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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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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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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03 Jan

Screw your shoes – ice running safely

Screw shoes? We see too many injuries from falls on ice that could have easily been prevented if you just had proper footwear.  Putting screws in your shoes is so simple and will allow you to run on ice safely.  Works great for winter bike shoes too, for when you get off the bike.  So […]

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10 Dec

Could Shortening Your Stride be the Key to Better Running?

Could Shortening Your Stride Be the Key to Better Running? Minimalist shoes, initial contact (heel, midfoot, or forefoot), chi running—we’ve all heard numerous techniques for the safest, most efficient way to run. It’s true—there are multiple factors to consider when developing an efficient stride. Harvard’s Daniel Lieberman and Christopher McDougall, author of Born To Run, […]

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