Ready Steady Rehab

Why See a Physical Therapist for Your Care

Ready Steady Rehab, physical therapy, sports injuries
Dr. Heather North

Introducing Ready Steady Rehab with Dr. Heather North who begins this new show by explaining the need for a physical therapist

Ready Steady Rehab is presented by Dr. Heather North of Red Hammer Rehab

 Podcast length: 12’05”

Dr. Heather North, Doctor of Physical Therapy presents a brand new show on sports injuries; what can cause them, the symptoms to look out for, and rehabilitation process. Heather  begins by explaining why you should see a physical therapist for your care and what you can expect.  Whether you’re a professional or amateur athlete or just enjoy sport for fun you will no doubt have experienced an injury that has interrupted training and your competition plans, sometimes a whole season can be disrupted. Perhaps you had surgery or you may be choosing the conservative route to recovery, either way there will be a time to address the physical therapy that you may need on this journey. In this new bi-weekly podcast Dr. North will provide essential information about the process, beginning with the causes, symptoms and treatment options. She begins this first episode by introducing herself and why you would need a physical therapist.


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Dr. Heather North holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado. She is the owner of Red Hammer Rehab in Louisville, CO that specializes in sports-related orthopedic injuries and prevention.  This practice has won “Best Sports Medicine Rehab Facility” and “Best Sports Medicine Doctor” year upon year since it’s opening. Heather’s focus is on sports medicine and orthopedic manual and manipulation physical therapy.  She is known for being aggressive with injuries and focusing on discovering and fixing the mechanics behind each and every injury.  She believes that it is important to continue to learn the newest and most up to date techniques. Heather’s philosophy revolves around getting patients recovered quickly and teaching them to sustain a healthy state.  Injuries can only be eliminated by addressing bio-mechanical causes and then aggressively treating the damage created from these issues.   When not in the clinic, Heather enjoys road/trail running, mountain biking, coaching for Revolution Running (she is the group’s in-house physio), and spending time in the mountains with her husband Ewen.  She regularly competes in races all over including the Pikes Peak Marathon. Heather was a college level swimmer and has even tested the waters with triathlon in her post-collegiate years as well.


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