We’d like to announce the Oncology Rehab Program at Alpine Physical Therapy. Our team, which includes Josie Sweeney, DPT, Antara Quinones DPT, CLT-LANA, and Jessica Kehoe DPT, want to bring to everyone’s attention that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. We will surely all see lots of pink stuff this month in sports and in the news honoring this month, but we really want to remind everyone that the reason for all this media is to encourage early detection.
Statistics show that nearly 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection is the BEST way to beat this disease, and both the 5 year and long term survival rates drastically improve with early detection.
We encourage all women to talk about early detection with their friends and family. If you are a woman aged 40-49 talk to your doctor about when and how often to begin getting mammograms. If you have had a close family member with breast or ovarian cancer you are at a slightly greater risk, so no matter your age, be sure to talk to your doctor about your options for early detection. Join us in vowing to start, or get back to, your early detection plan.
We’d like to share some great resources to help you.
The American Cancer Society (early detection).
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (early detection).
The National Cancer Institute (risk calculator).
The Oncology Rehab Team at Alpine Physical Therapy is now providing Missoula and surrounding communities with the following services:
For more information, be sure to visit our Oncology Rehabilitation webpage.
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!
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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