ATLAS Physical Therapy Blog
Arthritis and Physical Therapy “But I have arthritis, how can physical therapy help me?” This is a common question that we receive in the clinic. PT can actually help, even though we have no ability to change the structure of your cartilage or arthritis itself. There is overwhelming evidence showing that improving strength, flexibility, and balance will decrease limitations in everyday from arthritis1. Not only can physical therapy help decrease pain and improve function but these...
Posted on 2015-02-02
Many of you may have read the Washington Post article on “Text Neck”. What is Text Neck? Text neck refers to neck pain we develop from increased loads/stress on the joints in our neck while constantly looking down at our texts on our phone. This pain gets compounded by constantly being on a computer for work, playing video games, or reading/studying for extended periods of time. The good news is that there are several ways of erasing the effects of text neck. ...
Posted on 2015-01-09
The Rotator Cuff
The rotator cuff and its function In the outpatient physical therapy world we see patients with shoulder pain on a daily basis. Regardless of the actual diagnosis the rotator cuff almost always has an important role in the rehabilitation process. So what is the rotator cuff and why is it so important? The rotator cuff is actually a group of four muscles in the shoulder; supraspinatus, infraspinatus, tere minor and the subscapularis. These muscles attach from your shoulder blade and in...
Posted on 2014-12-11
You want me to get in the pool for my therapy??? We are currently working with area pools and rec centers to set up times to use their pool for physical therapy visits. It has been well documented over the years that aquatic therapy can be beneficial for many patients, covering a wide scope of injuries. We have also seen a rise in the number of medical doctors that are requesting the use of aquatic therapy in addition to the traditional land based treatment. So what are the benefits of u...
Posted on 2014-11-24
Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries
Everyone's favorite time of year in Colorado is just around the corner, ski and snowboard season! With ski resorts starting to open their slopes over the next month it is important to not only have fun but also to be safe!!!Although injuries on the mountain are relatively rare, approximately 3 injuries per 1,000 skiers depending on the source, they do occur. With advances in binding and boot technologies over the last 25 years lower leg injuries (i.e. foot and ankle) have dropped substanti...
Posted on 2014-10-30