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Outpatient Physical Therapy Services offered in Boulder, Colorado

Orthopedic & Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Back, Neck & TMJ

Hip & Knee and Ankle

Shoulder, Elbow & Hand

Sports and Balance Assessments

Running Analysis

Manual Therapy

Joint and Spinal Mobilizations

Myofascial Release

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

Soft Tissue Mobilization

Vestibular Therapy

Dry Needling

Diminish Muscle Tension and
Trigger Points

Improves Mobility

Reduces Pain

Used to Treat Many Conditions:
 Headaches, Muscle Spasms, Overuse Injuries and Fibromyalgia

We specialize in outpatient orthopedics and sports related rehabilitation.

Types of Treatments and Techniques

What is Traditional Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy techniques are skillful hand movements used to apply pressure on muscle tissue and joints of the body. At Restore PT, our manual therapy techniques are intended to reduce soft tissue swelling, relax tense muscles release restricted jonts and improve range of motion.


The certified physical therapists at Restore PT generally use four types of manual therapy techniques:

  • Soft tissue Mobilization (skilled passive pressure to soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments, and tendons)

  • Joint Manipulation or Mobilization (releasing joint restrictions to decrease pain and spasms, and to improve joint mobility and function)

  • Muscle Energy Techniques (direct hand guided techniques to correct alignment and release restrictions to a specific joints such as those in the hip, spine or shoulder)

  • Neuromuscular techniques (directed toward correcting muscular movement patterns to improve proper muscle recruitment and diminish substitutions)


We offer these specialized manual therapy techniques in Boulder to help optimize the healing process and the ability to move freely ultimately improving physical function.

What is Therapeutic Exercise?

Restore PT uses tailored therapeutic physical exercise programs to treat your specific musculoskeletal dysfunction. These corrective exercises can improve muscular function, increase flexibility, and lead to gains in strength and endurance. Therapeutic exercises offered at Restore PT in Boulder may include any of the following:

  • Spinal Stabilization

  • Balance and Proprioception Training

  • Gait Training

  • Open and Closed Kinetic Chain Training

  • Coordination and Endurance

  • Postural Awareness and Correction

  • Functional Sports Specific Training

What are Therapeutic Treatment Modalities?

Therapeutic modalities or physical modalities, are specific applications that help reduce pain & swelling while enhancing healing leading to restored normal function.


At Restore PT, our Therapeutic Modality treatments in Boulder may include:

  • Thermal Modalities

    • Moist Heat​

    • Cold Therapy

    • Infrared

    • Ultrasound

  • Electrical Modalities

    • Russian, Interferential, Hi-Volt and Micro-Current Electrical Stimulation

    • TENS - Transcutaneous Eletrical Nerve Stimulation

    • Iontophoresis

  • Other Modalities

    • Dry Needling

    • Kinetic Taping

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique that uses sterile thin “dry” needles – a needle without medication to relieve pain. The dry needle is inserted through the skin into specific parts of the muscle, known as trigger points to help release the trigger points and diminish pain. 

Unlike acupuncture, dry needling is based on modern Western medicine, through the study of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. At Restore PT, we offer dry needling in Boulder to help patients suffering from both acute and chronic pain.

Who can benefit from Dry Needling? Dry needling is appropriate for anyone who suffers from a variety of pain problems, including:

  • Overuse Injuries

  • Headaches

  • Back Pain & Neck

  • Muscle Spasms and Strains

  • Fibromyalgia

Dry needling is a safe procedure, and the most common side effects are mild skin bruising and muscle soreness.

Restore PT is thrilled to offer dry needling in Boulder. To learn more about this procedure or to schedule a free initial consultation, please contact us.

Ready to get restored? Let's Go.

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