Monthly Archives: June 2015

By far one of the most common ailments I see, and that folks on the trail ask me about, is back pain.  I apologize for the long-and-winding nature of this post, but hear me out. Back pain can be a tough one to treat, primarily because it’s so very many things; there is no single cause of back pain.  And all of you who talk about bulging or herniated discs, a pinched… Read More

As a PT, I am not always the best at doing what I tell others to do.  And after that ankle fracture, I was not the best at wearing the boot all the time, or initially doing my rehab as I should. But as my JMT hike loomed ever closer (August 2014) I started to panic and did so much to try to rehabilitate my very unstable ankle – to not much… Read More

Wandering the Wild

Backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail and Beyond