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Belmar Physical Therapy

Does Pain Prevent You From Exercising? Aquatic Therapy May Be The Answer.

Belmar Physical Therapy is very excited to announce that we are now offering aquatic therapy! We have joined up with Easter Seals Colorado in Lakewood and can now provide individual and group aquatic therapy in the warm water therapy pool.

In the warm water therapy pool, joints are unloaded, circulation is increased, flexibility is enhanced and strengthening can be pain-free. Our physical therapists can help your patients improve their mobility, function, and quality of life in a safe and comfortable environment. After developing a personalized aquatic therapy program with our physical therapists, Easter Seals has cost effective membership opportunities for patients who want to continue to make aquatic therapy a part of their daily lives.

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:

Unload your Joints and Spine with less gravityBuild Core Strength and improve BalanceDecrease Pain by reducing muscle spasmsGain FlexibilityChallenge your Cardio EnduranceImprove your Circulation and Decrease SwellingRelax as the warm therapy pool inhibits pain, anxiety, and depression

Ideal for patients:

Who experience pain while exercisingReturning to exercise after surgeryWho have a fear of fallingHave significant swelling in their feet, legs, or armsWho want to improve their strength, flexibility, or cardiovascular endurance

If you live near Lakewood, CO and are interested in exercising with less pain call Belmar Physical Therapy at (303) 274-2404.

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Does All of Your Stress Go Right to Your Neck?

People often talk about stress and tension build up in the neck. The common thought is that massage is needed to “get the knots out.” While massage is usually effective in decreasing pain it is often only short term relief. Usually chronic neck tension is caused by muscle weakness around the scapula (shoulder blades) and neck. 

A physical therapist and medical massage can do the necessary massage techniques to help decrease pain, and then give specific exercises to  help strengthen muscles to alleviate chronic neck tension.

Another common reason for neck tension and pain is often related to our jobs and computer use. Small repetative motions can seem unharmful, but when repeated hundreds of times a day it is no wonder how common it is to have pain after a days work.

A new website called Ergonomics Simplified offers a free ergonomic evaluation that can be helpful in creating proper positioning at your desk. It also gives technique related tips to help stop the source of pain.

If you’d like more personal attention then make an appointment with a physical therapist at Belmar Physical Therapy. We’ll help you improve specific muscle strength and work with you to properly set up your desk; two simple steps to help you decrease neck tension in no time!  Contact us here >>

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Tight Hamstrings? How to Stretch Your Hamstrings Effectively.

Hamstring Stretch - WRONG
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The Wrong Way to Stretch Your Hamstrings

I was in the stretching area of the gym the other day and I saw a lot of people stretching their hamstrings. Some properly and many improperly. The number of people stretching their hamstrings improperly prompted me to write this blog.

 

 

WRONG:  As this picture shows, the biggest mistake people make when stretching their hamstrings is rounding out the back.  This results in stretching the back much more than the hamstring muscles.  I have actually had patients who have injured their back stretching this way.

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