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Anterior Knee Pain

by ih-mis admin
“Anterior (front) knee pain” without an onset of injury can be very frustrating to experience. Most of the time, one cannot relate the knee pain to an event or specific activity, but rather one begins to notice pain occasionally and gradually over time. A recent study found that anterior knee pain, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, responded favorably to hip strengthening exercises in regards to overall pain and functional capabilities (1). It can be confusing as to why physical therapists address impairments in the hip when the knee is the area of concern.

Where is your pain? How can we help?

by ih-mis admin
We are all subject to pain resulting from an injury to a joint, muscle, tendon, ligament, or bone. A comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan can keep you doing the activities that you love to do.

Getting Back to Health in Motion after Breast Cancer Diagnosis

by ih-mis admin
October is an exciting month as it shines the light on Breast Cancer Awareness. Physical Therapy has a very large role in a person's treatment and recovery for breast cancer. Early detection and treatments are saving lives, but treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy can result in life-changing side effects. Learn how physical therapy can help get you back to a fully functional lifestyle.

Get to know your Doc!

by ih-mis admin
Dr. Gary Willstein is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopedic Physician who specializes in total joint replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder, sports medicine, fracture care and general orthopedics. Dr. Willstein brings years of orthopedic experience to the team at Missoula Bone & Joint.

Body Composition Scans at Missoua Bone & Joint

by ih-mis admin
Body Composition Scans are now offered at Missoula Bone & Joint.This is the gold standard test for body composition analysis. Scales are misleading as body weight is comprised of muscle, fat and bone. With this test you will receive a detailed report with precise analysis of fat mass, lean mass, and total body fat percentage. The results are divided into measurements of each limb, torso, abdomen and hips.