Oct 13

Living with Chronic Pain: Research Supports a Different Approach to Treatment

By John Fiore Chronic pain is defined as a painful condition affecting one or more areas of the body lasting for more than twelve weeks. In contrast to acute pain, which is induced by tissue damage, injury, or disease, chronic pain may be linked more to familiar sensory pain patterns or previous pain experiences. The […]

Apr 12

PT Keeps Joints Moving

by Brace Hayden You have probably experienced the grinding noise your neck makes when you are looking over your shoulder as you back your car out of the driveway and rotate your neck. Or you have stepped down from your front porch to get the morning newspaper and your knees creak as you bend. Should […]

Dec 22

Balance: Machine Identifies Trouble Areas

By: DILLON KATO “Losing balance does not have to be a normal part of the aging process,” Amy Downing says. Downing, a physical therapist and owner of Element Physical Therapy in Missoula, uses a state-of-the-art machine called the NeuroCom SMART EquiTest, to diagnose and treat balance problems. “It’s the best technology we have in the […]