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Sports Injuries,

6 Tips to Prevent Winter Sports Injuries

The Western Slope of Colorado is a winter sports hotbed. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, hockey, snowmobiling, sledding, snowshoeing or ice climbing, you have access to some of the best terrain and conditions. While these activities are a great source of fun, they can also be dangerous. Each year, roughly 200,000 people are…

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Fit and Healthy, Spine Surgery,

Shoveling Tips to Prevent Back Injuries

The White River Valley, as well as the entire Western Slope, typically receives a significant amount of snowfall each winter. While this provides ample opportunities for enjoying outdoor winter sports, it also creates a major headache for you – shoveling snow. Not only is shoveling snow a hassle, but it exposes you to serious injury…

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Fit and Healthy,

Setting Realistic Fitness Goals for the New Year

The holiday season is finally behind us and as we settle into the new year, you may be thinking about lifestyle changes you’d like to make. If one of your goals is to get in shape this year, you’re not alone. This is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make. Whether you…

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Knee Injuries,

Can I Ski After Knee Replacement?

Colorado has some of the best skiing in the country and for many Coloradans, the world class ski resorts throughout the state played a significant role in their desire to move here. It should come as no surprise that the ability to ski after knee replacement is a serious concern for many individuals in our…

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Out and About,

Fun Winter Activities to Enjoy in Meeker

Meeker is a vibrant mountain town in northwest Colorado, offering a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy all winter. Located along the White River near the base of the Flat Tops Wilderness, the opportunities for winter recreation are virtually limitless. Whether you’re a local looking for new activities to try or an out-of-town guest…

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Fit and Healthy,

Stretching Routines that Prevent Injuries

Stretching is an important part of your everyday routine. Not only will it increase your flexibility, but it will also reduce your risk of developing an injury when you engage in athletic activities. The following stretches are recommended by our physical therapy team to keep your body limber and in good condition so that you…

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Fit and Healthy, Sports Injuries,

Fitness Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries

Participating in athletic activities are a great outlet. They provide a source of fun in your life while helping you stay active and fit. Whether your athletic pursuits are simply leisure activities with friends or on a competitive level, they provide tremendous physical and mental benefits. But these health benefits also come with a caveat…

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CAO News and Updates,

Meeker Becoming a Medical Destination

The Colorado Sun recently featured us in an article about Meeker transforming into a medical tourism destination. We are very thankful for the entire community embracing our patients from both near and far for advanced orthopedic treatment. We also thank Nancy Lofholm for writing such an excellent article about our community. Please take a moment…

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Fit and Healthy, Knee Injuries,

Staying Fit After Knee Replacement Surgery

For many people, knee replacement surgery is a critical step to restoring a pain-free life and regaining the full function of your knee joint. This can be a life-changing procedure that leads you along a path toward a healthier lifestyle. Once you fully recover, you should be able to resume many of the physical activities…

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Celebrating Life's Joys,

Schedule Your Winter Orthopedic Surgery Now

When planning your orthopedic surgery, it’s important to consider the timing of your procedure. In some instances involving extremely serious injuries, surgery may be required right away. However, most orthopedic procedures aren’t urgent to complete at the first possible moment. Ideally, you don’t want to delay surgery for too long since this will extend the…

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