Climbing Lab Pop-up @Spire Climbing - 1st Wed of each month, 6:30pm in 2022

By Tiffany Coletta
tiffany@excelptmt.com

First Wednesday of each month in 2022!
6:30pm @ Spire Climbing in Bozeman, Montana – sign up to attend at spireclimbing.com
 
May 4 – Elbow Injury Talk with Dr. Lisa Palomaki, DPT
Lisa’s talk is full already on the Spire Climbing website – Watch on @excelptmt’s IGTV page to see her talk streamed live!
June 1 – Injury Screening with Dr. Todd Bushman, DPT, CSCS
July 6 -Wrist Injury Talk with Dr. Todd Bushman, DPT, CSCS
Aug 3-Strength Assessments with Dr. AJ Sobrilsky, DPT, OCS
 
Here’s what happens for each session type:
 

Injury Talk – Want to learn more about common climbing injuries & actively manage the situationDon’t miss out on these quarterly presentations from an Excel Physical Therapy Climbing Lab PT. We’ll tackle some of the more common climbing injuries while discussing rehab, injury mitigation, training considerations, & the most important question of all: “Can I keep climbing?”

Injury Screening – Free 15-minute injury consultations with a doctor of physical therapy from Excel Physical Therapy.
 
Strength Assessment – Free assessment of specific climbing strength performance metrics: max finger strength, finger contact strength, critical force, & finger strength endurance. See where you measure up, areas that might need attention, & assess your training. Stop guessing & start assessing. 
 
Follow us on our @excelptmt IG page for the latest updates and event info. 

 

Complimentary Student Athlete Injury Consultations for ALL Manhattan High School, Manhattan Christian High School and Three Forks H.S. Student Athletes

By Tiffany Coletta
tiffany@excelptmt.com

Free Student Athlete Injury Consultations

for ALL Manhattan High School, Manhattan Christian High School and Three Forks High School student athletes 

One-on-one session with Jackie Oliver, DPT, OCSMegan Kemp, DPT, ATC, CSCS or Lisa Palomaki, DPT in your local Excel Physical Therapy Manhattan, Montana clinic.  

Complimentary injury consultation sessions will help determine the best injury treatment options & plan to help return the injured student athlete back to the game healthy & strong.

Includes: 

  • Thorough history of athlete and review of injury  

  • Injury screen looking at strength, mobility, stability and impairments  

  • Education for athlete and parent/guardian on nature of symptoms and best course of treatment (PT, referral to MD, home rehabilitation program)

Call 406-284-4262 to schedule your complimentary student athlete injury consultation.

Learn more about us at https://bit.ly/3jDl0K0

#supportlocal  #communitysupport  #weloveathletes

 

 

Jackie Oliver, DPT, OCS

Megan Kemp, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Lisa Palomaki, DPT

 
 

Fall Events - Live from Uphill Pursuits' Instagram and Facebook Pages

By Tiffany Coletta
tiffany@excelptmt.com

Fall Events

Thursday (10/22) – 6pm

We’re super-excited to share an awesome presentation by Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS and AJ Sobrilsky, DPT, OCS broadcast from our friends & community partner’s Uphill Pursuits Instagram and Facebook pages. 

What Goes Up Must Come Down — Jason and AJ will be covering injuries in backcountry skiing & split boarding, how to minimize your risk of injury, and how to maximize your performance this winter.

Tune in this Thursday (10/22), 6pm as we broadcast live from Uphill Pursuit’s Instagram and Facebook pages – see you soon!

Bring your questions! Jason and AJ will be answering questions in the IGTV comments section under the broadcast.



 

Coming in November – Live on Zoom

 
 

In case you missed the live Uphill Pursuit collaborative broadcast – Simply click on the image above to watch Excel PT Climbing Lab’s awesome Transition to Climbing discussion. There’s a lot of very useful information to help you navigate the change of seasons as well as the change in loading and demand that shifting from outdoor to indoor climbing or rock to ice will introduce.

Excel Climbing Lab Doctors of Physical Therapy AJ Sobrilsky and Matt Heyliger offer insights on how to maximize training yields while minimizing injury risks.

 


The Excel Team extends support to you during this challenging season. Enduring together and drawing on resilience will help us get thru this COVID-19 time together. We are here for you in many ways –telehealth and in-clinic appointments, by phone or email–to help you anyway we can.
#enduringtogether
 

2020 Jim Bridger Train Run back on! Register/Donate now

By Tiffany Coletta
tiffany@excelptmt.com

The iconic 2020 Jim Bridger Trail Run is back on! 

