Posture is an important component of overall musculoskeletal health. So many of us spend hours each day seated at a desk compromising optimal positioning and increasing strain on our neck, shoulders, back, hips, etc.
In an ideal world, our ears are stacked over the top of our shoulders, shoulders over trunk, hips flexed to 90 degrees, feet flat on the floor. One great tool to help with upright posture is lying on a foam roller in a vertical position. This allows for our anterior...
There is a growing awareness of how physical therapy can help mothers AFTER baby delivery with a variety of symptoms ranging from pelvic pain, urinary leakage, pelvic pressure, diastasis recti (abdominal separation), and the list goes on. Often, these issues are brushed off as "normal", but our pregnancy specialist PT's employ many types of intervention to alleviate them. We can absolutely help you if you are having any of these symptoms....
These 7 video shorts (< 1 min each) give you some ideas for frequent breaks from sitting work to allow you to improve your mobility, circulation, comfort, posture, and probably your brain function. If you sit all day, try doing one of these every 20-30 min!
Does your body hurt? Are you able to do all the fun things you want to do? If not, try a free phone consult with one of our physical therapists and learn how we can help you. CLICK HERE FOR A FREE PHONE CONSULTATION!
Many people have heard of TMJ, but don’t actually know much about it. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint located just in front of each ear and is where the jaw bone meets the skull. It is one of the most frequently used joints in the body, as it moves every time we talk, eat, yawn, or clench our teeth. Try placing your fingertips just in front of the ear and open and close your mouth. You should be able to...
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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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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