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Meet Patrick Porter, PT, DPT, OCS!


Meet Patrick Porter, PT, DPT, OCS, the newest Physical Therapist at our Draper Location! Patrick earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University in 2014 and graduated from Saint Louis University-SSM Health Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency in 2016. He is also a Board-Certified Orthopedic Specialist.

Specializing in general orthopedics, Patrick has additional experience in vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, work conditioning and WorkSTEPS training for Worker’s Compensation. Patrick uses his expertise in movement analysis to create a plan-of-care focused on manual therapy and correction of movement impairments. He is passionate about helping his patients return to the activities they enjoy and live pain free.

Patrick enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, basketball, frisbee with his dogs, home remodeling, and watching college basketball and the NBA. He is also excited to go skiing since moving to Utah from the Midwest.

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May Staff Photo Spotlight

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 May in our 2021 calendar.

Nick’s winning photo was taken on the scenic San Rafael River on a 15-mile stretch that flows through the Little Grand Canyon and the San Rafael Swell, in Central Utah. Nick and his friends were on an overnight kayaking trip on the river, hiking and looking for ancient petroglyphs, when he took his winning shot.

Great photo Nick! Thank you so much for submitting it to the Staff Photo Contest. We look forward to seeing more of your amazing photos.

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Achilles Tendinopathy Rehabilitation

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Episode 57 of the Mountain Land Running Medicine Podcast is now available! In this episode, we discuss Achilles Tendinopathy Rehabilitation with Karin Grävare Silbernagel PT, ATC, PhD from the University of Delaware. Dr. Silbernagel has been a practicing physical therapist for over 30 years, mainly in orthopedics and sports medicine and her expertise is in the clinical aspects of tendon injury. As the principal investigator of the Tendon Research Group at the University of Delaware, she is working to advance the understanding of tendon injuries and repair so that tailored treatments can be developed. Her work has been directly integrated into the clinical guidelines with a focus on how to prescribe exercise and physical activity as treatment for patients with tendon injuries. She has presented her research at numerous conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals (100+ published articles to date). Her research is funded by the NIH, Foundation for Physical Therapy, Swedish Research Council for Sport Science, and Swedish Research Council. She is also an Editor for Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

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Meet Hayley Juhl, LMT!

Meet Hayley Juhl, LMT, our Licensed Massage Therapist at our Millcreek location! Hayley graduated from the Healing Mountain School of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Utah in 2016.

Hayley specializes in Swedish massage, trigger point work, comfort touch and other modalities. She believes in a holistic approach in treating the entire body by listening to and connecting with each of her patients while working with them as a team so they can heal and get back to doing the activities they enjoy.

When not in the office, Hayley enjoys rock climbing, skiing, hiking, dancing, playing soccer, swimming, biking around town, trying different cuisine, and spending as much time as she can with family and friends. She also played lacrosse for the University of Utah for three years and loved every second of it!

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