Dr. Amrine gave this patient “beacons of hope” and was quoted in this article “My Quest to Bulletproof Myself Against Injury” written by Matt Skenazy for Outside magazine, June 18, 2021. The article talks about the struggles of a string of nagging injuries, when you hit a certain age, when your body just doesn’t perform and recover like it used to. Finding the right provider can be critical to staying away from the “downward spiral”. There is no magic fix, it takes following a program tailored to your needs and consistency. Dr. Amrine was quoted in the article saying “If you train your body, and do the appropriate things for your age, you can actually make even a 60-year-old human machine work very, very well.”
If you are feeling frustrated by a string of nagging injuries, this article is a must read. It compares the human body to a race car and highlights the importance of “tinkering” to find the right approach and “maintenance” to make sure we are running at the top of our capacity. We get to a certain age, and that is different for everybody, when we start to say “I guess my body doesn’t work like it used to” or “this must be the normal aging process”. This is probably true but may be this is an excuse and it is time to put in the time and energy to keep our body in the appropriate functioning capacity to do the things we still enjoy doing.
Dr. Amrine is a board certified, fellowship trained Sport Medicine Doctor. He specializes in non-surgical acute and chronic issues for athletes of all ages. Dr. Amrine utilizes ultrasound for musculoskeletal evaluation and takes special interest in endurance athlete medicine. Dr. Amrine is the medical director for the Missoula Marathon and the Missoula XC Pro Mountain Bike Race.