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Many of us are settling into our new routine of 2021, and working from home is still a part of it. 💡Here are a couple of things to keep in mind while you work (this applies to working in an office too):
Arms: Try to position yourself so that your shoulders are relaxed and your elbows can rest at a 90 degree angle⌨️
Back: Make sure you are using a chair with appropriate lumbar support. If your current office chair isn't sufficient, try placing a rolled towel or small pillow between the small of your back and the back of the chair for additional support🪑
Screen Height: Our eyes naturally look down at a 45 degree angle, so it is best to position the top of your screen in line with your eyes so that you will naturally look at the middle of the screen without straining your neck👩🏽💻
Movement: Make sure you're moving regularly throughout the day. Try moving into a new position every hour to make sure you are offering your body a new stimulus throughout the day🚶🏼♂️
Our Physical Therapists are here to help you evolve. Reach out and let us know how we can support your 2021 health goals.
📌 It's never too late to take care of your body, and Physical Therapy is just one way you can do that. We take the time to get to know you as a person, learn about your goals, and create a plan with you to help you achieve them. Take it from Kristen, who left us this wonderful review (swipe to read). Thank You!
📧 Send us a message to find out how we can help you reach your goals this year.
#physioprofamily #evolve #evolveyourlifestyle #physicaltherapy #physiotherapy #denverfitness...
“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King Jr.
As physical therapists, one of our deepest joys is to help others. Despite this past year and all of the obstacles it came with, we are here to help #evolve our client's lifestyles and redefine the profession of physical therapy. We will continue to advocate for the health and wellness of our communities and patients. We are currently finishing our first rounds of COVID-19 vaccines and will continue to charge forward fearlessly as agents of change in the profession of physical therapy.
“If you can't fly then run, If can't run then walk, If you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
As humans, life teaches us that hard work pays off, nothing comes easy, and if at least you fail, get up and try again. Physical Therapy isn't easy, sometimes it can feel vulnerable, painful, paralyzing, and just scary. No injury is the same, but your mindset can be when going into a difficult situation. We hope you look at those hard situations like Martin Luther King Jr. did and keep moving forward. We will be right here with you because that is what we do for others.
Research has shown that patients tend to unload their effected leg long after knee surgeries like ACL reconstruction or total joint arthroplasty. This can last months and sometimes up to 2 years following surgery.
🖥 Biofeedback tools like the BodiTrak system allows our clinicians to show patients their load distribution with exercises like squats and lunges.
Biofeedback is defined as a process whereby electronic monitoring of a normally automatic bodily function is used to train someone to aquire voluntary control of that function. This is huge for some patients who struggle to achieve symmetrical load distribution.👣
@chrissypriest has made a ton of improvements the last month with the aid of the BodiTrak system as she continues to recover from ACL reconstruction. 👏
This is one of many cutting edge tools we use @evolutionphysiopro.
It's that time of the year, and despite lift lines being a little bit slower, your injury prevention should still be the same!
👉 Focus on progressing in a safe and systematic way when it comes to your training, rehab or recovery. If you do this, you can go out there and feel what it’s like to be confident and mountain STRONG!
➡️ After your warm up, start your workout with these exercises designed to target core, balance and strength and the muscle groups regularly engaged while skiing and snowboarding. If you have questions, comment below or send us a DM.
1. Supine Physio Ball Log Rolls
2. TRX Roll Outs
3. Rotational Med Ball Toss
With the new year, it is as good of a time as any, to take care of your body; Physical Therapy is just one way you can do that.✅
We take the time to get to know you as a person, learn about your goals, and create a plan to help you achieve them.
⚠️Physical Therapy is also sometimes misunderstood in that, you have to be injured first. But you don't. Anyone with a strength imbalance, movement irritation, sports performance goal, previous injury, concussed, pre op/post op, or another concern, is able to come see us!
Start #evolving with us today, and book a session with one of our dedicated Physical Therapists.
