Here’s why you keep getting injured, according to a physical therapist

Today, the hill feels easier to climb. I step and press firmly into the rain-saturated dirt and raise myself one step closer to the horizon line, my heels lifted. The springs at the back of my legs are loaded and ready…
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Halloween Scavenger Haunt 10/27

The Runner's Edge Halloween Scavenger Haunt is BACK! This spooky scavenger hunt is a celebration of local businesses, great costumes, our awesome community, and Halloween of course! Meet at the Dram Shop at 6:00pm on Thursday the 27th…

Managing ankle injuries

By: Holly Warner, PT, DPT Are you suffering from weak ankles? Are you always rolling or spraining your ankles? Are you battling with foot/ankle tendon injuries? Try these exercises to improve your foot and ankle strength and stability. Strength Heel…

Performance Benefits of Heat Acclimation for Athletes

By: Adison Cook, SPT Summers in Missoula continue to get warmer and for many that means setting the alarm earlier for their workouts. However, research shows that heat training can be very beneficial in preparation for…

Exercise during smoke season

Just when we thought we'd dodged smoke season, the smoke has arrived. When the smoke rolls in, we get a lot of questions and comments about exercising outside. We hear everything from “is it safe to run?” to “are there masks I can wear?”…

Understanding and Addressing IT Band Pain

By: Benjamin Blakely, PT, DPT, CSCS Whether you enjoy biking, camping, hiking, or trail running, summer is the best time of year to live in Big Sky country and enjoy the outdoors. Here at Sapphire Physical Therapy, we work with a lot of patients…