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Thankful for Our Wonderful Community

Thankful for Our Wonderful Community

Have you ever considered how being thankful can influence your health? If you really stop and think about it, it makes sense. We’ve all been around the person who complains all the time, views every situation with a glass is half-empty approach, or just has a flat low-energy negative personality. You are probably picturing the face of someoneRead More…

Sportsmetrics To Support And Protect Our Youth Athletes

Sportsmetrics To Support And Protect Our Youth Athletes

Each year in the US, 1 in 100 high school female athletes will suffer a serious knee injury. In fact, females suffer two to ten times more serious noncontact knee ligament injuries than males participating in the same sport. There are several reasons for this. Poor movement patterns during jumping, landing, cutting, and pivoting placeRead More…

Dizziness – Is It Turning Your World Upside Down?

Dizziness – Is It Turning Your World Upside Down?

The vestibular system is vital for maintaining a person’s balance and coordination of the eyes with the head and body movements. When the system is out of balance a sensation of spinning, nausea, visual disturbances, and loss of balance can occur. The issue occurs with a change of head position and symptoms can be delayed byRead More…

Physical Therapy vs Opioids

Physical Therapy vs Opioids

Chronic pain is a huge issue in our society. An estimated 116 million Americans have chronic pain each year. When meeting with new patients in the clinic, I am amazed how many people are on long-term opiods for pain management, though I must admit this is fortunately lessening but not fast enough. For years theRead More…

Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising During Pregnancy

Over the years obstetrician’s advice to pregnant people regarding exercise has varied. OBs used to recommend that women slow down or stop exercising entirely. More recently the advice to women was to keep exercising if they had done a form of exercise before, but not to start anything new. However, the most recent guidelines from theRead More…

Getting the Most out of Stretching

Getting the Most out of Stretching

Stretching is a buzz word we hear thrown around everywhere. In the gym, on the mountain, or even in friendly conversation. I need to “stretch” more. I’m not “flexible.” I feel “tight” today. But what does this actually mean? Let’s start at the beginning.What is stretching?In its most basic form, stretching is taking a muscle to itsRead More…

Perfectly Fitting Your Back Pack

Perfectly Fitting Your Back Pack

The snow is finally receding and dry weather appears to be here, maybe …….but backpacking season has certainly arrived. Here are some hints on properly fitting your pack for a great season of getting into the backcountry that is not followed by a visit to the MD or Physical Therapy secondary to neck pain from the strapsRead More…

Returning to Running After ACL Surgery

Returning to Running After ACL Surgery

ACL tears are one of the most common knee injuries sustained while skiing. With the heavy snow, good skiing, and epic power days this year, I’m sure there was no shortage of knee injuries. While I hope everyone had a safe and healthy season, I know some individuals’ ski seasons ended in a less thanRead More…

Pelvic Floor Talk (Wednesday June 27th)

Pelvic Floor Talk (Wednesday June 27th)

Learn More About Pelvic Floor Where: Melvin Brewery in Alpine, WY When: Thursday June 27th, 6:30 pm Are you tired of I-Pee-Aing your pants? Come to Melvin Brewery in Alpine, WY on June 27th to learn more about how a pelvic floor physical therapist can help you with urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse,Read More…

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