Why We Stretch?

The Types and Benefits to You and Your Workout Jay Griffith, DPT What is Stretching? Stretching is a natural reaction which allows an individual to lengthen muscle fibers. From the time we are born we stretch. Stretching provides increased blood flow to muscles and also helps improve range of motion of our joints. In today’s…

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Injury-proof Your Lumbar Spine

When Your Lumbar Spine is at Neutral, it is Most Protected from Injury Gwenna Peters, PT Over the years, we’ve all heard many recommendations on how to injury-proof lower backs in both sports and industry. Warehouse workers wearing “lifting belts,” football teams doing yoga for flexibility, and multiple versions of “core strengthening” exercises. Physical therapists…

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To Train but not Overtrain

Perform optimally without negatively affecting performance Tayna Flanagan, MsEd, ATC, CSCS, ACE-HC Perhaps Shakespeare will forgive me for twisting his words but the original statement from Hamlet, “To be or not to be” is fitting. As young and old athletes jockey for the top spot, work to achieve their personal best, make a team or…

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Spring Back Into Shape

Preventing Injury after not being active over the Winter Skye Heston, MD Many of us get our physical activity outdoors, so the winter time can be very damaging to our waist lines and overall health. Now that the weather is improving, many people are getting out their running and hiking shoes, dusting off their bicycles…

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Tennis Elbow

Richard England, MD – Sports Medicine Fellow-Ortho Montana/AMP One of the more common complaints among “weekend warriors” and those whose jobs require the repetitive use of their arms and hands is Lateral Epicondylitis, also known as Tennis Elbow. It has even been penned in song lyrics by the band Owl City. Despite its name it…

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Seasonal Allergies

With millions of people suffering from seasonal allergies, what treatments can you expect. Kelsey Hoffman, DO With the snow melting and weather warming up, we are entering spring time, which means trees budding and flowers blooming. This also means sneezing, runny noses, itchy eyes and many other symptoms for the millions of people who suffer…

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Bone Health

Bone health is a very important but often forgotten about aspect of our overall health. by Kelsey Hoffman, DO Most people only think about their bones when they break one. Bone health is something that should be thought about from the moment we are born. From birth until around age 25, our bodies are constantly…

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