Seminars

Excel PT Running Camp 2017

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Tiffany Coletta

​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.
  • Special guest discussions with Haley Chura, professional triathlete and Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc, sports nutritionist.
  • 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.

Presented by: 

Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

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

REGISTER HERE

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Running Experts Forum • March 29th @ 6:30pm

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by Tiffany Coletta

Community Education Series - free and open to the public 

Running Experts Forum

Join us for an interactive, moderated panel discussion with Bozeman's running experts about ALL things running. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

6:30-7:30pm

Bozeman Public Library Community Room

Door Prizes!

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Panel Guests:

  • Mike Wolfe, owner of The Mountain Project training gym and professional mountain ultrarunner 
  • Casey Jermyn, owner, Bozeman Running Company and Bozeman High School cross-country team head coach 
  • Jason Lunden, Sports Physical Therapist and co-owner of Excel Physical Therapy 
  • Nikki Kimball, Physical Therapist, professional ultrarunner & running coach at Epic Athletics
  • Moderated by Megan Peach, Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist at Excel Physical Therapy

 

Panel discussion topics to include: 

Injury Prevention • Running technique • Shoe selection • Foot strike pattern • Staying motivated • Answering your questions!

 

Please submit your questions in advance for the running panel guests to megan@excelptmt.com or if you don't mind raising your hand, bring them to the event! 

Seating is limited to 100 attendees

 

For more information, contact Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS at 406.556.0562 or megan@excelptmt.com

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Posture Matters! Seminar 10/5/2016 @ Bozeman Library

Posted on September 21st, 2016 by David Coletta, MPT, CMPT

Community Education Series   |   Free & Open to the Public

Posture Matters! Seminarpoor posture at work

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

6:30-8:00pm

Bozeman Public Library

Large Community Room

seating limited to first 100 attendees

Presented by David Coletta, MPT, CMPT

 

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn why your posture matters, how it can lead to health concerns, and what you can do to improve yours now.
  • Please bring your older kids! Learning to optimize posture at an early age can have life changing results.
  • With the popularity of personal electronic devices, poor posture is an increasing problem. People of all ages are at risk for developing a multitude of musculoskeletal problems, including neck pain, back pain, headaches, shoulder impingement, elbow tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, TMD, etc.
  • Bring your questions! Q&A with David Coletta, MPT, CMPT during and after the talk.

 

David Coletta, MPT, CMPT specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain, spinal issues, whiplash, headaches, TMJ/jaw pain, postural dysfunctions and professional bike fitting. As the founding owner of Excel Physical Therapy, David established Excel PT in 2001 on the principles of specialization, advanced education and customer service. He enjoys finding long-term solutions for his patients — solutions that involve a fine-tuned combination of manual manipulative therapy and a targeted exercise program that address even the most difficult patient presentations.

 

Climbing Injury & Training Strategies Seminar 9/12/2016 @ Bozeman Library

Posted on September 11th, 2016 by Matt Heyliger, DPT

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:

  • Learn about the most common contributing factors to both acute and overuse injuries in rock climbing.
  • Learn self-care techniques that are critical to injury prevention and treatment.
  • Learn how to safely re-introduce climbing after injury/rehabilitation.
  • Discuss newer approaches to training for climbing and strategies to create a self-tailored training plan.
  • Deepen your understanding of upper extremity anatomy and biomechanics.
  • Have questions? Q&A with Matt Heyliger, DPT after the talk.
  • Door prizes include "The Rock Climbers Training Manual: A Guide to Continuous Improvement”, Friction Labs chalk, Petzl Spirit Quickdraw and cool Specialized Excel PT water bottles

Matt Heyliger, DPT has been an avid climber for the past 14 years and his passion for climbing has taken him around the US, Canada and Mexico. He enjoys all forms of climbing (trad, sport and bouldering) and loves the variation in movement and style inspired by different types of rock. Matt has a specific interest focus in biomechanics and how impairments at one level or joint affect other body structures. More specifically, he has a particular interest in the relationship of cervical/thoracic spine mechanics and upper extremity conditions.  Matt practices in both the Excel Physical Therapy offices in Bozeman and Manhattan.

 

Running Injury Seminar - 5/18/2016 @ Bozeman Library

Posted on May 4th, 2016 by Tiffany Coletta

running injury seminar infoJoin 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.

 

Our physical therapists will discuss:

  • Risk factors for Running-related injuries
    • running mechanics, flexibility, strength and training errors
  • Foot Mechanics and their relation to Running-Related Injuries
    • pathomechanical foot types, shoe selection
  • Prevention of Running-related injuries                                                                                                                                     
    • strength and conditioning, stretches
  • Q&A: Bring your questions for the Excel PT team to answer.

We'll have door prizes too! Free and open to the public.

Our team's mission at Excel Physical Therapy is to support our community through service, education, and promoting the value of physical well-being; this seminar is our commitment to you to provide you with the most up to date strategies for a successful running program so you can Live Better and Play Smarter.

