What PTs Tell Their Friends & Family

PTs do more than help sore muscles and bones. They help cure a bunch of things and can prevent issues too. If you want to know the secrets they share with their friends and family, click here.

Pre and Post-Natal Care

Pregnancy related hormonal changes and  structural changes can cause unexpected aches and pains. Physical therapy can help alleviate your pain and discomfort by aiming to correct posture, joint and soft tissue dysfunction, and structural alignment. To read more, click here.

Betty Pickle and her baby, Dill

Betty Pickle is a 35-year-old woman who recently had her first child. Betty has always been active and thought that her pregnancy would be easy because she was so fit. The first trimester was fine but then things changed. Click here to continue reading about Betty and Dill.



Staff Birthdays This Month
Nora Reim - August 5
Emily Winkler - August 23


Johanna has completed Level 2 of Tai Chi training and now our class is even more robust!
Every Monday at 11:00 am at Pearl clinic
Every Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Meridian clinic 

Individual TRX instruction available
If you would feel more comfortable with a one-on-one session, just let us know. We can do that!

FMS evaluations available
The FMS (Functional Movement Screen) looks at fundamental movements, motor control within movements, and a competence of basic movement patterns. Its job is to determine movement deficiency and uncover asymmetry. Read more here.
Cora Woogen


Cora Woogen graduated with a doctorate in PT from the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center. She has been a PT for 8 years.  She is certified in dry needling, and skilled in vestibular therapy, balance and mobility training, and manual techniques. She is also a certified group fitness instructor. Cora is starting at PTIS on September 1.


Single Leg Balance


A great place to begin is with the simplest standing balance exercise. Hold on to a chair and balance on one leg. This is a great place to begin to feel your center of gravity over your ankles. This is your goal, maintaining your center over your ankles. Try a few seconds balancing on each foot. Work up to a minute if you can. Then begin to hold on with one hand, then one finger and finally try to let go completely.



"Before physical therapy I was a pain in the neck"

Pinched Nerve

5 Myths about Exercise and Aging 

Myth 1: There's no point to exercising. I'm going to get old anyway. 
Fact: Exercise and strength training helps you look and feel younger and stay active longer. Regular physical activity lowers your risk for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's and dementia, heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, high blood pressure, and obesity. Not only can exercise help stem the decline in strength and vitality that comes with age, it even improve it. And the mood benefits of exercise can be just as great as 70 or 80 as they were at 20 or 30.

Myth 2: Older people shouldn't exercise. They should save their strength and rest. 
Fact:Research shows that a sedentary lifestyle is unhealthy for adults over 50. Inactivity often causes older adults to lose the ability to do things on their own and can lead to more hospitalizations, doctor visits, and use of medicines for illnesses. 

Myth 3: Exercise puts me at risk of falling down. 
Fact: Regular exercise, by building strength and stamina, prevents loss of bone mass and improves balance, actually reducing your risk of falling. 

Myth 4: It's too late. I'm already too old to start exercising. 
Fact:You're never too old to start exercising and improve your health! In fact, adults who take up exercise later in life often show greater physical and mental improvements than their younger counterparts. If you've never exercised before, or it's been a while, you won't be encumbered by the same sports injuries that many regular exercisers experience in later life. In other words, there aren't as many miles on your clock so you'll quickly start reaping the rewards. Just begin with gentle activities and build up from there.

Myth 5: I'm disabled. I can't exercise sitting down. 
Fact: Chair-bound people face special challenges but can lift light weights, stretch, and do chair aerobics, chair yoga, and chair Tai Chi to increase range of motion, improve muscle tone and flexibility, and promote cardiovascular health. Many swimming pools offer access to wheelchair users and there are adaptive exercise programs for wheelchair sports such as basketball.



Herbed Red Potato Salad (no mayo!)

This healthy red potato salad recipe is full of fresh flavor. It's mayo-free and so easy to make. Sure to be a hit at your potluck! This salad is vegan and gluten free. 


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