Physical Therapists Lafayette CO

Physical therapists treat people with physical limitations, physical impairments, and physical disabilities. They develop treatment strategies for patients that aim to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and prevent deformity. See below to learn more and to gain access to expert physical therapists in Lafayette, CO.

Moore Life Chirporactic Wellness Center
(720) 306-7971
2687 North Park Drive , Suite 103
Lafayette, CO
Promotion
Chiropractic or massage
$50 Initial Visit
Get either your first Massage Or your initial Chiropractic Consult and Examination for only $50!
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Compassionate Care Centers
(720) 315-7672
1124 West Dillon Rd
Louisville, CO
Promotion
New Patient Physical Therapy Evaluation and Exam for $45.00.

Most Insurances accepted.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Cardiopulmonary, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Optimal Health Chiropractic
(720) 204-8926
12995 Sheridan Blvd # 101
Broomfield, CO
Promotion
New Patient Evaluation and Consultation $29.99
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Boulder Back Pain Clinic
(720) 763-8348
2760 29th St # 2B
Boulder, CO
Promotion
Our office facilitates communications and emergency calls and appointments are available and welcome, especially for new patients seeking help.
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

North Metro Chiropractic Center
(720) 315-7728
1885 W 120th Ave
Westminster, CO
Promotion
50% off of the initial examination fee.
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Baseline Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression
(720) 249-3699
489 Us Highway 287 # 190
Lafayette, CO
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Coal Creek Physical Therapy
(720) 315-7189
315 W South Boulder Rd # 100
Louisville, CO
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Apex Physical Therapy
(720) 836-6250
54 Garden Ctr
Broomfield, CO
Promotion
Payment Plans Available!
Affordable Self-Pay Rates!
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Impact Sports Medicine
(720) 249-5453
11025 N. Dover St
Westminster, CO
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Mind Body Physical Therapy
(303) 416-6382
805 S. Broadway St.103
Boulder, CO
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Pediatrics, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

Impairment-Based Physical Therapy Program for Neck Pain

Neck pain got you down? You're not alone. On any given day, 20 per cent of adults in the United States report similar symptoms. And two-thirds of all adults will experience neck pain at some point their lives. Some get better without treatment. Others seek the services of physical therapists.

Physical therapists are working hard to narrow down what treatment works best with which group of patients. In the past 10 years, the results of research studies in physical therapy have changed the way low back pain patients are treated. The results of this study may do the same for patients with neck pain.

Research has shown us two important things about neck or back pain patients. First, it is possible to identify subgroups of patients. These are patients who respond better to one treatment over another. They may have a particular characteristic about them that puts them in that subgroup.

For low back pain patients, the presence of leg pain along with back pain has created a subgroup of patients who seem to respond to manual therapy of the lumbar spine. Manual therapy refers to nonthrust joint mobilization and/or thrust joint manipulation of the spine. In this study, the same idea is applied to patients with mechanical neck pain with and without arm pain.

Mechanical neck pain tells us the problem is within the joints and/or soft tissue structures. It is not caused by tumor, infection, or fracture. Patients with whiplash injuries, stenosis, or previous neck surgery were not included in this study. One group received manual physical therapy and exercise (MTE). The second group had minimal intervention (MIN) therapy.

MTE included joint mobilization or manipulation, muscle energy techniques, and stretching. Home exercise programs were prescribed based on impairments identified during the exam. Impairment areas identified included dysfunction of the cervical spine, thoracic spine, and ribs.

MIN patients received advice, range-of-motion exercises for the neck, and subtherapeutic ultrasound. Subtherapeutic means this form of heat was applied at a low intensity (low enough so it did not actually heat the tissue).

Everyone in both groups was treated for six sessions over a period of three weeks. There were no significant differences in the baseline characteristics of patients in both groups. Baseline factors included age, gender, type of symptoms, use of medications, neck motion, and arm pain.

The one difference that might have made a difference was the duration of symptoms. More patients in the manual therapy and exercise group (74 per cent) had symptoms lasting longer than 12 weeks when compared with patients in the minimal intervention therapy group (48 per cent).

The results were compared using pain, patient satisfaction, and function. There were two significant findings. First, patients in the manual physical therapy and exercise (MTE) group had much better improvement in all areas compared with patients in the mini...

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Scientific Evidence for Physical Therapy to Treat Neck Pain

Physical therapists, like everyone else in the health care field, are working hard to find ways to treat patients safely and effectively. Instead of treatment as usual, therapists are striving to find scientific evidence to support (or refute) current treatment approaches.

One of the ways this is done is to compare treatment of a common problem (e.g., acute neck pain as in this study) using one type of therapy versus another. In this study, the use of electro/thermal therapy is compared with thoracic manipulation (joint thrust).

A previous study by the same authors showed evidence that thoracic spine manipulation combined with other treatment is more effective than electro/thermal therapy alone. The results were reported in terms of short-term improvement. Specifically, improvements in neck range-of-motion, pain, and function were observed at the time of immediate follow-up. No long-term studies have been done in this area.

So, taking the same model used in the previous study, the physical therapists repeated the experiment. This time, they compared two groups of acute neck pain patients using the same treatment and reporting on the same results for a longer period (up to four weeks). Repeating results from a previous study helps validate the treatment as an effective way to manage neck pain.

Everyone in both treatment groups had neck pain lasting less than one month. That meets the criteria for acute pain. Everyone was screened carefully for a serious medical cause of their neck pain such as a tumor, infection, or fracture. Certain patient groups were excluded (e.g., fibromyalgia patients, anyone who had a recent spinal manipulation, or anyone with osteoporosis). Only patients between the ages of 18 and 45 were allowed to participate.

Forty-five patients were selected and randomly assigned to one of two groups. The first group received five electro/thermal therapy sessions over a three-week period. This treatment consisted of 15 minutes of superficial heat to the neck area using an infrared lamp. This was followed by electrical nerve stimulation applied with electrodes on either side of the spine at the C7 (seventh cervical vertebra) level.

The second group had the same electro/thermal therapy treatment and three (once a week for three weeks) thoracic spine thrust manipulations. The thrust manipulation was done with the patient in a seated position, arms folded across the chest. The therapist stood behind the patient and applied an upward distraction manipulation by grasping under the patient's elbows and lifting. One physical therapist administered all of the treatments to all of the patients.

The results concurred with the first study done as well as other independent studies (i.e., not this group of researchers) in this same area of research. Patients improved more with the manipulation procedure (combined with the heat and electrotherapy) than with just heat and electrotherapy alone (nonthrust group). There wa...

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