News

03 Oct

Winter Preparation

As the weather has begun to change over the last week, our team held an annual Winter Preparation Lesson. We reviewed importance car maintenance, how to change a tire, what to do if your battery is dead, and what you should always keep in your vehicle in case of emergency. Ask yourself if you are

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22 Sep

National Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Today is the first day of fall! What you may not know is that today is also National Fall Awareness Day. In our society, the number of aging adults is ever growing. Did you know that every 11 seconds and older adult is seen in the ER for a fall-related injury? That means that 1

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15 Sep

Student Athletes Who Specialize at Greater Risk for Injury

There has been a trend in adolescent sports for kids to specialize in one sport early in life. Focusing on one sport can give kids the experience needed to play on high level club teams, attract college recruiters, and possibly receive a sports scholarship. However, there is a downside to early specialization. There have been

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07 Sep

GERMS

Kids = Germs? Children fill our homes with love, laughter —- and respiratory infections! Did you know that the larger your family, the more time your family will spend with cold symptoms this year. Single people typically develop 2-3 colds per year. Meanwhile in households with six kids, each member of the family can expect

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31 Aug

Knee Osteoarthritis

Chances are that you have or you know someone who has knee pain. Osteoarthritis is on the rise in the US, and many health care practitioners are asking the question, “WHY?”. One common thought is that more people are living longer and therefore have more “wear and tear.” Another hypothesis is the rise in obesity

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28 Aug

Dry Needling

Brookside has exciting news! We now have a Dry Needling Certified Physical Therapist on staff. Tiffany Wolf has brought this exciting technique to our clinic. So what is Dry Needling? This technique uses a thin flilform needle to penetrate skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues for the management of pain

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15 Aug

Broncos Player to Doctor of Physical Therapy!

Broncos fans, have you heard the news about David Bruton? The former Broncos safety and special teams player has decided to retire and become a Physical Therapist! Learn more about his journey and decision making into making the transition from football star to Doctor of Physical Therapy by following the link below. http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/07/24/david-bruton-retires/

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11 Aug

The Brain is a Powerful Thing!

Last week, we talked about how to boost your level of physical activity to help reduce your risk for developing common diseases. However, did you know that even your PERCEPTION of your activity level could be negatively harming your health. Your mind is a powerful thing! This idea was discussed in the recent article “Perceived

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03 Aug

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Its August! You all know what that means….. THE NFL IS BACK. We all love football, but have your heard about CTE or chronic traumatic encephalopathy? Here is a new and concerning study performed on CTE in football players that outlines the concerning prevalence of this disease in our favorite athletes.

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20 Jul

Activity Recommendations

Did you know that 1 in 10 deaths in the United States is related to physical inactivity? In recent years, there has been a huge push to increase our activity levels. Unfortunately 79% of adults are still not meeting these recommendations. Below are the American Heart Association Activity Recommendations, which will help maintain your health

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13 Jul

Are You Taking Your Medications Correctly?

Do you take any medications for your health or pain management? How many pills are you taking per day? Are you using them correctly? Are you taking them at the right time? Do you know what your medications are treating, or do you take them simply because you were told too? A recent article published

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29 Jun

Snap, Crackle, and Pop

One of the most common questions we hear at the clinic is, “My x, y, z joints crack and pop all the time, should I be worried?” The simple answer is no! As long as it is not painful or creating instability the snap, crackle and pop sounds your joints make is normal. If you

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15 Jun

When Driving Hurts

We are in the midst of vacation season! Whether you are sitting on a plane or driving across the country, you know that sitting can hurt. Below is a link to “When Driving Becomes a Pain in the Butt- 4 Tips For Comfortable Car Rides.” http://www.michaelcurtispt.com/driving-buttock-pain/

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08 Jun

Hydration

Now that it is summer, we are spending more time outside. When you are outside either working or playing, your body can quickly become dehydrated from the combination of increased activity and heat. Do you know how dehydration can affect your body? How can you tell if you are drinking enough water? Below are two

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25 May

Gardening Ergonomics

It’s that time of year where we exchange snow shovels and winter boots for gardening tools and watering cans. As we are working in the yard, we need to remember to use proper body mechanics and follow general safety to avoid muscle aches and potential serious injuries. The number one injury associated with gardening is

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05 May

Why Should I Squat When Lifting?