 

Excel PT Team to talk at Schnee's Foot Health Seminar, 4/14/2016, 7-8pm

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Not sure why your feet are hurting? Or which kind of shoe will help? Join us at Schnee's Boots Shoes & Outdoors, Thursday April 14th from 7-8pm for a Foot Health Seminar. Megan Peach, Chad Yoakam and Jason Lunden of Excel Physical Therapy will be discussing "Foot and Arch Myths and How They Impact Your Movement". Special Guest, Scott McCoubrey of Scott Footwear. Bring your questions for Q&A after the talk. See you at Schnee's Montana!

Free Climbing Injury Screens @ Spire Climbing Center 9/16/2015 6-9pm

Posted on September 9th, 2015 by Matt Heyliger, DPT

Excel PT Matt Spire Climbing Injury Screens Facebook JpegClimbing unquestionably takes a toll on the body and many if not all climbers end up dealing with some type of injury each season. When our bodies tell us a break from climbing is mandatory, we often make the mistake of not correcting the biomechanical factors that made us vulnerable to injury in the first place. Often times these predisposing factors are easy to correct with proper assessment and the right treatment plan.

Screening includes:

  • A quick evaluation of any climbing-related injuries.
  • Advice on proper management of the injury.
  • Screen for any further medical assessment needs.

Each screening will be approximately 15-20 minutes long so please be prompt.

Sign up online at the following link: www.spireclimbingcenter.com/onlineregistration

Scroll to Events and select the FREE Injury Screening link and fill out the appropriate information.

Matt Heyliger, DPT is a physical therapist with Excel Physical Therapy and an avid rock climber.

 

 

 

 

Running Experts Forum | May 4th @ 6:30pm

Posted on May 1st, 2015 by Tiffany Coletta

Community Education Series - free and open to the public

 

Running Experts Forum

 

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Join us for an interactive, moderated panel discussion about ALL things running.

Monday, May 4, 2015    

6:30-7:30pm

Bozeman Public Library Community Room

Door Prizes!

                                                                                                      

Panel Guests:

Panel discussion topics to include: 

Injury Prevention •Running technique • Shoe selection • Foot strike pattern • Staying motivated •Bring your questions!

Seating is limited to the first 100 guests

For more information, contact Megan Peach at 406.556.0562 or megan @ excelptmt dot com

 

Post Running Experts Forum Update!

Thank you to Megan Peach, moderator and our Running Experts Panel: Jason Lunden, Nikki Kimball, Damian Stoy and Casey Jermyn for sharing their insights and inspiration!

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Jason Lunden, featured presenter at Twin Cities Sports Medicine Conference

Posted on December 13th, 2014 by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS, physical therapist with Excel Physical Therapy of Bozeman and Manhattan, was a featured presenter at this year's Twin Cities Sports Medicine Conference in St. Paul, MN.  Jason gave a podium presentation and a breakout session on the rehabilitation of hamstring injuries, to an audience of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers. 

"Conquering Neck Pain" Seminar | 12/3/2014 6:30pm

Posted on November 18th, 2014 by David Coletta, MPT, CMPT

Community Education Series - free and open to the public - join us!

 

"Conquering Neck Pain: Self-Help Techniques & Treatment Options"

Presented by David Coletta, MPT, CMPT, Certified Manual Therapy Specialist

 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

6:30pm-7:30pm

Bozeman Public Library Community Room

                                                                                                      

What You Will Learn:

  • How neck pain develops and becomes chronic.
  • What the anatomic sources of neck pain are.
  • How a specialized physical therapist utilizes manual therapy, patient education, exercise, and dry needling techniques to treat neck pain.
  • How improving posture can alleviate neck pain.
  • Which exercises are most effective in self-treatment of neck pain.
  • Other self-treatment techniques.
  • There also will be time at the end of the seminar to speak with David regarding your specific neck problem.

David Coletta, MPT, CMPT has specialized in the treatment of back and neck pain, spinal issues, whiplash, headaches, TMJ/jaw pain, and postural dysfunctions for over 15 years. David received his masters in physical therapy from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys finding long-term solutions for his patients — solutions that involve a fine-tuned combination of manual manipulative therapy and a targeted exercise program that address even the most difficult patient presentations. A considerable amount of David’s training from leading physical therapy clinicians has occurred through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He has completed advanced certification in manual therapy (CMPT) with NAIOMT and has received advanced training in dry needling techniques for the spine and extremities. David is also a Certified Clinical BikeFit Pro Fitter.

 

Common Rock Climbing Injuries Talk | September 10, 2014 6:30pm

Posted on August 4th, 2014 by Matt Heyliger, DPT

Excel Physical Therapy Community Education Series | Free & Open to the Public

"Common Rock Climbing Injuries: Prevention & Treatment"

presented by Matt Heyliger, DPT

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 6:30-7:30pm

Bozeman Public Library Community Room

  • Learn how to identify and self-treat the most common shoulder, elbow and finger injuries related to climbing.

