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GOING.

Physical therapy assessment, resources, and education to keep you going both on and off the trail.

KEEP
GOING.

Physical therapy assessment, resources, and education to keep you going both on and off the trail.

Physically, Mentally, and Geographically, I’ll Meet You There.

Blaze Physio is a mobile and telehealth physical therapy practice that provides resources and recovery to long distance hikers, runners, and the general population.

Pre-Trail Prep

Pre-Trail Prep

Set your hike up for success with pre-trail physical therapy or training plans to address any known issues before taking your first step.

On-Trail Support

On-Trail Support

Getting off-trail to support an injury is expensive and inconvenient. We make it easy to stay on trail with hiker budgets in mind.

Post-Trail Recovery

Post-Trail Recovery

Recovery and injury support once you’ve completed your hike.

Physically, Mentally, and Geographically, I’ll Meet You There.

Blaze Physio is a mobile and telehealth physical therapy practice that provides resources and recovery to long distance hikers, runners, and the general population.

Pre-Trail Prep

Pre-Trail Prep

Set your hike up for success with pre-trail physical therapy or training plans to address any known issues before taking your first step.

On-Trail Support

On-Trail Support

Getting off-trail to support an injury is expensive and inconvenient. We make it easy to stay on trail with hiker budgets in mind.

Post-Trail Recovery

Post-Trail Recovery

Recovery and injury support once you’ve completed your hike.

ABOUT MORGAN BROSNIHAN, PT, DPT

ABOUT MORGAN BROSNIHAN, PT, DPT

Morgan Brosnihan, PT, DPT has been Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2017 and is passionate about helping her patients make progress to get back to, or keep doing what they love. Morgan has worked both as a traveling therapist, and a clinic manager.

With a range of experience from trauma hospitals, to rehab, to outpatient facilities, Morgan has an eye for medical complexities, and complex recoveries.

Having completed the Pacific Crest Trail herself, Morgan has first-hand knowledge of the unique challenges and needs of thru hikers experience. She has helped over 2,000 hikers walk over a million collective miles since creating Blaze Physio in 2021.

Morgan Brosnihan, PT, DPT has been Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2017 and is passionate about helping her patients make progress to get back to, or keep doing what they love. Morgan has worked both as a traveling therapist, and a clinic manager.

With a range of experience from trauma hospitals, to rehab, to outpatient facilities, Morgan has an eye for medical complexities, and complex recoveries.

Having completed the Pacific Crest Trail herself, Morgan has first-hand knowledge of the unique challenges and needs of thru hikers experience and has treated over 1,000 hikers since creating Blaze Physio in 2021.

eBook

PCT Injury Trends: The First 800 Miles

It became clear after treating hikers throughout the 2022 season that injuries experienced on trail are far more complicated than simple overuse. There are also clear injury trends that have a high rate of occurrence for specific sections.

This ebook covers what to expect in the first 800 miles in depth—where the majority of hike-ending injuries occur—to help prevent injuries to keep you on trail and trekking towards your goal of a successful thru hike.

eBook

PCT Injury Trends: The First 800 Miles

It became clear after treating hikers throughout the 2022 season that injuries experienced on trail are far more complicated than simple overuse. There are also clear injury trends that have a high rate of occurrence for specific sections.

This ebook covers the first 800 miles in depth—where the majority of hike-ending injuries occur—to help prevent injuries to keep you on trail and trekking towards your goal of a successful thru hike.

KEEP UP WITH BLAZE

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Podcast Guest Appearance: Backpacker Radio – Training for a Thru-Hike, Injury Prevention, and Helping Hikers on the PCT

December 21, 2023|

Episode Description:In this episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, Dr. Morgan Brosnihan shares all about her novel business idea of running a mobile physical therapy service from her van, and goes deep on everything to do with injury and injury prevention, including the best training regimen, the biggest mistakes thru-hikers make in [...]

Blaze Physio in Outside Magazine

May 9, 2023|

After experiencing an injury during her own PCT hike, Brosnihan launched Blaze Physio, a mobile physical-therapy studio in a van, where she treats hikers with various injuries and helps them recover on the trail. Outside Magazine interviewed Morgan to discuss her personal journey, her unique approach to treating hikers, and her efforts to [...]

10 Reasons to Quit a Thru Hike

May 3, 2023|

One of the most universal fears when contemplating a thru hike is the inability to finish.There are plenty of reasons to strive to complete every mile, and it is an objectively lofty and impressive goal. It’s easy to put the value of your hike on this singular moment where you can say you walked 2,650 [...]

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