Happy Friday everyone! Have you ever wondered why body mechanics are so important when lifting? Here is a wonderful visualization of how carrying or lifting an object close to your body is better on your back than lifting or carrying an object away from your body. Have a great weekend; and keep this tip in

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28 Apr

Can Shoes Impact My Pain?

As the weather gets nicer there is one thing you can always count on; people start wearing flipflops and sandals! But what you may not have counted on, is that wearing poorly fitting shoes could very likely be contributing to your ankle, knee, and low back pain. Wearing shoes that properly support your body is

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18 Apr

Falls and the Incidence of Concussion

Concussions and mild brain injuries have been in the news a lot recently. Much of this discussion has focused on prevalence among athletes. However, research has stumbled upon an alarming new discovery. The aging population over 65 years old is experiencing a large rise in the number of concussions and other brain injuries. After digging

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31 Mar

Posture

Happy Friday everyone! Many of us are nearing the end of our work week right about now. Are any of you feeling like your muscles are sore and aching? Maybe your joints feel stiff or painful? Did you know that your posture at work or in the car on your commute may be contributing to

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16 Mar

X-Rays and MRI’s for Low Back Pain

The low back is one of the most common areas associated with pain. In fact up to 2/3’s of the population will experience low back pain at some point within their life. Traditionally when we are experiencing pain, we go to our doctor and ask for an MRI or x-ray. These are helpful imaging techniques

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20 Jan

Sleeping Positions

  We all know that getting a good nights sleep is important. But did you know that the position you are sleeping in could be leading to the development of certain aches and pains? Conversely the pain you are experiencing from an injury could be making it hard to fall and stay asleep. Follow the

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05 Jan

Let Us Help You With Your New Years Resolution

Is getting in shape and losing weight part your New Years Resolution? The MetabolicRx Therapy Program is available at Brookside Physical Therapy to help you begin the first few steps. We begin with nutritional education and then design an exercise program fit to your needs. We also will take into account any medical conditions you are dealing

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21 Dec

Travelling Over The Holiday?

If you are travelling to see loved ones over the holidays, we have some helpful tips to make those long car or plane rides a little more enjoyable! These simple stretches can be done sitting down and can make a huge difference to prevent a stiff or sore body. Comment below if you have questions.

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15 Dec

Activity Recommendations

The American heart association recommends atleast 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity 5 days a week or 25 minutes of vigorous activity at least 3 days per week, but how you get that exercise is up to you! Check out the link bellow for tips on how to be more active! http://www.heart.org/…/No-time-for-exercise-Try-our-Top-10-…

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08 Dec

Car Ergonomics to Prevent Pain and Injury

Have you ever noticed that the time spent in your car increases as more and more snow falls? All this extra sitting places stress on your shoulders, neck, low back, and knees. To avoid the aches and pains of prolonged sitting while stuck in traffic, use these ergonomic guidelines below from recovre.com.au. Reference Link: https://www.recovre.com.au/…/Vehicle-Ergonomics-Fact-Sheet.…

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02 Dec

CDC Obesity Prevalence Maps

As many of you may have heard, America is going through an “Obesity Epidemic.” Every year the Center for Disease Control creates a series of maps that outline the prevalence of obesity in the United States. If you compare maps from multiple years, you can easily visualize the trend towards increased body weight. eneral, we

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22 Nov

Healthy Eating Over the Holidays

The Holiday season is finally here. It is that magical time of year when we are reminded of all the little things to be grateful for like family, friends, happy memories, and of course good food! I think we all can agree that overeating is a challenge we face this time of year. But what

