Image of the Rocky Mountains in the fall.

How Physical Therapy Can Help You During Our Colorado Fall Months

It’s finally fall here in Northern Colorado, and what a beautiful season this is!

If you’ve had the chance to go up into the mountains, you’ve probably seen the changing leaves, including beautiful aspen trees everywhere.

Fall brings us a lot to enjoy, from beautiful colors in nature (we are colorful Colorado, after all), to cooler, crisper days that make it comfortable to engage in outdoor activities.

This is a great time to do any of the following:

  • Hiking
  • Jogging
  • Team sports
  • Golfing
  • Trail walking
  • Just about any outdoor pursuit

At Colorado In Motion, we feel it’s also a good time to consider physical therapy, if you might need it, specifically in the following scenarios and for the following reasons.

Summer Is Over And You Can Focus More On Your Needs

During the summer, you may have enjoyed trips to one of the many great places here in Colorado, or perhaps out of the state and even out of the country. If you went somewhere for your summer vacation, we hope you enjoyed it!

Vacations are great, and we can all benefit from time away from the day-to-day routine, but they can take attention away from any personal health needs that require attention. Now that it’s fall and the kids are back in school, you can return some of that attention back to yourself and take care of any aches, pains, or physical concerns that may be present. A physical therapist can personalize treatment to meet your specific needs.

Physical Therapy Can Help School Athletes

Are there school athletes in your family? While keeping fit is great for a person’s mind, body, and spirit, injuries can happen, whether in contact sports or in solo activities. An injury can be an obvious one, or it can be less obvious; it can even take the form of nagging pain that results from repetitive motions related to a specific sport or activity.

If your young athlete has experienced a fall or an injury, or is feeling pain or discomfort, it’s probably time to bring them to a knowledgeable physical therapist who can target the problem areas through the right exercises and treatments. Your athlete doesn’t have to suffer; bring him or her to one of our Colorado In Motion clinics in Northern Colorado so they can get the help they need for pain-free living, now and well into the future.

Colder Weather Can Trigger Pain Points

When the weather is warm, muscles can be more limber and loose. Cold weather can create tighter muscles and can trigger pain points. It can trigger conditions like arthritis; many people experience more flare-ups in colder weather.

If you felt fine during the summer but, now that it’s colder, you’re feeling specific pain points, it’s probably time to make an appointment and see how a physical therapist can work with you to alleviate this pain and help you feel better, stronger, and healthier.

Increased Activity Can Bring Back Old Injuries

Do you have a recurring old injury? Whether it’s your knee, your elbow, or any other region of your body, the increase in activity you may be enjoying during the fall months can bring old injuries back, creating pain and discomfort. Physical therapy can be used to repair injuries (even very old ones) and retrain the body to move differently to prevent re-injuring known trouble spots.

New Injuries Need Prompt Attention

It goes without saying that a brand new injury needs prompt medical attention. Your physician may also recommend physical therapy for a speedier recovery and better healing overall. Talk with your medical professional to see if you could benefit from rehabilitation services at a physical therapy clinic.

 

 

Slips And Falls Can Create Issues That May Be Undetected At First

We sometimes fall and then immediately forget about it. Slips and falls can happen any time, anywhere, but in autumn, they can take place out on the field when playing football or field hockey, in mountainous terrain when hiking or boulder climbing, or perhaps when falling off a bike on the way to or from school.

Mishaps happen, and if you or your loved one slips and falls, you may experience an injury that goes unnoticed at first. If you’ve recently fallen and didn’t think twice about it, but are now feeling mystery pains that could possibly be related to your fall, make an appointment at a physical therapy clinic to get the help you need.

At School

Kids of all ages everywhere are back at school, and along with opportunities for learning great new things and taking part in extracurricular activities, there can be an increased risk of injury. Even something as harmless as walking down school halls can lead to tripping, falling, and sustaining an injury. Because the school environment can sometimes lead to injuries, if anyone in your family is a student, keep in mind that physical therapy can help them heal faster should they sustain an injury.

In The Mountains

We take great pride in having the Rocky Mountains as our backyard. This region gives us opportunities for skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, mountain biking, and much more. These activities are thrilling and fun, but they can lead to injuries. Our physical therapists at Colorado In Motion are trained to address the injuries that are more specific to the activities common in our region.

On The Road

Wherever you may live, accidents can happen while driving. Even minor collisions can throw you off balance physically and create regions of pain and discomfort. Again, a physical therapist can help you with treatments and exercises that are specific to the injuries you may have sustained from a vehicle mishap.

Turn To Colorado In Motion

With offices in Windsor, Fort Collins, and other great Northern Colorado communities, Colorado In Motion is here to help Coloradans and visitors alike through top-quality physical therapy services. We also provide occupational therapy and industrial health services. Turn to us for help with getting better after sustaining any type of injury and finding ways to live pain-free.