Facts vs Myths of Physical Therapy

By Doctor of Physical Therapy, Sam Imholte I’ve been around the profession of physical therapy for much of my life due to sports, regular “kids being kids” injuries, high school and college friends looking to improve their performance, family members undergoing orthopedic surgeries, and now as a licensed physical therapist. Along the way, I’ve heard … Continued

Planning for Your Total Knee Replacement

Lynzy Lentz, Doctor of Physical Therapy Committing to undergoing a total knee replacement can be scary for many, and there may be many unknown factors that might be making you skeptical about going through with a surgery such as this one. However, with these tips, your surgery and recovery should be smoother and more successful, and you … Continued

I’m So Dizzy, My Head is Spinning!

Dani Weber, Doctor of Physical Therapy “I’m So Dizzy My Head Is Spinning!”   You’ve heard these song lyrics, right?! Maybe I just aged myself, but either way, if you’ve ever dealt with dizziness you may know the feeling. If you google the word “dizzy,” you will see there is an array of ways to describe … Continued

Breastfeeding Basics: Posture

Are you currently breastfeeding your baby or planning to? Don’t let bad posture add to the stress.  Here are some tips to help support you and your baby, while preventing back or neck pain associated with breastfeeding.  Aside from posture, here are some basic tips for nursing

Preventing and Improving Back Pain

By Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dani Weber Back pain is a common complaint among people of many ages and can happen for a variety of reasons. The majority of cases of back pain are not a result of structural damage to the bones or muscles, and do not require surgery or braces. Back pain can … Continued

Garden Safely

By Clint Lutterman, Doctor of Physical Therapy Warmer weather is here, which is excellent! As physical therapists, we encourage you to get outside and introduce some more movement into your daily routine- whether it’s through walking, running, biking, shooting some hoops, or gardening! However, we want you to do this safely! Injuries often occur when … Continued

Low Back Pain Myths, Busted

By Taylor Illg, Doctor of Physical Therapy Here are some common misconceptions about the lower back that we often hear as physical therapists. Myth #1: I shouldn’t lift anything heavy or from the ground because it will hurt my back. Fact: You can lift any object you want if you have proper form. Make sure … Continued

Shoulder Pain? We can Help with That.

Shoulder pain is one of the most common complaints seen by physical therapists and the medical profession. The most common injuries that people hear about include shoulder impingement, rotator cuff injury, shoulder bursitis and frozen shoulder. The shoulder joint is also the most complex joint in the body and has the greatest degree of mobility or range of motion than … Continued

Concussions

Concussions There has been significant talk about the safety of sports, especially football, in recent years. Concussions have headlined the news and have been the focus of much of the discussion. But what exactly is a concussion and what should you do if you or your athlete experiences one? What happens to the brain during … Continued