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Matterhorn fit

Matterhorn Fit’s mission is to restore and empower an active lifestyle for everyone, by utilizing the same holistic healing and performance process used by the world’s best athletes.

Pain Relief and Elite Training method now available for everyone.

Matterhorn Fit’s mission is to restore and empower an active lifestyle for everyone, by utilizing the same holistic healing and performance process used by the world’s best athletes.

Services

NECK, BACK, PELVIS

Sciatica

Pain that runs down one or both legs as a result of a herniated disc or bone spur pressing on the sciatic nerve.  Pain typically originates in the low back and radiates down the back of the leg. Symptoms often increase with prolonged sitting or long walks.

Herniated Discs

Occurs when the center of a vertebral disc (nucleus) protrudes through the outer ring of the disc (annulus).  This may cause low back pain.  If the disc protrudes enough to press on the nerve root associated with the disc (L3/L4/L5, etc) it may lead to symptoms that radiate down the leg, such as pain, burning, numbness, tingling.  In severe cases, foot drop may occur.  Symptoms typically increase with forward flexion, prolonged sitting, and long walks.

Spinal Stenosis

Narrowing of the spinal canal which can lead to compression of the spinal cord and surrounding nerves.  Caused by the gradual wear and tear of the spinal column.  May lead to pain, numbness, and tingling in the legs depending on the degree of narrowing and compression.  There is no way to reverse spinal stenosis but strengthening and improving flexibility may slow its progression.

Piriformis Syndrome

Occurs when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve.  Typically presents with pain/tenderness in the buttock and possible radiating symptoms down the back of the leg and calf.  Symptoms usually increase with prolonged sitting or physical activity.  This syndrome is not associated with low back pain.

Thoracic Pain

May have a number of causes including bony spurs, bulging discs, disc degeneration, nerve compression, and arthritis.  Rehab focus is generally on restoring mobility and releasing soft tissue tightness.

Cervical Pain

May have a number of causes including bony spurs, bulging discs, disc degeneration, nerve compression, and arthritis.  Rehab focus is generally on restoring mobility, releasing soft tissue tightness, and maintaining normal lordotic curve of the cervical region.

Sports Hernia Recovery

Injury to the fascia, tendons, or muscles of the abdomen and/or pelvis.  Most common with high speed turning, twisting, or repetitive kicking movements.  Surgical and non-surgical interventions (rehab) are both highly effective.  Strengthening of the hip adductors and abdominal muscles along with core stabilization is the focus of rehabilitation.  Building endurance and balance between the hip and abdominal muscles is also important.

Services

Upper Extremities

Rotator Cuff Tears

The RTC is a group of four muscles that stabilize the head of the humerus in the shoulder joint and help to lift and rotate the arm.  Most tears occur in the Supraspinatus, but damage to any of these muscles or tendons can lead to pain, loss of range of motion, and decreased strength.  Damage can occur from a specific injury or from degeneration over time.  Surgery may be recommended depending on the individual situation.  However, rehab can also be highly effective and focuses on improving range of motion and strengthening the muscles around the shoulder to support function and decrease pain.

Shoulder Impingement

Occurs when the rotator cuff muscles are pinched or “impinged” between the bones in the shoulder joint (acromion and head of the humerus).  When the muscles swell the small space is narrowed even more, leading to a cycle of inflammation and pain.  Often occurs from overuse, particularly with overhead activities and especially when the mechanics of the shoulder are incorrect due to weakness and tightness. Bone spurs or a direct fall on the shoulder may also cause this inflammatory response.  Rehab should focus on restoring normal motion to the shoulder joint with specific stretching, strengthening and soft tissue mobilization.

Frozen Shoulder

Characterized by pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion of the shoulder.  Exact cause is still unknown but typically occurs after injury, surgery, or prolonged periods of immobilization to the shoulder.  Symptoms usually come on gradually and most cases will resolve on their own within 1-3 years.  However, therapy can prevent further progression and speed up recovery time.  The first phase of rehab addresses stretching of the shoulder capsule and surrounding soft tissue while restoring passive and active range of motion.  The second phase focuses on strengthening of the rotator cuff and mid back musculature.

Tennis Elbow

Also known as lateral epicondylitis, an overuse injury leading to damage to the tendons that attach the wrist extensor muscle group to the elbow.  The inflammatory response often leads to breaking down of the tendon tissue (tendonosis) which causes pain and weakness in the elbow and forearm.  Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) along with stretching and strengthening of the forearm muscles can be helpful, but it is also important to include the shoulder in the rehab process as weakness in that area often contributes to excessive force being displaced to the elbow and forearm.

Golf Elbow

Also known as medial epicondylitis is pain that often starts on the inside of the elbow and runs down the forearm to the wrist.  Typically caused by overuse of the wrist flexor muscle group.  Acute tendonitis can lead to a chronic tendonosis (breakdown of the tendon tissue).  Rehab generally focuses on soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), stretching, and strengthening of the wrist flexors.  It is also important to include the shoulder in the rehab process as weakness in that area often contributes to excessive force being displaced to the elbow and forearm.

