Matt Heyliger, DPT, physical therapist with Excel Physical Therapy of Bozeman and Manhattan, recently completed the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) Level II course held in Seattle, WA with a focus on assessment and treatment of lower extremity conditions. The course emphasized assessment of the foot and ankle addressing correlations with foot and ankle biomechanics and overall lower extremity function. Many mobilization and manipulation treatment techniques were presented for the foot, ankle, and knee. Matt has now completed all Level I, II and III courses through NAIOMT, the equivalent of 231 hours of hands-on continuing education coursework in manual therapy.
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Join us tonight for the Huffing for Stuffing Training Program Kick-off Celebration!
Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30pm at Schnee’s, 35 E. Main, Bozeman, Montana
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Have you ever stood in front of a wall of running shoes wondering which shoe is right for you? Maybe the Hokas with the super cushioned sole that feel like you’re running on clouds? Or the Brooks trail runners since the trails have cleared up and you’ve been wanting to try out the North Cottonwood trail? Or maybe the Saucony minimalist shoes because you’ve recently read about the benefits of minimalist running? Or my personal favorite, the hot pink shoes with tie-dye laces?!
You may think that based on the available technology for running shoes and advancements in materials used to create modern running shoes that a plethora of running shoe research would be available. However, this is not necessarily the case.
Although the modern running shoe has been around for the past 40 years since the running boom in the 1970s, research specific to running shoes and injury is relatively new within the past few years. A wide variety of shoe functions exist in running shoes from a cushioned sole for shock absorption, motion control to decrease over pronation, a trail runner, or a minimalist shoe. While some runners may benefit from a specific type of shoes, recent studies on footwear for runners suggest that when shoes or orthotics are selected for comfort rather than function this results in a decreased frequency of running related injury.
So, unfortunately, you can’t base your choice on shoe color alone, but if the pink shoes with tie-dye laces have the best fit and are the most comfortable, they are also the most likely to keep you out of an injury!
Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS specializes in manual treatment of spinal dysfunction, as well as knee and shoulder pain and is a member of the Excel Physical Therapy running specialist PT team. Megan’s philosophy for physical therapy treatment embraces educating patients about the tools they need for enhancement of proper body movements during work and play to promote a pain and injury free active lifestyle.
You are invited! Excel Physical Therapy is hosting our annual free Running Camp on Saturday, June 10, 2017, 8am-12pm. We offer this camp each year because we want to serve the community we love.
This comprehensive workshop helps to ensure you are running correctly to avoid pain & injury. Excel Physical Therapy is hosting the running boot camp at our Bozeman location at 1125 West Kagy Blvd., Ste. 101A (corner of South 11th and Kagy).
Our Running Specialist PT Team will guide 30 participants, ages 21+, through:
Topics will include: training principles, stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce the risk of injury, cadence training and balance.
Running Mechanics instruction on how to decrease impact and increase efficiency.
How to choose the correct running shoes and other helpful running gear.
A local training run with our Running Specialist PT Team after the in-clinic sessions.
Q&A time with our running experts and special guests.
Attendees will receive a running training program from our Running Specialist PT Team.
Raffle prizes include 2 entries for the Sweet Pea Run 5K. We are proud sponsors of the Big Sky Wind Drinker's Sweet Pea Run! We have designed this running camp to help get you in top form for this Bozeman running tradition held in early August.
with special guests from the Gallatin Valley sport and health community: Haley Chura, professional triathlete and Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc, sports nutritionist
Snow flurries don’t stop most runners from running here in the Gallatin Valley and while running may continue well into cooler temperatures, don’t let a running injury inhibit your ski season! Especially a stress fracture. Up to 10% of runners may suffer from a stress fracture at some point during their running career, and the majority of these injuries are due to training error. Many runners don’t consider a change in terrain a change in training, but a change from trail to icy sidewalk can make a big difference in impact. A stress fracture begins with repetitive stress to the bone such that eventually causes microdamage. (more…)
Excel Physical Therapy Community Education Series | Free & Open to the Public
“Injury Prevention and Safe Training Strategies for Climbers”
presented by Matt Heyliger, DPT
Monday, September 12, 2016 | 6:30-8:00pm
Bozeman Public Library Community Room
What You Will Learn:
Thank you KBZK TV for stopping by the Excel Physical Therapy Running Camp today! See our PT Team in action with our camp participants and an interview with Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS. Click Here: http://www.kbzk.com/story/32145985/excel-physical-therapy-running-class
Join us Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30-7:30pm in the Community Room of the Bozeman Library for a discussion of running-related injuries, risk factors, foot mechanics and injury prevention how-to’s. Our team of running specialists, Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS and Chad Yoakam, MS, PT will review tips and tricks to help you run strong and pain-free. (more…)
Check out the latest issue of Outside Bozeman for Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS’ article, “Hip to Be Cool” to review the principles of running injury prevention to keep your running season injury-free.
Patellofemoral pain, or anterior knee pain, is the most common type of knee pain in Nordic skiing. Repetitive stress to the soft tissue around the patella (knee cap) occurs due to poor tracking of the patella in the femoral groove. This poor tracking can be the result of hip weakness causing poor control of movement of the femur (thigh bone), poor stabilization from the foot and ankle, and poor skiing technique.
"I am training for a triathlon which involves lots and lots of hours on a time trial bike. I went to Jason to get my bike fit dialed in. He not only helped me get more aero but helped make it more comfortable. Secondly, he helped me with alignment with me feet and knees. The muscular pain I was having last year from doing the long rides in my back and glutes has not re-appeared this year. Thanks Jason. I am feeling faster and fitter because of the Professional Bike Fitting." -Bozeman PatientView more testimonials from Excel PT clients »