Sleep Well to Work Well. Play Well. Live Well.

Blog Post: September 27th, 2021 Emelia Johnson, Athletic Trainer, Certified (LAT/ATC) We all know we need to get sleep, but a question we often ask ourselves is “How do I get good sleep?” According to the National Sleep Foundation, there are 10 simple tips to improving your sleep so you can get on the right … Continued

Improving Home Safety

Blog Post: February 8th, 2021 Clint Lutterman, Doctor of Physical Therapy “Improving Home Safety” Everyone wants to stay in their own home as long as possible, but there are certain activities that need to be done in order for that to happen. For many people with illness, injury, or age related changes, these activities become … Continued

Physical Therapy Postpartum

Blog Post: September 13th, 2021 By Abbi Mathis, Doctor of Physical Therapy Why is physical therapy important postpartum?The musculoskeletal changes that occur during pregnancy, such as the expansion of the belly to accommodate for the baby, happen automatically. Therefore, it is commonly assumed that following birth, the body will automatically return to it’s pre-pregnancy state. … Continued

Running: Dynamic Warm Up

Blog Post: July 26th, 2021 By Doctor of Physical Therapy, Jason Meyer Research has clearly shown that passive stretching of “cold” muscles before exercise can lead to injury, rather than prevent it, as was originally thought. In fact passive stretching actually “switches” the muscle off! We also know that stretching effectively after exercises is a … Continued

Learning About Lymphedema

Blog Post: July 12th, 2021 By Beth Meyer, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Lymphedema Therapist My interest in becoming a physical therapist started in high school after having physical therapy myself for plantar fasciitis and shoulder surgery. I also enjoyed anatomy and science classes. Then my interest in lymphedema came a little while down the … Continued

Why (Or Rather How) I Became a PT

Monday Blog: June 28th, 2021 By Doctor of Physical Therapy, Kevin Bultena It has been said that many paths can be taken that will all lead to the same destination. This is certainly true as one looks back over the paths taken during their life as to how they ended up in whatever spot they … Continued

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat muscle pain and headaches. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry … Continued

Why I Became a Physical Therapist

Blog Post: May 24th, 2021 By Doctor of Physical Therapy, Lynzy Lentz What I have found is that when I am asked why I became a physical therapist, I don’t have an exact experience or concrete moment that made me decide this. To me, being a PT was/is a very natural career choice. I’ve always been … Continued

A Physical Therapist’s Experience with Headaches

Blog Post: May 10th, 2021 By Steve Cassabaum, Doctor of Physical Therapy Half the world’s population has headaches! These headaches range from mild headaches that resolve on their own, to severe migraine headaches and chronic severe headaches. In the 30+ years I have been seeing patients, almost half of my patients have come with the … Continued

Why I Became a Physical Therapist

Blog Post: May 5th, 2021 By Natalie Theroux, Doctor of Physical Therapy I’m Natalie Theroux, a Doctor of Physical Therapy here at 21st Century Rehab in Osceola. I have been a physical therapist for just about eight years. I initially became interested in physical therapy in kind of a silly way. It was 8th grade, and … Continued