Saturday, September 26, 2020. Proceeds help the Bridger Ski Foundation Nordic Pro team AND the Bridger Foothills wildfire relief fund.

Register and/or Donate here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MT/Bozeman/JBTR

Excel Physical Therapy is a longtime community sponsor of BSF 🤝 Help us support our BSF Nordic pro skiers and our beloved Bridger mountain community

Consilience with John Onate Podcast - Nikki Kimball Part 2, Maintaining A Love For Running through Injury and Adversity

By Tiffany Coletta
tiffany@excelptmt.com

Please enjoy Consilience with John Onate’s Part 2 podcast with Nikki Kimball:  Maintaining A Love For Running through Injury and Adversity.

Nikki uses a combination of humor, friendship, medical advice and compassion to overcome injury, aging and now the pandemic.  As John Onate says, there is a lot to learn from Nikki Kimball. The Excel PT Team completely agrees!

Click here to listen: Episode 13: Nikki Kimball Maintaining A Love For Running Through Injury and Adversity

 

 

Nikki’s article on How to Survive the Pandemic for PodiumRunner

Nikki’s article on Aging for Ultrarunner Magazine

Bridger Ridge Run

Hardrock 100

Finding Traction

Nikki Kimball is one of the most competitive and successful Ultra-Endurance Athletes in the history of Road and Mountain-Trail-Ultramarathon racing:

  • 2nd place, Hardrock 100, 2018
  • 2nd place, HURT 100m, 2017
  • 2nd place, Big Horn 100m, 2016
  • 1st place, Marathon Des Sables, 2014
  • Western States 100 Champion 2004, 2006, 2007
  • Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 108 Mile,Champion, 2007
  • Member of United States 100K Team 2001-2006; 8th overall and 1st American at World Cup 2003, Tainan, Taiwan; 7th at World Cup 2005; scoring member of gold medal 100K team at World Cup 2005
  • 50-Mile Trail National Champion 2003, 2004, 2005
  • 50-Mile Road National Champion 2005
  • 1st place, American River 50-Mile, 2003
  • 2nd Place, National 100K Championships, 2001

Consilience with John Onate Podcast Episode 12: Nikki Kimball Part 1, Living & Thriving With Depression

By Tiffany Coletta
tiffany@excelptmt.com

John Onate with Nikki Kimball

We are honoring National Suicide Prevention Week by sharing this podcast episode from Consilience with John Onate who features Nikki Kimball from the Excel PT Bozeman running clinic team. Nikki is one of the most competitive and successful Ultra-Endurance athletes in the history of Road and Mountain-Trail-Ultramarathon racing (and one of the kindest and smartest people we know).

In this episode from the keynote presentation to the Central California Psychiatric Society Annual Meeting in 2016, Nikki discusses how depression, medicine, doctors, running and physical therapy have impacted her life, career and advocacy mission. Mature themes discussed.

As John Onate says, We all can learn and be inspired by Nikki Kimball. We completely agree!

Click here to listen: Episode 12: Nikki Kimball Part 1, Living Thriving With Depression

📸 credit: Consilience_podcast Instagram

#excelptmt
#bozeman
#podcast
#injury
#trailrunning
#ultrarunning
#ultramarathon
#depressionawareness
#mentalhealthawareness
#nationalsuicidepreventionweek

 
 

 

Outside Bozeman's "Push & Pull: Essential Ingredients for Running and Climbing" by AJ Sobrilsky, DPT, OCS

By Tiffany Coletta
tiffany@excelptmt.com

 

“Push & Pull…Essential ingredients for Running and Climbing” is AJ Sobrilsky’s latest article in the Outside Bozeman Summer issue.

Read the article here: https://bit.ly/2EUnvJ2

AJ is a physical therapist in Excel PT’s Bozeman clinic who uses specialized gait and the Excel PT Climbing Lab to help treat injury and provide skilled performance assessments.
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#montana
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#running
#climbing
#themountainathlete

excel_faviconAJ Sobrilsky, DPT, OCS is a Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in our Bozeman clinic.  AJ specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of orthopedic sports related injuries with a specific interest in the management of those involving the upper and lower extremities. AJ received his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Carroll University (Waukesha, WI). Following the completion of his DPT degree he participated in an Orthopedic Residency through Evidence in Motion at Bellin Health in Green Bay, WI providing him with advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy, clinical decision making, and patient centered treatment. Following completion of his residency AJ became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Board Association and received advanced training in dry needling for spine and extremities.

