Colorado Sports and Spine Centers

Centura Health Physician Group

Audubon CSSC / CSSC at Circle
3010 N. Circle Dr.
Ste. 120
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Colorado Sport and Spine Centers
4112 Outlook Blvd
Ste 96
Pueblo, Colorado 81008-1667
CSSC Woodland Park
41 N. Hwy 67
Ste. C
Woodland Park, Colorado 80863
Monument CSSC
550 Hwy 105 W
Monument, Colorado 80132
Sisters Grove Pavilion CSSC
6011 E. Woodmen Rd.
Ste. 100
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923
Summit CSSC
18 School Rd.
Ste. 125
Frisco, Colorado 80443
Centura Centers for Rehab Pueblo West
729 E. Spaulding Ave
Pueblo , Colorado 81007
Centura Physical Therapy Tri-Lakes
17230 Jackson Creek Parkway
Suite 170
Monument, Colorado 80132
Centura Physical Therapy at Broadmoor
1263 Lake Plaza Dr.
Ste. 210B
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
Centura Physical Therapy at Church Ranch
7233 Church Ranch Blvd.
Westminster, Colorado 80021
Centura Physical Therapy at Lioness Way
11960 Lioness Way
Ste. 150
Parker , Colorado 80134
Centura Physical Therapy North
8510 Bryant St.
Ste. 360
Westminster, Colorado 80031
Centura Physical Therapy Union
3027 N. Circle Dr.
Colorado Springs , Colorado 80909

Colorado Sports and Spine Centers

Centura Health Physician Group

Rehabilitation & Therapy Services

Colorado Sports and Spine Centers continually seek to remain on the leading edge of rehabilitative care.

Aquatic Physical Therapy

  • Aquatic Therapy Programs

    Colorado Sports and Spine Centers offers aquatic physical therapy and exercise programs designed to promote range of motion, strength and enhance cardiovascular endurance.

    Aquatic physical therapy or pool therapy at Colorado Sports & Spine Centers provides innovative and effective rehabilitation and exercise while utilizing the unique therapeutic properties of a water environment. Water physical therapy supports and acts as a cushion for your weight-bearing joints and helps prevent the strain, injury or re-injury common to other weight-bearing exercise programs.

    Our highly skilled therapy staff guides the individual's advancement according to their needs and goals in a comfortable and inviting setting with the care and understanding they deserve. Water exercise is very versatile and has effectively assisted our patients to achieve their functional goals.


    The benefits of aquatic programs include:

    • Faster Healing: Early joint movement is possible in water even when limited movement is present on land. Early joint movement helps prevent stiffness, edema, and muscle atrophy.
    • Decreased Pain and Swelling: Hydrostatic pressure of water decreases pain and swelling, and increases deep tissue blood circulation.
    • Increased Range of Motion: Water reduces the supportive role of muscles so they can relax and stretch more effectively.
    • Improved Strength: Water provides resistance to every movement.
    • Reduced Gravitational Pull: The water buoyancy supports the body and reduces pressure on compressed joints.
    • A Sense of Well-Being: Injuries often cause distress that can be relieved by entering the water and doing any possible activity.

    Comprehensive Pool Therapy may be used to treat the following conditions:

    • Athletic Injury
    • Joint Replacement
    • Back Rehabilitation
    • Pre/Post Operative Rehabilitation
    • Work Injury
    • Neurological Impairment (M.S. and Parkinson's)
    • Arthritis
    • Lymphedema
    • Chronic Pain
    • Fibromyalgia

    Independent Aquatic Wellness Program

    Community members can exercise and swim independently. This is also available to physical therapy patients as a continuation of their rehabilitation program.

