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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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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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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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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 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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