Peter Landres: Mountaineer avoids back surgery. CoreAlign® gets him back to the wilderness.

Peter wanted to return to serious backcountry skiing, mountaineering, and backpacking – all upright activities with bipedal movement.  At the point that the CoreAlign was released Peter was primed to increase his training in a standing position.  Peter had such a strong foundation of movement, control, balance, and flexibility that CoreAlign was the next level that offered exactly what he needed for his long-term rehabilitation goals.  It was truly after using CoreAlign that we saw Peter returning to long days of ski touring, deep Alaskan backpack trips, and even surfing!

Peter Landres on Reformer Spine x-ray Peter Landres on CoreAlign

Samantha Schmidt

About Samantha Schmidt


Sam is a physical therapist, Balanced Body Master Instructor, and co-owner of Alpine Physical Therapy in Missoula, MT, where she practices in an outpatient orthopedic setting with emphasis on spine rehabilitation and persistent pain. Sam is also the clinical director of a practice that emphasizes on Pilates based rehabilitation, manual therapy, and CoreAlign. When not treating, teaching or leading movement, Sam enjoys time on the rivers, in the mountains, or out in the woods with her husband, Carey, and their daughter and son.