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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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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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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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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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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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