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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.

What's this dry needling I keep hearing about?

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

The 3 Keys to Living Better - Patience, Persistence, and Positivity

Written by: Shelli Stevenson PT, DPT

We live in a fast-paced modern world full of instant gratification and convenience.  We want quick results with little effort at an affordable price. Just last week one of my clients who is struggling with high blood pressure and weight gain said, “You know it is just too hard and takes too long to change my eating habits and exercise, so I just take the medication even though I know I won’t live as long.” Don’t let this be your story! You hold the keys in your hands to lead a long healthy life. 

Bozeman Clinic Open House

Join us for the official ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at our new Bozeman Lone Peak Physical Therapy Clinic location. We're excited to show off our new space and introduce the Bozeman community to our amazing team of physical therapists and patient coordinators. Come say hello, grab a bite, and enter to win one of our awesome giveaways. Prizes include personal training sessions, massage, free physical therapy consults, and more! See our Facebook event for more details.

How to Run Your First 5K!

Written by: Shelli Stevenson PT, DPT

It is summer time and I can’t think of a better time to train for a 5K! What is holding you back? Fear? Embarrassment? Lack of motivation? Time?  If you can walk then you can start training today! Let’s map out a plan to complete a 5K in 2017!

A 5K is 3.1 miles and can take anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes. This is a very attainable distance and time for a first-time runner. You want to give yourself 8-12 weeks to train depending on your current fitness level.

10 Ways Hiking Can Change Your Life

hiking in montana

Written By: Shelli Stevenson PT, DPT

The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming, the trails are clear, the air is fresh, and the mountains are calling you! Hiking could be the single best thing you do for your mental and physical health this summer!

I have done more hiking this year than in previous summers, due to being 8 months pregnant. I knew hiking would help me feel better physically and strengthen my body. What I didn’t anticipate was the positive impact my trail time would have on my mental and emotional well-being.

Meet patient Terri Sipes the Pan American Masters Weight-Lifting Champion!

Meet Terri Sipes of Belgrade, Montana. She owns CrossFit Belgrade and Team Montana Weight-Lifting. On June 9, 2017 she won the Pan American Masters Weight-Lifting competition in the Dominican Republic! Terri has been an outstanding client at Lone Peak Physical Therapy over the last year. She sat down with us and shared her recent journey towards one of the biggest accomplishments of her life!

Sitting and standing at your desk can both be bad for your health!

Written by: Shelli Stevenson, PT DPT

“Sitting is the new smoking.” “Sitting is killing you!” “Sitting is dangerous.” Recent reports clearly state prolonged sitting is dangerous and can cause early death. We live in a modern world with advanced technology which allows us to drive in cars, take public transportation, work from our computers, and make phone calls. We no longer have to walk to work, walk to chat with another coworker or friend, or work to gather or hunt our food.

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