Injury Prevention

Karie Baumann
Resurfacing isn't just for roads. Just as spring shows us the havoc winter has played on our byways, highways, and roads less traveled—exposing new holes, ruts, and bumpy terrain—skin shows similar wear and tear, making for a rough go of things. Read more >>
LePage, Jenny
Kayak and canoe paddles, bike wheels, bare backs in the sun. Aaah, Bozeman in the springtime. It really is paradise here in southwest Montana… until that darn rotator cuff injury ruins everything! Shoulder issues are so common that it seems like everyone and their dog has one. Read more >>
Robinson, Dr. Jon
An increase in outdoor activity sometimes means an increase in injuries, including those to the foot and ankle. Walking or running on uneven surfaces such as trails or river bottoms increases the risk of ankle injuries involving tendons, ligaments, or bones. Read more >>
Walters, Lou
Nagging joint and muscle injuries can limit winter wonderland fun. Nothing sucks more than having to hear about how epic the slopes were from your friends while you were stuck inside icing your knee and watching reruns of CSI: Kansas. Read more >>
Pakula, Amy
Ski season will be upon us soon, and now’s the time to prepare for it and thus avoid injury. Although knee injuries are certainly prevalent in skiing, back injuries are also common because the spine must absorb large amounts of force with terrain changes, moguls, and landings. Read more >>
kinesio tape
John Sveen
If you watched any of the 2008 Beijing Olympics or the 2009 world track and field championships, you probably couldn't help but notice that dozens of those celestial bodies were adorned with brightly colored athletic tape in odd-looking, if not bizarre, patterns. So what's the deal? Read more >>
recovery, fitness
Kira Stoops
Relief for the weekend warrior.
Brent Dodge
You might spend days, even weeks, gearing up for the hunting you’ve dreamed of tackling this summer—yet it takes only a split-second to be tripped up by a weak or unprepared ankle. Read more >>
Center, Dean
One night when called in to see a patient and trying to quietly exit our bedroom, I painfully twisted my ankle. In the stream of invective that followed, I discovered that I resent professional basketball players. Read more >>
Juliette Vail
Summer is here, and many of us are getting out and enjoying runs on the many trails in our area. Trail running is a fast-growing sport that allows a runner to enjoy nature while being softer on the joints overall. Read more >>
Juliette Vail
The increasing incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury has been a growing concern for both the athlete and the medical profession. Approximately 70% of ACL injuries are non-contact, and four risk factors are often associated with the incident. Read more >>
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