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"...you 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.
Written by Katie Muenzberg, MSPT, OCS, FAFS
Tennis is an awesome lifelong sport. However, tennis can cause injury to many parts of the body due to repetition and use of your dominant arm and your spine, as well as the high-speed impact on the racquet. It requires balance, coordination, speed and power.
Written by Mark Bittinger, PT, DPT
April is here and the regular hockey season is wrapping up. Which means playoffs are here and the intensity is picking up. By this point, I’m sure most of us have a few bumps and bruises we’re managing. I put together a quick and easy warm up to help keep you healthy through the playoffs and into the summer.
Sara Bell is one of our talented Physical Therapists at Lone Peak Physical Therapy. Sara shares a unique passion for running ultramarathons. An ultramarathon is a footrace longer than the traditional marathon length of 26. 2 miles or 42.195 kilometers. I had the opportunity to sit down with Sara over Thai food and pick her brain on how she went from a college basketball player to an ultra-distance runner. In this article, Sara also shares her keys running a successful ultramarathon.
Post by: Erika Rauk, MS, RD, LN – Performance + Fitness Lab
When you look at your body from the outside you probably have so much to say, but how well do you know the inside? How healthy are your arteries, organs, muscles, eyes, etc.? Are your blood pressure, cholesterol, and waist circumference below normal?
We are in the heart of winter in Montana. Winter in Montana brings many opportunities to get outside and MOVE! Those opportunities may include cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, or snow shoeing. In one of our previous blog posts we discussed conditioning for skiing, let’s expand to the mobility and strength needed for snowboarding to keep you injury-free this season.
This past September, Lone Peak Physical Therapy was asked by Explore Big Sky Magazine to write an article about preparing for the upcoming ski season. Our article focuses on strength exercises anyone can do at home to prepare their bodies for the motion of skiing in order to avoid injury. Click here to read the entire article.