Physical Therapy Can Help

You have chronic back pain. You think medication will help, but your doctor recommends physical therapy. What is it, and can it really help you? Yes, it’s a high-benefit, low-risk solution to diagnose and treat many different conditions. Physical therapy helps people of all ages who have medical conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their regular ability… Read More »

Physical Therapy to Prevent Falls in the Elderly

Did you know that 1 in 3 adults over age 65 has a fall in a given year?’ Not only can falls cause serious injuries, but they can cause older adults to become less active due to fear of falling and this can affect their long­term health. The fear of falling can also prevent older… Read More »

Flip Flops Kill You

Flip Flops cause: Flat feet or falling arches (pes planus) Foot pronation Ankle eversion Elevated Q angles at the knee (valgus) Uneven hips (pelvic obliquity) Lumbar scoliosis. Ask us about how to resolve these issues.  Try this page for your independent consideration: http://acceleratept.com/wear-arch-supports/ Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post. Click on the picture or… 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 »

Take Charge of Your Recovery!

As Physical Therapists, we believe that your recovery depends on your involvement in a home program we set up with you. With many conditions and injuries, if you follow your home program as instructed and increase your self treatment, the frequency of physical therapy visits tends to be reduced. Remember, physical therapy is a process.… Read More »

Treating Vertigo at Home Video

Vertigo Treatment: Carol Foster, MD explains how to treat vertigo by showing you the maneuver to treat your own symptoms at home. This maneuver is used to treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).

Youth in Sports

The participation of children in organized athletic activities raises many concerns in parents’ mind: At what age is my child ready to participate in organized athletics? What is the risk of significant injury? What sports carry the highest likelihood of injury? Are there specific injuries related to specific sports? In 2001, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports… 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 »

Wear Arch Supports!

Because most individuals’ arches collapse in our shoes, we commonly advise our clients wear supplemental supports in their footwear.  Orthotics, or at least foam arch supports have been repeatedly effective in curing pain and mechanical dysfunction.Adding height to the navicular bone at the medial arch of our feet changes it’s functional position, as well as the… Read More »

Got a short leg?

Uneven pelvic alignment, crooked knees, flat feet and an assortment of aches and pains are easily corrected.  With inexpensive adjustments to shoes and exercises, the pain subsides in just days. Pelvic Obliquity is an unfortunate result of a very common foot and ankle problem.  In most cases of knee  and back pain,  I see an “apparent” leg length… Read More »