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November 6, 2019

SCIATICA is often confused with lower back pain, but it's not quite the same thing. With sciatica, as pain tracks down the sciatic nerve – the largest nerve in the body – it radiates to your buttock and hip, and travels down the back of your leg, sometimes all the way to your foot. Fortunately, proper treatment and good self-management can help stop sciatica in its path.

What is sciatica? The spinal cord is divided into four main sections from top to bottom: the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral regions. Spinal nerves are named for the part of the spine where they originate. In sciatica, the fifth lumbar nerve (L5) and first sacra...

October 31, 2019

Laurie has been a patient at Restore for the past 5 years.  She has worked everyday for the past 40 years to keep walking.  Laurie has found that Pilates with Viraj is the the key to her success.  If she has a set back, she uses physical therapy to get herself back on track.  Last year Laurie wrote a book telling her story.  It's a very inspirational read. 

Throughout Laurie's book you will learn what it is like to have to have physical therapy every single day to just re learn life again.  

At Restore we see patients all the time who have had a major surgery or injury, but they will heal a...

National Physical therapy month is all about promoting all of the great benefits of physical therapy, including helping people manage or eliminate pain without opioids, support the healing process to avoid surgery, and maximize movement just to name a few. The ultimate goal is for more people to seek physical therapy in order to improve motion and quality of life

Pelvic floor rehabilitation: Whether you experience urinary frequency, stress or urge, or pain in the pelvic region, physical therapy can help! It’s also a tremendous asset for pre- and postpartum women. Men, pelvic rehab is for you too if you experience erectile dysfunction,...

October 18, 2019

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) for the treatment of pain and movement impairments.   The technique uses a "dry"needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle.

Other terms commonly used to describe dry needling, include trigger point dry needling, and intramuscular manual therapy.

Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry needling is a part of modern Western medicine principles, and supported by research.

What is a trigger point?

A trigger point is a taut...

January 8, 2019

Pierre Pelletier CMT ~ Massage Therapist

Pierre grew up in the Rocky Mountain wilds of Aspen, Colorado. As a kid in Aspen, one does a lot of active things in the outdoors, so naturally, one also pushes his/ her limits in sports like skiing, cycling, mountain running, rock climbing and even some kiteboarding... An active life means some ups and downs with various injuries and conditions.
Pierre found that Massage Therapy is highly effective in keeping one performing at their best in sport. To that end, he chose to pursue a sports-based bodywork practice.He has  worked in massage therapy since 1994. Pierre has  been privileged to work w...

March 9, 2018

In the past, people primarily looked to physical therapy as a means to recover from an injury.  This is no-longer the case.  We routinely see patients that are looking to . . 

  • Manage / gain relief from chronic pain

  • Prepare / condition pror to a procedure (e.g. knee / hip replacement)

  • Rehabilitate following a procedure

  • Prevent injury through strengthening & conditioning 

  • Rehabilitate from an injury

  • Women's health & pelvic floor therapy 


The team of therapists at Restore take an holistic approach with each patient. Ra...

February 19, 2018

Sports and physical activity can benefit your health. The benefits of exercise offer stress relief, improving one’s mood, and can provide a better night’s sleep. However, with sport activities comes the risk of an injury. Here are some common sports injuries we see at Restore PT & Wellness.

Torn Ligaments & Tendons: Some of the most painful injuries stem from tearing muscles in the groin, hip, knee and shoulder. At times surgery is needed to repair the tear, followed by several months of physical therapy to recondition the damaged tissue.

Tendinitis: Tendinitis is a common condition that inv...

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November 6, 2019