  • Discover when it's time to rest an injury and when it is safe to return to climbing after an injury.

  • Discussion of preventative exercises to protect against common climbing injuries.

  • Discussion of safe training techniques to reduce your risk of overuse/overtraining injuries.

  • Q&A with Matt Heliger, DPT after the talk.

 

Matt Heyliger, DPT has been an avid climber for the past 12 years and his passion for climbing has taken him around the US, Canada and Mexico. He enjoys all forms of climbing (trad, sport and bouldering) and loves the variation in movement and style inspired by different types of rock. Matt has developed a specific interest focus in biomechanics and how impairments at one level or joint affect other body structures. More specifically, he has a particular interest in the relationship of cervical/thoracic spine mechanics and upper extremity conditions.  Matt practices in both the Excel Physical Therapy offices in Bozeman and Manhattan.

"Injury Prevention for Runners" Seminar Wednesday June 4, 2014

Posted on May 20th, 2014 by Tiffany Coletta

Community Education Seminar ~ free and open to the public

 

"Injury Prevention for Runners" Seminar presented by Excel Physical Therapy's Jason Lunden, DPT, Sports Clinical Specialist

  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014  6:30-7:30pm

  • Bozeman Library Large Community Room

  • Bring your running injury questions for Jason

  • Special guest Damian Stoy of Wholistic Running

  • Cool Giveaways!

 
  • Learn how to recognize the Top 5 running injury symptoms including IT Band syndrome and shin splints.
  • Discover how to self-treat a running injury.
  • Learn to perform strengthening and stretching exercises designed to prevent the development of running injuries.
  • Damian Stoy of Wholistic Running will discuss tips to reduce injuries with proper running techniques.

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Join us on twitter #excelptmt and facebook for more info and community education series seminar updates.

Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of sports-related injuries, with a particular interest in the biomechanics of sporting activities – running, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and overhead athletics. He has published on the topic of shoulder biomechanics and the rehabilitation of knee injuries and has a strong commitment to educating others. Jason serves as a physical therapist for the US Snowboarding and US Freeskiing teams and is a frequent, well-received local and national presenter on the topics of sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. He is a recent recipient of the New Horizon Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Jason received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Minnesota, where he was the recipient of the Gary L. Soderberg DPT Visionary Award, the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership, the MN APTA Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award, and the President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. He received a Masters of Arts in Cell and Molecular Biology from St. Cloud State University and Bachelors of Arts from St. Olaf College. Jason also received specialized training through the Minnesota Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency, and received his board certification as a Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. He has also served as a faculty member for the Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program

Youth Sports Injury Seminar Handouts and Resources

Posted on September 12th, 2013 by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

Here are the links to the injury prevention handouts and resources from Excel Physical Therapy's Community Education Series Fall 2013 Seminar "Why Do Kids Get Injured? A Youth Sports Injury Seminar for Parents, Coaches and Athletes Ages 18 & Under"

For additional information, please contact Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS at 406.556.0562 or by email: jason "at" excelptmt.com

 

Youth Sports Handouts:

Concussion Overview Handout

Overuse Injuries Sports Tips

Parents Encouraging Success with Young Athlete Tips

Teaching Kids Safe Ways to Participate in Sports

When Play is Too Much Handout

Soccer Injury Treatment and Prevention Tips

Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries Causes and Treatments

Football Injuries Sports Tips

 

Youth Sports Web Resources:

Concussion:
 
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/youth.html
 
http://www.lidsonkids.org/
 
Sport Injury Prevention:
 
Sports Specific Tips - http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/sports-injury-prevention.aspx
 
http://www.asmi.org/research.php?page=research&section=positionStatement
 
http://www.moveforwardpt.com/SymptomsConditions.aspx
 
http://f-marc.com/11plus/home/
 
 
 
 
 
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Youth Sports Injury Seminar for Parents, Coaches and Athletes Ages 18 & Under - 9/12/13 6:30pm

Posted on August 13th, 2013 by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

Join us for Excel Physical Therapy's Fall 2013 Community Education Series Seminar

"Why Do Kids Get Injured? A Youth Sports Injury Seminar for Parents, Coaches and Athletes Ages 18 & Under"

Thursday, September 12, 2013

6:30-7:30pm

Bozeman Public Library Community Room

free and open to the public

Jason Lunden, DPT, Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, presents a free talk that will focus on the following:

  • Latest updates for recognizing and treating concussions in youth ages 18 and under
  • How to recognize risk factors for non-contact injuries
  • Identify resources for injury prevention in youth sports such as soccer, football, baseball, skiing, lacrosse, etc.
  • Q&A time with Jason for your specific questions
  • Drawing for iTunes gift cards and more!

