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The Benefits of Physical Therapy Before Knee and Hip Replacement

Physical therapy is commonly prescribed following both total hip replacement and total knee replacement surgery. Common problems following these types of surgery include: Post surgical pain Post surgical swelling Gait impairment requiring the use of an assistive device such as a walker, crutches or a cane The need for scar management to promote proper healing [...]

By |October 17th, 2014|Arvada Physical Therapy Clinic|0 Comments

The Key To Relieving Chronic Low Back Pain

In a new article posted by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Dr. Tadhg O'Gara, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon states that "The key to avoiding lower back pain is keeping pressure off your lower lumbar discs (and) that means keeping an arch to your lower back."(1) In other words - the position of your spine can have a profound [...]

By |October 9th, 2014|Arvada Physical Therapy Clinic|0 Comments

Exercise Helps Decrease Pain and Increase Function For People With Hip Arthritis

"Gray343". Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gray343.png#mediaviewer/File:Gray343.png I'm always excited when research confirms something that I've seen first-hand in my physical therapy clinic. In this case - new research shows that an exercise program can help patients with hip osteoarthritis. The program (called the Tübingen exercise approach) resulted in a [...]

By |September 28th, 2014|Arvada Physical Therapy Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Best Way For Overweight Adolescents to Lose Fat

New research shows that the best way for obese young adults to lose weight (and body fat) is to regularly participate in an exercise program that combines anaerobic (aka resistance training) with aerobic (aka cardio) exercise. The results also show that the exercise groups did better than the diet alone group. In my experience the [...]

By |September 24th, 2014|Arvada Physical Therapy Clinic, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Running Help You Live Longer?

I'm not a fan of running. But I AM a fan of living longer and improving my quality of life. So when I came across this research paper my interest was definitely piqued! You can have a look at the summary of the research by CLICKING HERE. The take away is that "Running, even 5 [...]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Arvada Physical Therapy Clinic|0 Comments

What To Do If You Are In A Car Accident In Arvada

By W. Robert Howell from Charlotte, NC, United States (still here.) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons The City and Community of Arvada website has a great resource for Arvada residents that have been in a car accident. And with the weather already starting to change - including heavy rain and hail - and what [...]