Brian Weiderman

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist

Brian received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Idaho State University, where he graduated with honors. He received his Bachelor’s degrees in Music and Chemistry from the University of Puget Sound, where he competed in intercollegiate rowing. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), certified in Augmented Soft Tissue Manipulation (The ASTYM™ System) and is working toward advanced certifications with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).

Brian’s treatment approach is customized for every patient, using a mixture of manual therapy, strength and conditioning exercises, and education to improve overall function. His areas of specialty include orthopedic injuries, cervical and lumbar musculoskeletal injuries, and post-surgical rehabilitation. He has a particular interest in treating sports-related injuries and Men’s Health disorders. His passion for teaching is readily observed during specialized bike fits, video gait analysis clinics and injury prevention workshops.

Brian can offer unique views on rehabilitation and patient education by drawing on his extensive background in guiding and instructing clients on mountaineering, rock climbing, and sea kayaking expeditions throughout North America. When not working you can expect he’ll be out taking advantage of the best of what Idaho has to offer for rock climbing, telemark skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.

Articles written by Brian Weiderman

The Healthy Spin on Cycling

One misstep on a soccer field on Mexico’s Isla San Marcos was all it took. I couldn’t believe I was sidelined from skiing for an entire season! After my ACL tear and subsequent reconstruction surgery, it would be at least July before I was back in rock climbing shape. I dove headlong into my rehab and, under the advice of my physical therapist, took up cycling as a form of rehab and training. By the time summer rolled around I was hooked and had purchased a new mountain bike. Toiling up those hills took effort, but that view was worth it.

Core Stability Training for the Cyclist? You Bet!

As the winter drags on, those of us who prefer two wheels to two planks start thinking again of bicycling outside. All those hours on the trainer can drain the motivation of even the most ardent cyclist. So why not jump off the bike and prepare yourself for that first group ride or race by working on core strength? At first, core stability training for cycling may seem unnecessary. The powerhouses of cycling lie in the hip extensors (the gluteus maximus).