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Shandrea Padua, PTA, LMT


Meet Shandrea Padua, PTA, LMT, our newest Physical Therapist Assistant at our Caldwell Location! Shandrea Padua earned her Associate of Applied Science and Certificate of Applied Leadership Physical Therapist Assistant degree from the College of Western Idaho in 2018. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Certificate of Applied Leadership from Boise State University.

Shandrea is certified in cupping therapy and specializes in manual techniques including myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization using stretching and deep pressure to relax tension. She is also a licensed massage therapist specializing in prenatal massage. Shandrea takes a holistic approach in treating her patients by creating individualized treatment plans that heal the whole person and help guide them through their recovery journey.

When not in the clinic, Shandrea enjoys snowboarding, hiking, traveling, aerial arts and playing board games.

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Optimal Loading for Preventing and Managing Bone Stress Injuries

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Welcome to episode 60 of The Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast! This month, we’re speaking with Stuart Warden, PT, PhD, FACSM, FASBMR of Indiana University about optimal loading for preventing and managing bone stress injuries.

Dr. Warden is a Professor within the Departments of Physical Therapy, Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering; Associate Dean for Research within the IU School of Health and Human Sciences; and Director of the Musculoskeletal Function, Imaging and Tissue (MSK-FIT) Resource Core within the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health. He has contributed over 140 publications and has a particular interest in the effects of physical activity on the skeleton. He has been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense, and has been the recipient of awards from the American College of Sports Medicine, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, and Orthopaedic Research Society. He currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and is a member of the editorial board for 5 other journals.

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2021 Staff Photo Contest is now OPEN!


Mountain Land Employees: Get your cameras ready! It’s time for the 2021 Mountain Land Staff Photo Contest! We are looking for fun, exciting, high-quality images that reflect the active lifestyles of our team members, patients, families, and friends. These should be photos that reflect Mountain Land’s mission to restore, support, and promote active and healthy lifestyles. Winners will receive a $50 gift card and earn a coveted spot in Mountain Land’s 2021 calendar!

Visit https://mlpt.me/2XopSbu to submit your photos. We look forward to seeing all your great shots!

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Meet Allison Hansen, PT, DPT


Meet Allison Hansen, PT, DPT, our newest Physical Therapist at our Park City, Utah Clinic! Allison Hansen received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in psychology in 2017. She continued on to earn her doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of Utah. She is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Allison is experienced in orthopedics and trained in strength and conditioning therapy. While working with her patients, she takes a holistic approach in treating the whole person, rather than just the injury. Allison is passionate about education and empowering her patients with the tools they will need to reach their personal goals so they can heal and live a healthy lifestyle.

When not in the clinic, Allison enjoys staying active outside mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, camping and fly fishing. She also loves baking and discovering new recipes.

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