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What is Cupping?


Cupping Therapy has become a hot topic in recent years with news of Olympic athletes and celebrities using cups to ease their aches and pains. But cupping is anything but a new trend. This therapy has been used for thousands of years to encourage healing. In this video, Jeremy Hansen, PT, DPT, CMTPT from our Laurel, Montana clinic, shows us how Cupping Therapy works by demonstrating it on himself!

If you are interested in learning more about Cupping Therapy or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our Physical Therapists, please visit https://www.mlrehab.com/cupping/

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Measuring Training Load

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Welcome to episode 52 of the Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast! This month hosts Bryan and Jeremy sit down with Max Paquette, PhD from the University of Memphis. Dr. Paquette is an associate professor in the College of Health Sciences, director of the Musculoskeletal Analysis Laboratory and biomechanist within the Human Performance Center. His research interests are largely focused on lower limb joint mechanics with regards to injury risk reduction and performance improvement in runners, with a particular interest in the effects of different footwear, fatigue/repetition, altered techniques and training interventions. Dr. Paquette has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has contributed to numerous popular media articles and podcasts on the science of running. He also consults with high school, collegiate and world-class track and field athletes and their coaches to optimize performance and reduce injury risks.

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Meet Amanda Heck, PT, DPT, ATC!


Meet Amanda Heck, PT, DPT, ATC, our new physical therapist at our Billings Heights, Montana location! Amanda earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Dakota and went on to graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Jamestown in Fargo, North Dakota.

In addition to orthopedics, Amanda specializes in sports medicine and hip and knee injuries. Growing up playing sports, Amanda knows first-hand the value of physical therapy. Amanda strives to create individual treatment plans to treat the entire body and not just the injury. She is passionate about education and giving her patients tools they’ll need to heal and get back to doing the things they love, whether that be playing sports, gardening, or enjoying time with their kids or grandkids.

When not in the clinic, Amanda enjoys photography, watching sports, playing volleyball, basketball, softball, riding horses, and kayaking, hiking, and camping with her husband.

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Congratulations to the 2020 Staff Photo Contest Winners!

We are proud to announce the winners of the annual Mountain Land Staff Photo Contest! These twelve talented team members will have their winning photos featured in the new 2021 Mountain Land Calendar in addition to receiving a $50 Gift Card! Check out the great photos and remember to keep those cameras and phones handy. You just might be a winner in next year’s photo contest!

And the winners are…

Mandy Mehler
Taylor Hunter
Carli Lewis
Corey Bummer
Nick Woolley
Courtney Carnahan

Will Bullard
Kendra Hunter
Linda Shober
Jason Lobb
David McGill
Mark A. Anderson

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