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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05 Dec

Trigger Point Dry Needling

What is the buzz about Dry Needling? Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) decreases your pain and muscle tension, while improving your movement, without medication. A relatively “New to Vermont” technique to decrease pain, eliminate knots, tension and improve Range of Motion without medication… We were the first PT clinic to introduce Dry Needling to Vermont […]

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