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Toning up for Tennis Part 2: Muscle Tone

Thank you for continuing our series, “Toning up for Tennis”. In our first installment, we talked about the health benefits of Tennis and the fact that it provides the ultimate full-body workout. This week we'll be talking about muscle tone conditioning. By toning your...

Toning up for Tennis – Tennis Benefits Part 1

Now that spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner, it is the perfect time to tone up for tennis! According to fitness and health experts, tennis benefits your entire body – from enhancing muscular strength, boosting stamina, optimizing balance to...

Physical Therapy with Positive Side Effects

  by Dr. Michael House PT, DSc, OCS, Board Certified, Fellow of AAOMPT       I recently spoke to a man who said that he did not need PT because he just takes Oxycontin (an opioid) and that solves his problem. But the problem is, it doesn’t solve his problem....

Direct Access to Physical Therapy – A Look at the Benefits

  Over the past several weeks, we’ve taken a look at some of the changes that have taken place in Colorado, with the new “Direct Access” law. Physical therapists have long known that physical therapy offers many benefits, especially when it’s used early to treat pain...

Physical Therapy First Means Not Waiting for a Referral

When you go for Physical therapy first, Not Having to Wait for a Referral Reduces Costs and Pain Previously, people in Colorado who suffered from back pain could be required by their insurance to get a referral from their primary care provider before being able to get...

New Trends in Physical Therapy That Speed Up Healing

In the past, recovery from injuries or surgery involved bed rest and minimal activities. However, our knowledge of how the body heals and recovers has changed. Today medical professionals want you up and doing a round of physical therapy to speed up healing. Instead...

Studies Show PT first is the way to go!

New Colorado Law Allows Pain Sufferers to Opt for Physical Therapy First, without a Referral – Part 2 In our previous post on PT First, we expounded on the fact that the State of Colorado has recently joined the “Direct Access” movement. Essentially, this is a law...

Lower Your Copay with Physical Therapy First

Did you know that you can reduce your Copay expenses significantly by doing Physical Therapy First? If you suffer from lower-back pain or struggle to walk or stand. If you experience severe muscle spasms or stiffness is preventing you from living life to its fullest,...

Soothe the Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis is a very common condition among people in the world today. Arthritis consists of inflammation in at least one joint in the body, sometimes more. Considering the fact that Arthritis develops in the joints of the body, it can cause crippling pain among...

Natural Treatments for Lupus

There are many different natural treatments for lupus. This medical condition occurs when an individual's immune system looks upon itself as a threat. It is considered to be a disease that is autoimmune based. Instead of the immune system focusing on invaders, such as...

Simple Strategies for Coping with a Disability when it is Not Yours

When someone you are close to is diagnosed with a disability, it can be very difficult for you to cope. It is very important to realize that any of us may become disabled. In this article we'll be talking about coping with a disability of a loved one. We do not know...

Common Treatments for Ulnar Nerve Dysfunction

There are many common treatments for ulnar nerve dysfunction. This particular medical issue is known by many names. Many refer to it as "ulnar nerve palsy", while others may refer to it as "neuropathy". When an individual suffers from the effects of this condition, it...

A General Overview of Inflammatory Myopathies

Inflammatory Myopathies are a complex group of medical diseases that pertain to muscle inflammation that is considered to be chronic and is typically accompanied with varying degrees of weakness within the muscles. This is a neurological disorder in which various...

Physical Therapy for Pregnancy Becoming More Popular

During pregnancy, women experience a variety of discomforts. By far, the most common is back pain. Physical Therapy for Pregnancy can help in this area. While the underlying culprit of back pain varies from one female to another, most pregnant women suffer from this...

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

The Benefits of Tai Chi for Arthritis Sufferers and Those at Risk for Falls Utilizing Tai Chi for arthritis is super effective. It's a highly enjoyable and extremely easy exercise that provides numerous benefits to arthritis sufferers and those that are at a high risk...