Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ask a PT: should I ice or heat?

This week’s question came from a patient who had a lateral ankle sprain (the most common form of ankle sprain) one week ago, who has been told conflicting things from different health care providers. “Should I ice or heat?” This … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Ski Conditioning Series- Kneeling Stability

This week’s exercise is a follow up to last week’s post and demonstrates one way to train postural stability.  The De Stasi (2013) study found that a lack of postural stability, evident in excessive trunk movement while controlling load through … Continue reading

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Am I at risk for a Stroke?

This is part of our on-going series of exploring neurological and degenerative conditions that can affect a number of individuals and specifically how Physical Therapy can help” National Stroke Month is in March but it is always important to re-fresh about what … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: What is more dangerous, snowboarding or skiing?

“Ask a PT” will be a weekly feature on Fridays in our blog, where we answer questions we get from our clients or posters on this site or our Facebook page.  So if you have a question about some sort … Continue reading

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Snow Shoveling Safety

The snow has finally arrived, and for some of us this means dusting of the skis or snowboard and heading to the hill. However for others it means dusting of the snow shovel and removing the mounds of snow in … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Ski Conditioning Series- Lunge Jump

This week’s exercise is a plyometric version of last week’s exercise, the lunge progression.  “Plyometric” is a form of exercise that usually involves jumping activities with the purpose of training the muscles to control speed and power.  Plyometrics are an … Continue reading

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Separated shoulder.

With just a couple of days until Vail Mountain opens, we will talk about another fairly common injury we see on the hill, the separated shoulder.                                                                            A separated shoulder is generally a traumatic injury and occurs from landing directly … Continue reading

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