Alpine Physical Therapy is the largest free standing outpatient physical therapy service in Missoula. It’s success is largely due to the fact it ‘s south clinic is uniquely positioned within Missoula’s premier fitness facility, the Peak Health and Wellness Center.
When you put a rehab clinic like Alpine in a top-notch fitness facility, great things [...]
People who sit too long during the week increase their risk of dying young. Listen to the bottom line quoted from a recent research study on this topic:
In the article, epidemiologist Steven Blair, a professor of public health at the University of South Carolin, says “he found that men who reported more than 23 [...]
Alpine Physical Therapy will, for the 5th consecutive year, be the exclusive physical therapy sponsor of the Missoula Marathon. This prestigious sponsorship puts us face-to-face with runners of all skill levels, giving us opportunities to provide consultation to all participants and to present numerous training seminars for area marathoners.
Our team of 10 therapists provides [...]
Exercise is one thing. Doing exercise on a CoreAlign is another. And advancing to Level III in the CoreAlign Method professional training is yet another.
Under the guidance of The Core Studio’s Director of Instruction Samantha Schoeneman, PT, CPI, CAMI/CAPT, seven people graduated during this weekend’s seminar.
Of the course, Samantha states: “Core Align Level [...]
Our first graduate class in Level 3 of the CoreAlign Method experienced many new and challenging exercises this weekend. This is our first-ever class at this advanced level, and at these higher levels, “core” takes on a whole new meaning!
Take for instance the notion of pulling off a lunge on ice skates, coupled with [...]
In one of my posts last week, I outlined the differences between common types of headaches. Then I described effective treatments used by physical therapists to abolish headaches.
A number of you responded by asking whether physical therapists effectively treat migraine headaches. Some traditional physical therapy treatments are used with some utility for migraine headaches. [...]
Reading Sunday’s article on week 5 of this round of Fit to Fight will leave you greatly inspired. As participants gain strength and confidence through the structured Fit to Fight program, they describe the impact on their own health and well being. In turn these hard working participants inspire many others, including me.
I was [...]
Back in Part 1, I presented some of the more traditional functional strength assessments that are 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 program or [...]
You run, right? Then you absolutely need to know whether your core is strong. That’s what this segment is all about, measuring it so you know.
In Part 1, I posted some stats on injury incidence in runners. I then outlined some traditional strength tests.
Today, I’ve got some cool “core” stuff for you to [...]
The annual incidence of injuries for runners varies in the literature. It’s estimated that between 24-55% of runners will experience an injury. The main factors leading to injury are having a previous injury, increasing speed, and being a less experienced runner.
Nearly 80% of all running injuries involve structures from the waist down. Sprinters tend [...]