Read more about our NEW clinic at Crossfit Dove Valley below. It opened on October 1.  And since it is October (really? already?), we will be focused on KNEEs this month. Be nice to your knees...you will knee-d them a long time.

As of Saturday, October 1st, our  NEW LOCATION adjacent to Crossfit Dove Valley is OPEN!! The address is 12656 East Jamison Place, Unit 7, 
Englewood, CO  80112.  Phone number is 303-757-1554.

Frequently Asked Questions: 
* Where is the new clinic?  We will be occupying a small space within CrossFit Dove Valley , which is located just east of I-25 and Dry Creek near Centennial Airport. The address is 12656 East Jamison Place, Unit 7, Englewood, CO  80112.
* Which patients will you treat there? The  new clinic will be primarily for treating CrossFit Dove Valley members due to the proximity of the clinic. 
Do PTIS patients get a discount at Dove Valley Crossfit?  Crossfit Dove Valley offers all new members a free week trial and 1/2 off of the first month membership, but as part of our partnership with them, they are also offering PTIS patients a $99/month membership ($36 off of the normal monthly rate).  All memberships are month to month, there are no long term contracts. 
* What if I have never done Crossfit before?  For new members that are not experienced in CrossFit, there is a 2 hour On-Ramp session available.  The On-Ramp sessions are designed to teach the mechanics of fundamental movements required in the exercise classes. 
What does Crossfit Dove Valley offer? They offer small group classes led by a certified trainer who will motivate you to perform at your best.  Each class is designed to challenge you physically and mentally.  They strive to bring elite fitness to all individuals, regardless of their current fitness level.  They have no ellipticals, no smoothie bar, no mirrors, and no excuses!!!  Just an intense workout designed daily to suit each individual's needs.  It's not easy.  You will leave each session feeling exhilarated and exhausted at the same time. 
Why did you partner with Crossfit Dove Valley? At PTIS, we believe in helping people stay active for work, sport and life. We believe that regular exercise, done right, can benefit your body and your mind. Crossfire is a tough workout and we want to be there to support your fitness goals by ensuring your body mechanics are functioning at their best. And if you do get injured, we are there to get you back to health and exercise as quickly as possible.


On October 1st, members of the PTIS staff volunteered their time to support the Costume Cruise 10K, 25K and 50K ride to support Adaptive Adventures.  The Costume Cruise was an opportunity for cyclists of all ages, abilities, and experience levels to come socialize, have fun, get active, and - most importantly - raise money for individuals with disabilities wanting to achieve their dreams of learning to cycle, climb, kayak, scuba, ski, and waterski.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! On Saturday, November 5th, PTIS will be raising money for Adaptive Adventures by offering self pay treatments, trigger point needling, TRX, Functional Movement Screenings, etc. All the money raised will be donated to the Adaptive Adventures group. Click here to read about Adaptive Adventures and their mission. More information will be coming soon.

Knee pain seems to strike everyone at some point in our lives. For some of us, it is a twinge or a twang. For others, it is real discomfort or pain. According to recent studies, 34% of Americans in their mid-50s and older say they experience chronic knee or leg pain. In many cases, knee pain can result in surgery. In fact, 7 million Americans are currently living with an artificial knee or hip.

BUT, there are ways to keep healthy and/or postpone (or even avoid) surgery.
  • Education: The more you know about your knees, from what can go wrong with them to how best to treat them, the more likely you are to have a better outcome.
  • Lose weight: For each pound your body carries, your knees endure 4 lbs of pressure. Less pressure on your knees leads to less pain.
  • Drink more water: Knees contain cartilage which is composed mostly of water. Keeping the cartilage hydrated provides better motion and less pain.
  • Keep active: Knees like to move or they will get stiff. The stronger the muscles around the knee, the less pressure on the joint, and the less pain. 

1. Where did you grow up?  I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I moved to Denver in June of 2014.
2.What do you like to do in your free time?  I love to do anything active outdoors, especially with my Mini Aussie named Kio. My favorite weekend activities are hiking and skiing in the mountains. I've also recently started paddle boarding, which is a lot of fun. During the week I like to bike on the Cherry Creek Trail or in the Highlands, take Kio to the dog park, or just go for a nice walk.
3. Do you plan on going back to school, and if so what do you want to study?  I am applying to a few PT schools right now, so I will hopefully be enrolled in a DPT program by next fall!
4.Who has been your biggest inspiration?  I tend to look for inspiring qualities within each person that I meet throughout my life, so there isn't just one particular person that inspires me. I think that every person has something great to offer or provides a lesson you can learn from.


Remember when you could refer to your knees as "LEFT" and "RIGHT" and not "GOOD" and "BAD"? 
Ah, the good times!


Only available October and March
Expires 6 months after purchase!
30 minute package $335 (Save $65)
45 minute package $520 (Save $80)
60 minute package $600 (Save $100)

Mondays @ 7:00am & 8:00am at Pearl clinic.
Wednesdays @ 4:30 pm at Pearl clinic.
Only 4 spots available in each class so please reserve your spot now.

Mondays @ 11:00 am at Pearl clinic
Tuesdays @ 12:00 pm at Meridian clinic 

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

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.


Staff Birthdays This Month

Stella Agnes - October 11
Gail Molloy - October 17
Hannah Celemen - October 18

Knee Exercises

Exercise   may be the best medicine for chronic achy knees. Strengthening the muscles around the joint protects you from injury by decreasing stress on the knee. BUT, using good form and technique when doing  exercises  for knee pain is a MUST.

Be sure to never bend your legs to a point where your knees stick out past your toes. That puts a lot of pressure under the kneecap. This not only applies to knee exercises but also when you're stretching or doing aerobic activities.

Partial Squats
Stand about 12 inches away from the front of a  chair  with your feet about hip-width apart and your toes forward. Bending at the hips, slowly lower yourself halfway down to the  chair . Keep your abs tight, and check that your knees stay behind your toes.

Step - Ups
Using an aerobic step bench or a staircase, step up onto the step with your right foot. Tap your left foot on the top of the step, and then lower. As you step up, your knee should be directly over your ankle. Repeat with your left foot.

Calf Raises
Using a chair or wall for balance, stand with your feet about hip-width apart, toes straight ahead. Slowly lift your heels off the floor, rising up onto your toes. Hold, then slowly lower.

Exercises To Avoid
A few of the following exercises can be done safely if you have chronic knee problems; BUT they're on this list because they're  more likely to be done improperly. The exercises above are safer, while still giving you similar results.
  • Full-arc knee extensions
  • Lunges
  • Deep squats
  • Hurdler's stretches

Easy Lo Mein

Try this easy lo  mein  recipe. It is super easy and tasty. You can even double the vegetables to make it healthier. 
We appreciate your support and business throughout the last 20+ years. We hope to keep helping you stay active for all your  WORK. SPORT. PLAY. for another 20+ years.

Gail Molloy, Beverly Parrott & Robert Letendre
and all the staff at  Physical Therapy & Injury Specialists
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