What Does it Mean to Own Your Own Health?

With more and more money coming out of your own pocket due to inflated insurance premiums, high deductibles, and costly co-insurance, you need to be sure you are getting the most for your money when it comes to your healthcare. One way to do that is to "Own Your Own Healthcare" may have heard this term before but aren't sure what it means, or maybe you know that you're ready to take control of your own health but aren't sure how to start.

4 Ways to Save Money on Healthcare Costs

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.

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.

The Journey to Cycling with Dr. JD Jordan, DPT

Written by:  Shelli Stevenson PT, DPT

JD Jordan was born and raised in the small town of La Jara, Colorado in the San Luis Valley. Growing up in a small town, JD was a multi-sport athlete playing basketball, football, wrestling and running track in middle and high school. It was his parents who inspired him to begin cycling. He recalls his dad started a passion for cycling when he was a kid. “My parents are my inspiration for riding and they have ridden together for years.”