AJ has been a lifelong athlete, competing in cross-country and track through college and then racing competitively post collegiately. As a result of his personal experiences and passions, AJ has focused his continued education and clinical development around the athletic individual with an emphasis in: running, skiing, and climbing related injuries. AJ has had the opportunity to provide care for an array of athletic populations including youth sports teams, high school and collegiate athletes, and those competing at professional and Olympic levels.

AJ’s treatment philosophy emphasizes a collaborative patient centered approach. Structured around the patient, supported by current best evidence, and coupled with specialized exercise/techniques, AJ hopes to educate the patient on their current issue and provide them with the best course of treatment to return to their previous/desired level of activity. 

When AJ isn’t working he is usually pursuing his next adventure: rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking, or running. 

 

Our COVID-19 policies • In-clinic & Telehealth appointments available

By Tiffany Coletta
tiffany@excelptmt.com

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However you need us, we are here.

Whether by in-clinic or telehealth appointment, phone or email, your Excel physical therapist is ready to help you. We realize there is a spectrum of how people feel during this moment. For those that feel comfortable to attend in-clinic appointments, we are seeing patients given certain restrictions (see below). And for those that who don’t feel comfortable to do that, we have telehealth appointments available for you from wherever you are. Excel Massage is open with the same precautions in place and you may schedule appointments in our Bozeman clinic here.

Our leadership has put consistent and specific safety precautions in place in our clinics for you and our staff. We will continue to implement safety precautions as best practices and guidelines emerge.

Whether you are in pain and want a non-medication, long-term solution, or an athlete who desires returning to your sport stronger and better equipped, Excel Physical Therapy’s highly trained practitioners and advanced therapy philosophies can help you. 

The value of team.
Our team specializes in specific body areas and treatment disciplines to provide you with the best care outcomes available in the Gallatin Valley. To do this, Excel Physical Therapy intentionally invests in nationally recognized advanced training and holds weekly sessions amongst our physical and massage therapy team members to exchange specialized knowledge. This collaboration allows us to utilize evidence-based progressive treatments to better reunite you with pain-free comfort, functionality, and performance. 

Next year, Excel Physical Therapy will be celebrating two decades serving the Gallatin Valley. Over the years, we’ve achieved and fine tuned an expansive and innovative expertise that allows us to lead patients in a consistent, dedicated and trusted manner.

To our community, thank you for being the best part of Excel Physical Therapy. However you need us, we are here for you.

 
 
 

Our Bozeman and Manhattan clinic COVID-19 Precautions for us all to stay safe and healthy.

Thank you for your patience and accommodation with these polices.

We are:

  • Suggesting all patients wear a face covering when attending in-clinic appointments. Here’s some CDC mask handling tips.
  • Wearing face coverings as staff members each day.
  • Disinfecting patient, therapist and staff contact surfaces vigilantly on an hourly basis and after each patient interaction.
  • Screening patients regarding any illness symptoms and travel. We ask our screening questions when scheduling appointments on the phone and as soon as you arrive for your in-clinic appointment.
  • Asking anyone who’s returned to Gallatin Valley after travel outside Montana to self-isolate for 14 days before attending in-clinic appointments.
  • Checking patient temperatures before each in-clinic appointment at check in. 
  • Checking staff temperatures before each shift.
  • Not allowing any individuals to enter our clinic with ANY illness type symptoms or symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Having our patients and therapists wash their hands thoroughly before and after each visit. 
  • Following social distancing guidelines in the clinic.
  • Not allowing visitors to attend in-clinic appointments with each patient (unless the patient is a minor, then only one parent/guardian please). 
Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions as we all proceed together through Governor Bullock’s phased reopening of Montana. Your feedback and suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Please direct your inquiries and comments to info@excelptmt.com
 
✶ In-Clinic Appointments available at our Bozeman and Manhattan clinics.
✶ Telehealth Appointments available to you from where ever you are with all of our Physical Therapy providers
✶ Massage Appointments available at our Bozeman clinic with James Beaudry, LMT. Brittnee Harper, LMT is back in the clinic July 1st, 2020.
Schedule Massage Online 》
 

Subscribe to our new Youtube channel. Help us share our channel with your tribe ➛

See what our team has been doing to help near and far during quarantine. Climbing and running injury prevention videos are available from our speciality pt teams.

