To help our patients improve their balance and strength, we’ve added the Nintendo Wii Balance Board to our treatment services. Current physical therapy research supports rehabilitative interventions that focus on increasing balance, creating a direct effect on the reducing the risk of falls.
Falls and loss of balance are widely recognized as a leading cause [...]
Bike season is well underway and many of Montana’s big events such as RATPOD and the Missoula XC are already over. However, don’t let a nagging injury or annoying pain end the season for you now! Read up on common cycling injuries and look into a professional bike fit at Alpine Physical Therapy. Don’t miss [...]
The Hammer Nutrition Pro XC two weeks ago up at Marshall Mountain was insane. Some of the most talented riders in the country were in our own back yard!
High level athletes are constantly pushing the limits and occasionally injury and rehabilitation become a part of the job. Alpine’s [...]
Walking is one thing. Walking and thinking is entirely another. In fact, doctors think they’ve discovered a rather simple way to early detect Alzheimer’s. That’s right. By watching you walk.
According to the new research, the way you walk can tell a lot about your cognitive function . . . slowed or altered gait, for [...]
By Kristi Moore, MSPT of Alpine Physical Therapy
More and more of our patients at Alpine Physical Therapy have been asking if they should try running barefoot or in a minimalist shoe. There are pros and cons to making this leap. The pros include: using our feet and lower extremities the way they were originally [...]
The CoreAlign In Action
Success Story: Alpine Physical Therapy, Missoula, MT
Since its introduction nearly three years ago, the CoreAlign has been making a serious splash in the rehabilitation field. Nowhere is that more evident than at Alpine Physical Therapy in Missoula, MT.
Alpine Physical Therapy will, for the 6th 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 [...]
It’s that special time of year again when the Missoula Marathon is upon us this Sunday, and I’m sure the first thing that is on nearly every runner’s mind is what you will do after the race. After weeks of training and discipline, it’s only natural to want to let loose, go crazy, or just [...]
Although there is already a surplus of reasons to avoid excess body weight, a recent study done by the Mayo Clinic has provided yet another: fat cells contribute to the development of arthritis in more ways than we previously thought. We already know that joints overloaded by extra pounds are at risk for osteoarthritis, a [...]