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  • Post-Operative Physical Therapy Following Cervical Spine Surgery: Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcomes

    Post-operative physical therapy (PT) following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery is often performed to improve a patient's functional ability and reduce neck pain. However, current literature evaluating the benefits of post-operative PT using patient-reported outcomes (PROs) is limited and remains inconclusive. Here we compare post-operative improvement between patients who did and did not undergo formal PT after ACDF using Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores.

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  • CUSMPC at ACSM 2023!!

    We wanted to share all the good news that happened over this past week at ACSM, American College of Sports Medicine. Our Center and our department of Orthopedics made a GREAT and strong showing.

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  • The Missing Piece of the NBA Load Management Puzzle

    If you're an NBA fan or commentator, you could be mistaken for thinking that load management is all about rest! Afterall, as a fan, you’ve paid big money to watch your favorite player, only to turn up to the game and find he is resting due to "load management"! On the other hand, these players are required to compete at home, and on the road, in back-to-back games in different time zones, with disrupted sleep and recovery. Is it reasonable to expect them to play every game of an 82-game season and still be at their peak for the play-offs? This is the challenge facing the NBA, players, owners, front office, and team sports medicine staff.

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  • What's Brewing at CU Sports Medicine & Performance Center: March into Spring with Dr. VanBaak

    What's Brewing at CU Sports Medicine & Performance Center: March into Spring with Dr. VanBaak OSTEOPOROSIS and BONE MINERAL DENSITY FOR THE AGES!

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  • How long does physical therapy take?

    The amount of time that physical therapy (PT) takes depends on various factors. These can include the type of injury a person has, their overall health, how frequently they attend PT sessions, whether they perform exercises at home, and more.

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  • Hip muscle exercises could help amputees improve functional mobility

    Strengthening hip muscles could be key to improve mobility in people with a below-the-knee amputation, new research has shown.

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  • What to know about ankle pain treatments

    Treatments for ankle pain and discomfort vary depending on the cause. Options may include cold compresses and pain medications. Surgery may be necessary if the pain is severe.

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  • What Is a Sprained Wrist?

    A sprained wrist is an injury that affects the ligaments, which are soft tissue structures connecting bone to bone. These injuries range in severity and often occur with trauma, such as a fall, or during sports activities. Mild wrist sprains usually heal within a few weeks, but severe injuries can require surgery.

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  • What to know about chest pain after a car accident

    Car or automobile accidents can majorly impact a person’s body and emotional well-being. They can lead to temporary or long-term chest pain due to injuries.

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  • Return to sport after biceps tenodesis 35-100%

    While clinical outcomes from biceps tenodesis are generally excellent, return to sport rates are highly variable, study reports

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2nd Floor
Boulder, CO 80309


Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
(off during lunch 12pm - 1pm)

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 7am - 11:30am


Patients seeking sports medicine and orthopedic care can be seen in person Monday – Friday from 7am – 5pm. Please call (303)315-9900 to schedule an appointment. Tele-Health Visits are still available if preferred.

Patients seeking advanced medical imaging can be seen Monday – Friday 7am – 5:30pm. Please call (303) 315-9901 to schedule an appointment.

Physical therapy is available for in-person visits Monday – Friday from 7am – 7pm and Saturday 7am – 11:30am. If you would like to schedule a Physical Therapy appointment or to contact your Physical Therapist please call (303) 315-9917.

Phone hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm (off during lunch 12pm - 1pm) .

Please park in the patient parking lot and come up to the second floor. You will be asked symptom screening questions (you can also complete this on the day of your visit through your My Health Connections account). All patients and visitors will need to wear a surgical/procedural mask; if you do not have one, one will be provider for you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.