When is Medical Imaging Necessary?

Yustina Rafla, PA is our guest for this episode of the Mountain Land Back Pain Podcast. Our topic is medical imaging and when it is necessary. Yustina is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and has worked as a clinical research coordinator where she managed and facilitated medical research projects, co-authored abstracts and case studies, and prepared presentations for regional conferences. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Boise State University and a Master’s Degree in physician assistant studies from Harding University.

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Staff Photo Spotlight: Travis Yoshimoto, PT, DPT

This month’s Staff Photo Spotlight is on Travis Yoshimoto, PT, DPT. Travis is a PRN Physical Therapist in the Utah Wasatch Front area. Travis’ photo was chosen for the month of June in our 2019 calendar.

Travis’ breathtaking photo was taken on the infamous knife edge ridge of Capitol Peak in Colorado. This was Travis’ first experience climbing a mountain peak higher than 14,000 feet in Colorado. After hiking 17 miles, Travis and his team traversed the Knife Edge then quickly climbed to the peak!

Thank you so much for sending in this spectacular photo to the Staff Photo Contest. We look forward to seeing more of your stunning photos.

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It’s time for the 2019 Staff Photo Contest!

With summer right around the corner, 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!

We are looking for fun, exciting, 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. This year we will only be accepting photos that show people being active.

The winning photos will be included in the upcoming 2020 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.

Click here to enter your photos!

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. It can also be a photo of you in an active setting. Silhouettes and shots from behind are great because it lets people imagine they are there in the scene. Just no scenery photos.

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!


Last Year’s Winners

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


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Constipation and Fecal Incontinence

Janet Myshrall, PT, DPT is our guest for this episode of the Mountain Land Pelvic Health Podcast. Janet is a graduate from the University of Utah and has practiced Physical Therapy since 1996. She returned for her doctorate in Physical Therapy with an emphasis on core strengthening and pelvic health. In 2007, she began her own business, LiveWell Physical Therapy, and has worked closely with gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons since that time. She currently practices at the Mountain Land Physical Therapy Clinic on Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City, Utah. During this podcast we discuss special considerations with constipation and fecal incontinence, including specific tests and measures, red flag symptoms, self-help tips and physical therapy interventions.

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