver we all start to think about snow in the mountains, which means ski season. Have you bought your ski pass? Better yet, are you going to be in shape and ready to go come opening day? If you want to stay healthy and enjoy the entire ski season you need to get your body ready. This may mean improving your overall fitness or addressing some of those nagging aches and pains that arose from the summer festivities. In either case Atlas Physic...
Posted on 2017-09-27
Adverse effects of prolonged Anti-inflammatory use Most of us at some point in our lives have taken anti-inflammatories (i.e. ibuprofen, alleve, motrin) to help with minor aches or pains. Due to the fact that these medications are available over the counter, the risks of taking these medications for prolonged periods can be over looked. A recent meta analysis in the British Medical Journal looked at over 400,000 patients that had used anti-inflammatories on a prolonged basis (up to one month)....
Posted on 2017-08-15
Recently the American Physical Therapy Association released an article to use Physical Therapy for low back pain as opposed to opiate prescriptions. Canadian doctors are being given treatment guidelines to use non drug treatments for low back pain. They are advocating for the use of physical therapy to improve low back pain, decreasing addiction and helping with tapering down of opioid use.   Here at Atlas at least 40-50% of our patients have some type of pain related to the low back. Trea...
Posted on 2017-05-24
Do you have low back pain that limits your ability to live your life like you want to? At least 70-80% of the population will have an episode of low back pain in their lifetime and a Physical Therapist is an excellent practitioner to treat your low back. Did you know that many of those same people with low back pain also have pelvic pain? Individuals with low back pain have a significant decrease in pelvic floor function. Physical Therapists trained in treating pelvic health conditions are gr...
Posted on 2017-05-08
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