Run Wild Missoula

Physical Therapy / Running Health

Runner Calves

  As runners we think of a number of different muscles that help propel us along our running path.  Quads and glutes often get all the glory when it comes…

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Running and Knees: A Bony Misconception

  Running is NOT bad for your knees! Knee injuries are relatively common amongst runners. You yourself may have experienced an ache in your knee or have battled with patellofemoral…

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Prioritizing Recovery

Recovery 101 Setting distance goals and working hard to achieve them is empowering, but feeling exhausted and sore can really take a toll on your motivation. Here are a few…

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Running and Pelvic Health

Do you experience leakage during your runs? Frequently find a bush to pee behind or plan your route based off of the public bathrooms in town? Do you experience abdominal…

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So you want to be a runner

  It’s the middle of February, days are getting longer and it’s about to be light when we get home from work.  When that happens, all of the sudden I…

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Strength versus In-Season Conditioning for Runners

By Kristina Pattison, DPT, OCS, CSCS from Alpine Physical Therapy Spring is here! And Run Wild Missoula runners are preparing for the next event of the season: Run for the…

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Pre-Run Dynamic Mobility Part 2: Overground Movements

By Kristina Pattison, DPT, OCS, CSCS from Alpine Physical Therapy Run Wild Missoula gears up for the Run For the Luck of It 7-mile and 5km events this month on…

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Pre-run Dynamic Mobility

By Kristina Pattison, DPT, OCS, CSCS from Alpine Physical Therapy  Run Wild Missoula just started the annual Missoula Marathon training class. As runners begin to prepare for summer races, a…

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Ask A Coach: Increasing Mileage

Q: “What or how is the best way to increase mileage? Is it by increasing a mile every week tacked onto my long run? Or if I run every other…

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Ask A Coach: Weight v Pace

Q: “How much does weight really affect your pace?” A:  From Julie McCloskey, RHN, Wild & Well  Physiologically speaking, and looking solely at the overweight/obese population, this is not a super…

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Three Ways to Improve Performance Without Running by Kristina Pattison, DPT, OCS, CSCS

THREE WAYS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE WITHOUT RUNNING  By Kristina Pattison, DPT, OCS, CSCS  Photo of Maddie Small, Alpine South physical therapist and runner.  We all know, deep down, the best…

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Alpine Physical Therapy: Tips for High Performance Knees

The forces crossing the knee with jumping, pivoting, kicking, and running can be staggering. Injury, pain, weakness, and a general loss of stability in the knee can create a host…

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Alpine Physical Therapy: Is Your Core Really Weak?

By Angela Listug-Vap, DPT, FAAOMPT Alpine Physical Therapy https://www.alpineptmissoula.com/ I recently taught an inner core class to a group of Physical Therapists. There were so many great questions and one…

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Strength & Conditioning for Runners (Part 2) with Mike Wolfe

Photo: Mountain Athletics. In an effort to answer common questions related to strength and conditioning for runners, and perhaps to debunk myths about the topic, Kristina Pattison recently caught up…

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Strength & Conditioning for Runners (Part 1) with David McHenry, DPT

McHenry and Shannon Rowbury. Credit: Oregon Live In an effort to answer common questions related to strength and conditioning for runners, and perhaps to debunk myths about the topic, Kristina…

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Alpine Physical Therapy: It Is All About Balance

Ok, maybe not all about balance but a good component of running is. As I was out running at Blue Mountain the other day I caught my toe on rock,…

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