With the rising health care costs in our country, many people are looking for ways to save money on their health spending. Rising insurance premiums, high deductibles, specialist visits, and expensive testing all contribute to the obscene amount of money that can be spent on a single, easily treatable injury. Fortunately, there are several simple steps you can take to save money on healthcare.
Did you know that starting with physical therapy first can save you thousands of dollars? Physical therapy helps by addressing harmful movement issues early that, left untreated, often lead to bigger more expensive medical interventions in the future. Instead of reflexively spending hundreds of dollars on unnecessary medical doctor visits, or worse, ignoring your pain because of expensive healthcare costs, start with a visit to a doctor of physical therapy first, for all your back, joint, or muscle issues.
Please join us on January 11th at our Four Corners Clinic! We are hosting the Bozeman Chamber After Hours event. This even is a great way to get out in our community and network!
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Written by: Ashley Wold, DPT, CAFS
I participated in a workout class and overheard two women talking to each other about leaking urine during the jumping jack warm up. They laughed, they leaked, and they laughed more. Sadly, this is not an uncommon topic. I hear women talking about “leaking” all the time:
“I'm six months postpartum and feeling like the new norm is leaking urine. I leak when laughing, coughing, jumping, and bending over to lift the baby.”
Bo Selvig is the Clinic Director at our Lone Peak Performance and Fitness location. Bo has seen in school and with personal experience the gap between the conventional wisdom and practice of rehabilitation, and what patients really need to return to full health and full activity with minimal risk of re-injury.
We are happy to share some simple exercises to improve your posture and help you feel better. So many of us spend so much of our work week in a seated position, whether that’s in front of a computer or in a vehicle, and it is so easy to sit with bad posture and weaken your muscles. Our quick video below shows 2 great exercises that only take a few minutes and can help build strength, prevent injury and promote better posture. As we always say, we hope it helps you “Feel Better!”
Written by: Dade Smith, DPT
“I had pain in my lower back. I came in and was told about dry needling, and I was a bit hesitant. It was explained in great detail and that was very reassuring. I was expecting pain, but when we started I didn’t feel anything. It was great! Afterward I was a bit tired, but after a few sessions I was energized and felt I had more energy and less pain. I have been recommending dry needling to everyone. It has honestly been a God send. Thanks!” - Mary M., LPPT dry needling patient