    Aquatic Exercise Classes

    • Instructor led
    • Offered 2-3 times per week
    • One hour in length
    • Combination of range of motion, strengthening, and cardiovascular exercise
    • Open to the community

    Prenatal Aquatic Classes

    • Exercise class specific for expectant mothers
  • Pool Guidelines

    In order for all of our patients to receive the most out of their pool time, we have some pool rules:

    • There are two therapy pools available: 95 degrees and 85 degrees.
    • All physical therapy appointments are to be scheduled at the pool at Colorado Sports and Spine Centers (719) 776-4788.
    • If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please call the pool at Colorado Sports and Spine (719) 776-4788.
    • Please sign in on arrival at the pool prior to each pool session.
    • Physical therapy patients please arrive in time to be dressed, showered and ready to enter the pool at your scheduled appointment time.
    • If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.
    • If you no-show for 3 consecutive appointments, you will be discharged from pool therapy and will need to obtain a new request from your referring provider.
    • Everyone must take a shower before entering the pool.
    • Therapy patients, Wellness & SilverSneakers participants share space with exercise classes throughout the day.  Please be courteous of others while exercising in the pool.
    • Please inform the therapist of any open wounds or other medical concerns prior to treatment.
    • You need to bring: Towel and bathing suit, lock for safety of personal items, and water shoes are strongly recommended.
    • If you are unable to safely dress, shower, or enter the pool you must bring an assistant of the same sex to help you.
    • Please note there is a handicapped accessible shower and toilet with grab bars for your safety.
    • No food or beverage other than water are allowed on the pool deck.
  • Programs & Fees

    Comprehensive Pool Therapy: 

    • Pre/Post Operative Rehabilitation
    • Back Rehabilitation
    • Arthritis
    • Neurological Impairment (M.S. and Parkinsons)
    • Joint Replacement
    • Work Injury
    • Chronic Pain
    • Athletic Injury
    • Lymphadema
    • Fibrmyalagia

    Independent Aquatic Wellness program
    Available to current physical therapy patients as a continuation of a rehabilitation program.  Also available to non physical therapy patients.

    Aquatic Exercise Classes
    Colorado Sports and Spine Center in collaboration with the Health Learning Center offer an exercise program designed to promote flexibility, range of motion and strength as well as enhance cardiovascular endurance.  The class is instructor led, 2-3 times per week, one hour in length and open to the public.

    Moms in Motion
    The Penrose Aquatic Center at Colorado Sports and Spine Center offers a prenatal exercise class for expecting mothers. The exercise proram helps to prepare you for labor by increasing your stamina and muscle strength in a safe and enjoyable environment.

    Fees and Scheduling

    Aquatic Exercise Class - $46.00 two times a week and $66.00 three times a week 
    Aquatic Wellness Class - $48.00 per month 
    Both classes require a medical release to join 

    Call 719-776-4788 for specific schedules, to enroll or with any other questions.

    Therapy appointments 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

  • Pool Therapy FAQ's

    Q. Do I need a physician's release to take a class or participate in wellness?

    A. Yes, A physician's release to exercise is required and all intake paperwork must be completed prior to starting in an exercise class.  If you are hospitalized for any reason you will need a new release from your physician prior to returning to class.  Physician's release may be hand delivered or faxed to 776-4756.

    Q. What should I wear?

    A. We encourage you to wear a swimsuit in the pool as any other clothing will become heavy in the water and may be restricitng during exercise.  Please bring your own towel.  Aqua shoes and swim caps are optional.  Lockers are available for use during class and we recommend that you bring a lock to secure your belongings.  Please shower before and after using the pool.

    Q. Will my insurance cover a portion of the fee?

    A. Check your coverage with your individual insurance plan. Members from certain insurance plans may be eligible for a SilverSneakers Aquatics Program. For eligibilty please call 719-776-4761. You must be 65 and older for this program.

Rehabilitation and Therapy

  • Balance Retraining

    Do you get dizzy or are you afraid of falling?

    The specially trained physical therapists at CSSC can address the causes of your dizziness and quickly get you back to walking safely. 

    Statistics show that more than 90 million Americans ages 17 and older have experienced dizziness or have balance problems. Imbalance is a common symptom of the elderly and a leading cause of falls, affecting about 30 percent of people over 65. Colorado Sports and Spine Centers is proud to offer Neuro/Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (NVRT). 

    NVRT is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. It addresses balance, dizziness and overall fitness. We use various NVRT exercise protocol targets to compensate for and adapt to the nervous system's response to these deficits. Compared to medical therapy and general exercise for patients with chronic balance problems, NVRT has shown to improve balance function and performance. 

