Physical Therapy clinic Lakewood, CO 80226
Expert Physical Therapy and Medical Massage Therapy Care in Lakewood / Denver
325 South Teller Street
Lakewood, CO 80226
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Why to choose Belmar Physical Therapy for care

Belmar Physical Therapy in Lakewood, CO cares for patients differently. Watch this video to learn more about why you should choose Belmar Physical Therapy for YOUR care.

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Try Physical Therapy FIRST

If you are recovering from surgery, injury, or accident - OR you are in pain and discomfort and need to feel better and heal quickly - TRY PHYSICAL THERAPY FIRST.

Often times, a doctorate trained physical therapist can better diagnose the physical issues you're struggling with and help improve your health by fixing the SOURCE of the problem - instead of just masking the symptoms with medications.

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Struggling With Bursitis of The Hip? Treat The Cause.

What is Trochanteric Bursitis?

Physical Therapy For Trochanteric Bursitis - Lakewood COThe trochanteric bursa is a small fluid filled sack that lies between the greater trochanter (the bony knob on the side of your hip) and the iliotibial band (a band of connective tissue that runs along the side of the thigh).  Trochanteric bursitis occurs when this fluid filled sack becomes inflamed and painful. The pain from trochanteric bursitis is usually felt along the side of the hip.

What causes Trochanteric Bursitis?

Trochanteric bursitis is most often caused by a mechanical fault at the pelvis and hip. The mechanical fault involves the inability to control the femur (thigh bone) during weight bearing activities such as walking, hiking, running and going up and down stairs. The lack of control of the femur during these activities causes increased friction between the greater trochanter and the iliotibial band resulting in irritation of the bursa.

How Is Trochanteric Bursitis Treated?

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Struggling with Muscle Pain? Try Dry Needling.

What is Dry Needling?Levator Scapulae Trigger Point Pain Patter

Dry Needling is a procedure in which a needle, often an acupuncture needle, is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle.

How Does Dry Needling Improve Function?

  • Dry Needling of muscular trigger points causes a reflexive relaxation of the involved muscle.
  • Tiny injuries created by the needle insertion cause a local healing response in the dysfunctional, painful tissue, which restores normal function through the natural healing process.
  • Dry Needling stimulates nerve pathways which block pain by disrupting pain messages being sent to the brain.
  • Dry Needling causes a local chemical response through the release of substances which block the transmission of pain messages.

What Conditions May Benefit From Dry Needling?
Dry Needling in combination with other physical therapy procedures has been shown to be of benefit with the following types of injuries:

  • Acute and chronic tendonitis
  • Athletic and sports-related overuse injuries
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Post-traumatic injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and work related injuries
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Headaches and whiplash
  • Lower back pain

Dry Needling can be a powerful adjunctive treatment.  However, it is important to remember that Dry Needling is only one part of the treatment component at Belmar Physical Therapy. We also address biomechanical muscle imbalances, postural dysfunctions, muscular flexibility limitation, strength deficits, and swollen or stiff joints. Physical therapy treatment may include: joint mobilization, a carefully designed therapeutic exercise plan, and advanced hands-on therapy techniques. These will restore a patient’s optimal physical function. A multidimensional treatment approach is paramount for a successful recovery.

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Suffering From Knee Arthritis? Try Physical Therapy First.

More and more studies are showing that physical therapy is a highly effective alternative to arthroscopic surgery and drugs for sufferers of osteoarthritis >>

The most recent of these studies was published in the September 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). This study titled A Randomized Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Osteoarthritis of the Knee found that physical therapy was just as effective as Arthroscopic surgery.

Another study which supports the treatment approach that we use here at Belmar Physical Therapy is titled Effectiveness of Manual Physical Therapy and Exercise in
Osteoarthritis of the Knee. This study found that patients treated with specific manual therapy techniques and supervised therapy had significant improvement in self-perceptions of pain, stiffness, and functional ability with total distance walked in 6 minutes. A significant reduction in the need for Total Knee Replacement was also noted. Did the results last? YES, these reported benefits were still present at 1 year!! Many of the patients reported a 20% to 40% reduction in symptoms after only 2 to 3 visits and the entire program only required 8 clinical visits.

“Can I do these exercise at home?” Sure, but in the first instance, these exercises should be supervised by a physical therapist and combined with manual therapy by a licensed physical therapist.

Contact Belmar Physical Therapy today to find out how we can help alleviate your knee pain from arthritis or other causes.  Click here to call or email us  >>