Author Archives: Paul O'Brian

About Paul O'Brian

CEO, Paul O’Brian founded Accelerate Physical Therapy , P.C. in 1989 in Arvada. Specializing in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation over a 35-year career, Paul is experienced in shoulder, knee, spine, foot/ankle, elbow, wrist and hand rehabilitation, quadriplegia, hemiplegia, multiple sclerosis, weakness and balance issues, and geriatric conditions, arthritis, functional decline), postural pain an problems, sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and workers’ compensation injuries. As a youth sports coach for 20 years in swimming and diving, soccer, football and rugby. Paul has served on the Boards of Directors of three Colorado non-profit Colorado corporations: Colorado Physical Therapy Network (20 years), Rugby Colorado (5 years) and Tigers Rugby Football Club (14 years).

May We Help You?

Welcome to Accelerate Physical Therapy, P.C.! 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 increase your strength and functional mobility, reduce your pain, and help you learn to manage your… Read More »

Paul O’Brian, PT

Paul O’Brian, PT, a graduate of Physical Therapy Department of the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1982 offers clinical experience, knowledgeable and successful treatment for  your musculoskeletal and neuromuscular needs.  You are in able and experienced hands when you visit Accelerate Physical Therapy. Paul founded this practice 32 years ago.  Paul and Cindy… 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 »

Home Treatment for Bulging Discs

Accelerate Physical Therapy in Arvada, Colorado teaches you to relieve back and radiating leg pain. These exercises provide decompression of the lumbar spine, and are a great treatment for bulging discs. Here are two great ways to relieve pain for which many face expensive medical treatments.  Save thousands of dollars and health risks from injections… Read More »

Knee Exercise Videos – Early in Your Recovery

Knee pain can be a resolved with exercise.  Learn to command important patella stabilizing muscles.  Begin with the technique demonstrated on the following video links .   These simple exercises performed daily offer you more than you might think.     When you can tolerate pressure through the patellar tendon, move on to this exercise in order… 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 »

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 »