 

For more info: info "at" excelptmt.com or excelptmt.com/seminars

Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of sports-related injuries, with a particular interest in the biomechanics of sporting activities – running, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and overhead athletics. He has published on the topic of shoulder biomechanics and the rehabilitation of knee injuries and has a strong commitment to educating others. Jason serves as a physical therapist for the US Snowboarding and US Freeskiing teams and is a frequent, well-received local and national presenter on the topics of sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. He is a recent recipient of the New Horizon Award from the American Physical Therapy Association and he as received advanced training in dry needling techniques for the extremities.

Pregnancy and Exercise Tips by Megan Peach, DPT, CSCS

Posted on July 31st, 2013 by Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Just in case you missed our most recent library presentation on pregnancy & exercise, here’s a recap with some helpful tips for exercising while pregnant!

 

Pregnancy is an incredible time in a family’s life with LOTS of changes for everyone involved and LOTS of questions about the unknown. As an expectant mother myself, I realized that not a lot of guidance exists regarding exercise during pregnancy. With a little research, here’s what I found:

 

Exercise during pregnancy can be beneficial for both mother and baby, however you must check in with your prenatal care provided prior to beginning an exercise program and also regularly throughout your pregnancy to ensure the health of you and your baby. Benefits of exercise during pregnancy can include reduced risk of premature labor, reduced swelling, reduced risk of gestational diabetes & preeclampsia, decreased low back pain, and increased regularity of the digestive system.

 

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends 30 minutes of daily exercise of moderate intensity for healthy pregnant women. Examples of moderate intensity are walking 3-4 miles per hour (15-20 minute miles), light swimming or cycling, and light resistance exercise. Can you maintain a conversation while exercising? If so, you are likely exercising at a moderate intensity.

 

Water walking or aerobic water exercise is a good option as water exercise can decrease force across joints as well as prevent an harmful rise in core temperature. Resistance and core exercises are appropriate during pregnancy provided that resistance is kept low (preferably body weight only) with high repetitions, and no sit-ups! Yoga is a great alternative to traditional core exercises although some positions may have to be modified to accommodate your growing belly and you should avoid inverted positions after 32 weeks gestation. Don’t forget the Kegels! It’s important to maintain your pelvic floor strength with kegel exercises during pregnancy to help prevent incontinence and to support the pelvic floor as it becomes stressed with the weight of the growing baby.

 

Some general advice for exercising during pregnancy:

  • Warming up and cooling down may be even more important during pregnancy than before to redistribute blood flow to working muscles in preparation for exercise.

  • Due to weight gain, changes in center of mass and balance, and hormonal fluctuations, exercise during pregnancy may feel different from exercise prior to pregnancy.

  • Listen to your body and stop if you feel discomfort! It’s important to stop exercise immediately if you experience the following signs and symptoms and contact your care provided should symptoms persist: dizziness, headache, chest pain, calf pain or swelling, bleeding, pre-term labor, amniotic fluid leakage. The farther along you are you are in your pregnancy, the more you may have to decrease the intensity and/or duration of exercise depending on your energy levels.

  • Pay attention to hydration, heat stress, fatigue, & exercise intensity as these may change from one week to the next.

Without a doubt, exercise during pregnancy has substantial benefits to mother & baby provided it is practiced safely. Please do not hesitate to contact your prenatal care provider should you have questions regarding exercise & your pregnancy!

 

Benefits of exercise during pregnancy can include reduced risk of premature labor, reduced swelling, reduced risk of gestational diabetes & preeclampsia, decreased low back pain, and increased regularity of the digestive system.

 

If you have any specific questions, contact Megan Peach of Excel Physical Therapy at 406.556.0562 in our Bozeman office.

 

 

Pregnancy Exercise Recommendations Handout

Posted on June 6th, 2013 by Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Thank you to all who attended Megan Peach, DPT, CSCS' presentation last night at the @Bozeman Library!  Per Megan's recommendations, be sure to consult your health care provider before beginning or adjusting any exercise program.

Here is the link to Megan's handout for the exercises discussed:

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If you have any further questions, contact Megan at 406-556-0562.

"Pregnancy & Exercise: Rewards, Risks & Recommendations" Seminar June 5th, 2013 6:30pm

Posted on May 29th, 2013 by Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Community Education Seminar ~ free and open to the public

 

"Pregnancy & Exercise: Rewards, Risks & Recommendations" presented by Megan Peach, DPT, CSCS

  • Wednesday, June 5, 2013  6:30-7:30pm
  • Bozeman Library Large Community Room
  • Come dressed to move!

 

 

  • Discover the benefits and risks of aerobic and resistance exercise during pregnancy.
  • Learn how to exercise safely with specific exercise recommendations to do during pregnancy.
  • Ask Our PT: Q&A with Megan after the talk. 

Megan specializes in manual treatment of spinal dysfunction, as well as knee and shoulder pain. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Montana State University, Megan earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Duke University. Post-graduation, Megan became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is currently a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Shortly thereafter, Megan completed the Kaiser Permanente Residency program in advanced orthopedic manual physical therapy in San Francisco, California. 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.

Megan is an expectant mom herself and enjoys outdoor activities such as rafting, backpacking, photography, and especially loves hiking with her husband and great danes.

