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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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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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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