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…

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…

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…

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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Question How much water should I really be drinking? Answer Stacy Molt, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS The human body is made up of more than 50% water. Water helps with so many processes in the body from the cellular level to the organ level. Water flushes our body of toxins along with hydrating our organ…

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Take your performance to a new level. Every Sport. Every Skill Level. Question Training schedules. Class schedules. Team meetings. Treatment times. Athletes have a lot on their plate. When competition begins, the anxiety increases and schedules overflow with academic demands and travel plans. How do athlete’s balance this demanding schedule and still find time for…

Hip Pain in Young Patients

Information and Treatment Options By Dean C. Sukin, MD and Steven J. Klepps, MD Individuals may have groin pain, or pain towards the outside of the hip as well as snapping or popping. Sharp stabbing pain may be aggravated by turning, twisting, squatting and even sometimes while seated in a vehicle. At times, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory…

The Mental Game

Myths and Truths about Expertise and Expert Performance By Dr. Russell H. Lord Montana State University-Billings Should anyone who accepts Aristotle’s claim that “from the hour of their birth, some men are marked out for subjection, others for rule” or believes that elite athletic achievement depends on “choosing good parents” be allowed to influence young…

Fueling Your Body

Improving your performance through nutrition Katie Desin, MS, RD, CSCS There are many ways that athletes can improve their performance: hard work at practice, extra hours in the gym, and time in the weight room. What about how they’re fueling their bodies for all of these activities? This can have a tremendous impact on how…