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Thank you to Bozeman Running Co. and Wholistic Running!

Posted on May 20th, 2013 by Tiffany Coletta

Thank you to the Running Injury Prevention Seminar presenters at the recent @ExcelPTMT Community Education Series talk Friday May, 17, 2013 at the #Bozeman Library. 

 

#BozemanRunningCompany and #WholisticRunning along with #ExcelPTMT's Jason Lunden all provided a fun and info-packed evening to a great crowd in the Community Room. 

 

We all had fun sharing the latest running injury prevention information and tips.  We also enjoyed giving away BRC's running shoes & fittings, hats, socks, Damian Stoy's private ChiRunning Lesson, coffee tumblers & free coffee from Excel PT, and a running injury screen appointment with Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS. 

 

Click Here for Jason's suggested Running Injury Prevention Exercises handout.

 

See you next Spring!

Tonight 6pm Running Injury Prevention Seminar @ Bozeman Library

Posted on May 17th, 2013 by Tiffany Coletta

Tonight's Cool Giveaways at the Excel Physical Therapy Running Injury Prevention Seminar:

Pair of Running Shoes and Shoe Fitting from Bozeman Running Company,Private ChiRunning.com Lesson from Wholistic Running, Running Injury Screen Appointment from Jason Lunden, ChiRunning Book, and Excel PT stainless coffee tumblers with Free coffee. Everything to get you out the door and running right.
Today, Friday, May 17th, 6pm at the Bozeman Public Library!

Injury Prevention for Runners Seminar Today! Friday 5/17/2013 6:00-7:30pm

Posted on May 17th, 2013 by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

Community Education Seminar ~ free and open to the public

 

"Injury Prevention for Runners" Seminar presented by Excel Physical Therapy's Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

  • Friday May 17, 2013  6:00-7:30pm

  • Bozeman Library Large Community Room

  • Special guests Casey Jermyn of Bozeman Running Company and Damian Stoy of Wholistic Running

  • Cool Giveaways! Pair of Running Shoes and a Shoe Fitting from BRC / Free private lesson with Damian Stoy of Wholistic Running / Chi Running Book / Excel PT Stainless Coffee Tumblers with Free Coffee

 
  • Learn how to recognize the Top 5 running injury symptoms including IT Band syndrome and shin splints.
  • Discover how to self-treat a running injury.
  • Learn to perform strengthening and stretching exercises designed to prevent the development of running injuries.
  • Casey Jermyn of Bozeman Running Co. will present on what's new in footwear & footwear selection.
  • Damian Stoy of Wholistic Running will discuss tips to reduce injuries with proper running techniques.

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Join us on twitter #excelptmt and facebook to for more info and community education series seminar updates.

 

Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of sports-related injuries, with a particular interest in the biomechanics of sporting activities – running, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and overhead athletics. He has published on the topic of shoulder biomechanics and the rehabilitation of knee injuries and has a strong commitment to educating others. Jason serves as a physical therapist for the US Snowboarding and US Freeskiing teams and is a frequent, well-received local and national presenter on the topics of sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. He is a recent recipient of the New Horizon Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Jason received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Minnesota, where he was the recipient of the Gary L. Soderberg DPT Visionary Award, the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership, the MN APTA Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award, and the President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. He received a Masters of Arts in Cell and Molecular Biology from St. Cloud State University and Bachelors of Arts from St. Olaf College. Jason also received specialized training through the Minnesota Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency, and received his board certification as a Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. He has also served as a faculty member for the Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program.

Jason is an avid snowboarder, cyclist, runner, and Nordic skier, and he enjoys spending his time outdoors with his family.

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Posted on January 1st, 2013 by Tiffany Coletta

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Skiing & Snowboarding Injury Prevention Seminar

Posted on December 4th, 2012 by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

"Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding Injury Prevention "

Presented by Jason Lunden, DPT, Sports Clinical Specialist

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

6:30pm-7:30pm

Bozeman Public Library Community Room

Community Education Series - free and open to the public

 
 
What You Will Learn:
 
  • How to recognize common alpine skiing & snowboarding injuries.
  • Ways to prevent injuries in skiing & snowboarding.
  • Learn the best exercises for injury prevention.
  • How to manage an injury after it happens.
  • Q&A with the Physical Therapist after the talk.
 

Jason Lunden, DPT, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of sports-related injuries, with a particular interest in the biomechanics of sporting activities – running, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and overhead athletics. He has published on the topic of shoulder biomechanics and the rehabilitation of knee injuries and has a strong commitment to educating others.  He is a frequent, well-received local and national presenter on the topics of sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.  Jason also serves as a physical therapist for the US Snowboarding and US Freeskiing teams.   

