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Low Back Pain Community Workshop

Part of the Be Balanced Community Event Series

April 12th at 5:45pm

Do you have low back, hip, or leg pain?  Are you unsure of the cause or the source of your pain?  Join us for a free community workshop with Physical Therapist, Katharine Hauge and Koa Fit owner and Personal Trainer, Brenna Backe to learn what your symptoms can tell you about the source of your pain and how to prevent future pain.  Learn the typical pain patterns that result from trauma or issues at the lumbar spine, the SI joint, and the hip.  Gain knowledge about the cause of your pain, so you can have a clearer understanding of how to move forward to get rid of your pain and never have it return.
This workshop will contain:
  • Information on pain patterns and symptoms of low back pain
  • Tools to test and diagnose the source of different types of low back and hip pain
  • Exercises to help prevent low back pain

This event is free, but you must reserve your spot.  Click here to register now!


What does DPT mean?

Written by Pamela Robichaud, DPT and Koa Fit Super Star

Wait, you’re a doctor? I am! What does that mean? It means that I have a doctorate degree and have attained years of formal education. It means I can be the first point of entry in to the medical system.   Allow me to explain.

Having my Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree means that I completed a three-year graduate program in addition to my four-year Bachelors Degree. The doctorate degree incorporates many aspects of physical therapy and healthcare education; the most important one of which allows physical therapists to be the first point of entry in to the medical system. This means that we, as professionals with a professional association and governing body, have had sufficient education to evaluate and diagnosis a medical condition. Most importantly it means that we possess the knowledge to assess a condition and deem it within our scope of practice or not. Therefore, if someone presents to us for an evaluation and we are not able to make sense of their signs and symptoms or if certain red flags appear during the assessment, we are capable of referring that person to the next practitioner in the healthcare chain. Personally I find this one of the most comforting aspects of my chosen profession. Despite what we say, physical therapists cannot fix everyone and it’s important that we refer to colleagues outside of the profession to help when something is presenting outside of our scope of practice

Furthermore, in many states, including Colorado, physical therapists have Direct Access, which means that a physician’s referral is not required to see a physical therapist. However it should be noted that many insurance companies still require a referral for services to be reimbursed. This is a battle the physical therapy community and governing bodies will continue to fight.

In summary patients/clients can feel comfortable and safe knowing when a DPT is evaluating them they are receiving a complete multi-system examination.


Talk with a Doc – Pamela Robichaud, DPT

Do you have a constant ache or pain?  Do you have a reoccurring injury and aren’t sure of the next steps?  Do you want to increase your activity, but pain holds you back?  At Koa Fit, we want you to start your New Year out right, so we are offering a free 15-minute chat with our newest member, Pamela Robichaud, DPT during the month of January.

Pamela is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and her strengths include:

  • Low Back
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Foot Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Balance & Vestibular Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brain Injury & Concussion
  • Pamela is LSVT BIG certified for treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

We are only offering this January 2nd-31st, 2018.  Times are limited, so book early to guarantee your spot.

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New Physical Therapist at Koa Fit

Help us welcome Pamela Robichaud, DPT to our Koa Fit team.  Pamela has just returned to Boulder after a 14-month cross-country trip with her husband and dog all snuggled up in their van (read more about the Roaming Robos here).  We are so excited to offer this service to our clients and to have her expertise at our finger tips!

Pamela’s strengths include but are not limited to the following: Low Back, Ankle Sprains, Foot Pain, Knee Injuries, Chronic Pain, Balance & Vestibular Disorders, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury & Concussion. Pamela is LSVT BIG certified for treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.  Furthermore, Pamela is an RRCA certified running coach and makes custom foot orthotics. Pamela’s treatment philosophy is centered on patient empowerment through education as the primary tool for long-term success.  Read more here…

Schedule With Pamela