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 •  February 7

Every season, the Rocky Mountains urge you to get outside — don't miss out due to a preventable injury. Lexi Mossman, of MountainFit, will present at The Bookworm of Edwards on Thursday, Feb. 15, about injury prevention and treatment. As a certified athletic trainer, Mossman created MountainFit in 2015 to help locals and tourists in the valley. At...

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 •  November 13, 2017

If you're a sports fan like me, then you have seen the number of knee dislocations rise over the last couple of years in all sports. Knee dislocations often occur from direct impact from an opposing object to the knee. In sports such as football, contact with the knee from an opposing player is very common — sometimes from contact with their own...

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 •  October 26, 2017

Business name: Altius Physical Therapy and Wellness. Location: 160 West Beaver Creek Blvd., Avon. Date opened: August, 2017. Owner: Sarah Ellefson, PT, DPT, OCS. What goods or services do you provide? Orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, manual therapy, joint mobilization, manipulation, massage, trigger point dry needling, therapeutic exercise,...

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 •  October 6, 2017

If suffering an injury isn't enough, then being advised you will require surgical intervention as the result of an injury can create increased levels of nervousness and anxiety. It is our responsibility as orthopedic professionals to make sure each patient is prepared for surgery with regards to procedure education, pre- and post-operative...

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 •  October 5, 2017

EDWARDS — Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Dr. Ernest Braxton, neurosurgeon, have launched a program for student-athletes to assist team physicians and athletic trainers in evaluating and treating head injuries (e.g., concussions). In order to better manage concussions sustained by student-athletes, Vail-Summit Orthopaedics has acquired a software tool...

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 •  October 3, 2017

Richard Williams is an athletic trainer who recently joined the team at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. He works both in the office and in surgery. It's pretty cool that he has a Super Bowl ring from 2015. In this article, I asked Williams to describe life as an athletic trainer in the NFL. Dr. Rick Cunningham Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Football is back...

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 •  October 18, 2016

Victoria Stanislawski. If you’re an equestrian athlete, you know the physical and mental demand that comes with riding a horse. An equestrian myself, I have experienced firsthand the challenge and coordination that comes with trying to effectively perform a set of skills or patterns while sitting upon a moving animal weighing upward of 1,000...

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 •  May 17, 2016

Athletic trainer Hillery Magness assists an athlete at a Battle Mountain High School soccer game on Wednesday. The Steadman Clinic's athletic training fellowship students have been on the sidelines at local youth sporting events for 20 years this spring. Townsend Bessent | Townsend@vaildaily.com | The Steadman Clinic's athletic training fellowship...

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 •  May 12, 2016

The Vail Valley Medical Center will offer free High School Pre-Participation Physicals on Saturday, May 14, at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards. Here’s the schedule: • 8-9 a.m. — Incoming freshman girls and girls’ electrocardiogram (EKG) screening (EKGs available to all female athletes and are not mandatory for 10th to 12th grades) •...

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 •  April 25, 2016

Traumatic brain injuries, more commonly referred to as concussions, are getting a lot of attention lately. When left undetected, concussions can result in long-term brain damage and may even prove fatal. Though it was 15 years ago, Jeremy Greene's brain injury still affects him today. He is pictured with his mother, Kim. Special to the Daily...