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Physical Therapy / Running Health

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 http://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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Alpine Physical Therapy: Strengthening to Help Prevent Hamstring Injury

“You don’t want to pull a hammy!” I heard this phrase repeatedly growing up playing sports in Anchorage, AK. I never thought I would end up telling so many runners…

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Alpine Physical Therapy: Exercises to Increase Strength and Power

Summer is here and race season is underway! The daylight is here earlier mornings and staying later in the evenings, making it easier to get out and enjoy the beautiful…

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Alpine Physical Therapy: To Stay Injury Free, Stay Balanced

May is the month things start to ramp up. Race season is not right around the corner, it’s here. The Missoula Mile is on Sunday May 31. This is a…

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Alpine Physical Therapy – Strengthening

As the days start to get longer and warmer more of us will start to migrate away from our indoor gym workouts and flock to the hills and trails for…

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Alpine Physical Therapy: Stability Exercises

This has been a pretty amazing February with the sunny weather. We have (jealously) been watching runners cruise past our windows at Alpine downtown, in light winter clothing to just…

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