by: Annelise Fund
Annelise is the newest member of Alpine Sports Medicine clinic and is extremely happy to be part of the great team at ASM serving as an athletic trainer.
Over the past fall and winter, I’ve been the head athletic trainer for the Park City Jr. Moose hockey team. The kids on the team are between the ages of sixteen and twenty and came from all over the world to play. Continue reading “The Ultimate Hockey Mom!”
Hi there, Iʼm Steph Fagin, MSPT and the most recent addition to Alpine Sports Medicine since Feb., 2010. I graduated in 1986 from Washington University School of Physical Therapy in St. Louis, MO. Iʼve spent most of my 25 years working in the outpatient orthopedic/sports medicine environment with a few initial years working in acute care rehab. Continue reading “Steph Fagin, Continues Here Education in Postural Restoration.”
Concussions seem to be in the news a lot lately, especially here in Utah with the recent passing of House Bill 204. This bill is all about education and awareness, concussions are a very real threat (especially second impact), and this bill should help educate student athletes. Continue reading “Concussion? We Can Help with Your Recovery.”
I had the distinct pleasure of growing up as a baseball player in the snowy town of Park City. Over the years I faced many challenges in pursuit of my athletic dreams, most of which involved the excessive amount of snow piled up on the baseball field during our season. Continue reading “Jason Morgan Works Strength & Conditioning with Park City Baseball Team”
Karen is a physical therapist with 15 years experience. She has worked in a variety of settings, giving her a diverse background and comprehensive understanding of the demands of a physical therapist. Continue reading “Meet Karen Procino, Physical Therapist”
Mark Continues to work hard on the rehabilitation processes associated with Total Knee Replacement surgery. Here is another BLOG entry from Mark….
Just a quick update on my progress > I was able to get rid of the forearm crutches exactly 2 weeks after my surgery. I was also able to begin stretching out the doses of pain medicine at 2 weeks as well, from every 4 hours to every 8 hours. At Post op week 3, I was able to cut down the pain meds to 2 x daily. It is still difficult to get comfortable while sleeping. I usually wake up every couple of hours and try to get comfortable again. I have not been too concerned about the restless sleep because I still have not had to go back to work yet. If I need a nap during the afternoon before the kids get home from school……I can! My staples were removed 3 weeks following surgery and the incisions are now fully closed and I am able to soak my knees in the tub. The heavy feeling in my thighs is gradually reducing and I am achieving better quadricep control. I am now 4 weeks out of surgery and walking fairly well. The biggest problem that I am faced with is limited Range of Motion and stiffness in my knee that was replaced. I would still describe my left knee as feeling like “cement.” I am having a very difficult time getting my knee to bend…. even just to 90 degrees! I have been working my ROM daily and have been have been stuck around 95 degrees. My world record is now 101 degrees but that is completely MAXED OUT. My quadriceps muscle feels as if it is going to rip off my quad tendon. With all my prior knee surgeries, I have usually been on the tighter side and have always had to work hard to get my ROM (“Range of Motion” for those of us not in the business) back. However, this time is definitely the tightest and stiffest my knee has ever been! I have had to rely on assistance from Janna and Andrea to lean on me a little bit just to make any progress! I have been able to ride the stationary bicycle daily , but I still haven’t been able to get rid of a hip-hike on my left side when I get to the top of the pedal stroke. It still hurts to do it, but I suppose it is a hurt so good type of pain, I know that I need to do it. I still do not have great standing endurance yet. The longer I am on my feet, the more my knees swell, get stiff and hurt. Overall, I feel I am doing well….. just having a ROM problem at this point. I will keep you posted on my progress.
Until next time…