Pain Management

Headaches and Physical Therapy

According to the World Health Organization, 47% of the world population deals with headaches at least once per year. Did you know that headaches can be treated by physical therapists? Move Forward Radio produced a podcast interviewing Denise Schneider, a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in this area. Below is a summary of the interview; click the link below…

Physical Therapy Isn’t Just For Pain. It Can Keep You Healthy For Life.

You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched and the list is impressive. Here’s just a sampling: – Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depression – Helps control weight – Prevents diseases like stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer – Improves sleep – Helps you live longer   Recent studies…

Dolphin Neurostimulation, or Microcurrent Point Stimulation: What Is It?
Dolphin Neurostimulation, or Microcurrent Point Stimulation: What Is It?

One of the great things about the physical therapists at HOPE Physical Therapy is that we are all constantly learning new techniques and trying new ideas to better improve our patients’ outcomes. A tool that we use, that is not very well known, is what we call the “dolphins”. We use these devices to target neurological points with MPS, which…

Physical Therapy Treatment for Breast Cancer w/ HOPE PT

The benefits of physical therapy following breast cancer are often overlooked and underutilized. Benefits include pain reduction, range of motion and strength recovery, swelling/ edema control, and reduced risk for cancer reoccurrence. Treatments include gentle stretching and strengthening exercises, body mechanics training, manual therapy including fascial release, massage, and trigger point dry needling. Additionally, at HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness…

Tips to Avoid Over training Injuries

Since COVID-19 and the closure of businesses, there has been a spike in people enjoying the outdoors and taking up physical activities. Good awareness of activity is important, otherwise it can be very easy to over train and injure yourself. Signs and symptoms of over training can be more than just a musculoskeletal injury; they can also include loss of…

Plantar Fasciitis

Recently Michael Curtis posted a great article about the Causes of Plantar Fasciitis. Michael lists 10 options for treatment: In no particular order, here are some treatment options: Stretch the Achilles: since it’s likely you’ll have limited ankle dorsiflexion with Plantar Fasciitis, you may want to try stretching the Achilles (see photo below). Since the Achilles attaches to the opposite…

Physical Therapy vs Opioids

You have an option when it comes to pain management.  The human body is a machine, and like all machines, they can wear down.  Living totally pain free is the goal, but not realistic. In today’s world of modern medicine, the pill is the quick fix. But not the only option. Physical Therapy can be a great option over opioids.…

Drug Abuse Rises in Southern Colorado

It is a nationwide epidemic, but according to this article published recently in the Colorado Springs Business Journal, drug abuse is on an increase in Southern Colorado. HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness Center can help reduce your pain, which can eliminate the need or desire for medications. We are members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and are in…

Kinesio Taping at the Olympic Level

HOPE Physical Therapy has trained therapist that can apply the same level support that Kinesio taping gives these elite athletes. We use Kinesio Tape at HOPE Physical Therapy along with these SERVICES. IT'S HAPPENING. ?Tune in now on @NBCSN: Home of the @olympicchannel NOW to watch #WorkingOutWithTeamUSA presented by @KTTape! pic.twitter.com/qKLZCL6Cfe — U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) August 14, 2017 Kinesio…

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