IASTM? Sounds something like a computer part. Actually it’s an ancient form of massage that has had a resurgence among health practitioners, particularly lately in the US.
Several of our physical therapists at Alpine Physical Therapy are skilled in the application of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).
Although the treatment may be somewhat uncomfortable [...]
Most people I talk with about their health wish they were consistent in a workout that would help them build strength, attain flexibility, and burn fat with the speed of a welding torch.
Using old-school technology, that dream is impossible. You know the drill. 45 minutes cardio, 20 minutes stretching, and 20 minutes of strength [...]
You likely know Angela as Missoula’s Best Physical Therapist, seeing that she’s been named such for three straight years by the readership of the Independent.
There’s a reason why she’s the best. Angela is one of 3 percent of physical therapists who has undertaken residency training. She completed a rigorous fellowship at Kaiser Hayward in [...]
To date, Alpine has 10 PTs serving in our two Missoula locations. Leah Versteegen, a 2006 Doctoral graduate from the PT program at the University of Montana is certainly one such star.
Leah works at our south clinic at the Peak Health & Wellness Center, which puts her smack in the middle of one of [...]
I recently authored a new resource for people with back pain. I wanted people to have answers at their fingertips. And I wanted the answers to be easy to understand.
Having provided physical therapy to back pain sufferers for 20 years, I realized that a complete learning resource was needed. That’s why I created BackCare [...]
Our hats go off to videographer Bill Schwanke of the Missoulian for the dynamite work he did in putting the following brief video together.
This 2-minute video captures the heart of a new exercise method we are embracing. And it includes interview footage of CoreAlign inventor, Jonathan Hoffman, of Tel Aviv, Israel.
Take a moment [...]
Hard work sometimes pays off. For those computer artists whose livelihood depends upon their hard work at a computer, the results can be devastating.
The work people do in computer arts often involves huge volumes of work, which is commonly done under a deadline. This is a dangerous combination. When you mix high volumes of [...]
The Peak Triathlong is here. Six cancer survivors compete in the PEAK Missoula Triathlon, representing Missoula nonprofit FIT TO FIGHT.
Six racers are ready to prove to themselves and the community what their bodies can do with and after cancer. They have battled cancer, trained for swimming, biking and running, [...]
According to the readership of Runner’s World magazine, Missoula was named the top Marathon destination for 2010.
The registration numbers reflect this truth. In fact, there are 4 times as many registrants to date for this year’s event compared to last year.
And we’re right in the middle of it!
Alpine Physical Therapy is the [...]
Running barefoot. Sounds counter-intuitive at first. Wouldn’t that be like wrangling or doing yard work without gloves? Some say no, that we’re designed to run with nothing on–our feet.
There’s some merit to this idea of running barefoot, fostered greatly by the popular new book by Chris McDougall called Born to Run.
It seems to [...]