Staff Photo Spotlight: Aubree Riddle, PTA

This month’s Staff Photo Spotlight is on Aubree Riddle, PTA, Physical Therapist Assistant at South Davis Community Hospital in Bountiful, Utah. Aubree’s photo was chosen for the month of May in our 2019 calendar.

Aubree’s winning photo was taken in Misery Canyon, just outside of Zion National Park. This photo was taken by her friend, Gareth Loosle, as she was hiking through a spectacular grotto where a spring fills the canyon with water. This canyon is more commonly known as ‘Fat Man’s Misery’, but looking at this photo, there doesn’t appear to be anything miserable about it. The canyon was originally given the name due to a tight constriction that has since eroded away, however the 15+ mile round-trip hike to see this amazing spot is still sure to cause a little misery for hikers that aren’t in tip-top shape.

Stunning photo, Aubree! Thank you so much for submitting it to the Staff Photo Contest. We look forward to seeing more of your photos.

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Special Considerations for Labor and Delivery

Dr. Sean Edmunds is our guest for episode 8 of the Mountain Land Pelvic Health Podcast. Dr. Edmunds studied neuroscience at Brigham Young University, graduated from the University of Washington Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Utah. He is currently practicing at St. Mark’s OBGYN Associates in Salt Lake City, Utah. During this episode we discuss special considerations with labor and delivery including epidurals and the timing of application, episiotomies and vaginal tearing, laboring positions-including water immersion and vaginal birth after cesarean(VBAC) indications and contraindications.

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Meet Corey Bummer, PTA!

Meet Corey Bummer, PTA! Corey is our new Physical Therapist Assistant at our Laurel, Montana clinic. He earned two Bachelor’s degrees; one in Exercise Science and another in Physical Education and Health from Rocky Mountain College in Montana. He went on to earn his Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Great Falls College–Montana State University.

Corey specializes in orthopedics and therapeutic exercises. He strives to establish a game plan with his patients, using the most beneficial modalities and exercises,  so they can return to what they love to do. Being active in sports all of his life and playing college football, Corey experienced many injuries and knows first-hand the value of physical therapy. He is passionate about educating his patients on how to perform specific stretches and exercises to help them live a more functional life.

When Corey is not in the clinic, he enjoys hiking and camping in the Beartooth Mountains, fly fishing, skiing, golfing, football, billiards, carpentry and spending time with his family and friends. 

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Meet Chad Cottam, PT, DPT!

Meet our new Physical Therapist, Chad Cottam, PT, DPT! Chad treats patients at our Kanab, Utah clinic. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Campbell University, located in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

Chad enjoys utilizing a variety of manual therapy techniques and is excited to see the difference it can make for his patients. Experiencing first-hand the impact an injury can make to one’s day-to-day life, Chad is passionate about helping people reach their optimal health through therapy and possibly lowering their need for surgery or medications. He strives to make each patients time in therapy positive and enjoys helping them get back to what they love to do. 

When he’s not in the clinic, Chad enjoys staying active playing basketball as well as supporting his nieces and nephews in their sporting events. He also loves spending time outside hiking, camping, and exploring Southern Utah.

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