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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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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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Winter safety tips for the elderly

Denver received it’s first icy blast recently, highlighting the importance of a few safety tips to avoid falls and while outdoors. Here are some general tips to decrease your risk of falling, and increase your safety while navigating in the home and community. Wear non-skid shoes while ambulating outdoors. Many orthopedic shoes have decreased tread […]

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Falls in the Senior Population

As a person ages, there can be changes in their balance and walking. One large concern that accompanies these changes is an increase risk for falling. A fall can cause injuries, a hospitalization and possible surgery depending on the extent of a person’s injuries. In addition to possible acute injuries and subsequent recovery; a fall […]

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Deep Brain Stimulation and Physical Therapy

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure performed as an intervention for a variety of neurological and movement disorders. DBS can be performed to address symptoms of conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, dystonia, and tremor. While the procedure is performed by a neurosurgeon, a physical therapist can be an important part of your team […]

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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 […]

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Parkinson’s and Postural Control

One of the most common symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is decreased postural control. This typically presents as a stooped posture with flexion at the hips, a forward head, and rounded shoulders. It can contribute to losses of balance when challenged to reach overhead or pick up items from the floor. A forward flexed […]