Community Education Series | Free
“Understanding Climbing Injuries: The Biomechanics Behind Acute and Overuse Injuries in Climbing”
presented by Matt Heyliger, DPT
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 12pm-1:30pm
Montana State University Climbing Gym in the Hosaeus Fitness Center
- Learn about the most common contributing factors to both acute and overuse injuries in rock climbing.
- Deepen your understanding of upper extremity anatomy and biomechanics.
- Learn self-care techniques that are critical to injury prevention and treatment.
- Learn how to safely re-introduce climbing after injury/rehabilitation.
- Discuss approaches to training for climbing including safe use of a hang board and campus board.
- Have questions? Q&A with Matt Heyliger, DPT after the talk.
Matt Heyliger, DPT is an avid climber and mountain sports enthusiast. His passion for climbing has taken him around the US, Canada and Mexico. Matt has a specific interest focus in biomechanics and how impairments at one level or joint affect other body structures. Matt has specialized in working with and treating rock climbers for more than 5 years. In the past year he has been able to broaden his approach to treating climbers through integrating video analysis and specialized biomechanical assessments in the Climbing Lab at Excel Physical Therapy.
“Physical therapist Matt Heyliger merges his passions for outdoor athletics and body mechanics to deliver fine-tuned, effective treatment. His interview offers tips for climbers on how to maintain stability and mobility on and off the rock.”
–Kelsey K. Sather
Kelsey K. Sather is a local Bozeman writer whose fiction and essays aim to promote humans’ connection to nature. As an avid climber and health enthusiast, she also writes about fitness, food, and outdoor play. Kelsey is passionate about using storytelling to advocate for gender equality and ecossytem preservation. She creates articles for her online journal, These Words Like Rocks, and curates The Work Behind the Bodyseries at her website kelseyksather.com.
As Part II in The Work Behind the Body series, the Worker’s Wo/Manual offers interviews with health and fitness professionals about bolstering athletic performance and overall wellness. Though most of the questions will relate to athletes of all genders, there will always be questions specific to the female body. The hope is to empower women and men through knowledge as they pursue their best selves in sport and life.
Community Education Series | Free & Open to the Public
“MAKING SENSE OF BACK PAIN: what you’re doing wrong for back pain“
presented by Bobby Bemis, DPT, COMT, Dip. MT, FAAOMPT
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 6:30-7:30pm
Bozeman Public Library Community Room
- What we are doing wrong with back pain as a society, as a healthcare system, and as individuals.
- Why not all back pain is the same and why that is so important to understand.
- Learn how to take the correct steps to control and manage your back pain in a healthy way.
- Why MRI’s and x-rays may be sometimes misleading.
- Learn practical exercises, movements, and modifications to help your pain and dysfunction.
- Low back pain from all age populations will be discussed.
- Q&A with Bobby after the talk.
Back pain is the most common complaint U.S. healthcare professionals receive daily. Come hear Bobby Bemis, a fellowship-trained orthopedic physical therapist through the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy, discuss back pain and how you can find the pain relief you seek.
Bobby Bemis, DPT, COMT, Dip. MT, FAAOMPT specializes in orthopedic manual physical therapy of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Although the spine is his specialty, Bobby has a high level of training in all regions of the body. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Bobby earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Post-graduation, Bobby became a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), Diplomat of Manual Therapy (Dip. MT), as well as becoming certified in trigger point dry needling. Bobby then went on to become Fellowship trained through the Institute of Manipulative Physiotherapy and Clinical Training (IMPACT). Bobby was designated as a “Fellow” with the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) after passing a rigorous oral and practical exam.
Excel Physical Therapy recently hosted our biennial Running Camp that reviewed the mechanics of running, training principles, and footwear to help you stay injury free during your summer running program. As it turns out, errors in training are responsible for up to 70% of running injuries. In case you missed it, here’s a re-cap of the training principles we discussed to help reduce the risk of injury:
- Avoid year-long training
- Avoid running more than 40 miles per week
- Train two or more but less than 5 days per week Rest days are important!
- Increase mileage by no more than 10% every 2-weeks
- Stretch daily to ensure normal joint mobility
- Do strength training exercises for your core 2-3 days per week
As runners, up to 90% of us will sustain an injury over the course of our running careers that temporarily prevents us from running. Proper training principles will help to reduce the risk of injury and improve your chances of a successful running program.
