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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

These 5 brief videos demonstrating tips for better sitting were very well received on our social media channels last week. Therefore, we put all of them in one spot so you can conveniently review them at your leisure. If you like these and find them useful, please share with your friends and family. If you want more after these teaser ideas, sign up for our four 30-min session virtual trainings. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND SIGN UP FOR MORE INSTRUCTION AND IDEAS!

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

 

A common issue we hear from runners and cyclists is that they try to stretch their hip flexors ALL THE TIME and yet they STILL feel tight. When we have them demonstrate how they are stretching, it makes a lot of sense why they still feel pain and tightness. Read on to see how to achieve an effective muscle stretch without wasting your time or even irritating the hip joint itself.

 

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Knee pain from arthritis is no fun. Watch the following video and consider the follow up result: The patient reported being 50% better walking out of the clinic, 75% better the next day after following directions to apply Hot/Cold Contrast treatment to reduce swelling, and she started using her cane in the left hand, opposite the sore knee.

Knee arthritis does not have to be painful. Pain comes from inflammation and swelling which can often be relieved with simple measures such as...

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Watch this short video on how to do a proper 3-way plank: 

 

Building a strong "core" has gained much attention in the past decade. Why might you want to do this?

If you are an athlete, activating your core muscles will make your body stronger with better endurance and resilience. If you do not see yourself as an athlete, activating your core muscles will make your body stronger with better endurance and resilience. (Yes, everyone)

In our physical therapy clinic we help all...

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Thursday, March 04, 2021

By Gregg Fuhrman, MPT, CFMT, OCS, Cycling PT Specialist

For some of us in Wisconsin, the weather took a turn for the better this week after the last two weeks of snow, single digits and below zero windchills. Now the snow is starting to melt, the roads are starting to get wider, and with the days getting longer, everybody is ready to ride outside. But if you have lived here for a while, you know this may not last, and there may be a...

Thursday, June 11, 2020

When you hear of physical therapy, what comes to mind? Your first thought may be that PT is strictly for post-operative care. That’s certainly a part of what we do but there’s so much more!

Physical therapists are movement specialists who help patients reduce pain and improve mobility with the goal of avoiding surgery and reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects. And as many of you know, the opioid epidemic is hot topic in the medical...

Monday, May 11, 2020

Are you a new mama who just had your baby and are now yearning to get back to running...but not sure if it's okay to start? 

Return to run time frame: is there such a thing? The most common duration we hear for return to exercise is 6 weeks post-partum. But in reality, it all depends! Running is a high impact activity, meaning it involves a lot of force being transmitted through your bones, muscles, and joints. During...

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Stress and anxiety are running high these days with all of the precautions and uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as ever, it is important to find ways to calm your mind and body to help manage these symptoms. Diaphragmatic breathing is a great, simple way to do this.

Our body is designed to breathe using primarily our diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscle that sits at the bottom of the ribcage. When we breathe in, the diaphragm contracts downward, which causes the...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Background Information

Falling can be a scary threat or reality, especially as we get older. There are tons of statistics that show that falls are a major problem in our society and can have significant negative impacts on us. HOWEVER -- there is a LOT you can do to reduce your risk and keep yourself safe, active, and independent!

Falls Statistics from the CDC 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury Each year, 2.8 million older...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Physical therapy for the pelvic floor? What is that? Consider this:

“4 million births occur each year in the United States 2.7 million are vaginal, 54-80 thousand have grade 3-4 perineal tearing. What if 80,000 people with full thickness rotator cuff tears didn’t get rehab and were told “You’ll be fine. Here’s a newborn to care for. See you in 6 weeks!1” It may not seem intuitive to think of physical therapy for the pelvic floor but it’s really no different than other surgeries that...

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