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.
Click here to read Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS’s article, “Wrong Angle” from Outside Bozeman Magazine’s Spring issue. Saddle tilt, pain and happy riding all from a physical therapist’s perspective.
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.
Jackie Oliver, DPT, physical therapist with Excel Physical Therapy of Bozeman and Manhattan, recently completed the Kevin Wilk Shoulder and Knee Course in Seattle, Washington. This advanced-training course presented the most recent, relevant and state-of-the-art treatment options for the most challenging and unusual problems of the shoulder and knee joints. This evidence-based course also focused on the most comprehensive and effective information regarding shoulder and knee post-operative treatment as well as rehabilitation tactics for general knee and shoulder pain. Kevin Wilk is our country’s leading authority in sports and orthopedic injury rehabilitation.
Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS, of Excel Physical Therapy, recently attended the US Ski & Snowboard Team Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding (MESS) Course at the USSA Center of Excellence in Park City, UT. The course focused on concussion evaluation, management and rehabilitation, as well as athlete development for ski and snowboard athletes. Jason is an owner and physical therapist with Excel Physical Therapy of Bozeman and Manhattan, and he volunteers as a physical therapist for the US Ski & Snowboard Teams.
Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS and Jackie Oliver, DPT, physical therapists with Excel Physical Therapy of Bozeman and Manhattan, recently completed the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) Lumbopelvic Spine Course in Seattle, Washington.
The main objective of this course was to guide evaluation and management of treatment programs for people with low back pain or other serious pathologies in the lumbopelvic region. NAIOMT is dedicated to providing physical therapy continuing education coursework that emphasizes biomechanics and mobilization/manipulation while providing a diverse education on interventions for manual physical therapists.
Matt Heyliger, physical therapist with Excel Physical Therapy of Bozeman and Manhattan, recently completed a Level III Advanced Lower Quadrant Integration course with an emphasis on integrating biomechanical assessment of the lumbosacral region, hip, knee, foot and ankle. The course follows the respected North American Institute for Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) program for advanced certification training. Key concepts studied during this four-day intensive course, held in Seattle, included advanced clinical reasoning and assessment approaches and integrated manual therapy and join manipulation approaches for complex biomechanical presentations.
Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS, physical therapist with Excel Physical Therapy’s Bozeman office, recently attended the 2016 Science of Running Medicine Spring Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee. This advanced training course focused on running mechanics evaluation processes along with video assessment analysis approaches and helps identify running techniques that may contribute to injury. (more…)
Why wait until after you are injured to see a physical therapist? Did you know that a great time to see a physical therapist is before you are injured? I recently evaluated a patient who wanted to see a physical therapist to learn a home exercise program to prevent future episodes of low back pain. (more…)
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