Can Surgery INCREASE Your Risk Of Getting Arthritis?

Here’s What You Should Know… The meniscus is a cartilage cushion between your femur (big leg bone) and tibia (smaller leg bone) The meniscus can get damaged or torn in traumatic and sports related injuries or it can get “worn down” resulting in a tear from chronic degeneration Surgery is a typical course of action […]

Do You Have A Wristband Activity Tracker?

Lately I’ve noticed that more and more of my physical therapy patients are wearing activity tracker wristbands. Devices like Jawbone and FitBit. You may have seen them too… Or maybe you OWN one. Today I came across a journal article that examines the automated feedback provided by these devices and the behavior change techniques associated with […]

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 […]

Sex and Back Pain

This post is gonna be a quickie (yes – the pun is totally intended). A recent research paper (1) was published examining which sexual positions are best (in other words most pain free) for people suffering from back pain. I can tell you that this topic is not one that many of my physical therapy […]

New Medical Facility To Be Built In Arvada

Did You Know… The Arvada City Council approved the preliminary plan for a new primary care facility in Arvada. The proposed site is on 64th Avenue and Quaker. The emphasis will be on sports medicine – a natural partner with physical therapy. In my opinion this will be a great addition to the list of […]