Solid Stance - The fine art of falling by Jackie Oliver, DPT, OCS as seen in Outside Bozeman

By Jackie Oliver, DPT

From the Outside Bozeman Summer Issue 2021

by Jackie Oliver, DPT, OCS from Team Excel

Summertime: the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the mountains are calling. If you answer that call with vigorous running or biking, at some point you are probably going to fall or crash. Falls often result in injuries and, depending on the severity, can lead to time away from your chosen activity.

Before we talk about minimizing the severity of a fall, let’s first talk about reducing your risk of falling in the first place. There are two areas to focus on before hitting the trails at speed… 


"Here is the picture of me taken at the Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand, seven months after 2 rotator cuff surgeries and physical therapy by Jason." --Nancy Dodd

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