Physical Therapy Expert in Boulder

Dr. Nicole Haas is a strong advocate of community outreach & education, and lends her voice and expertise across the sports and medical community in Boulder, CO and beyond. She is an active resource for the outdoor and running community, and is featured as a topic expert in publications such as Outside Magazine, Huff Post, New York Magazine, Runners World, along with medical research journals as well. See what she has to say…

Physical Therapy Boulder

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.

Does Newest Olympian Fad Really Work?

Does the Newest Olympian Training Fad Actually Work?

Just as Michael Phelps’s cupping bruises enthralled curious minds in 2016, much like kinesio tape was named “the latest Olympic accessory” in 2012, a set of tourniquet-style contraptions strapped to buff arms and bulging legs are this year’s curiosity.

Common Running Injuries (and How to Fix Them)

You love to run. You hate to get hurt. Even if injuries are inevitable, there’s plenty you can do about them. Here’s your guide to fixing the most frequent problems.

Selective Atrophy of the Vastus Medialis: Does It Exist in Women with Nontraumatic Patellofemoral Pain?

Atrophy of the vastus medialis seems not to be the causing factor for patellofemoral pain in women. No difference comparing women with pain to healthy controls was found by the recent study published by the team.

Knee Pain, Explained—and 7 Exercises for Relief

Knee pain plagues athletes of all stripes. Here’s how the experts handle it.

How to Shovel Snow the Correct Way, According to a Physical Therapist

Even the fittest Coloradans can injure themselves clearing snowy driveways and sidewalks. Reduce your risk of getting hurt with these expert tips.

A Guide to Regaining Core Strength Postpartum

What you should know about safely returning to sports after pregnancy

14 Small Self-Care Tips That Will Make A Big Difference

These healthy habits and activities will help you cope with pandemic stress.

7 Exercises for Stronger Hamstrings

Flexible, strong hamstrings are happy hamstrings.

7 Exercises to Stretch and Strengthen your Calf Muscles

Your calf muscles are most likely a little weak and really tight. Here are our favorite stretches and exercises to take care of them.

How to Increase Your Flexibility When You Can’t Even Touch Your Toes

There’s more to mobility work than just stretching.

Here's What Causes Charley Horses (And How To Get Rid Of Them)

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night with a charley horse, then you know what a pain these leg cramps can be. Don’t let painful calf cramps disrupt a good night’s sleep.

Flimsy Bands That Will Change Your Workouts

The Flimsy Bands That Will Totally Change Your Workout. Yes, Resistance Bands Really Do Work.

Resistance bands, to their credit, are a lot tougher than they look. They’re the pip-squeak of fitness tools, but they’re vicious. And their slightness is one of their greatest assets.

How to Bounce Back from an Injury

Whatever the cause, getting hurt takes a mental and physical toll. Here are some tips to help you cope and bounce back as quickly as possible.

Colorado School of Yoga

Yoga & Knee Pain - What To Do About It!

Do you ever wonder why your knee “talks” to you during or after yoga practice, even though you may pay particular attention to alignment and the cues your teacher gives while holding a pose?

Getting In & Out of Shape. What Does Your Body Think?

Posing this question to experts — physiologists, doctors, trainers, and physical therapists — I learn the obvious: Maintaining a consistent, stable homeostasis of fitness would be ideal. But also, no experts expect anyone to do this.

The Best Foam Rollers and Massagers for People Who Sit All Day

A physical therapist recommends four products she swears by to undo the damage of sitting all day.

UCSF programs helps runners get back on track