Running after ACL Reconstruction

Dan Cobian, PT, PhD of University of Wisconsin is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Cobian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and a researcher within UW Badger Athletic Performance. His research is focused on the neuromuscular recovery following joint surgeries and how movement patterns are affected.

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Staff Photo Spotlight: Paige Dunmore

This staff photo spotlight is on Paige Dunmore, PTA. Paige is a Physical Therapist Assistant at our Holladay, Utah clinic. Paige’s photo was chosen for the month of May in our 2018 Calendar.

Paige’s winning shot was taken on Mount Baldy in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City. Paige and her husband were out doing a long trail run around Alta, Brighton and Snowbird to prepare for the Speedgoat 50k when he captured this great photo of her running past a patch of stunning wildflowers. Great shot and congrats to both of you! The 2018 Staff Photo Contest is starting soon, so keep taking great photos for a chance to win again!

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Meet Sam Maleki, PT, DPT, CSMT!

Meet Sam Maleki, PT, DPT, CSMT! Sam is the new Clinic Director in our Boise, Broadway Avenue clinic. Sam received his doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2015 and joined the Mountain Land Team in 2018.

Sam believes that everyone has the opportunity to feel better and improve their quality of life through Physical Therapy, regardless of their injury or current condition. Sam enjoys getting to know his patients and educating them throughout their therapy experience. He believes in working one-on-one to help reach goals and get his patients back to doing the things they enjoy. Sam is experienced in treating orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, spine and neck conditions, low back pain, as well as chronic pain throughout the body. Sam is a Certified Spinal Manual Therapist and has additional training and experience working with endurance athletes.

Sam spends his free time running, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, cooking, travelling and spending time with his wife and pets.

Welcome to the Mountain Land family, Sam!

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Welcome Wendy Zurinskas, PTA!

Meet Wendy Zurinskas, PTA! Wendy provides Aquatic Therapy for Mountain Land clinics in the Salt Lake City area as well as Physical Therapy in our Murray, Utah clinic. Wendy graduated from Salt Lake Community College with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2017 and joined the Mountain Land team in 2018.

As an avid skier, Wendy discovered the benefits of Physical Therapy after witnessing the results it had for fellow skiers. Now as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Wendy gives her patients the tools to reach their individual goals while providing a welcoming environment. She values her patients’ time and strives to make each session as effective and rewarding as possible. Wendy specializes in Aquatic Therapy, Orthopedic Therapy and Manual Therapy. She is Graston Technique Certified and a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner.

In her spare time, Wendy enjoys snowboarding, telemark skiing, hiking, and going on excursions to the red rock deserts of Southern Utah.

Welcome to the team, Wendy!

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