02 Dec

Dry Needling can help knee arthritis

Can dry needling really help knee arthritis?  A recent study of 242 patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) found the inclusion of electrical dry needling into a physical therapy program was more effective for improving pain, function, and related-disability than the application of physical therapy alone in individuals with painful knee OA.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29864043 GMR is First Clinic […]

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01 Nov

Save your knees!!

Here are some interesting statistics about knee pain and your pretty little knees. Your knees are the most common body part injured, according to studies of thousands of recreational athletes. Knee injuries occur most frequently with Alpine skiers, with the MCL/ACL (ligament) sprains being the most frequent, often times due to catching an edge. Snowboarders […]

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01 Oct

Hip Replacement?

I wanted to share my eye opening experience in hopes of helping someone who may be in the same situation.  I had a total hip replacement.  I am a physical therapist here at Green Mt Rehab as well as co-owner.  I deal with patients every day with similar problems, however when it came to my […]

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05 Sep

ROTATOR CUFF SURGERY – Get support team!

Ok, so you have reached the point where you have committed to getting rotator cuff surgery.  All the diagnostic tests indicate (+) you need surgery.  You are in pain with the activities you love.  You are not getting better.  You have completed a full plan of care with physical therapy without good outcomes.  And finally […]

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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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