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May 19: COVID Update

It is nice to see that the curve for new COVID cases has significantly flattened in Montana over the past month.  While there is still an underlying feeling of uncertainty, it feels like things have stabilized a bit, albeit with our new “normal" of wearing masks and social distancing.  It has truly been a blessing for our providers to see a steady uptick in clients wanting to come back into our offices over the past few weeks.  I guess the old adage is true, “sometimes you don’t know what you have, until it is gone”.  We desperately missed our personal interactions with favorite clients dur

A Chance to Slow Down and Reflect

I don’t miss much about life as a student, but one thing I have always missed about school was that every year there was a specific end to the monotony and dailiness that always seemed to creep in.  What I really loved was that this “end” of the school year also meant that I would have a chance to start over and hopefully do things better the following year.   As a result of COVID-19, I am, in a strange way, feeling that familiar sensation again.  Also, I find it fascinating that I have heard some variation of this theme recurring, over and over, in conversations with friends and family ove

Letter from our CEO

A Lone Peak Update

Lately, I have been giving a lot of thought as to how COVID-19 has affected us all over the last month.  Recently, I heard someone talking about concussions and the devastating effects they can have on a person’s brain.  It struck me that the experience a person goes through after a sustaining a head injury may be the perfect analogy for describing what we may all be experiencing in dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19.

We're All in This Together

Each week, our team has been putting together a message and communication to send out to our team, patients and clients. This week, our Founder & CEO, John Boersma has put together the below message. It has such an important message, and we want to make sure that it is seen by everyone. 

To our amazing teammates and clients,

Mindfulness & Meditation

Your Brain on Meditation

Written by: Paige Williams, DPT

Strangely, I had most of this blog written before recent developments with COVID-19 hit the United States hard. Over the last few weeks; things have escalated quickly, which is likely only creating extra stress in our lives. In this time, we have many worries and thoughts going through our heads. You are not alone with your concerns regarding sickness, childcare, job security and finances.

Placing Your Right Foot Forward: Demystifying Pedometers and Step Count

As a health care provider, I am frequently asked by patients, “Is this a good form of exercise?” or “I’ve been walking a lot, but I can’t seem to lose weight.” Walking is something we do every day, but how much is enough? I find that people are unaware of how much they are moving throughout the day, even if time is set aside to exercise. In 2019, most people are carrying a smart phone in their pocket for the majority of the day and the rest have watches that track steps. Phones today have pedometers, and some have accelerometers installed to their hardware. Pedometers are basic devices that track the number of steps someone takes while the device is on their person.

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