Physical therapy isn’t just about rehabilitation.
It’s about understanding the tipping point between health and injury,
and understanding the biomechanics of movement patterns that allow the body to participate in a balanced life. It’s about individualized care to help you achieve your goals, whether you are returning from an injury or wanting to avoid one altogether.
that’s why there’s a whole profession dedicated to managing them. The most challenging and scariest part of dealing with injuries can be knowing what advice to follow and how to get help fast.
And those initial steps can be the most crucial in returning to normal or getting caught in the spin cycle with injury.
Boulder Physiolab uses an evidence-based blend of manual therapy, functional exercise, and biomechanical analysis to address the root of an issue, and to quickly help point things in the right direction.
Blood Flow Restriction
Dr. Nicole Haas is a strong advocate of community outreach and education.
She is featured as a topic expert in articles across the outdoor, sports, and medical communities. See what she has to say…
How to Get the Most Out of Physical Therapy
Expert advice to help you recover fast, stay injury-free, and have fun in the mountains
Prevent Overuse Climbing Injuries with These Exercises
Keep your fingers, shoulders, and back happy with these nine strength and mobility moves.
Starting Over: Sage Canaday’s Return to Racing
Presented by HOKA
Watch Dr. Haas in action (1:53 to 2:13)
The Best Stretches to Do After Skiing
After a long day on the slopes, these 7 moves (which can be done at the bar) will help you recover and stay injury-free.
Is Blood-Flow Restriction the Future of Performance?
Athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin have started adopting the training technique to increase endurance, muscle mass, and more.
Nicole is great! Everyone in our family has used her for assistance with injuries. My pre-teen and now teen daughter loves going to her. As a former gymnast, Nicole has been really helpful understanding her gymnastics-related issues. She even helped diagnose a more significant elbow problem and referred us to a Children’s orthopedic specialist when it was beyond something PT could fix. She’s helped us with elbows, knees, ankles and much more! Best PT in town.
As a physician myself, I may be a relatively harsh judge when it comes to medical providers. Nicole is outstanding. I’ve seen her for shoulder and hip injuries, both results of years of rugby and other sports, and in the setting of current CrossFit participation.
In both cases, I saw a sports medicine physician before seeing Nicole, and I felt that I received a more accurate assessment, as well as more useful advice from Nicole than my doctor. I will not hesitate to see her again in the future, and I recommend her highly.
Nicole has helped me (and countless friends) overcome many injuries over the years! As an ultra runner, it’s key having a PT who knows their craft and Nicole is by and far one of the best around. I’ve seen many others throughout the years but none have come close to her knowledge, expertise and assessment capabilities. She will give you a comprehensive understanding of what’s causing your injuries and a clear path to address those so you can get back out there ASAP. If you are struggling with injuries and want to get to the root cause of them, go see Nicole!!
Nicole is a phenomenal PT/clinical specialist. Instead of just following a few rote processes and bringing you in three times a week (who has time for that?!) she identifies the root weaknesses/instabilities and gives you detailed instructions including photos of you performing the actions correctly so you can work on strengthening your body to resolve the current issue and reduce the likelihood of future, associated injuries. Worked with her on a range of running (leg) and shoulder injuries over the years and I have never had a comparable experience with any other PT. Really can’t recommend her highly enough. Go see her 🙂
I went to see Nicole while I was pregnant with my second child and experiencing acute back pain that was at times so severe that it caused me to limp. Pregnancy comes with many strange symptoms that disappear once you give birth, so I’d figured I’d just have to wait for relief, but it got to a point where I was really desperate for help and that’s when I reached out to Nicole. In a single appointment, she quickly determined what was wrong and taught me how to fix it. Nicole is intelligent and kind and incredible at what she does. I only ever had that one appointment, but to this day, nearly two years later, I still think about the things Nicole taught me. She eliminated my back pain for the remainder of my pregnancy, and she also taught me things about my posture and how I sit and what kind of stretches and tools work for me that I utilize even now when neck or back pain flares up. I truly cannot recommend seeing Nicole highly enough. She will change your life.
Nicole is pretty much a wizard. Her knowledge of the human body is through the roof. She’s worked on my body various times, for various issues, and she always resolved them. She also sends me home with plenty of exercises to continue the healing. Bottom line, if your body is wrecked, she’ll fix it!
Nicole’s ability to accurately diagnose and efficiently treat an injury I have been dealing with for over a decade was beyond impressive. She is detail oriented and passionate about her work. She truly cares about her patients and went above and beyond to explain and review my treatment plan. I can’t recommend her highly enough, she’s a treasure in the PT/sports medicine world!
I’ve seen approx 5 Physical Therapists in Boulder over my time here (10+ years) and Nicole is by far the best. She is the only PT I’ve encountered who takes a detailed look at your life and how your work/ home/ sporting habits are affecting or contributing to your injuries/ailments. This leads to more than just a set of exercises – Nicole shows you how to change your lifestyle to lead to a healthier body and ultimately a happier life – and yes – less visits to the PT.