Dr. Rose Kenny is a talented skate skier who has participated in a number of camps, in addition to coaching on a few occasions at Mt. Bachelor for the Deschutes Multisport Triathlete Group. This means she is well-placed to offer advice to those who are new to the sport. If you are in this position, keep the following in mind to make the most out of your time on the slopes.
Research Before Buying
The quality of your gear will play a large role in how successful you are as a skate skier. Make sure you research every piece thoroughly before committing your money to it. Check online to find out what fellow skate skiers have to say about the item and avoid the temptation of always going for the cheapest options, as you may find that such gear is poorly made and unreliable.
Take It Slow
Before you can develop any form of technique you need to become comfortable with your gear. Practice the simple act of staying upright while allowing yourself to glide across the snow. Find a flat area where you can practice and get comfortable before investing in lessons.
Join A Camp
Some of the skate skiers you will encounter are self-taught, which means they often have inefficiencies in technique. Avoid the temptation to go this route and instead enroll yourself in a dedicated camp where you can receive coaching from people who are licensed and able to help you fix errors in your own technique.
Dr. Rose Kenny is an experienced physician and talented skate skier.
Pharmacogenomics is a relatively new field that combines pharmacology and genomics to determine the drugs and doses that would work best for each individual. When genetic information is available, family physician Dr. Rose Kenny determines the best course of treatment for her patients through pharmacogenomics.
What does Pharmacogenomics Mean For Patients?
Drugs have traditionally been developed with the understanding that they have the same effect on each individual. But the study of the structure of DNA, or genomics, has paved the path for a more personalized approach to drug development and use. Genetic makeup determines how well a drug will work for each individual, as some drugs may be effective for one person, while not offering great results for another. With pharmacogenomics, doctors can use the genetic makeup of a patient to determine the drugs most likely to work best, eliminating the prescribing of unnecessary drugs.
How Prevalent is Pharmacogenomic Testing?
Routine pharmacogenomic testing is currently only used for several health problems. But the field is on the rise and will most likely lead to more individualized treatment options and better drug management in cancer, asthma, heart disease, depression and other more commonplace disorders.
Dr. Rose Kenny practices Family Medicine in Redmond, Oregon the Family Care Clinic, which she has owned and operated since 2002. At her practice, Dr. Kenny aims to combine clinical practices along with informatics to provide the best course of treatment for each patient. She is working towards her Masters in Biomedical Informatics at Oregon Health and Science University.
Skate skiing is a modern form of cross country skiing that combines arm and leg movement techniques similar to ice skating to achieve fast forward momentum. Dr. Rose Kenny is an avid skate skier who loves to refine her skills as well as share her passion for the sport as a coach.
Skate skiers are quick and quiet as they glide on well-groomed snow covered trails. Those who are skate skiing move quickly through the snow as skate skis have no grip. Using long poles, skate skiers propel themselves across the snow, relying on the edged and angled skis as they push sideways to gain speed.
Dr. Kenny is passionate about skate skiing and has participated in the solo skate skiing portion of the Pole Peddle Paddle (PPP) in Bend, Oregon for the last twelve years. In the most recent competition, she placed in her age group. She also coaches skate skiing classes for the Deschutes Multisport Triathlete Group at Mount Bachelor.
Dr. Rose Kenny always seeks to further polish her skate skiing skills and has participated in clinics and camps for elite skiers throughout the country. She has refined her skate skiing skills at the Methow Valley Nordic Ski Camp in Washington and has participated in ski camps for women at Snowbird Resort in Utah. She has also participated in the Steep and Deep Ski Camp and Women’s Ski Camp in Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Dr. Rose Kenny is a native of Vermont who practices Family Medicine in Redmond, Oregon. She is the owner of the Family Care Clinic, serving patients of all ages.