Alpine’s physical therapists recently connected with the University of Montana’s School of Physical Therapy to embark on an educational tour of the new Movement Science Laboratory, directed by Ryan Misner, PhD,PT. Former Alpine employee and PhD candidate at UM, Audrey Elias, DPT, OCS, is currently conducting research and is in the process of recruiting subjects at the Movement Science Laboratory to investigate the movement mechanics of athletes that have undergone ACL surgery.
Alpine physical therapists elected to get a hands-on experience with the research project in order to gain a better understanding of the testing process and potential clinical implications.
Alpine PT is motivated to collaborate with on-going UM PT research as a way to improve our overall patient care and our outcomes, to stay abreast with current applicable research, and to further our goals to make smart evidence-based decisions in treatment options for the community.
Alpine Physical Therapy was grateful to learn of the Lab’s many potential clinical offerings to help improve our understanding and care for patients with challenging movement mechanics. We look forward to working more with our fellow PT community partners at the University of Montana in future.
For more information and more detailed descriptions of the Lab and its research implications, view Ryan Mizner’s video by clicking here.