Staff Photo Spotlight: Nick Woolley

This month’s Staff Photo Spotlight is on Nick Woolley, Director of Marketing at our home office in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nick’s photo was chosen for the month of July in our 2019 calendar.

Nick’s awesome photo was taken at Last Chance Lakes near Vernon, Utah during Mountain Land Charity’s Adaptive Ski Day event. Therapists and staff from Mountain Land and Neuroworx teamed up to help skiers with disabilities get some laps on the lake using specialized adaptive water skiing equipment. As you can see from the photo, it was all smiles as the weather and water was perfect! We are looking forward to seeing new photos from this year’s event.

Great shot Nick! Thanks for submitting this great photo to the Staff Photo Contest and congratulations on the well deserved win.

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Meet Jessica Derrick, LMT!

Meet Jessica Derrick, LMT! Jessica is our new Licensed Massage Therapist at our West Jordan, Utah clinic. She earned her diploma from the Myotherapy College of Utah in 2007 and has been practicing massage therapy since graduation. She is currently enrolled at Weber State University, located in Ogden, Utah, completing her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Therapy.

Jessica is certified in prenatal, postpartum, and medical massage. She has advanced training in sports injury massage, and is kinesiotape certified. Jessica is a NASM certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist and is trained in cupping and functional movement. Jessica became inspired to help others after experiencing first-hand the benefits of massage therapy had on helping her through her own sports injuries. She is passionate about helping address the individual needs of each patient.  

When not in the clinic, Jessica enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time outdoors with her family and her dogs. She is a bit of a sports fanatic and loves catching any soccer, basketball, or football game that she can. And when she gets the chance, she enjoys yoga, weight lifting, biking, paddle boarding, playing golf, and traveling to the Oregon coast.

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Transgender Pelvic Health Considerations

Dr. Rixt Luikenaar is our guest for this episode of Mountain Land Pelvic Health Podcast. Dr. Luikinaar is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, received her medical degree from the University of Groningen Medical Sciences and completed her residency training at West Virginia University Hospital. She has a special interest in Transgender hormone therapy and GLBTQ healthcare, and is a professional member of the GLMA, WPATH and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. During this podcast, we discuss considerations when treating transgender pelvic health. Specifically pelvic exams, hormone treatments, top and bottom surgery for trans-men and trans-women with emphasis on physical therapy options for this population.

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Do Ground Reaction Forces Reflect Bone Loads?

Karl Zelik, PhD and Emily Matijevich of Vanderbilt University are our guests for this Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast. Dr. Zelik is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and co-directs the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology (CREATE). CREATE aims to improve health, mobility, and independence for individuals with disabilities, and to enhance human capabilities beyond biological limits, by engineering, measuring, optimizing and understanding technologies that physically augment human performance. Emily Matijevich is a Mechanical Engineering PhD student working with Dr. Zelik. Emily’s research interests include musculoskeletal overuse injuries and opportunities for preventing these injuries with wearable technology and smart assistive devices. For her work, Emily is a recipient of a 2019 Women in Sports Tech Fellowship.

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