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Fit and Healthy,

5 Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Sports Injuries

Summer is in full swing, and it’s peak season to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities. Whether you prefer to participate in the many mountain activities that Colorado has to offer or are more of a team sport person, it’s critical that you understand the risks associated with heat-related illness. Colorado gets extremely hot during the…

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Physical Therapy, Sports Injuries,

What Is a Physical Therapist’s Role in Sports Medicine?

Physical therapy has long been an important component in treating a wide range of injuries. It has been used to provide conservative treatment solutions that can potentially help avoid the need for surgery, and it is also a critical tool used to help patients regain full strength and range of motion after a surgical procedure.…

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Celebrating Life's Joys, Out and About,

Late Summer and Fall Events in Meeker

Summer and fall are beautiful times of the year to be in Meeker. The warm, sunny weather provides ample opportunity to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in the White River Valley. In between your mountain adventures, you can soak in the local, small town flavor at the many events being put on in Meeker.…

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Orthopedic Injuries and Treatments, Sports Injuries,

What Is Orthopedic Sports Medicine?

Injuries are common when you live an active, athletic lifestyle. When these injuries occur, they not only impact your ability to enjoy your favorite activities, but they can have a long-term impact on your life if they’re not treated properly. When you suffer a sports injury, it’s critical to seek treatment from an orthopedic sports…

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Fit and Healthy,

Fitness Tips to Get Ready for Summer

Summer is rapidly approaching, and we’re already able to start enjoying many of our favorite outdoor activities. While this is an exciting time of year, it’s critical to make sure your body is ready to handle the increased activity levels afforded by warmer weather. Early summer is a time when you’re using many muscle groups…

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Orthopedic Injuries and Treatments,

What Is the Difference Between Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine?

Musculoskeletal injuries are quite common and can occur to just about anyone. You don’t have to be an athlete to sprain an ankle, break a bone or suffer a repetitive use injury such as tennis elbow. When these injuries happen, you may be wondering whether you should visit an orthopedist or a sports medicine doctor.…

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CAO News and Updates,

Medical Tourism in Meeker Is on the Rise

Medical tourism, a phenomenon where individuals travel to a different location to receive important medical treatments, has become increasingly popular in recent years. While medical tourism often refers to situations where people travel to another country for healthcare, this narrow definition of the term doesn’t completely describe how pervasive it has become, particularly in Meeker.…

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5 Common Gardening Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Spring is the start of gardening season. It can be exciting to get back into your yard for the first time since before the winter. For many people, gardening is a great outlet – it can be an excellent source of outdoor physical activity and provide you with a highly enjoyable and fulfilling way to…

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Fit and Healthy,

Top 6 Tips to Avoid Spring Cleaning Injuries

Spring is finally here and for many people, the warm weather brings renewed motivation. While this often involves excitement over resuming outdoor activities, many people also find they’re motivated to do some spring cleaning and get their house in order before summer arrives. While spring cleaning may seem like a relatively harmless activity, it can…

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Celebrating Life's Joys,

6 Reasons to Choose Meeker for Your Orthopedics Procedure

Colorado Advanced Orthopedics (CAO) is rapidly becoming one of the hottest medical tourism destinations in the state. Patients from all around Colorado regularly travel to Meeker for orthopedic surgery, and we even see a good number of out-of-state patients. Based on internal patient data from July 1, 2020 to April 1 2023, an average of…

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