Jason received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Minnesota, where he was the recipient of the Gary L. Soderberg DPT Visionary Award, the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership, the MN APTA Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award, and the President’s Student Leadership and Service Award.  Receiving a Masters of Arts in Cell and Molecular Biology from St. Cloud State University and a Bachelors of Arts from St. Olaf College, Jason is a former faculty member of the Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. He also received specialized training through the Minnesota Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency and received his board certification as a Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association.  Jason is also a Clinical BikeFit Pro Fitter.  As an avid snowboarder, cyclist, runner and Nordic skier, he enjoys spending his time outdoors with his family.

Conquering Neck Pain Seminar 11/14/2012

Posted on October 31st, 2012 by David Coletta, MPT, CMPT

"Conquering Neck Pain"

Self Help Techniques and Treatment Options

Presented by David Coletta, MPT, CMPT, Certified Manual Therapy Specialist

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

6:30pm-7:30pm

Bozeman Public Library Community Room

Community Education Series - free and open to the public

                                                                                                      

What You Will Learn:

  • How neck pain develops and becomes chronic.
  • What the anatomic sources of neck pain are.
  • How a specialized physical therapist utilizes manual therapy, patient education, exercise, and dry needling techniques to treat neck pain.
  • How improving posture can alleviate neck pain.
  • Which exercises are most effective in self-treatment of neck pain.
  • Other self-treatment techniques.
  • There also will be time at the end of the seminar to speak with David regarding your specific neck problem.

David Coletta, MPT, CMPT specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain, spinal issues, whiplash, headaches, TMJ/jaw pain, and postural dysfunctions. David received his masters in physical therapy from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys finding long-term solutions for his patients — solutions that involve a fine-tuned combination of manual manipulative therapy and a targeted exercise program that address even the most difficult patient presentations.

 

A considerable amount of David’s advanced training has occurred through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He has completed advanced certification in manual therapy (CMPT) with NAIOMT, and he is working towards his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification with the American Physical Therapy Association.

Free Running Injury Screens @ Boz Running Co. 7/19/12 6:30-7pm

Posted on July 18th, 2012 by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

Free Running Injury Screens with Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS, Sports Physical Therapy Specialist

During Music on Main, Thursday, July 19, 2012  |  6:00-7:30pm

Bozeman Running Company   

448 East Main Street, Downtown Bozeman  

Have a nagging pain when you run or know someone who does?  Come down to the Bozeman Running Company Thursday, July 19, 2012, 6:00-7:30pm and talk with Jason.  Jason Lunden, DPT, Sports Physical Therapy Specialist, will be providing free running injury screens to help you understand the pain you are experiencing, discuss your treatment options, exercise tips, and answer your questions.

Running Injury Prevention Seminar Exercise Handout

Posted on June 1st, 2012 by Tiffany Coletta

Thank you to everyone who came to our Running Injury Prevention Seminar last night.  We had fun sharing the information and meeting with you. Thanks as well to Casey Jermyn from the Bozeman Running Comp and Damian Stoy from Wholistic Running for co-presenting with us.

Click Here for the Running Injury Prevention Exercise Handout:

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Runner's Injury Prevention - May 31, 2012 Seminar

Posted on April 20th, 2012 by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

"Runner's Injury Prevention"

Presented by Jason Lunden, DPT, Sports Clinical Specialist of Excel Physical Therapy, Casey Jermyn of Bozeman Running Company and Damian Stoy of Wholistic Running

 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

6:30pm

Bozeman Public Library Community Room

Community Education Series - free and open to the public

 

What You Will Learn:

  • Recognize the 5 most common running injury symptoms including IT Band syndrome and shin splints.

  • Discover how to self-treat a running injury.

  • Learn to perform strengthening and stretching exercises designed to prevent the development of running injuries.

  • See what's new in footwear and proper footwear selection from Bozeman Running Company.

  • Reduce injuries with proper running technique instruction from Wholistic Running.

  • Come Dressed to move!

Jason Lunden, DPT, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of sports-related injuries, with a particular interest in the biomechanics of sporting activities – running, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and overhead athletics. He is a published medical journal author on the topic of shoulder biomechanics, and he has a strong commitment to educating others. Jason joined Excel Physical Therapy after serving as a faculty member at the Fairview Sports Physical Therapy Residency program and he is a frequent, well-received local and national presenter on the topics of sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.

Jason received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Minnesota, Masters of Arts in Cell and Molecular Biology from St. Cloud State University and Bachelors of Arts from St. Olaf College. Jason also received specialized training through the Minnesota Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency, and received his board certification as a Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association.  He is also a Clinical BikeFit Pro Fitter.

Headaches Can Be a Pain From The Neck - May 3, 2012 Seminar

Posted on April 20th, 2012 by David Coletta, MPT, CMPT

"Headaches Can Be a Pain From the Neck"

Self-Help Techniques and Treatment Options

Presented by David Coletta, MPT, CMPT, Certified Manual Therapy Specialist

 

As featured on KBZK TV, "Montana This Morning" with Jeff Kelly

 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

6:30-7:30pm

Bozeman Public Library Community Room

Community Education Series - free and open to the public

 

What You Will Learn:

  • The various types of headaches that originate from

    neck problems

  • Understand why you are suffering from headaches.

