Ahem, Missoula sports fans! A note from the dusty Captain’s Log.
Here is some news-worthy-yet-slightly-delayed-BIG=event-local-sports-news you might have missed in the popular press.
While the fires burned up Western Idaho and gave our fair valley town an apocalyptic grey hue this fall, the Alpine Physical Therapy soccer team coughed and scored their way to the Missoula CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Granted, this was Co-Rec C-League, but it was the first time our motley mix of superstars and under-novas had a shot at the highly-acclaimed champion title. We could have been the 2012 contenders! We lost by a cheap point, but we had an awesome kick in the grass getting there.
This year we had two new sideline baby mascots, Charlie Schmidt and Logan Vap, who were certainly inspiring young additions to the team. Sam Schmidt (formerly Sam Schoeneman) and her husband Carey provided baby Charlie (bottom left of team photo) and Angela Listug-Vap & her husband Mitch provided wee baby Logan (not pictured).
Fielding a team of 11+ soccer players during the busy summer-come-autumn months is never a consistent, predictable, or easy task for a captain, but team Alpine PT was fortunate to have a dearth of willing and available soccer talent to draw from our fine community.
The C-Leaguered (but not too B-leaguered) team has been playing together in some randomized incarnation for three years. Without question, 2012 was the year we had it all: the mojo, the defensive tenacity, a goal keeper that wasn’t afraid of bringing his hockey skills out of the penalty box into soccer’s 18-yard penalty box, and the offensive passing game to get on the top score board.
Thank you to the Alpine PT management team for sponsoring our team for the third year in a row. We are dearly appreciative to have a generous team sponsor to bring together a great crew for after-work, co-recreational fun and team work.
Watch out Missoula . . . in 2013, Alpine PT’s “C-Leaguered” is coming back!
Signing off . . . for now:
Captain PT, Brace Hayden
Alpine Physical Therapy’s staff of 8 physical therapists at our South office in the Peak Health and Wellness Center, along with our star support staff members, are enjoying the completion of our new kitchenette. Check out the fine work done by our contractor, Brian Walker, and his lead cabinet expert, David Manning, owner of Cabinets Plus in Missoula.
“We finished this project just in time,” says Alpine’s owner Brent Dodge. “Now we can fully focus our efforts toward finalizing and opening our third clinic within the new Peak Health and Wellness Center, Downtown (at 150 E. Spruce Street).”
Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of our brand new downtown location.
Alpine Physical Therapy would like to take a moment to recognize Mamalode and its role of bringing moms together. This unique resource, made available by moms for moms, corrals all the wonderful and sometimes not so glamorous sides of motherhood.
Whether you are just starting your journey through motherhood or you are an insightful guide, this mag is for you. Check out mamalode.com and take a look at their latest issue and also submit some of your own motherhood stories.
Motherhood is complicated and crazy but them again so are moms! No really. Don’t take my word for it, check out Mamalode’s coolest video on this very topic by viewing the full length video that’s making national headlines by clicking here.
For more help from Alpine’s Women’s Health Specialist, Tara Mund, visit our webpage by clicking here.
Exercise is good medicine. It can improve both physical and emotional health. But what if exercise could also make you smarter? New research out of the University of Copenhagen shows that it can!
Subjects were asked to perform a complicated computer skill intimidatingly following or prior to a 15 minute bike ride. The group that followed their computer task with exercise were better able to recall their new skill with more accuracy then the other groups.
Accordingly, exercising after learning a new skill can help the brain convert short term memory into long term success. While the mechanism for this quick conversion is still being researched, it something to keep an eye on.
Read below for the introduction and link to the full article.
How Exercise Can Help You Master New Skills
By Gretchen Reynolds
Can you improve your body’s ability to remember by making it move? That rather odd-seeming question stimulated researchers at the University of Copenhagen to undertake a reverberant new examination of just how the body creates specific muscle memories and what role, if any, exercise plays in the process.
For the details of this brief but informative article, click here.
Brent Dodge is the founding owner of Alpine Physical Therapy and is a board certified orthopedic specialist. He holds additional certifications in Functional Dry Needling, Manual Physical Therapy, and Strength and Conditioning.
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