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What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling looks a lot like acupuncture, but it serves a different purpose. Acupuncture is a method used to open a person’s energy flow or chi to promote healing and can treat a range of symptoms from nausea to knee pain. Dry needling, which is growing in popularity, is utilized…

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Winter Safety Tips from Front Range Orthopedics Physical Therapy

In the winter, our physical therapy department at Front Range Orthopedics & Spine sees an uptick in injuries from winter-related activities. These can be muscle strains from shoveling snow or slipping on ice, all the way to more serious sports injuries from skiing and snowboarding accidents. Our physical therapy department…

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Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

It’s that time of year when families and friends are heading to the slopes to ski and snowboard. Every once in a while, someone comes home injured. Here are some common skiing and snowboarding injuries and how you can prevent them. Common Injuries Knee and Leg Injuries When most skiers…

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Shovel Snow the Safe Way

Shoveling snow may seem like a dreaded and mundane task, but as we know here at Front Range Orthopedics & Spine, it can be a dangerous task and can cause serious orthopedic injury. The key to preventing orthopedic injury is to make sure you are shoveling the safe way. Here…

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Hand Therapy – More Than Just Hand Injuries

When people think of orthopedic injuries they often think of knees, hips, and ankles. In reality, our hands are often exposed to over use and potential injury. When diseases, accidents, and repetitive stress lead to injuries of your upper extremities (hands, arms, elbows, forearms, wrists and shoulders) hand therapy might…

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Why Do My Knees Hurt When Biking?

Cycling is supposed to be a low-impact exercise. So why do your knees hurt when biking? There are many possible causes for knee pain when you cycle, though many are treatable – or avoidable with a good fit and tune on your bike – to keep you racking up the…

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Free Community Health Seminars – Back Pain

Join us for a free seminar on treatment options for back pain with Dr. Matthew Gerlach, Board-Certified Spine Surgeon.  Learn about common causes of back pain, conservative treatments and the latest in surgical options.   Light refreshments will be served.   Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at Longmont…

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Community Health Talk – Knee and Hip Pain Treatment Options

FREE Seminars: Knee and Hip Pain Treatment Options Monday, Sept. 10, 6:00-8:15 p.m. Longmont United Hospital – Picasso Room 1950 Mountain View Ave., Longmont, CO 80501   Learn about the different types of knee and hip pain and causes, conservative treatment options, and the latest in surgical techniques including minimally…

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Can Sports Injuries Cause Arthritis?

A twisted ankle or injured shoulder can mean more than just a few weeks off the field and in rehab. It can be the trigger that causes arthritis later in life, as sports injuries cause arthritis in up to 23 percent of adults, according to a study in History of…

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What Causes Knee Pain without Injury

Sometimes the cause of knee pain is obvious: a twist, misstep or strain can strike at any time during a walk or a run. Other times, patients suffer knee pain without injury, and are unsure of the source of their discomfort. You’ll need to consult with a physician to determine…

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