Bicep Tendonitis

Occurs with micro-tears and inflammation of the long head of the biceps tendon and it moves through the bicipital groove.  Most commonly an overuse injury, especially with repetitive overhead movements, but may occur from a fall or direct blow to the shoulder.

Bicep / Tricep Strain

Microtears in the muscle belly from overstretch or overload on the tissue which lead to the inflammatory response.  Bruising may or may not be present.  During the healing phase it is important to not over-stress the tissue with load or stretching.

Carpal Tunnel

Compression of the median nerve as it passes through the tunnel on the palmar side of the wrist and hand.  Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling and/or burning.  Some people may feel “shock-like” sensations that travel to the thumb or fingers.  Weakness in grip strength or clumsiness with the hand may also be noted.

Services

Lower Extremities

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Refers to pain under or around the kneecap (patella).  Commonly seen in runners and jumpers but can affect anyone.  It is often related to biomechanical issues with how the kneecap tracks through the patellar groove. Therefore, rehab is heavily focused on stretching the quadriceps and strengthening the glute muscles to control movement of the femur.

Knee Replacement

A replacement involves removing portions of bone damaged by arthritis and resurfacing the area with artificial implants.  Rehab focuses on restoring joint range of motion and strengthening of the musculature around the knee as well as the hip and core.

Neuropathy

A broad term to describe damage or dysfunction of a nerve.  This damage may affect motor nerves, which control movement, or sensory nerves, which control sensations such as hot, cold, or pressure.  Most commonly affects the hands or feet.  Symptoms include numbness, weakness, pins and needles, pain, burning, or tingling. The exact cause is somewhat unknown but may be related to diabetes, toxins, injury, infection, medications, and cancer treatments.

Plantar Fasciopathy

Characterized by the thickening and degeneration of the plantar fascia, a thick band of connective tissue that attaches to the plantar side of the heel and runs through the arch of the foot.  The most common symptom is a stabbing pain in the plantar part of the heel that may extend into the arch.  The worst pain is typically felt when stepping down out of bed in the morning and may lessen throughout the day.

Hip Replacement

A surgical procedure in which the ball and socket of the hip joint are replaced with artificial implants.  The surgery is typically done to address severe osteoarthritis and pain in the joint.  Rehab is focused on regaining a normal gait with strengthening to the hip/glute and core.

Hip Impingement

Also known as Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI).  It is thought to be caused by changes in the shape of the hip surfaces leading to unusual contact between the bones.  This may lead to extra bony growth along the surfaces and causes an “impingement syndrome” resulting in  pain in the hip or groin area and deficits in hip range of motion.

Hamstring Strain

Microtears in the muscle fibers from overstretch or overload on the tissue which lead to the inflammatory response.  Bruising may or may not be present.  During the healing phase it is important to not over-stress the tissue with load or stretching.

Calf Strain

Microtears in the muscle fibers from overstretch or overload on the tissue which lead to the inflammatory response.  Bruising may or may not be present.  During the healing phase it is important to not over-stress the tissue with load or stretching.

Achilles Tendinosis

Refers to degeneration of the Achilles Tendon, typically starts with an inflammatory condition (tendonitis) that eventually causes tissue changes and breaks down the tendon.  Common symptoms are pain and tightness in the area of the Achilles Tendon.  Some people may notice a deformity, or a bump, in the tendon.  IASTM, calf stretching, and eccentric loading of the tendon have shown to be the most effective forms of treatment.

Quad Strain

Microtears in the muscle fibers from overstretch or overload on the tissue which lead to the inflammatory response.  Bruising may or may not be present.  During the healing phase it is important to not over-stress the tissue with load or stretching.

Groin Pain

May have a number of causes:  adductor strain, lower abdominal strain, muscle weakness, inflamed lymph nodes, neurological referred pain, and conditions or disorders of the hip joint.

Fibromyalgia

Considered a chronic condition that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body.  May also present with fatigue, poor sleep, mood and memory changes.  The exact cause or trigger for this disorder is still unknown.

Balance Issues

Many possible causes such as neurological disorders, medications, head injury, inner ear problems, ocular(eye) disorders, high/low blood pressure, muscle weakness, loss of proprioception, and aging.

Lack of Mobility

May refer to a single joint or movement as a whole.  Can be caused by damage to the joint or tightness of the surrounding soft tissue.  Muscle weakness or compensation in the neurological system may also contribute to lack of mobility.

Muscle Strains

Microtears in the muscle fibers from overstretch or overload on the tissue which lead to the inflammatory response.  Bruising may or may not be present.  During the healing phase it is important to not over-stress the tissue with load or stretching.