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 […]

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

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 statistically significant decrease in pain and an improvement in physical function as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 looks to be a possibly heavy snow season this may be something you should bookmark… Just in […]

My 2 Secret Kinesiotape Tips To Decrease Knee Pain

Kinesiotape has been around for more than 25 years. I’ve been a licenced and practicing physical therapist for over 17 years… And up until 6 years ago I had never even heard of it! I was speaking at a national conference in Dallas. Before my session started I was walking in the hall outside of […]