Prevention! See Us Before Your Injury

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.

Orthopedic physical therapists are trained in injury prevention and recognizing range of motion or strength deficits that may lead to a future injury. A comprehensive home exercise program can address deficits, ensure proper mechanics, and build strength to reduce the risk of future injury especially for those involved in athletics or repetitive movements. Runners, soccer players, skiers, and people who frequently lift heavy items are all great candidates for a physical therapy evaluation before an injury occurs!

Megan Peach, DPT, OCS, CSCS 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 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 received the advanced Orthopedic Certification Specialization (OCS) after passing a rigorous exam from the American Physical Therapy Association’s American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. If you have specific questions about how to strengthen, restore, or get back to what you love to do, contact us at Excel Physical Therapy, 406.556.0562 in Bozeman, Montana or 406.284.4262 in Manhattan, Montana. #excelptmt