Health Tips


6 Balance Exercises You Can Safely Perform at Home

Dangerous falls are increasingly common in people over 65 years of age and can result in serious injury, and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.5 million older people are treated in the emergency room for fall injuries each year. The average health care costs related to falls is $35,000 […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Chronic Pain

1. Know Pain, Know Gain. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that understanding how our pain systems work is an excellent strategy in managing it. The great news is that you don’t need to know a lot! Simply knowing the basics of how our brain and nerves work, and their role in pain, can […]

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What is Female Athlete Triad?

Female Athlete Triad: What You Should Know Female athlete triad (triad) is a syndrome that involves an unbalanced relationship between a female athlete’s energy available to use for activity, the quality and strength of her bones, and her menstrual cycle.  Female athletes are at an increased risk of developing the triad due to the high demand that athletics […]

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Relieve Headaches With These 5 Daily Activities

Steps to Relieving Headaches In our everyday lives, our body endures stress – not only mechanically, but mentally. Mental stress changes production of hormones, increases tension in our muscles, and decreases our ability to tolerate pain. Mechanical and mental stresses can often set us up for common neck pain and headaches. These 5 steps below can help […]

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10 Tips on Why Exercise Can Help Cancer Treatment

How Does Physical Therapy Help Cancer Treatment? With supervision from one of our physical therapists, proper exercise can help those undergoing cancer treatment. While remaining physically active can be hard during this process, it is possible to exercise safely and comfortably during treatment. We also stress the importance of proper exercise due to its ability […]

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No Referral Needed – Direct Access Physical Therapy

Direct Access Physical Therapy in Wisconsin People often believe that they need a referral or prescription from their doctor to seek physical therapy – not true! Since 2003, Wisconsin residents are able to refer themselves to a physical therapist for treatment, as long as the physical therapist meets these qualifications: A physical therapist with a master’s […]

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15 Facts You Didn’t Know About Concussions

The signs of concussions aren’t always obvious, with the symptoms often not appearing for several hours after the injury. So what are the warning signs and treatment? This article from lndependent.ie and consultant pediatrician Niamh Lynch gives a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know. 1. Concussions is a mild, traumatic brain injury It is […]

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Physical Therapy: A Safe Alternative To Opioids For Pain Management

Why Physical Therapy for Pain Management? The increased use of opioids for pain management in America has created a national health crisis. Opioid prescription rates have quadrupled since 1999, leading to similar increases in prescription opioid deaths and heroin deaths. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidelines in March 2016 […]

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Good Sitting Posture – Ergonomics at Work

Sitting for prolonged periods of time (often while at work) is hard on your back. Here are some tips on correct sitting posture: Sit with a neutral pelvis. This means your pelvis is not tilting Sit with a neutral pelvis. This means your pelvis is not tilting forward or slumped back. You can use a […]

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Is Your Backpack Wearing Making the Grade?

As a Physical Therapy Clinic that specializes in spinal injury prevention among all age groups, we have noticed a growing concern regarding child hood spinal injuries and increased scoliosis prevalence due to improper backpack selection and usage. The profession of Physical Therapy is leading the way with interventions that focus on educating in the community of […]

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