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Welcome to Accelerate Physical Therapy.  Type any keyword into our Search Box to find helpful articles about your condition and our treatment, including exercise videos. Call (303) 421-2210 with any questions. Find us in the Friendly Square Shopping Center, 11651 West 64th Avenue Unit A-5, Arvada, CO 8004. Our staff is pleased to offer personable Physical Therapy services. We pledge to… Read More »

Plantar Fascia Pain Relief

Does your heel hurt so much that the pain interferes with your daily activities? This debilitating heel pain might occur due to inflammation of the flexible band of tissue located under the foot’s sole called plantar fasciitis – a condition characterized by pain, stiffness, or burning sensation at the bottom of your foot. This tissue… Read More »

Four Exercises for Knee Pain

The following 4 exercises will help you soothe the pain in the knees quickly: Bent-Leg Raises You should start in a sitting position. Extend one leg in front of you and elevate it to be parallel to the ground. Hold for a minute, and then bend the knee to lower the leg halfway to the… Read More »

Tensor Fascia Latae Pain

Reference from: http://www.newhealthadvisor.com/Tensor-Fasciae-Latae-Pain.html The Tensor Fasciae Latae is a muscle, which helps in flexing and abducting the thigh. It becomes very vital for a runner due to this function. If the TFL is consciously kept flexible, it will help in keeping the body injury free as well as being fit. Activities like walking, bending and moving… Read More »

Shoulder Impingement Exercise Videos

Shoulder Impingement is mechanical compression, which can cause wear of the rotator cuff tendons. The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles connecting the shoulder blade to the upper part of the shoulder joint.  These maintain the ball (humeral head) within the socket (glenoid) during shoulder elevation. Normally, the ball glides under the acromion (outer… Read More »

The Degenerative Effects of Inactivity

Cardiovascular changes including elevated heart rate, decreased cardiac output, orthostatic and autonomic dysfunction, venous stasis and thrombosis. Respiratory changes include reduced lung capacity. Musculoskeletal problems of reduced strength, endurance, lactose tolerance, risks of contractures and heterotrophic ossification of individuals with CNS or spinal damage. Metabolic risks including negative nitrogen or calcium imbalances, carbohydrate intolerance and… Read More »

The Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise

Increases size and strength in musculotendinous tissue and tensile strength Improves coordination and timing of muscular groups Reduces atrophy Improves reaction, recruitment and endurance Improve cardiovascular fitness Reduces edema Improves connective tissue strength and integrity Promotes circulation to enhance soft tissue healing/metabolism Increases bone density Increases endurance, reduces fatigue Improve range of motion of the… Read More »

Drinking Water – Fun Facts

Proper hydration promotes your healing and requires your attention every day. Muscular and spinal and joint pain, leg cramps and general malaise may be an imbalance of fluids and electrolytes. Drink water as soon as the discomfort begins. Dehydration is a particular problem among the elderly, in part because the thirst mechanism becomes less efficient as we… Read More »