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Fitness Tips to Prepare for Ski Season

Winter is just around the corner and pretty soon, Colorado’s world-class ski resorts will be open again. The close proximity to great skiing is one of the primary reasons many people choose to live in Colorado. While skiing is an exhilarating activity and a great source of exercise during the winter months, it’s important to…

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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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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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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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6 Tips for Maintaining a Positive Mindset When Recovering from Orthopedic Surgery

For many people, undergoing orthopedic surgery is an important first step to restoring a pain free life and resuming your favorite activities. But it’s important to understand that the key phrase in that statement is first step. There is a long recovery period before you get back to living the life you love. Often, this…

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Can Physical Therapy Prevent Ski Injuries?

Very few states rival the world-class skiing found in Colorado. Whether you love bottomless powder days, secluded tree runs, endless bumps or cruising the groomers, you’ll find plenty of terrain to suit your preferences and ability at the dozens of resorts around the state. But as exhilarating as skiing and snowboarding can be, it also…

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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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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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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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