01 Aug

Avoid the MT Bike Crash

We probably all have been there.  Going over the handle bars.  That feeling of flying off your bike into the unknown.  Oh NOOOOO! And your buddies cleaned it with no problem.  How is that possible?  I am such a loser. Yes, maybe you are a loser…today.  But just get back up on your bike and […]

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05 Jul

Precool before exercising during a heat wave

Warm ups before exercise or racing are well known, and are implemented to warm up your muscles, heart rate, flexibility, etc.  But should we warm up before a workout or race during a heat wave? Well, a warm up may actually hinder your performance during a heat wave. So what should we do? Try a […]

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03 Jun

Pain with cycling / biking?

Pain with cycling / biking can be a result of poor fitness, technique or bike fit position.  Fitness, technique and bike fit position are all factors that can increase or decrease your riding performance and your risk for a cycling injury.  So if you’re out of shape, at the very least work on your pedaling […]

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01 May

A tight ankle can cause foot, ankle, knee, hip, back pain.

Do you have hip pain, knee pain, or foot ankle pain?  Are you having a hard time resolving it?  Can’t figure it out.  Well guess what.  Your problem may be tight ankle or limited dorsiflexion…and it is often missed, by even the most skilled health care professionals. We see many people who have unsolved back […]

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01 Apr

Quadriceps tightness self test

March of 2018 was such a beautiful month.  We had one perfect day after another of endless blue sky, bright sun and brisk, cold, deep snow.  Each powder ski day somehow got better and better.  What an unreal stretch of weather.  I kept waiting for that THAW to hit, so we could get some rest.  […]

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05 Mar

Stretch those hip flexors and save your back!

Do you have a hard time standing up from sitting? Do you feel like a stiff old geezur? When you get off your bike and try running, are you having a hard time standing up straight? This problem happens to many people who sit too much, especially triathletes.  They sit on the bike so much, […]

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22 Feb

Hamstring tightness – self test

Do you have hamstring tightness? Are you having trouble bending over? Does your walking or running stride feel limited by your hamstrings? Well try this quick and easy test.  Start by laying down.  Ohhh, it already sounds easy.  Simply lock out your leg and raise it up as high as you can.  Now have someone […]

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02 Feb

Self Test – If painful, then your shoulder pain may be impingement?

Self-Test for Shoulder Impingement Pain We had something cool happen to one of our patients, that we wanted to share with you.  For us, it was a typical response to hands-on manual treatment of impingement.  To our patient, her 7 months of pain was finally gone.  She came in with severe shoulder pain that was […]

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30 Jan

Winter Cross Training – Skinning – Open those HIPS!

You got the winter blues? Inconsistent weather of freezing cold, great snow, rain, freezing cold, great snow, rain…repeat.  Should I run, bike, ski, hike, or read a book?  Winter is a difficult time of year for a consistent outdoor exercise routine.  But sometimes the mountain gives us a sweet surprise. I had a great day […]

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13 Jan

Best snow shovel for back pain / sciatica

Can a snow shovel really help my back pain and sciatica? Yup.  The straight snow shovel often times requires you to bend over and lift snow off of your driveway.  Lifting snow once or twice may not be too much of a load on your back pain or sciatica.  Lifting snow repetitively, hundreds of lifts, […]

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