  • Learn what to do when you experience headache pain with simple exercises, treatment options and suggestions to self-treat.

  • Q&A session to follow.

David Coletta, MPT, CMPT specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain, spinal issues, whiplash, headaches, TMJ/jaw pain, and postural dysfunctions. David received his masters in physical therapy from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, California. He enjoys finding long-term solutions for his patients — solutions that involve a fine-tuned combination of manual manipulative therapy and a targeted exercise program that address even the most difficult patient presentations.

 

A considerable amount of David’s advanced training has occurred through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). He has completed advanced certification in manual therapy (CMPT) with NAIOMT, and he is working towards his Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) certification with the American Physical Therapy Association.

Core Exercise for the Treatment & Prevention of Low Back Pain Seminar

Posted on January 12th, 2012 by Tiffany Coletta

Join Us on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 6:30-7:30pm at the Bozeman Public Library, Community Room

Megan Peach, DPT, CSCS will be discussing the following:

  • The two best ways to decrease low back pain problems are with education and prevention.
  • We'll help you understand why you are suffering from low back pain presently or occasionally.
  • Learn what to do when you experience low back pain at home or work.
  • Discover how to prevent low back pain from starting and reoccurring through core strengthening.
  • Q&A session to follow.
  • More info: excelptmt.com/upcoming-seminars, 406.556.0562 or info@excelptmt.com

Seminar Flyer:

1-26-2012 Back Pain Seminar Flyer-1

This is an Excel Physical Therapy Community Education Series seminar that is free and open to the public.

Ski/Ride Strong: An ACL/Knee Injury Prevention and Performance Program

Posted on September 12th, 2011 by Tiffany Coletta

A collaborative class offering from:

Excel PT HealthBalance

“Ski/Ride Strong: An ACL/Knee Injury Prevention & Performance Program”

October 11 – November 17, 2011

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

at HealthBalance, 2030 Stadium Drive, Bozeman

12 evening sessions ~ Cost: $300

Class Size is Limited to 15 Participants

This 12 session program is aimed at decreasing the incidence of skier/snowboarder injuries and improving sport performance.  Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries of the knee are relatively common in skiing.  In addition to putting you out for the season, they are costly: the cost of an ACL injury per athlete is approximately $17,000 (including surgery and rehabilitation).

Injury prevention programs focusing on strengthening, agility, jumping and landing, all with the emphasis on learning proper technique, have been shown to be effective in reducing non-contact ACL injuries.

Prevent costly common lower extremity injuries in skiing & snowboarding while improving your skiing/snowboarding performance. This comprehensive program will help you learn how to cut, pivot, jump and land with proper technique utilizing the latest sports medicine research on injury prevention to keep you on the mountain as well as the latest human performance equipment to track your improvement.

Under the direction of Excel Physical Therapy's sports physical therapist, Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS and HealthBalance's exercise physiologist, Eddie Davila, MS, HFS, you will receive advanced sports-oriented training to improve your skiing/snowboarding strength, endurance, agility, coordination, and speed.

Hurry! Register by October 4th

Space limited to the first 15 registrants

Contact HealthBalance @ 406.922.2078 or email: info@healthbalanceinc.net



Bike Injury Seminar - Sept. 7, 2011 7-8pm Boz. Library

Posted on August 25th, 2011 by Tiffany Coletta

Community Education Series - free and open to the public

 

"Bike Injury Seminar" - Presented by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011
7-8pm
Bozeman Public Library Community Room

Medical Bike Fitting

  • •Learn how to recognize common overuse injuries that occur in cycling

  • •Discover how to apply self-treatment strategies to aid in recovery from overuse cycling injuries

  • •Understand the relationship between improper bike fitting and the development of an overuse injury

  • •Q&A session

 

Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of sports-related injuries.  A published medical journal author, local and national presenter, Jason has obtained extensive advanced training in physical therapy and bike fitting: Doctor of Physical Therapy degree - University of Minnesota; Masters of Arts in Cell and Molecular Biology - St. Cloud State University; Bachelors of Arts - St. Olaf College; Minnesota Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency; Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist Board Certification - American Physical Therapy Association; Certified Bike Fitter

Injury Prevention for Runners – June 8, 2011 Seminar

Posted on May 10th, 2011 by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

  June 8, 2011 6:30-7:30pm

 

"Injury Prevention for Runners" presented by Jason Lunden, DPT, Sports Clinical Specialist  Bozeman Library, Community Room

    • Jason Lunden DPT, SCS
    • Jason Lunden DPT, SCS

  • Recognize the 5 most common running injury symptoms including IT Band syndrome and shin splints

  • Discover how to self-treat a running injury

  • Learn to perform strengthening and stretching exercises designed to prevent the development of running injuries

  • Casey Jermyn of Bozeman Running Co. will present on footwear selection

  • Understand the potential benefits of barefoot/minimalist footwear for running athletes

  • Come dressed to move!

