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Individuals that are highly active in any activity will likely require outside management of injuries to be able to sustain their activity level. This is true for many dedicated athletes as repetitive movements of the body often lead to overuse injuries or even a serious injury that can become a chronic issue. Such injuries prevent individuals from participating in activities they enjoy and want to get back to. Luckily, there are many options out there to help manage pain, improv...
Posted on 2018-02-06
Warm up / cool down In athletics, and fitness in general, the importance of the warm-up and cool down are stressed by coaches, trainers and physical therapists alike. The specifics of both the warm-up and cool down are where things get a little subjective - according to several recent studies a little pre-match jog and some post-match ice isn’t always going to cut it!   A study looking at amateur soccer player’s warm-ups was broken into two categor...
Posted on 2018-01-23
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
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