Happy May! As the weather improves (hopefully!), daylight increases and outdoor activities begin to pick up, injuries are bound to happen; it's part of being human. With acute injuries (injuries that occur suddenly and are typically linked with trauma), it's important...

"Work Hard, Play Hard, Live Well!" has always been our motto. We know the importance of training hard and people often talk about their injuries resulting from over-training, but what we have noticed over the decades is that we put so much into our work and play that w...

Play is an integral part of life. From the time we are born to the time we grow old, there is a desire to explore and develop an understanding of the world around us. As a state, Alaska offers a unique opportunity to play on a regular basis, even into the later years.

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Living in Alaska, we all know the physical demand that those long flights can place on us, zapping our energy and increasing our stiffness, aches, and pains. Why not arrive at your destination feeling great instead of awful? Hopefully you are familiar with proper hydra...

One of my favorite qualities of Alaskans is their fierce independence and ability to thrive under harsh conditions. Sometimes this means working in areas where your immediate access to healthcare may be limited, or your benefits have been maxed out. Thus, if you suffer...

January 16, 2018

Undergoing surgery, especially orthopedic surgery, can be a daunting endeavor. What's interesting is that no matter what type of surgery you're scheduled to have, your emotions are probably all over the place. You might experience nervousness, excitement, anxiety, fear...

Stress at work can be addressed through several tactics. Oftentimes, all areas need to be used to some extent in order to best manage and minimize any stressors. We will look at three important ideas:

  1. Workstation Ergonomics

  2. Physical Position/Activity Modificati...

November 14, 2017

Have you ever thought about the amount of time you spend on one leg versus the other? Whether walking, running or standing, spending an equal amount of time on each leg is important to maintain muscle balance in both legs. Whether you realize it or not, we spend a grea...