Free and Open to the Public - Excel PT's Community Education Series

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Jeff Moore and Jason Lunden to speak at Montana APTA Spring Conference

Posted on April 4th, 2011 by Tiffany Coletta

Excel Physical Therapists, Jeff Moore, DPT, MTC will present "Spinal Manipulation: An Evidence-Based Intervention" and Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS will present "Rehabilitation of the Injured Runner: An Evidence-Based Approach" in Billings, Montana on April 17th, 2011. 

 

Their presentation will be attended by the Montana American Physical Therapy Conference Members which includes physical therapists from all over the state.

 

Click on the following link to access the MAPTA Spring Conference Brochure which outlines both Jason and Jeff's presentation points and biographies:

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Attention Jaw Clenchers! 4/27/11 Seminar: TMJ Dysfunction/Jaw Pain: Helping Yourself with Specialized Physical Therapy

Posted on March 22nd, 2011 by Tiffany Coletta

On April 27th, 2011, 6:30-7:30pm, Join Certified Manual Physical Therapist, David Coletta, MPT, CMPT at the Bozeman Public Library, Community Room for a discussion of "TMJ Dysfunction/Jaw Pain: Help Yourself with Specialized Physical Therapy".

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Learn the source of your facial pain and headaches, as related to jaw muscle imbalance and joint dysfunction of the jaw and the neck.  Learn how to treat yourself with some simple exercises and techniques and how a specialized physical therapist can specifically help you.  Q&A with David to follow so you can ask specific questions regarding any jaw, facial pain or headaches.

 

David Coletta, MPT, CMPT is a certified manual physical therapist through NAIOMT and for over 14 years has specialized in treating facial pain, TMJ dysfunction, headaches, and neck pain.  Coletta is the owner of Excel Physical Therapy in Bozeman and Manhattan, Montana which is celebrating their 10th year of service to the Gallatin Valley this year.

 

To sign up for future seminar announcements, join our e-list @ www.excelptmt.com.

March 30, 2011 Seminar: Core Strengthening to Improve Performance and Prevent Back Pain

Posted on February 28th, 2011 by Tiffany Coletta

Community Education Series - Free and Open to the Public

"Core Strengthening to Improve Performance and Prevent Back Pain"

Presented by Amy Pakula, DPT and Jeff Moore, DPT, MTC

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

6:30-7:30pm - Bozeman Public Library, Community Room

Back by popular demand, Amy Pakula, DPT and Jeff Moore, DPT, MTC will deliver a presentation on back pain which includes a discussion of:

 

•reasons the back is susceptible to injury in such a large portion of our population

•advice on postures/activities which may cause or prevent back pain.

•relevant anatomy of the trunk and hip areas

 

They will present valuable exercises to target the core region to reduce back pain. These exercises will be presented in levels of increasing difficulty so the novice and the more experienced individual will benefit. Pakula and Moore will provide a handout containing all of the exercises reviewed including written instructions on how to perform them.

 

Lastly, there will be a Q&A session so they can discuss different types of low back pain and answer any questions attendees have regarding their low back pain issues.

 

Coming in April, David Coletta, MPT, CMPT will present a discussion of TMJ and jaw pain.

Coming in May, Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS will present a sports-oriented discussion on injury prevention for runners.

Excel PT Presents to Moonlight Basin Ski Patrol

Posted on December 8th, 2010 by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

Thank you to the Moonlight Basin Ski Patrol for having Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS and Amy Pakula, DPT present ski and snowboarding injury prevention exercises to your team this past weekend.  For an an overview of our injury prevention exercises that were presented, so you too can be in top shape when you hit the slopes, Click Here

If you have any questions on these exercises, please call Jason or Amy at 556-0562 or 284-4262.

Low Back Pain Seminar Thursday 11/18/2010 6:30pm Bozeman Public Library

Posted on November 16th, 2010 by Tiffany Coletta

Join us Thursday, November 18th, 6:30-7:30pm @ the Bozeman  Public Library.  Amy and Jeff are presenting the last seminar of our Community Education Series for the year, "Developing a Strong Core to Maintain a Healthy Spine".  

Experts in treating spinal dysfunctions and orthopedic conditions, Pakula and Moore will demonstrate selected techniques proven to improve the health and performance of your lower back by establishing a healthy and strong core area.  See http://excelptmt.com/upcoming-seminars/ for more details about what the presentation will include.  Free and open to the public.

Look for a new seminar series in 2011.  This seminar series is for the community by the community. Tell us what topics you'd like us to present via info@excelptmt.com or on our facebook page.

Running Injury Prevention Seminar - free and open to the public

Posted on October 14th, 2010 by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS

Wednesday, October 20th, 6pm @ Bozeman Running Company

Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS will cover the top 5 overuse injuries in runners.   Tips on self cares to do if you get injured, and exercises & training strategies to prevent injury will be discussed.  This presentation is for the Bozeman Running Company's 5k & 10K training group and other runners in the community are invited.

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