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 …

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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 …