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 …

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VIDEO: Advanced Massage Techniques for Whiplash, Forward Head Position and other Neck Injuries

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Watch David Abookire, our owner and Sports/Injury specialist, demonstrate some advanced massage techniques. These techniques can be used for whiplash, forward head position and other neck injuries. This impromptu video was taken during a training with some of the staff at Boulder Therapeutics working with neck injuries. What we found This was a demonstration to educate our team. You may …

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Strains and Sprains in Lower Back Pain

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Muscle Strains vs. Ligament Sprains Muscle strains and ligament sprains are the leading cause of acute lower back pain in America. The resulting pain can be quite intense! A muscle strain involves the over-stretching or tearing of the muscle fibers or tendons. A ligament sprain involves the over-stretching or tearing of the ligaments (connective tissue that connects two bones). One …

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Do You Have Lower Back Pain?

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Do You Have Lower Back Pain? Do you suffer from lower back pain? If so, you are not alone! Nearly 80% of Americans experience some form of back pain at least occasionally. Back pain is slightly more common in women than in men, and about 54% of lower back pain cases in America involve individuals who spend the majority of …

Running Injuries: IT Band Syndrome

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Running Injuries: Treating IT Band Syndrome There are countless types of running injuries that we see and help treat at Boulder Therapeutics, Inc. They can range from shin splints to simple leg and knee pain to even whiplash, but the one of the most common injuries we see deals with the iliotibial band (IT band Syndrome). The IT band is …

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Running Injuries: Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Pain

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Running Injuries: Treating Plantar Fasciitis Injuries in Boulder   It’s running season in Boulder and many athletes, full of enthusiasm, often start off their training program too strong, putting them at risk for running injuries. Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis One of the most common running injuries is plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation in the heel, arch or bottom of the …

Auto Accident Massage Treatments In Boulder

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Auto Accident Massage Therapy Treatments In Boulder If you have been in a car accident in Boulder, Colorado and have had been feeling symptoms like whiplash, neck pain, headaches or back pain, this discomfort can start to affect your sleep and daily functions such as work, sports, etc. Consider getting an evaluation and treatment from our injury massage therapy specialists …

Get Outside and Play!

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Skiing one day, running the next. Colorado weather changes daily and so do our outdoor activities. Take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather when it’s here…shed off a layer and play outside. When the snow starts falling again, and it will, have those skis or boards tuned and get ready to hit the slopes or play in the backcountry. …