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07 Apr

Heel Pain for Runners

Your heel pain maybe be a result of poor ankle mobility.  Try this self test to see if your ankle motion is normal. Limited ankle motion can be the cause of your heel pain, whether it is at your achilles region or the bottom of your heel at your plantar fascia.  Limited ankle motion causing […]

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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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08 Jan

Get rid of that back stiffness

Try this CAT & CAMEL exercise for low back stiffness.  If helpful, then try it every morning and evening.  That back stiffness you get when bending over to buckle your ski boots or getting up from the couch may slowly disappear with this simple exercise.   Maybe your are having a tough time putting on your […]

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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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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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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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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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