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Technology Tuesday!!! If it doesn’t twitch stim it!! This patient had their bilateral L2-L5 multifidi needled and stimmed today for treatment of chronic low back pain. We use the E-Stim II unit at Physio Pro for intramuscular electrical stimulation. It is a dual channel, portable, continuous frequency unit that features Milli-amp (normal current) and Micro-amp (micro current) settings.

With dry needling, a twitch response is desirable but not necessary for an effective treatment session. A dry needle induced local twitch response (LTR) provides greater pain relief than a needle penetration without the local twitch response. However, it may also be the source of post-treatment soreness. The twitch elicited from electrical intramuscular stimulation causes the same electrophysiological response as what occurs with a LTR. It presents a way of obtaining this desired treatment effect without the post-treatment soreness.

Needling itself is a great tool for symptom management but it must be followed with a sound corrective exercise session or reductive/manual treatment for maximum effectiveness or else the results will be transient. #dryneedling #dryneedlingtherapy #physiotherapy #physioprofamily #lowerbackpain #backrehab

End stage knee rehab with focus on resisted deceleration with change of direction today. The ability to slow the body down or stop altogether, in order to make another movement or change direction are essential in all field sports. Training this way also builds resiliency to injuries such as ACL and extensor mechanism pathologies. It is paramount to include drills like this in programs in the later stages of rehab. This knee is ready for the rigors of gameplay! Good luck @ian_van_duursen You have put in that work! Go have fun. #kneerehab #physiotherapy #decelerationtraining #eccentrictraining #soccerrehab #soccer #soccertraining ...

Arch Position: Has anyone ever told you you have flat feet? There are several factors that contribute to “flat feet” and not all of them are structural issues. 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 🔹
This patient has had several ankle sprains that weren’t really rehabbed appropriately and as a result, the muscles around their foot and ankle have become weaker. Not being able to stabilize their foot/ankle, or control their arch can lead to a number of painful conditions like plantar fasciitis, knee pain, or in their case shin splints. 🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻 🔻🔻🔻 🔻🔻 As you can see in the last picture, even in standing, the starting position of their foot is going to make it pretty challenging to control their foot while walking, hiking or running. 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 Keep an eye out for the next post where we’ll go through some solid foundational exercises for helping maintain your arch and strengthen from the ground up.

The show must go on!! Wintervention is back with our COVID protocol in place. This multifaceted program will not only increases your overall fitness and riding performance, but will also help to identify and treat faulty biomechanics which may increase  your susceptibility to injuries. 
 Whether you are a telemark skier, a snowboarder, or alpine skier, the program will meet the demands of your sport.
  Our group training sessions will accommodate up 8 participants at a time and will be instructed by one of our exercise specialists or physical therapists.

These sessions will be offered 5 days a week starting  October 19th. Group sessions will fill up fast and will be scheduled on a first come first serve basis.


Our socially distanced and routinely sanitized exercise circuit provides participants with a safe and clean environment to address your ski/snowboard dryland needs. New protocol includes...

-temperature checks before each class
-smaller class sizes
-mandatory masks at all times
-hand sanitizing stations
-routine equipment sanitizing

Please call 303-370-2670 or email mailto:info@physio-pro.com to reserve you spot. #drylandskitraining #drylandsnowboarding #skitraining #coloradoskicountry #coloradoskiing #physioprofamily #physiotherapy #strengthandconditioning #snowboarding #snowboardtraining🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️

This is a daily question we get on a regular basis!

Exercise and Pain
Awesome post from @dr.caleb.burgess !