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17 Nov

Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Snow

As were all are preparing for the first winter snow today, here are some helpful tips to avoid slips and falls. 1) Look before you step for visible and black ice 2) Wear the right shoes with good traction and small/no heel 3) Use handrails 4) Watch for wet floors as you are entering buildings

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01 Nov

November Is American Diabetes Month

November Is American Diabetes Month! Did you know that 1 in 11 Americans today has diabetes? Despite its prevalence, diabetes is an invisible disease. It affects men and women, people young and old, and people of all races, shapes and sizes. That’s why there is a critical need to foster awareness and education while breaking

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18 Oct

Tips for Raking Leaves this Fall

Helpful Tips to Decrease Aches and Pains When Raking: – Switch which hand is on top of the rake – Raking leaves when they are dry, they will be less heavy! – Divide your yard into sections – wear appropriate shoes and clothing – Rake and lift using appropriate body mechanics Taken from: https://dresherpt.com/…/PROPER%20LEAF-RAKING%20TECHNIQUE.pdf and

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14 Jun

Pelvic Pain

In the past 10 years pelvic pain has become more recognized as a diagnosis and it is now one of the most commonly diagnosed problems of women.  Pain anywhere in the pelvic and abdominal area is usually labeled pelvic pain.  Any pelvic pain needs to be evaluated immediately by your family practice doctor, OB/GYN or

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01 Feb

Dining Out With a Vestibular Disorder

When you are working around a vestibular disorder, even the simplest activities can become difficult and enjoying social engagements, such as a dinner out with friends and family can become a terrifying undertaking. Here are a few general tips to help make a night out more enjoyable. Selecting a restaurant: – Pick a restaurant with small, separate

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31 Dec

To Good Bones and to Good Health

Osteoporosis is one of the most common bone diseases that is more prevalent in women, but affects both genders. Osteoporosis is not a discriminating disease, though risk factors are there. Some of these include being Caucasian, Asian, or Latino, a woman after menopause, having a sedentary life-styles, heavy intake of alcohol, small framed and/or low

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30 Nov

Snow Shoveling 101

Did you know, Colorado gets an average of 53 inches of snow a year?  That may not seem like a lot, but it IS  if you have to shovel snow off your driveway and/or sidewalks! It is common for people to begin getting aches and pain in their shoulders and backs after a morning of

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25 Nov

Ski/Snowboard Conditioning

If you’re thinking about getting up to the mountains to ski or snowboard soon that also means it’s time to get into shape for it. With the snow that is coming this week, there should be a nice powdery blanket on the slopes, making it a great time to hit the slopes. Strengthening is important to reduce

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16 Nov

Knee Pain is No Joke!

          If you have pain in your knee, is it important to get medical care for yourself so that your knee pain does not lead to a serious medical condition.  The legs are considered a “chain” in the body, one link out of place affects the surrounding links. Hence, the knee

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30 Oct

Begin treating Your Urinary Incontinence now

Do you leak urine when you cough or sneeze? Do you ever get an uncomfortable urge to urinate? Are you making travel decisions based on the availability of a bathroom? You are not alone! You are not alone!  Millions of people have urinary incontinence!  Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leaking of urine before

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05 Oct

Don’t Wait to Be Your Healthy Self!

Why wait till the New Year to change bad habits? The MetabolicRx Therapy Program is available at Brookside Physical Therapy to help you take that step, beginning with nutrition training and then starting an exercise program fit to your needs. We also take into account any medical conditions and are able to provide modifications to

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26 Sep

Associative Awareness Technique: Possible Relief for Chronic Conditions

Do you suffer from a chronic medical condition, such as Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Failed Surgery Syndrome, Post-Traumatic Stress, Depression and/or Anxiety and have tried a variety of treatment paths without success? Do you notice your pain, muscle tension or symptoms increase when you are experiencing stress? There is a new and innovative

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