    NVRT diagnoses require specialized rehabilitation by a therapist trained in neuro/vestibular disorders. Colorado Sports and Spine Centers has a dedicated therapist who is committed to the patient's recovery and continued health, and works with each patient to create a personalized therapy plan.

    Diagnoses we treat include:

    • Vertigo (peripheral and/or central origin)
    • General Balance Disorders
    • Post stroke/cerebrovascular accidents
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Post-Polio Syndrome
    • Gait Abnormalities/Ataxia
    • Meniere's Disease
    • Frequent Falls

    Benefits of NVRT include:

    • Reduced fall risk level
    • Reduced fear of falling
    • Decreased feelings of dizziness and unsteadiness
    • Improved mobility
    • Increased safety and independence
    • An accelerated mechanism of central adaptation and compensation

    Neuro/Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy works in three ways – Adaptation, Compensation and Habituation.

    1. Adaptation: Head-eye coordination exercises which stimulate the brain help the eye-ear reflex work in a coordinated manner.  It also stimulates the balance portion of the ear.   It is critical that the head turn separately from the rest of your body in order for the ear to receive proper inputs.
    2. Compensation: Balance retraining exercises which help to reduce unsteadiness by utilizing vision, sensory, and postural systems more effectively to maintain balance.
    3. Habituation: Continually repeating the actions that bring on the symptoms of dizziness or vertigo will eventually desensitize the body to those actions.

    Treatment Options

    The treatment options offered at Colorado Sports and Spine Centers include:

    • Canalith Repositioning Maneuver/Liberatory Maneuver (for BPPV)
    • Positional Habituation Exercises
    • VOR Adaptation Exercises
    • Balance/Core-Stability Training
    • Gait Training with Emphasis on Symmetry and Proximal/Distal Control
    • Postural Education/Bed Mobility and Transfer Training
    • Coordination Training
    • Leg strengthening exercises specific to balance
    • Education in Comprehensive Home Exercise Program
    • Education in Energy-conservation Techniques/Proper Body Mechanics

    To find out if Neuro/Vestibular Rehabilitation is right for you or for more information, talk to your doctor or contact one of our locations

  • Manual Therapy

    Manual therapy is defined as hands-on (no machines) physical therapy that aims to relieve pain and increase range of motion.

    Most manual therapy focuses on the body's soft tissue. At Colorado Sports & Spine Centers our certified manual therapists are skilled in joint manipulation as well as soft tissue release techniques.

    Manual therapy interventions have been proven to improve the outcome of many orthopedic conditions including:

    • Degenerative joint disease
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Acute sprains/strains
    • Spinal conditions (acute and Chronic)

    Trigger point dry needling is also offered as an adjunct to traditional physical therapy services. All of these manual therapy interventions should get you back in action quicker.

  • Pilates-Based Rehabilitation

    Pilates is a form of little to no-impact exercise that conditions the body.

    Pilates is often used to strengthen the body's core thus improving coordination and balance. The main principles of pilates are core stability and breath control which can be practiced both with and without the use of a machine called the reformer. Anyone can benefit from the practice of pilates as this exercise routine helps tone the stomach while strengthening the back.

    The certified pilates instructors and physical therapists at Colorado Sports & Spine Centers work with you to manage your acute condition, create a pilates-based rehabilitation program tailored specifically to you and help transition you safely into a community-based pilates program for long-term exercise and practice.

  • Sports Medicine / Sports Injuries

    Have you been injured in a sport? Did you know the majority of sports injuries occur from the over-use of a specific joint or muscle?

    The team at Colorado Sports and Spine Care use sports medicine to treat these injuries. Whether you are a professional athlete or a seasonal competitor we will craft a unique therapy plan to get you back in the game.

    Our specially trained therapists at Colorado Sports & Spine Centers use a variety of techniques including manual therapy, dry needling and specific exercise to get you back in your game sooner.

  • Health Learning Programs

    This program is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for individuals to enhance and/or maintain their fitness.  For your safety, certain criteria must be met in order to participate in this program; during your initial assessment we will help determine if this independent program is appropriate for your needs.  Because this is a medically based exercise program, all participants must have a prescription or release from their physician prior to starting.  In the event of hospitalization or a visit to the emergency department a new prescription or release is required.

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