The Next Level Starts Here

“Next Level offers high quality and individualized physical therapy and sports performance training through a team of specialized professionals aimed at increasing your function through evidence based methods”

What sets us apart?

  • Team approach physical therapy
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Personal Training
  • 60 minute treatments / training sessions
  • Evidence based therapy
  • Functional Return to Sports Testing
  • Sports Therapy Treatment

Team Approach

We focus on a team based approach to your care. Our physical therapists, trainers and performance specialists consult each other to ensure a fully integrated game plan for recovery. Our physical therapists, trainers and performance specialists have developed a combined elements approach to ensure that recovery and training work simultaneously to prevent re-aggravating the injury as well as making progress with strengthening the affected area. Ultimately our team approach enhances the outcome for the client.

Our Clients

We have had the privilege to work with clients of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a professional athlete, a police officer trying to get back to work, a high school athlete or a working individual trying to get back on their feet, Next Level Sports Performance can help you achieve your goals.

Facility

We have a unique state of the art facility. With equipment from industry leaders such as Game Ready, Keiser, Power Plate, and Woodway, we use every inch of space in and around the facility, including our functional field turf area to assist in the recovery and training process. Our ceiling and walls are adorned with flags and jerseys from athletes who have overcome injury and/or trained at our facility.

Injury Prevention / Pre-surgical Care

As part of the recovery process and with our sports performance training, our clients will learn exercise to reduce the potential for future injury. Whether intended to strengthen a weakened area, improve mobility and stability and core, these exercises will decrease the risk for future injury.


Muscle Soreness after Therapy.. Good or Bad?

After any injury the primary goal of therapy is to restore function. Initially there are many impairments that we want to focus on including decreasing pain,  decreasing swelling, and activating the right muscles. Usually the latter stages of therapy are used to try to increase strength in the right muscles that might have lost strength during the rehab process. Along with this some people may develop movement patterns that might pre-dispose them to increase stresses on different body structures. If we can identify these movement patterns and increase strength in certain muscles than we can distribute this stress to the correct areas so people can function at a high level for a longer time. That being said we expect to have some soreness in different muscles during the therapy process, especially as we start to try to get muscles bigger and stronger. While this may not be a new concept for athletes sometimes it can be a little alarming that you might have some soreness in your muscles 1-2 days after working out. In order to get muscles stronger we have to increase the workload that the muscles are accustomed to. This causes damage to the muscle and then in term the body repairs the muscle and it gets bigger and stronger. The key to therapy and increasing strength is trying to find a balance of increasing the load correctly in order to get benefit from strength training. Here is a short video on our facebook page or on youtube that explains how muscles grow, get stronger and sometimes get sore in the process and the importance of nutrition and rest in...

Recover Smarter to Perform Better

Here at Next Level we work with athletes that are recovering from injury and trying to get healthy athletes performing at a higher level.  While we can do a lot in clinic to help these athletes reach their goals an excellent outcome depends on not only what we do in clinic but the recovery that takes place outside the clinic. Here is a great article (Recover Smarter) about the importance of taking care of the whole body when recovering from an injury or trying to perform at a higher level. Stretching, nutrition, hydration, time management, RICE, and sleep all play a major role in the way that the body can recover after injury or physical exertion. Without these key pieces an excellent outcome can take longer or never be achieved. At Next Level we pride ourselves on full body recover and the majority of this involves clients taking the time when they are not in the clinic to recover properly so we can take it to the Next Level when they are in the clinic. Recover Smarter...

Foam Rolling Fact or Fiction?

Here at Next Level we like to give our clients tools that they can use on their own to stay healthy. One of the most common tools we suggest is foam rolling. Foam rolling is somewhat of a gray area. Some people call it a “self-myofascial release” others say that is takes more than a foam roll to “release” the fascia and muscle, and it is a ineffective tool. We like to think of it as a “self mini-massage.” Regardless of what we call it,  at Next Level we have seen good results with people performing foam rolling on their own and getting better results.  However for quite some time there was not much evidence to support foam rolling even though anecdotally we saw good success. More recently there have been some studies that have looked at the effects of foam rolling. One study published in January of last year in the Journal of Athletic Training spoke to this: The Study took 8 collegiate men and had them perform 10 sets of 10 back squats at 60% of their 1 repetition maximum. This created delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) or the muscle soreness you get after you work out. They performed these exercises  two different times and after one time they had the participants foam roll immediate after they lifted as well as 24 hours after and 48 hours after. There was a significant difference in muscle tenderness for those that foam rolled after. There were also favorable changes in athletic performance for those that foam rolled including faster 30 meter sprint times,  increase broad jump distances, decreased time on...

Location

251 Violet Street, Unit 150
Golden, Colorado 80401

google-map-ppt