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Gait Analysis For Injury Free Running

Wow what a buzz this article has created. http://online.wsj.com/articles/gait-analysis-the-serious-runners-salvation-1411428069. It describes how important gait analysis is to staying injury free. I have been doing this for years with running Coach Maureen Roben. Our...

Your Arms Matter When Running

Wow its true your arms do matter when running. Maureen Roben, a running coach here in Denver, and I have been telling runners for years “your arms make a big difference” when you run. Now there is some scientific evidence to support our views. Right here in our own...

Does the curve in your neck cause pain?

At Back to Motion many of our patients who have neck pain have been told by other medical professionals that their neck has lost its curve.  What does that mean losing the curve in your neck? Do the curves in your neck have something to do with the pain in your neck?...

7 Minute Work Out

How To Get Going - by the Number... 7 Back to Motion is always looking for ways to help you keep fit. With so many exercise options it might get confusing, we wanted to show you solid fitness routines. There are many viable ways to increase strength and fitness but...

ACL Reconstruction on the Alter G

Back to Motion is one of the few outpatient clinics in the Denver Metro area to have an Alter G. The applications for the Alter G are many. Currently at Back to Motion we use the Alter G for the neuro patient population as well as the orthopedic population. Alter G...

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...