Running is a simple and eloquent task, yet involves many repetitive high forces and subsequently has a high injury prevalence. To combat this, we provide highly skilled Physical Therapy Assessment and Evaluation in order to develop an individualized treatment and management plan. We work together with coaches, doctors, and other medical professionals to ensure that clients progress as quickly and safely as possible.
Advice is our currency - a thorough assessment of your needs and diagnosis of your injury will help us develop a treatment plan to help you meet your specific goals. Biomechanics, strength, mobility, balance, neuromuscular control, tissue capacity, health history and the best current research will be used to discern the most important factors to address on a case by case basis.
Skilled hands on treatment in the form of joint mobilizations, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (iastm), movement with mobilization and muscle energy techniques. Different combinations of techniques are used to address patient specific needs and specific injuries or limitations.
Dry needling is a powerful manual therapy technique used to treat pain, improve range of motion or improve motor function. Dry needling uses acupuncture needles inserted into muscles, but is rooted in modern pain-science. Dry needling works by essentially “re-setting” the central nervous system. Changes are observed at the dorsal root ganglia of the spinal cord where pain information is first synthesized from the peripheral nerves before being relayed to the brain. Changes in brain activity, particularly the motor cortex which controls specific muscle movement and control, are also seen in fMRI studies post needling.
If you don’t have a current injury but need help developing an exercise program to meet your specific goals, reduce injury risk, or simply get more active - we’d love to help. Typical components will include a combination of strength, stability, motor control, mobility, balance, proprioception, endurance, power, and local tissue capacity.
Skilled video gait analysis of key gait characteristics can be a valuable component of injury management and performance. There is a lot of misinformation and pseudo-science out there when it comes to optimal running biomechanics. Let us help you understand what variables are important for you to address either temporarily or long-term to get the most out of your running.
Boulder Run Physio is following the most up to date guidelines from the CDC as well as local governmental agencies. We will continue to operate under the guidance of the Boulder Country, CDC, CDPHE, DORA and the APTA.Learn More