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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

Here at Foundation Physical Therapy we take your health and safety very serious. We are staying up to date with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and want to let our patients know what steps we are taking to make sure your health is not risk. We are taking the precaution guidelines recommended by Occupational Health and Safety […]

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Walking with trekking poles & Parkinson’s Disease

         It’s that time of year again. The start of a new year, a time where you make resolutions for the year ahead of you and set goals to improve your health, career, relationships and try something new. In particular, if you are an individual with Parkinson’s Disease, you know the importance of exercise for […]

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and dizziness

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, better known as BPPV, is the most common cause of dizziness over the age of 65, but can occur at any age.  The most common symptom is usually spinning dizziness with positional changes, such as rolling over in bed, sitting up, lying down, bending over, or looking up.  People with BPPV […]

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Quick Tips to improve safety at home

Here are some quick tips from Foundation Physical Therapy in Denver to improve safety and reduce your fall risk at home: – ensure rooms are well lit – remove loose rugs – remove clutter – secure electric cords – install grab bars in bathroom – use shower bench or chair – install handrails at steps […]

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I have Parkinson’s disease, what type of exercise should I do?

Whether our patient’s are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or were diagnosed years ago, they often have been told by their neurologist (hopefully) that exercise is now considered medicine when treating Parkinson’s disease. The intent of this blog is not to explain why, physiologically, exercise is beneficial, but to help you in selecting what type […]

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Nordic Walking and Parkinson’s

In the last few years, research studies discussed health benefits of nordic walking for patients with Parkinson’s disease, including increased walking speed and endurance (Mov Disord. 2008 Nov 15;23(15):2239-43). Many clients express interest in trying nordic walking as a form of exercise, but nordic walking is NOT the same as walking with trekking/hiking poles. Trekking […]

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Muscle rigidity in Parkinson’s disease (PD):

One of the more common motor symptoms in PD that impact movement is muscle rigidity. Muscle rigidity can be thought of as muscle stiffness or resistance to stretch. It often presents on one side of the body first (an arm or leg), but can progress to both the arm and leg on one side of […]

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Freezing episodes in Parkinson’s disease

“Freezing” episodes are a challenge that many patients with Parkinson’s disease struggle with. What is freezing? Freezing can be thought of as an inability of the body to start a movement sequence, such as when getting up from a chair or stepping away from the bathroom counter. These episodes can also occur when in the […]

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What to expect from your first Physical Therapy visit

What does a physical therapy evaluation look like? A physical therapist will work with you to determine what aspects of your daily life could be easier to perform. You may have deficits in your range of motion (a joint’s ability to move freely), activity tolerance, strength, coordination, and balance. It is your physical therapist’s job […]

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Physical Therapy in Colorado

A physical therapist is a licensed professional that specializes in helping restore your mobility. This may be done through reducing pain or progressing your strength or balance. Physical therapists must pass a licensing examination in your state. Most physical therapists have either a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree or a Doctor of Physical […]