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 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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02 Feb

Self Test – If painful, then your shoulder pain may be impingement?

Self-Test for Shoulder Impingement Pain We had something cool happen to one of our patients, that we wanted to share with you.  For us, it was a typical response to hands-on manual treatment of impingement.  To our patient, her 7 months of pain was finally gone.  She came in with severe shoulder pain that was […]

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