Acupuncture vs Dry Needling. Can They Reduce My Pain?

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Acupuncture vs Dry Needling. Dry Needling and Acupuncture are similar in that they both involve the use of thin needles to stimulate specific points on the body. However, there are some key differences between the two techniques. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is based on …

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Self-Care and Sports Massage for Ski and Snowboard Instructors

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Quoted in the Winter 2020 “32 Degrees Magazine: The Journal of Professional Snowsports Instruction.” Tips for a Successful Season: How to Keep your Mind, Body, and Gear in the Best Shape Possible. We’d like to thank Krista Crabtree for interviewing our Injury Specialist, David Abookire, for her article on Tips for a Successful Season in the Winter 2020 edition of …

What is Therapeutic Massage Therapy?

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What is a Therapeutic Massage? Therapeutic Massage Therapy is a style of massage therapy which focuses on getting results vs. just relaxing. Using this term indicates that the purpose of the massage is to achieve a structural change or therapeutic benefit in the body. It is style of treatment where massage therapists mobilize your soft tissue (muscles, tendons, fascia, etc) …

Massage Therapy and Acupuncture in Superior and Louisville video

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Have you been to our location in Superior at the Sport Stable? Watch Matt Hudgens, L.Ac., LMT who is one of our amazing sports massage therapists and acupuncturists at our Superior location, explain how we can help you recover faster, perform better or recover from an injury with massage therapy or acupuncture. We’ve been partnering with Impact Sports Performance since …

Myofascial Release Therapy for your Ribs: How to Massage Intercostal Muscles

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A Seminar: Myofascial Release for your Ribs At Boulder Therapeutics, we encourage our therapists to take advanced trainings and seminars. We want to be as highly-skilled as possible so we can provide you with the highest level of care. Recently, some of our therapists attended a hands-on workshop with educator, Til Lichau. He demonstrated many myofascial release techniques for the …

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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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 …

Get Outside and Play!

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Skiing one day, running the next. Colorado weather changes daily and so do our outdoor activities. Take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather when it’s here…shed off a layer and play outside. When the snow starts falling again, and it will, have those skis or boards tuned and get ready to hit the slopes or play in the backcountry. …