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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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03 Sep

Bike Seat Height?

Are you having pain while you are biking? Well, maybe it is your seat height.  Check out this quick video we made so you can check your seat height yourself. If you decide to raise or lower your seat then try centimeter increments.  One cm up or down, is a safe way to change things […]

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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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24 May

Marathon Recovery

Post Marathon Recovery Congratulations, you have completed your goal race! Now what? The best advice is to enjoy some well deserved R & R! This advice applies to everyone, from those who felt great the whole race to those who hit the wall and struggled to finish. The marathon often leaves the body and the […]

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06 Mar

Running injury tips

What is the deal with running shoes? Some recent research on Running Injuries from Luxembourg has some very interesting findings.  During this 22 week study, they followed 264 recreational runners.  One group of 116 runners ran in the same shoe 91% of the time and the other group of 148 runners ran in the same […]

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01 Feb

Text Neck

Are you having neck pain? You are not alone.  Neck pain from FORWARD HEAD poor posture while texting and sitting at the computer is increasing at an alarming rate. Studies suggest that certain FORWARD HEAD angles can cause as much as 60 lbs of force at your neck.  This amount of force over time will […]

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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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