Seated Posture: Proper Alignment to Avoid Neck and Back Pain

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Reduce Neck and Back Pain when Sitting Learn how to sit with good posture and proper spinal alignment. (watch the video) Stop Slouching! No Hunchbacks Please. Slouching or sitting in a hunched position can permanently alter your posture. If your job or schoolwork involves long hours of sitting, then your muscles and joints can get stiff, weak or imbalanced, causing …

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Self-Care and Sports Massage for Ski and Snowboard Instructors

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Quoted in the Winter 2020 “32 Degrees Magazine: The Journal of Professional Snowsports Instruction.” Tips for a Successful Season: How to Keep your Mind, Body, and Gear in the Best Shape Possible. We’d like to thank Krista Crabtree for interviewing our Injury Specialist, David Abookire, for her article on Tips for a Successful Season in the Winter 2020 edition of …

What is Therapeutic Massage Therapy?

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What is a Therapeutic Massage? Therapeutic Massage Therapy is a style of massage therapy which focuses on getting results vs. just relaxing. Using this term indicates that the purpose of the massage is to achieve a structural change or therapeutic benefit in the body. It is style of treatment where massage therapists mobilize your soft tissue (muscles, tendons, fascia, etc) …

Myofascial Release Therapy for your Ribs

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A Seminar: Myofascial Release for your Ribs At Boulder Therapeutics, we encourage our therapists to take advanced trainings and seminars. We want to be as highly-skilled as possible so we can provide you with the highest level of care. Recently, some of our therapists attended a hands-on workshop with educator, Til Lichau. He demonstrated many myofascial release techniques for the …

Massage Treatments for Tendonitis & Tendon Pain

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Tendonitis, Tendon Pain and Tendinopathy Tendons attach muscles to bone. They are all over the body but there are a few tendons, such as the neck, elbows, biceps, wrists and achilles, which can have a condition called tendonitis (also called tendinitis) or tendinopathy. When left untreated, these areas can progress into calcific tendonitis, a condition that is usually considered irreversible …


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Olympic Athletes: Injury Recovery and Prevention Tyler Nicholson’s Story and Miraculous Recovery At the 2017 Aspen X games, 21 year old Canadian Pro Snowboarder, Tyler Nicholson took Silver in Slopestyle. 3 months later, in Italy, he tore his ACL in his knee. He miraculously returned to competition only 8 months later and was nominated to represent Canada in the 2018 …

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

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What is Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease (LDDD)? Lumbar degenerative disc disease (LDDD) is actually not a disease at all, rather it’s the natural breaking down of the intervertebral discs as we age. LDDD is rarely associated with one major traumatic event. It is more likely to manifest over time with constant wear and tear. Lifestyle choices, including poor posture and …

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Sports Massage for Crossfit Recovery

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Sports Massage Therapy is Important for CrossFit Recovery Sports massage therapy treatments don’t just feel great, they also provide excellent recovery assistance for CrossFit athletes. Getting consistent sports massage once a month or more can help you reduce soreness and risk of injury while increasing mobility so you can perform better. During high intensity exercise, lactic acid and general toxins …

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Herniated Discs and Bulging Discs

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What is an Intervertebral Disc? Between each vertebra in the spinal column sits a shock-absorbing disc. The disc consists of a tough outer coating, called the annulus fibrous, which surrounds the inner gel-like nucleus pulposus. What is a Herniated Disc? A disc herniation can sometimes be called a “slipped disc”. While a disc can’t really “slip” out of place, it …