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Prevent injury with proper care

Jan 03, 2018 12:06AM ● By Guest

The physicians at Tabeguache Family & Sports Medicine, from left: Karen Frye, DO; Fletcher Colwell, MD; and Rich Price, MD.

By Tabeguache Family & Sports Medicine

All sports and activities have a risk of injury, but the benefits of exercise outweigh these risks.

Karen Frye, DO

The most frequent types of sports injuries are sprains (injuries to ligaments), strains (injuries to muscles) and stress fractures (injuries to bones). Injury occurs when excessive stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscle. Injury can also be the result of overuse of any of these structures. Different activities require different functions of our muscles and body.

Strengthening exercises, posture, proper form and function and flexibility all contribute to injury prevention. If we can maintain a balance of all of these, we are at a decreased risk of injury.

Fletcher Colwell, MD

At Tabeguache Family & Sports Medicine, our continued goal is to help each patient achieve their maximum level of physical mobility and performance. We’re hereto help with injury prevention and return you to your favorite activities should an injury occur.

Our team of highly trained physicians provide injury recovery care, as well as injury prevention techniques to avoid future problems. Our facilities are equipped with ultrasound diagnostics, X-ray services and physical therapy options, so we can quickly and efficiently determine the extent of an injury and plan a course of treatment.

Rich Price, MD

Our physicians—Fletcher Colwell, MD; Karen Frye, DO; and Rich Price, MD—are trained in sports medicine as well as primary care. Our services include annual physicals, routine checkups, acute illness care, women’s wellness, health-risk assessments and screenings, lab services and same-day injury treatment for fractures, concussions and musculoskeletal injuries.

We’re accepting new patients, and our practice is expanding and moving. Please welcome Dan Sullivan, MD, and Ashly Blincow, NP, to our practice, now located on the second floor of the Primary Care Partners building, 3150 N. 12th St. in Grand Junction. For more information, visit,, or call 256-5201.