She’s been hobbling around since she hurt her knee on the slopes earlier this winter. “It’ll get better,” she convinced herself.
Yet when I checked her knee out tonight, it was clear she’d torn her ACL. Neither of us wanted to admit it. But it was torn.
She could bend her knee all the way. [...]
See if this describes your shoulder pain. The pain lies deep within the shoulder. It started a while ago. Lifting weights, perhaps? Thinking back, it might have been from doing either shoulder presses or bench presses. At first, pain was mostly down inside the point of the shoulder. But now the shoulder grinds and pops. [...]
For some time now, physical therapists have been trying to find better ways to treat patients with low back pain. By better we mean more effective treatment with successful results. And successful refers to getting relief from pain that doesn’t come back.
A group of well-known therapists started by developing a clinical prediction rule [...]
Alpine’s TV ads get rave reviews. Maybe it’s the fact we play rockin’ music? Or maybe it’s the fact that we never say a word. We let the visual attraction of the ads do the work.
Heck, I’m a physical therapist, not a TV producer! But one thing I wanted to steer clear of was [...]
Figuring out what’s causing a leg or foot problem isn’t always clear-cut. That’s when a thorough exam of the “lower chain” is needed.
In these instances, a PT becomes a PI in order to uncover clues as to what may actually be contributing to the condition.
Join Leah Versteegen, DPT an expert physical therapist in [...]
By now, you’ve probably seen pictures of our latest exercise technology at Alpine, CoreAlign®. By itself, the CoreAlign® may appear to be just another piece of equipment. But when you visualize one of the world’s 12 CoreAlign® Master Trainers on the unit, the machine and everything around it comes to life.
Take a moment to [...]
It was a privilege for Alpine Physical Therapy to be invited to provide athletic training services for the Harlem Globetrotters last week.
Here’s a picture of Bob’s son, Adam, with one of the “Trotters.”
Bob Botkin, a physical therapist and athletic trainer at Alpine, was on-site to tape the players before the game. [...]
Back in Part 1 (on March 29th), I presented some of the more traditional functional strength assessments that applicable to runners. I hit on ideas like the functional squat, forward lunge, balance, and jumping.
We use these and other tests to get an idea of functional strength. Results guide us in designing a preventive exercise [...]
A major part of my practice as a physical therapist is treating neck pain. When it strikes, neck pain can take you down. I know. I’ve had my share of it too.
If I had it my way, I’d treat neck pain all day. It’s rewarding to help people whose lives are impeded by this [...]
Getting back to an exercise routine after pregnancy may seem like a no-brainer. Women’s health expert Tara Mund, DPT and physical therapist at Alpine Physical Therapy advises otherwise.
Join Tara for an insightful discussion of helpful ideas you can use as a guide to get safely back to exercise after pregnancy. Click on the video [...]