Special thanks for this informative blog post by Kristi Moore, MSPT, Alpine Physical Therapy’s key leader in all aspects of performance and injury prevention for area runners.
Running in the winter months can be fun, beautiful, and a great work out. Here are some important tips to help you prevent an injury while enjoying running at this time of year.
Winter time running can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, so grab a friend and have fun!
You can contact Kristi by calling Alpine Physical Therapy North at 406-541-2606. For more information on Kristi and the services we offer, click here.
Alpine Physical Therapy has long been known for its ability to successfully treat, among many conditions, troublesome spine pain. Leading the field as experts in spine care, the physical therapists at Alpine constantly pursue continuing course work to further hone their skills.
In addition, the post-graduate educational growth of our team of 13 PTs is led by Montana’s only Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, Angela Listug-Vap, FAAOMPT, DPT.
Last week, our therapists received advanced instruction from Angela in a progressive approach to cervical and thoracic stabilization training. Applying these techniques as a guided progression ensures that patients work toward success in their ability to perform the exercises properly . . . before they are advanced to more challenging postures and exercises. In addition, Angela reviewed the use of pressure biofeedback for specific patients, particularly those who need to improve the endurance of their deep neck stability muscles.
The evidence is clear that these approaches are effective in helping relieve neck pain and mid back pain, yet they work best when the progression is supervised by therapists who are picky about training proper form and who apply it slowly enough to prevent patients from overdoing their exercises and overdoing them incorrectly.
For more information about our therapists and our clinics, visit our website by clicking here.
We’re proud to announce that Alpine Physical Therapy has once again attained 100% membership among its 15 physical therapists in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Our national association will recognize Alpine for this accomplishment in APTA publications and on their website, www.APTA.org. In addition they will post Alpine’s name on the Facility Challenge Wall of Fame at the annual APTA conference this year. We fully support our association’s efforts to advance the physical therapy profession.
For more information about our commitment to our community and our profession, please visit our website by clicking here.
Go Team Alpine!
Look up at a mountain peak. Therein lies it’s alpine counterpart. Likewise, when The Peak Health & Wellness Center had its grand opening back in 2006, Alpine Physical Therapy was there . . . within the Peak! This relationship has steadily deepened, proving the fantastic synergy between healing, health, and performance.
Now a new Peak has arisen . . . Downtown! And once again, Alpine is joining forces. Having a third Alpine location affords people convenient access to Missoula’s top choice for expert physical therapy services.
In addition, we are continually expanding our referral base. Dr. Robert Amrine, MD, is a Sports Medicine specialist practicing here in Missoula. He recently presented to our team of 13 physical therapists some exciting conservative approaches he utilizes, particularly among active and athletic patients. Here Dr. Amrine is shown demonstrating to us his use of diagnostic ultrasound.
This spring, Dr. Amrine will team up with Alpine’s Kerri Houck, DPT, for a presentation at The Peak Health & Wellness Center on common upper extremity sports injuries and rehab approaches.
Our services are expanding too. Several of our therapists recently trained to perform Functional Dry Needling (click here for more information on this approach). Of the nearly 400 sessions we’ve done since our initial training, the results have proven stellar. Additionally, Brent Dodge, PT, will attain national certification in this approach upon completion of his upcoming advanced training in Brighton, Colorado.
We will also be expanding our outreach in rehabilitation for vestibular and dizziness disorders. Brace Hayden, DPT, will soon be completing six days of training and national certification through the Emory University program taught by internationally renowned instructor, Sue Herdman, PT, PhD. Brace will be positioned to take rehabilitation for vestibular and dizziness to a substantial level in Missoula through completion of his upcoming training.
For more information, visit our clinic website by clicking here.
We’ve made some incredible TV ads over the years. This one, a spoof on Person of Interest, tops ’em all. Be the first to check out this 30 second spot that begins airing this week on local networks.
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Alpine Physical Therapy is everywhere . . . well, almost everywhere. We’re nearly ready to open our 3rd location. It’s in the heart of downtown Missoula on 150 E. Spruce St. in the new Peak Health and Wellness Center facility.
Having three locations in Missoula affords our clients with easy access to our city’s top spot for orthopedic physical therapy.
For more information about our locations and services, click here.
1/9/2013 0 Comments
What? You forgot to exercise? Then this article, along with a hearty dose of Ginko Biloba, is for you.
People who burn more calories over the course of a week showed a brain MRI with 5% greater gray matter. And the MRIs showed the differences were in areas of the brain like the hippocampus, which is heavily damaged in Alzheimer’s disease.
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Thanks to Clinic Director, Angela Listug-Vap, DPT, FAAOMPT of Alpine Physical Therapy for this informative blog post!
We have all done it: ignore and ignore and ignore until we couldn’t anymore and we finally seek medical attention and wish we had done it sooner. On the other hand it is very normal to feel various aches and pains when starting a training program or ramping up your current program or pushing harder in a race. Many of these symptoms will completely subside with a little time and rest. Here are some guidelines that may assist in your decision.
If you answer yes to all the following statements you can probably Let It Go.
If you answer yes to any of the following statements, seek advice from a physician or physical therapist.
Alpine Physical Therapy offers free 10 minute advice consults with our Physical Therapists to Run Wild Missoula members at all of our locations. Call our clinics to schedule your free consult.
South (in the Peak Health and Wellness Center) — 251-2323. Alpine North (in the North Reserve Business Center) — 541-2606.
Be sure to check out our Runner’s Clinic at Alpine by clicking here.
Two new stars have arisen at Alpine Physical Therapy. In just the past few months, we’ve added two new physical therapists to our team of (now) 13 physical therapists.
Jess Kehoe and Kerri Houck
Jess Kehoe, DPT, CSCS is a 2007 graduate of the U of M Doctoral Physical Therapy program. Her clinical intersts are primarily in orthopedics, sports medicine (especially running and soccer injury prevention and sports performance), as well as women’s health dealing with breast cancer rehab.
Kerri Houck, DPT, CPI graduated in 2010 from Northern Arizona University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She went on to complete a post-professional sports residency at Gunderson, Lutheran, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, prior to joining Alpine PT. Along with general orthopedic interests, Kerri is keen on sports rehabilitation, sports biomechanics focusing on runners and overhead athletes, and in Pilates-based rehabilitation (she is a Certified Pilates Instructor).
Welcome Jess and Kerri!
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