We’re also sharing our running injury prevention talks done in our Bozeman clinic that would have been held at Uphill Pursuits during recent quarantine months. We’ll be sharing more episodes soon. We also hear a Bike Fitting video is rolling soon 🙂
#supportlocal  #excelptmt

 
Tour the latest Blog articles written by Bozeman clinic’s AJ Sobrilsky, DPT, OCS and Manhattan clinic’s Megan Kemp, DPT, ATC, CSCS:
AJ Sobrilsky, DPT, OCS
Megan Kemp, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Treating Chronic Pain by Megan Kemp, DPT, ATC, CSCS
The Balancing Act of Avoiding Running Injuries by AJ Sobrilsky, DPT, OCS
The Answer Is Load, What’s The Question? by AJ Sobrilsky, DPT, OCS
click for more articles on more topics
 

★★★★★
Recent Google Feedback:
“I have been working with AJ Sobrilsky for several months prehabbing before knee surgery. He and the entire support staff at Excel are kind, friendly and easy to work with, and I have been beyond pleased with my progress. AJ does a great job of balancing proper care with the right amount of pushing my limits so that pre-surgery I was back on (easy) hiking trails and road biking at normal spring levels.

Excel has been great at keeping everyone safe during this pandemic and I’ve never felt unsafe or worried about cross-contamination in their facility as I see staff constantly sanitizing all surfaces and equipment. Highly recommend AJ and the Excel team.”
–A.F., Bozeman patient

 
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COVID-19 - our updated policies and Virtual PT Visits Now Available

By Tiffany Coletta
tiffany@excelptmt.com

We are committed to you now and always since 2001.

Dear valued clients and community partners, 
 
Our leadership team continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation on a daily and often, hourly basis to make decisions regarding our practice. Our promise to you is to keep a safe and clean environment for those who need our services the most. We understand this is a very difficult time for everyone. 
 
Our Bozeman clinic is OPEN in agreement with the March 26th directives from the Gallatin Valley Health Department and the MT Office of the GovernorPhysical Therapy is considered an essential critical infrastructure and massage therapy-when provided in a physical therapy clinic-are under this directive. As a healthcare facility, we are currently one of the few options for those who are suffering due to cancelled surgeries, chronic pain, and other issues during this unprecedented time where healthcare has suddenly become a precious commodity. 
 
In the state of Montana, we have direct access for physical therapy care, which means a patient can be treated without needing a doctor’s prescription. Almost all insurance plans cover PT under direct access. Call our friendly front office team and we can check your plan for you. 
 
Virtual Physical Therapy Appointments  Our goal is to make sure to we are available for our patients and anyone else who needs us at this time while options remain limited. We are offering virtual physical therapy appointments for those who are unable to come into the Bozeman or Manhattan clinics.  Virtual PT appointments involve easy video conferencing on your computer, tablet, or smart phone and Switchback Healthcare to seamlessly deliver your custom exercises in a video format. It’s as simple and secure as clicking on an email link from us. Some insurance companies are paying for telehealth and, for those that are not, Excel is offering a discounted prompt pay rate of $70 per virtual PT visit. Our therapists and patients are finding online appointments very useful in efforts to provide a “next best option” to in-person appointments.  
 
Our Precautions and Prevention Policies  We have implemented COVID-19 policies per CDC guidelines to further increase precautions and prevention. All policies apply to both staff, patients and anyone entering our facility. Thank you to all for your patience and accommodation with these polices, which include the following:
We are: 

  • Screening patients on the telephone when making appointments and in the clinic before an appointment regarding illness and travel. Anyone having returned to Gallatin Valley after visiting a CDC community spread state or country with a CDC travel warning is asked to self-isolate for 14 days before attending in-clinic appointments.

  • Often checking temperatures.  

  • Not allowing any individuals to enter our clinic with ANY illness symptoms or symptoms of the virus. 
  • Not allowing any individuals to enter our clinic with concerning potential exposure while in Bozeman or with recent travel.  

  • Having our patients and therapists wash their hands thoroughly before and after each visit. 

  • Spreading out our patient appointments and reducing in-clinic staff to have a very low-flow clinic environment.
  • Not allowing visitors to attend in-clinic appointments with any patient (unless the patient is a minor). 

  • Tirelessly disinfecting patient and therapist contact surfaces. 

We are here for you!   As always, your physical therapist is available through email or phone and we encourage you to communicate with them regarding your care. Our PT team is able to schedule a virtual visit for you directly as well. Reach out to our front office team too with any questions at info@excelptmt.com or to also schedule a virtual PT visit. 

Please be safe, stay active and healthy. We are here for you as we navigate this situation. Let us know if you have any questions. 
With much love and appreciation, 
David, Jason and Tiffany 
along with the whole Excel PT and Massage team 


Bozeman team: 406-556-0562
info@excelptmt.com

"Everyone was very professional and friendly!"--S.B., Manhattan Patient

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