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New Occupational Therapy services in clinic

  We are happy to announce that we now have Occupational Therapy services available in our clinic. Here is some information on a Occupational Therapist’s role: The focus of occupational therapy is to help individuals achieve health, well-being, and participation in life through engagement in occupations (i.e., activities) (American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA], 2014) With […]

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Biking Safety Tips

Biking Safety – Five safety tips Warmer weather often means getting outdoors and here are some important safety reminders as you get on the trail or road with your bike: Is your equipment safe? – get a tune-up before heading out. Check to see if your chain,  brakes, tires, and other vital equipment are in […]

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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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Jan

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How do you know if you have a concussion?

Concussions have received a lot of attention lately. First off, during the current football season, we have heard about our favorite teams and which players are not playing due to concussions. In addition, a movie was released that even discussed this condition further. While we tend to hear about concussions mainly in the sports population, […]

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Do you suffer from neck and back pain? It could be how you’re sitting at your desk.

We definitely spend a lot of time in front of a computer whether it is for work, paying bills, checking emails or being on social media. During this time, many of us do not sit in an optimal position and this can lead to neck, back and/or shoulder pain. Pain can begin due to poor […]

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Nov

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Plantar Fascia causes and treatment

This past Sunday was a tough loss for the Denver Broncos. With only 3 yards needed to surpass a NFL record, the Broncos were able to celebrate early in the game as Peyton Manning broke the record for most career passing yards. Unfortunately, the remainder of the game did not go as well for Manning […]

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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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Why am I Dizzy?

In the physical therapy clinic we work with many individuals that report feeling dizzy. There can be many different causes of this feeling and assessments can be performed to confirm a diagnosis. One of the first steps is to ask what dizziness means to a person. For some people, dizziness may be a sense of […]

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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 […]