A Patient's Note
Apr 9, 2014
Below is a note that was recently left as part of a feedback form distributed to patients at San Luis Valley Health. I am from Bear Creek and my permanent home is in Tennessee, but I am here 6-7 months per year.  In the past I have had several occasions that required Physical Therapy.  I can,...
"The Doctors" Patient Still Staying Strong
Mar 5, 2014
Just over a month ago, our community met Jaiden, a young man diagnosed with stiff skin syndrome.  Stiff skin syndrome is an incredibly rare connective tissue disorder that causes the skin to turn thick and as hard as stone.  Jaiden is just the 41st patient to ever be diagnosed.Jaiden...
SLV Heath Featured on "The Doctors" TV show
Jan 23, 2014
When Physical Therapist Liz Drake first met Jaiden, she was endeared by his charming demeanor. She saw him as a fun-loving young man, a fan of videogames, with a sense of humor capable of putting a smile on anyone’s face.That sense of humor, along with remarkable resiliency, are some of this young...
Active Parenting for Active Kids
Sep 27, 2013
From National Jewish Health Parents concerned about their children's slothful ways can do something about it, according to research at National Jewish Health. They can increase their own activity. In the July 2012 issue of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Kristen Holm, PhD, Assistant...
Choice of Insurance Could Save Your Life
Dec 21, 2012
by Ann Imse, Colorado Public News Coloradans can now add another factor to choosing health insurance plans besides cost alone: Which one will do a better job of keeping them healthy? Prevention Matters Ratings are now available that will let customers know how different insurance plans stack up...
To Exercise or Not... When Pregnant
Oct 11, 2012
Pregnancy usually brings happiness but can also bring pain, fatigue and stress. Exercise during pregnancy improves overall health of mom-to-be and baby. A regular exercise program during pregnancy will help stretch tight muscles and increase strength of weak muscles to decrease low back pain....
SLV Health Providers to Serve NCAA Women’s Final Four
Mar 29, 2012
Aaron Polzin, DC and Jake Mellott, MSPT, ATC Most would call it an honor: a once in a life time opportunity.  For Dr. Aaron Polzin, a Certified Athletic Trainer, Doctor of Chiropractic, and a Certified Acupuncturist, the question warrants a pause and “yeah, I guess it’s a big deal.” Big deal or...
Physical Therapy Improves Health
Oct 19, 2011
Josh Merrick, PT, DPT assists Jacqueline Flynee improve strength and stability of her shoulder using manual therapy. Many people do not know what Physical Therapy is or think it is "Physical Torture". Physical Therapy is the use of various treatment techniques to help improve upon impairments...

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