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Introducing Laser Therapy

old man sore backIn our desire to stay on the cutting edge of technology we now offer Class IV laser therapy to our patients.  Why have we done this you may ask?  Laser therapy is a modality that can have profound benefits for pain management and tissue healing.  These benefits can be seen in bone, muscle, tendon and ligaments.  Laser therapy works by increasing blood supply to the involved tissue and actually healing the injured cells.  These injured cells are targeted because the damaged cells are more accepting of the infrared laser light than healthy cells.  All injuries such as sprains and strains, overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, traumatic injuries such as car accidents and even chronic issues such as degeneration and arthritis respond great to laser therapy.  If you have an injury that is not healing as fast as you want, laser therapy is for you.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact out clinic.

Heidi Bauer’s Patient Testimonial and Story

Heidi Bauer, one of our many rock star patients, shares her testimonial. Heidi is a dedicated patient who continues to challenge herself to achieve her wellness goals.

“I met Dr. Jim Kambeitz at a health fair held by my company, CH2M HILL. I told him about my constant low back pain that I’ve had for two years and the pain in my mid back on my right side that I could feel every time I took a deep breath. Dr. Kambeitz listened to my description of the pains, poked and prodded a little bit, and then said, “I think I can help you,” in such a way that I knew it was true.

I started seeing results after the first few visits. What I appreciated the most was being given tools (i.e. stretches and strengthening exercises) that I could use on my own at home, which gave me some control over providing my own care without being dependent on scheduling appointments. My low back pain went away after just a few weeks, but I could also feel that if I didn’t continue with the care I had started, the pain would come back. So, I made a commitment to doing the stretches and exercises that Dr. Kambeitz and Thomas, their massage therapist, had assigned me.

Now, when I attend my appointments, I feel like it is truly for maintenance, for maintaining the strives we’ve achieved. I feel stronger and more capable than ever. I am now actively pursuing a new competitive sport (racquetball) and have a promising career in it. When I played in the racquetball circuit five years ago, I could not stand up straight after playing a day in a tournament. Now, I can’t even remember what that used to feel like. It took a leap of faith, but I am so grateful I took it! My experience at Dr. Kambeitz’s office has changed my life. “

Heidi’s best advice to other patients:

Be open. Be open to new sensations in your body, new ideas for exercises or stretches that may help, etc. Be open to the fact that the care being offered might actually work when nothing else has!

Be committed. It does take a lot of time, especially to do the exercises and stretches on your own. If you’re committed enough to make appointments in the office, you owe it to yourself to make the most of that investment and go all the way. It’s worth it; I promise!

Be patient. You might not see results in the first visit, or even the first few visits. Keep at it and know that as long as you can feel things changing (i.e. different than they used to be) in your body, you are headed down the right track.

Be assertive. Don’t be shy about mentioning an ache or pain, even if you think you sound like you’re “complaining”. Even if you are feeling “Great!” relative to the first time you walked in the office, you should be honest about how you are feeling each day.

Be creative. Work alongside the Doctor’s and staff to design a plan that best suits your needs.

Last Minute Patient Special: Complimentary Foot Scan and Custom Orthotics

Complimentary Foot ScanAs the weather warms with springtime, people are taking to the streets, trails and sidewalks.  Did you know that as you walk, jog or run, 3 – 5 times your body weight travels through your ankles, knees and hips?  That’s right – up to a 1,000 lbs for a 200 pound individual!  Do you think your shoes provide adequate cushion and support?  We know even the best shoes could use some help.

Now is the time to get your complimentary digital foot scan that will show you any problems that are taking place with your feet.  Our last minute patient special through the month of April is any orthotic for $200!  That’s a $150 saving off the best orthotics.  Call us at 303-790-6000 right away to set up your complimentary foot scan before this April special expires. Do something good for your feet  and prevent sports injuries.

Patient Special: Custom Orthotics

The Reason for Custom Orthotics for Athletes Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net / Toa55

Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net / Toa55

Did you know that 3-5 times your body weight is transmitted through your ankles, hips and knees upon running or jogging?

One simple way to dissipate these forces is to utilize custom orthotics.

Save on Custom Orthotics at KCHWC

Run better, reduce pain, and prevent injuries this Spring and Summer with a pair of custom orthotics.

When you mention this article you will receive a complimentary digital foot scan and $50 off your order! Couple this with a gait analysis from one of our trainers and you’ll be running faster and more efficiently.  Call 303-790-6000 to schedule today!

Offer valid through April 30, 2014.

No Pain, No Gain… Or is it? Post Workout Soreness & Functional Movements

There is a gym mantra we have all heard, “No Pain, No Gain.” It has been used by trainers in workouts, by athletes in commercials, and quoted by great athletes.  Certainly when working out your body is exhausted, fatigued and put under stress that it would not have while sitting on the couch. But when does the ‘pain’ you are feeling, prevent you from reaching your athletic and wellness potential?

Not all pain that you feel during your workout originate from the workout itself. We have a variety of patients at our clinic and in our 8 Weeks to Wellness program. There are patients with pain from an old injury, and those with pain from a very recent injury. Some patients’ x-rays show good spinal alignment, while others have poor spinal alignment.

The alignment of a person’s spine can affect outer extremities of the body. A patient with one hip slightly higher than the other may complain of knee pain believing the problem is entirely in the knee but not realize where the problem is originating.

We can only feel 10% of what is going on in our bodies.

At the start of the 8 Weeks to Wellness program we will do an exam and test your functional movements. During the functional movement testing we will identify areas of your body that do not pass these range of motion tests.

Our trainers will then focus a portion of your workout with mobility exercises to stretch and strengthen the area(s) you failed in the functional movement tests. By focusing on these susceptible areas, you will be able to help prevent future injury during your workouts.

While we expect you to be sore a couple days after your group workouts with our trainers, let us know if it exceeds normal post workout soreness. Normal soreness might mean you’re sore stepping out of bed in the morning, going up and down the stairs or lifting groceries. Stretching and your outside cardio usually helps relieve the normal post workout soreness.

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Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: 303 790-6000
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