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Pre-season Ski & Snowboard Training

Ski and snowboard season is almost here!  You can smell and feel the soft, fluffy powder on the way!  Are you ready?  Whether you are gearing up for your first Montana ski/board season or you have already purchased your 27th consecutive season pass at …

Fly fishing and shoulder pain

This post is for those fly-fisher men and women out there. Fall has come to Southwest Montana and with it comes not only great opportunities to fish a dry fly, but also the opportunity to chuck some hefty streamers at …

Improve your posture to reduce or eliminate pain!!!

Whether you are a student or working a “9-5” job a large portion of your day is spent sitting at a desk, studying, in meetings, on your phone/laptop/computer, etc. The vast majority of the population that is required to sit …

Dry Needling: What does it benefit?

What is dry needling? According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), dry needling is defined as a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular, and connective tissues …

Pregnancy and Dizziness

Difficult Pregnancy. . . Bed Rest . . . ICU . . .Prolonged Hospitalization. . Dizziness and Vertigo . . . How are they related? Let’s start with a difficult pregnancy. As many of you likely know, the birthing process …

APPLYING A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO PHYSICAL THERAPY

The concept of holistic health care was first introduced to me in the form of Yoga Nidra (Sleep Yoga) while I was on my 4th overseas assignment. I was a US Diplomat at the time and despite working out several …

Post-Surgical Nutrition Guidelines for Optimizing Healing

Nutrition is often the forgotten child of post-surgical healing. People typically think about choosing a provider, the risks of surgery, the financial commitment, potential time off work, the associated pain, limited mobility, and the rehab, but forget about what they …

Youth Athletics, Over training, and Parents

As one sports season transitions into the next season, I am reminded of the importance of rest and recovery for our youth athletes.  Between school sports, club options, private lessons, personal training, etc. our youth athletes are increasingly provided with …

Barefoot (aka Minimalist) vs. Shod (traditional shoes) vs. Super Cushion and does it matter?

I truly love this topic with runners.  It has sparked a tremendous debate in all circles of the sport of running.  These debates open up new possibilities and discussions in gait biomechanics, joint arthrokinematics, rehabilitation guidelines, training recommendations, footwear design, …

The Relationship between Antibiotics and Achilles Tendonitis/Ruptures.

Quinolones and fluoroquinolones are broad spectrum antibiotics used to treat bronchitis, urinary tract infections, pneumonia and other respiratory infections3.You may have heard of these antibiotics by their more common names such as Cipro, Levaquin and Floxin. But did you know …

Low Back Pain in Dance and Gymnasts

In the general population the statistics regarding the prevalence of low back pain are significant but in young athletes participating in dance and gymnastics the statistics are staggering.  It has been shown that back pain in gymnasts can be as …

Reform School

Spring is here, summer is just around the bend, and right now you likely fall into one of two training categories: 1) you’re right on track, to run, bike, climb, swim, and conquer whatever herculean goal you made for 2019; …

-itis vs. -osis

I am a physical therapist in Bozeman, MT and feel blessed to be part of such an active, recreationally minded community. I am fortunate to have a steady stream of injured individuals motivated to address their impairments seeking care at …

Dizziness and Physical Therapy

Have you ever felt dizzy? If so, you aren’t alone. About one in three US adults over 40 years of age have experienced some type of dizziness and it is the 3rd most common reason people access their primary care …