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Spring activities and injuries The weather is getting warmer around the Denver area and that means it is time to get outside and do fun things! This could be working in the garden, biking riding, hiking, or just getting back into a exercise routine. Spring is one of the busier times at Atlas Physical Therapy because individuals are getting more active. But at the same time increasing activity needs to be ramped up appropriately because this is how you can put yourse...
Posted on 2018-05-14
Hip Pain Do you have pain on the outside of your hip that has been nagging you? Does the pain get worse when you get out of a chair or lie on your side? If so you could be experiencing Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS), previously known as hip bursitis.   This condition is most common in middle aged women but is also seen in the work out population from time to time. Typical symptoms include pain on the outside of the hip which is tender to the touch and gets worse with a...
Posted on 2018-04-25
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
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