💥 If you're suffering from pain, monitoring the following 3 activity responses can help guide you regarding when to back off or modify an exercise or activity (or the total volume of activities) and when it's likely acceptable to continue or progress:
1️⃣ Pain DURING activity
2️⃣ Symptom response for 24 hours AFTER activity
3️⃣ The TREND in symptoms over time
🤕 Ideally, we'd like to keep pain levels minimal to none (0-3/10), although in some cases moderate amounts are acceptable (4-5/10)
📉 We'd also like to see it settle back down to baseline levels within 24 hours and that the trend over time is an improvement in symptoms and activity tolerance
🚨 If we’re not achieving this, we may need to review activity levels and modify them to create the desired response
🤔 If you're having trouble figuring out how to keep your pain levels in these tolerable ranges, try to modify one or more of the following as it relates to your activity or exercise of choice:
✅ Range of Motion
📌 If deep squats hurt, try decreasing the depth a bit
✅ Exercise
📌 If an exercise hurts, choose a different one that is more tolerable and provides a similar stimulus
✅ Contraction Type
📌 If concentric (shortening) contraction of the muscle hurts, try eccentrics (lengthening). If that still hurts, try isometrics (contraction without movement)
✅ Body Position
📌 Seated shoulder presses hurt? Lean the seat back 5 or 10 degrees and try that instead
✅ Rest Time
📌 Increasing the rest between sets can allow you to perform a bit more volume without being limited by endurance
✅ Frequency
📌 If training 5x/week is too much, try dropping to 3 or 4x/week
✅ Duration
📌 If a 20 minute run bothers your knee, try a 15 minute one. Or perform walk-jog intervals for 20 minutes
✅ Weight/Load
📌 If deadlifting 315 lbs hurts, try decreasing the weight. If running on concrete hurts, run on a track
✅ Speed
📌 Faster speeds usually require a greater capacity from the body. Try slowing down your reps or runs.

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Our Physio Pro family is growing!! Big things coming later this year! We are pleased to announce that we have added Aaron Page PT, DPT, SFMA-C, Cert. FDN to our team. @ajpdpt received his Bachelors degree in Health and Human Sciences from Loyola Marymount University. After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended Creighton University in Omaha, NE where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and began to pursue his passion in helping others in the orthopedic setting. Aaron utilizes the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), joint mobilization, Functional Dry Needling (FDN) and strength training to help achieve his patient's goals.

Over the last few years Aaron has been selected for Burton US Open medical team, treating professional snowboarders for competition in Vail, CO.

Aaron has a particular interest in overhead sports/activities as well; being a former pitcher he can appreciate the challenges that come with baseball, softball, tennis, swimming and other overhead movements. While not at work he enjoys reading, rooting for the Mets, hiking and being with friends. #physioprofamily #physiotherapy #sportsmedicine

Great goal and game for @brentadamsco Happy to see his Redwoods move on to the semifinals! @pll @pllredwoods #lacrosse ...

Look at that speed boi!!!Love this. One and done from here on. Big week for Lacrosse. #Repost @cloganmd with @make_repost
Heading into @PLL Championship Series Elimination round • Tune in @nbcsports #pll @trevorbaptiste9 #lacrosse

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to suffering.” -Master Yoda. Wise words from the Jedi master. Very fitting for 2020. 4 months into a pandemic and our COVID safety protocol is next level. We are very proud of our staff and the steps we have all taken to keep our patients, staff and community safe. #physioprofamily #starwars #yodaquotes quotes #beatcoronavirus👊👊👊 #physiotherapy ...

Awesome New Balance Lacrosse commercial with a familiar voice. Great voiceover. @trevorbaptiste9 get some today!!!!!!We will all be watching!!! Let’s see that speed boi!!!!!!!!!!’@newbalancelax @pll @pllatlas #sportsareback #lacrosse #speedboi ...

Pumped to to watch @trevorbaptiste9 light up Utah soon!! Let’s go!! Great to see @pivotalsportsperformance get up and rolling! #Repost @pivotalsportsperformance with @make_repost
👀 👀 Look at the shirt that @trevorbaptiste9 is rocking for the @PLL promo video on NBC! We might be bias but it might be the most trending shirt out there right now! Come on in to get yours!! Also good luck to all the PLL athletes as they head to Utah for the Championship Series!! We were honored to write all the programs for each athlete as they prepared for the tournament! We know there is going to be a lot of speed!

#pivotalsportsperformance #⁣courage #compete #sportsperformance #speed #agility #strength #parker #colorado #parkercolorado #lacrosse #pll