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.
Special thanks from our entire team to the Nishkian Monks team for their structural engineering work on our new Bozeman office building.
Learn more about their work here: http://www.nishkian.com/the-new-excel-physical-therapy-building-in-bozeman/
Community Education Series | Free & Open to the Public
“Conquering Low Back Pain“
presented by Jackie, Oliver, DPT
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 6:00-7:00pm
- Understand anatomic sources of low back pain.
- How a physical therapist uses specialized techniques to help alleviate low back pain.
- Learn proven exercises to help low back pain symptoms.
- Q&A with Jackie after the talk. Please bring your questions.
Back pain is the most common complaint U.S. healthcare professionals receive daily. Come hear Jackie Oliver, DPT of Excel Physical Therapy discuss back pain and how you can find the pain relief you seek.
Jackie Oliver, DPT completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, one of the top Physical Therapy schools in the nation. Jackie is a certified dry needling provider with advanced training from Evidence in Motion and KinetaCore.Jackie has an intense passion for helping and educating others as well as preventative medicine. Because of her college sports background, Jackie loves working with athletes and has experience with biomechanical training and injury prevention in sports. She is also trained as a Diabetes Lifestyle Coach and has worked for the University of Utah and CDC helping individuals decrease their risk of developing diabetes.Prior to completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Jackie played basketball for Carroll College in Helena, Montana, while also obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Science. Jackie was Academic All-American her last two years at Carroll.
Megan Peach and Jason Lunden were honored to offer a private Running Injury Prevention Workshop for Bozeman School District employees this month in our Bozeman office. We hosted this 2 hour workshop for a nominal fee and raised $186. The Excel Physical Therapy leadership team chose to donate this total amount, paid by district employees, to the Bozeman School Foundation in honor of the inspiring and dedicated teachers and staff of Bozeman School District.
Giving back to our community is important to the entire Excel Physical Therapy team and a key part of our mission and core values. Learn more how we support our community in other ways here: https://excelptmt.com/our-team/community/
Open registration starts May 10th, 2pm! Big Sky Wind Drinkers members may register April 26-April 30th.
Attendee’s of our May 9th, 2018 Running Strong Seminar at the Bozeman Library will also receive priority registration access.
Excel Physical Therapy is hosting our annual Running Camp on Saturday, June 16, 2018, 8AM-12PM, at our new state-of-the-art Bozeman location. We are located at 1823 West College Street, (corner of South 19th and College).
This comprehensive 4-hour workshop ensures you are running strong to avoid pain & injury. Your registration is reserved with a $10 donation. We will donate your registration amount to the Gallatin Valley Food Bank in your name. Waiting list: This event is limited to the first 30 participants who register. You may sign up for the waiting list via our eventbrite.com registration page which will contact you via email if space becomes available.
Our Running Camp is a way for our team to share what we are passionate about with our community-from treating runners in the clinic to providing running mechanics education to running the local trails ourselves.
Our Running Specialist PT Team will guide up to 30 participants, ages 18+, through:
A discussion of training principles to reduce the risk of injury, stretching and strengthening exercises to supplement your running program, and a discussion on cadence training.
Running Mechanics instruction on how to decrease impact and increase efficiency.
Special Guest discussions with Mike Wolfe, professional ultra-runner/The Mountain Project owner; Erika Rauk, MS, RD, LN, Registered Dietician; and Curt Smith, Schnee’s Shoes Footwear Manager. Inspiration, Nutrition, & Gear!
Cadence retraining during a short local training run with our Running Specialist PT Team.
How to choose the correct running shoes and other helpful running gear.
Attendees will receive a running training program from our Running Specialist PT Team.
Q&A time with our running experts and special guests.
Raffle prizes include a 60-minute massage appointment with Excel PT’s Tristin Lowe, LMT and 2 entries for the Sweet Pea Run 5K. We are proud sponsors of the Big Sky Wind Drinker’s Sweet Pea Run! Our running camp is designed to help get you in top running form for this annual early August Bozeman running tradition.
Presented by: Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS and Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS
Our mission at Excel Physical Therapy is to support our community through service, education and promoting the value of health and well-being; the Excel Physical Therapy Running Camp is our commitment to you to provide you with the most up to date strategies for a successful running program. Your strongest miles are ahead of you!
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