CWW introduced to the AlterG

Back to Motion had the pleasure of hosting the ladies of CWW to introduce the AlterG. They are all dedicated athletes working towards a variety of fitness goals. It was so fun getting to know all of them and to hear about their triumphs as well as their struggles....

Ouch! Now I have a Bigger Pain in My Neck!

Over the last week I have been dismayed to see two well regarded television shows give well meaning, albeit misguided, information regarding the treatment of neck pain. The first was in regard to a young teenaged girl with general neck pain on a well known “The...

Your Physical Therapy Treatment

Your physical therapy treatment should be done by someone who can "see the forest through the trees" Is anyone familiar with the expression "can't see the forest through the trees?"  That concept keeps cropping as I discuss various aspects of physical therapy...

Spring – A New Beginning?

The weather has given us a taste of springtime lately – evidenced by the significant increase of walkers, runners, and cyclists I meet on the road. I am returning to running after a 6 month hiatus and noticing some familiar aches and pains that are talking to me again...

Shoes or No Shoes

Shoes or no shoes? That is the question I have the great joy of treating many runners. Their abilities go from beginning to very accomplished runners. The most frequent question I get is; what do you think about barefoot running? Well I have a lot of thoughts about...

Starting My Bike-to-Work Routine

One of the aspects that excited me about joining the Back to Motion team was that I could ride my bicycle to work in the summer. In April, when the morning lows finally rose above 40 degrees, I gleefully pulled out my bicycle and made a trial round trip to check out...

Our first Blog

This is our first attempt at blogging. Although we are a bit daunted by this task we are excited about exploring this venue to provide our patients with useful insights and thoughts about physical therapy and related topics. All of our staff members will...

Problems With Rocker Bottom Shoes?

The popularity of the “rocker” bottom shoe is on the rise. Currently we are getting more and more questions about whether these shoes are right for our patients. MTB, Sketchers, and Reebok are the most visible companies that are marketing rocker bottom shoes. Because...

Platelet Rich Plasma

Recently, a client was thinking about PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy for her shoulder and asked us at Back to Motion what we thought. It was then that we realized that we were not sure what to think. Anecdotally, we each have heard stories of success and of...

What students have to say

Hello, my name is Brendan Alex. I am a student of physical therapist at Regis University. Currently I am participating in an 8 week clinical rotation at Back to Motion PT. This is my second clinical rotation and I can honestly say that I am really appreciating my time...

Rib Fractures or Rib Dislocations

Any of you who have experienced rib fractures or rib dislocations – you know they can be very painful! Think there isn’t anything you can do for this pain, think again.  I have frequently used taping techniques to relieve pain and improve comfort in patients after...

Get to Know Patty Pennell

Hello! For those who don’t know me, I am Patty Pennell, owner of Back to Motion Physical Therapy. I wear many different hats in my work. Some of them I like and some them, well……. Like many physical therapists I had very little business training, so the hats I don’t...

“Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine”

There is a song by the White Stripes called “Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine”. This song talks about the placebo effect of medicine. Well to be truthful with you – prior to working with the clinicians at Back to Motion that is how I thought of physical therapy; I...

Hip Pain

My hip has bothered me for a number of years but the last two years it had really started to impact me and my life. I stopped running to see if that would decrease the pain. It did for a while and then I started to have pain after walking for long distances. In the...

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