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02 Apr

Telehealth and Stressful Neck Pain Self Help Tips

We all hold stress. At times, these days, the amount of stress is difficult to manage. For many of us, we hold this stress in our necks. And even worse, many of us are working from home, forcing us into a painful poor posture positions. Most of the time we call it forward head posture, […]

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13 Mar

Coronavirus – Better Safe than Sorry

Coronavirus – Better Safe Than Sorry That is our philosophy here at Green Mt Rehab & Sports Medicine.  As usual we follow safe and effective guidelines to prevent spread of infection.  However, we have to ramp up our prevention techniques with this serious threat of Coronavirus. Should I still go to PT? Some injuries can […]

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01 Dec

ACL injury prevention

I don’t know about you, but it took this first snow to remind me that I was going to start some basic ski exercises 2 months ago. Didn’t happen……….. Keep in mind an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury and surgery could sideline you for 6-9 months. An appropriate conditioning program should last at least 4-6 […]

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08 Nov

DYI – Quick Fix to Knee Pain while sitting

Studies indicate sitting with your knee flexed to about 90 degrees actually can decrease blood flow, ischemia, to your knee cap.  Lack of blood flow is associated with pain and sometimes can cause unbearable pain. So what should I do?  I have to sit at work. Studies indicate a quick solution for this type of […]

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22 Aug

Bike Pain?

Fitness, technique and position on your bike are all factors that can increase or decrease your riding performance and your risk for a cycling injury.  If you want to learn more about bike position and pedaling technique then just click here, Bike Position and Pedaling Technique. Today’s blog will help answer why it is not […]

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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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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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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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