Koa Fit Personal Training and Massage

Koa Fit Personal Training and Massage


Hike with Koa Fit

Join us and enjoy the last days of summer as we take a mellow hike at Chautauqua on Friday, August 24th at 9am.  This hike is open to all levels.  We are expecting the loop will take a little less than 2 hours.  Park at the main trailhead off of Baseline and we will meet you at the start of the trails by the Baseline entrance.

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Knee Pain? Chat with our Physical Therapist

Summer + knee pain go together like campfires + marshmallows

The days are long, the miles are up and the rest days are down.  For a lot of us summer means a huge increase in activity because we live in Colorado, the daylight is abundant and there’s so much to do.

If you’ve got an aching knee that talks to you with every pedal stroke, trail step, pavement contact, dance move or kick, don’t ignore it.  We have a lot of awesome left in this season.  Address the issue now so you can carry on with everything you do for fun.

For the month of July, our physical therapist, Pamela, is offering free 15 min chats to address the little things that might be creeping up and holding you back.

With over 12 years of experience as a PT (including a life long relationship with endurance endeavors + everything that entails), Pamela is a tremendous resource to talk about what might be going on with knees and your body.  Use her as a resource. Get her on your team so that you can keep doing what you love with more comfort.

Space is limited and is first come, first serve.  Please reserve your spot early.

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Mt. Sanitas Sunrise Hike

April 6th at 5:45am

Sunrise Hike 2014

Part of the Be Balanced Community Event Series

Join Pamela Robichaud and the Koa Fit crew on Friday, April 6th at 5:45am for a Sunrise Hike up Mt. Sanitas. Start your day off right by getting some fresh air. Sunrise is at 6:37am so we should catch the sunrise close to the top of our climb. This Koa Fit tradition is the best way to start the day. We will meet at the small parking area on Mapleton, right after your cross 4th street, in front of the old hospital. We will hike up the stairs side and come down the valley.  Please bring headlamps or flashlights as we will be starting the hike in the dark.

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What We Believe – 2018

At the start of the new year, the Koa Fit trainers sat down and wrote out a few things they truly believed.  Below are the answers in no particular order.

We Believe…

Fresh air and sunshine can cure any bad mood.

If you move the body, you move the mind.

Real food, eaten mindfully and with friends, is one of the great pleasures of life.

Working smart is far superior to working hard.

You can teach an “old” body new tricks.

Your support system does not depend on your physical location.

In doing things the right way, even if it is harder.

Peace must be found in one’s own mind before it can ever be found in another person, location, or object.

What goes around comes around.

Within a community where there is mutual love and kindness, we can creatively solve big challenges.

The secret to a healthy body is movement and hydration.

Our bodies are our partners.

Hard work and dedication make our successes taste sweeter.

Communities encourage understanding, love, and camaraderie.

That a walk in nature is some of the best medicine.

Exercise is always more fun with a friend.


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…

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