To many people, bikes are the ticket to unlimited fun, freedom, and exceptional fitness. However, spending time on the bike can also give you tight shoulders, numb hands, sore knees, and terrible back pain. That is, until you get a pro bike fit from Alpine Physical Therapy’s sports and bike fit specialist [...]
Tai Chi is a form of exercise developed in ancient China that uses gentle, flowing movements to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, and to reduce stress. To do Tai Chi, you will perform a series of postures, moving from one to the next in a slow, graceful manner ensuring constant motion. Like other forms of [...]
May marks the beginning of good weather in Montana and with good weather comes the need to clean and spruce up the house for the coming summer activities. Spring cleaning can be a challenge for many people living with arthritis. Here are some tips for minimizing your pain when cleaning:
Avoid Overexerting Yourself: Aim to [...]
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to infection and injury. While initial inflammation is necessary for healthy healing, prolonged inflammation can actually decrease the body’s immunity and prevent tissues from repairing. Here are some tips to reduce chronic inflammation without the need for over the counter medication.
Eat Organic: Organic foods are free of pesticides [...]
With summer quickly approaching the American Red Cross suggests a couple steps to take to reduce your chance of heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
Drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks when working outside. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of [...]
If you live in Missoula you’ve likely caught a glimpse of a barefoot runner. Among the throngs of runners there are some unmistakably naked feet and many others scantily clad in some kind of five-fingered foot glove.
You may have processed this in a similar manner as I did, at first thinking these people [...]
Most folks are familiar with the benefits that come from daily exercise. Aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as well as type 2 diabetes.
Yet new studies out of the University of Illinois are showing that regular aerobic exercise can help improve cognitive brain function. That’s right. Walking [...]
This week marks the 21st annual Bike Walk Bus Week in Missoula. Through Saturday, May 5th, there will be community events and incentives provided by local businesses for those not commuting by car. Over 100 businesses are contributing, all for the sake of celebrating and encouraging healthy transportation in Missoula.
Here are some reasons to [...]