Joey is a pitcher on his HS team with an acute UCL strain and he is eager to get back for his Senior Season 🙌⚾️
These videos show him using blood flow restriction (BFR) to work on forearm and shoulder strength in the acute stages which allows him to still increase load/demand to the healing tissue without too much stress that might aggravate strain or delay healing.
BFR uses a specialized cuff system, calibrated to your specific needs, to safely decrease blood flow to your limbs. If you think you would benefit from BFR, or just want to learn more - send us a message! 📧
“One Book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai
For the last 5 years, Physio Pro has had great success with our lending library. While an unconventional addition for a Sports Medicine clinic, it has brought many patients and clinicians together through our love of reading. With most children learning remotely, we are hearing from many teachers that children have limited or no access to reading material or school supplies at home. Physio Pro believes strongly in helping our children grow through reading and the excellent guidance of their teachers and parents. To finish the year on a strong note for our children, we are hosting a book/school supply donation box in our clinic. Until January 1, 2021, we will be collecting books for k-12 students along with any additional supplies for children to learn remotely. If you would like to make a donation without coming in to the clinic, one of our staff members can meet you in the parking lot to collect these much needed supplies.
Physio Pro has several teachers/schools throughout the Denver Metro school districts that we plan to distribute these donations to, however, if you want to donate closer to home, we strongly recommend you reach out to your closest school to inquire about donations accepted this year for students.
We thank you in advance for your help to spread the joy of reading and learning to our local students.
Wrapping up his knee rehab we had @grant.barnhill get into some ski specific dry land training today. The snow conditions are getting better and he will be ready in the next few weeks. #physiotherapy #drylandskitraining #wintervention #coloradoskiing #physioprofamily @proskisimulator @cloganmd...
We are extremely excited to announce Physio Pro is now powered by Evolution Physical Therapy. This expansion is a product of our passions, hard work, drive for sport, and combination of like minded partners who share the same mission.
With that being said, we will continue to advance this mission by emphasizing Injury Prevention, Rehab, Performance, Recovery and Wellness and striving to change the perception of Physical Therapy.
This is a great depiction of some of the structures providing anterior stability at the glenohumeral (ball-and-socket of the shoulder) joint. In a throwing population, there’s typically a gradual “loosening” of the ligaments as more external rotation is acquired. This is an example of an adaptation that can help to make a thrower sensational, but also susceptible. Increased external rotation can enhance throwing velocity, but also lead to injuries to these ligaments, the biceps tendon, the labrum, the rotator cuff, the humerus itself, or the neurovascular structures (not pictured). If you’re going to increase range-of-motion, it better come with appropriate motor control - especially in the fastest motion in #Repost @ericcressey with @make_repost
Posted @withregram • @chicagosportsdoc The ligaments of the shoulder #arthroscopy #surgeon #PT #physicaltherapy #PT #rehab #instability #shoulder #labraltear #sportsmedicine #sportsinjuries...
One reason we emphasize quads returning from surgery is to help with deceleration forces through the knee in an effort to avoid possible compensations that would result in re-injury. When the quad can not control the ground reaction forces that result from a change in direction, that force is redirected up into the hip. This is where we see the potential for injury or re-injury to the knee. In the above picture to the left the fat blue vector represents the athlete’s momentum. The fat red vector represents the resulting GRF. The smaller red line is the length of the external knee flexion moment arm. This results in a really large external knee flexion moment.
When this cannot occur due to poor strength or control through the quad we see the picture to the right. What is most commonly seen is what is called a “hip strategy”. The knee is kept straight and flex hard at the hips. This throws center of mass forward and downward creating a smaller external knee flexion moment reducing the demand on the quads.
The problem with this is that the knee is in left in a very unstable position and prone to (re) injury. With proper training we look to strength the quad to not only produce/generate force with activity, but also to absorb and redirect forces.
The above information and picture were referenced from Erik Meira PT, DPT. For more information please check out his article “Why a Quad Index Matters” on his site http://thesciencept.com #physiotherapy #physicaltgerapy #kneerehab #aclrehabilitation #decelleration...