Antara Quinones, Brace Hayden, Leah Versteegen and Jess Kehoe of Alpine Physical Therapy jumped (literally) into a collaboration with Missoula’s Freestyle Ski Team’s dry land preseason training the past 2 weeks at Bitterroot Gymnastics.
In an effort to reduce training and competition injuries that keep these young athletes off the slopes, Alpine PTs worked with Freestyle Ski Team coach Donovan Powers and Bitterroot Gymnastic’s coach and owner David Stark on a dynamic warm up, core stabilization exercises and proper jump landing drills.
It was a great experience to work with these talented athletes and their coaches to improve their sport performance and reduce potential injuries. Seeing these kids land amazing jumps like double back flips and 540 degree spins with good form was an awe-inspiring evening of PT community outreach. (Photo Credit of Antara, Brace, and Jess (L to R) thanks to Leah Versteegen, DPT)