Gait Strategies of Overweight Runners

Heather Vincent, PhD of the University of Florida is our guest for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Vincent is the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and the Director of the UF Health Sports Performance Center. Her main research focus is the study of the effects of obesity on joint disease mechanisms such as osteoarthritis, and the development of exercise based interventions to reduce disease pathology, pain and disability.

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Staff Photo Spotlight: Scott Coughlin

This month’s staff photo spotlight is on Scott Coughlin, Physical Therapist at Orchard Cove in Bountiful, Utah. Scott’s photo was chosen for the month of July in our 2017 Calendar.

Scott’s winning photo was taken on the Tidal Wave mountain bike trail in Deer Valley, Utah. With a scenic chair lift ride to get to the top and a fast, flowing downhill ride, the Tidal Wave Trail made for a great photo opportunity and Scott took full advantage. What a great way to enjoy a beautiful summer day!

Awesome photo, Scott! We love to see the Mountain Land team having fun and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle! We are now accepting entries for the 2017 Staff Photo Contest so it’s time to submit those awesome photos for a chance to win and be featured in the 2018 Calendar! Visit to enter!

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Introducing the 2017 Staff Photo Contest!


With summer warming up, it’s time to get out and play! Don’t forget your camera though, because it’s time again for the annual Mountain Land Staff Photo Contest!

This year we are looking for fun, exciting, dynamic, 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.

The winning photos will be included in the upcoming 2018 Mountain Land Calendar, and the photographers will each be rewarded with a $50 gift card! If you don’t think of yourself as a photographer, don’t worry! Many past winning photos have been taken with cell phones and small action cameras by staff members just out for a quick hike, bike or run.

Here are some tips for making a winning photo:

Get people in your photo, but capture them in an activity, not just smiling for the camera. Silhouettes and shots from behind are great because it lets people imagine they are there in the scene.

Only submit wide (landscape) orientation photos. Tall (portrait) orientation photos don’t fit in our calendar template.

Submit the best quality, highest file-size copy you have. Instagram photos look great on phones but they are much too small for printing on a calendar.

Our team is comprised of talented people that maintain active lifestyles, and we want to capture that in this year’s contest. We look forward to seeing all of your amazing images, good luck!

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Check out the winning photos from last year’s contest. Will you be next?


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Share The Love 2017 Q2 Winners!


The winners of our 2nd Quarter Share The Love Drawing are Carsten White, Sari Stahl and Kendra Stucki! Congratulations! Carsten won the grand prize with just ONE referral, proving that you don’t need a ton of entries to win! Next quarter could be your chance, so be thinking about your friends and family that can benefit from our services! Be sure to send all Share The Love Referrals through our website at so that you can be a winner in our 3rd quarter drawing!

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