Exploring Physical Therapy Beyond Traditional Rehabilitation

Blog Post: January 18th, 2021 Lindsay Dean, Doctor of Physical Therapy What do you think of when you hear Physical Therapy? Do you think of an injury or surgery? You probably do, and for good reason! One of the biggest areas of treatment within outpatient physical therapy is treatment after an injury or surgery. However, my goal … Continued

Defense Wins Championships: Covid-19 and Exercise

Blog Post: March 1st, 2021 By Jason Horras, Doctor of Physical Therapy It’s been said, “Offense wins games. Defense wins championships.” Regardless of your football philosophy, we want you defending the ultimate home territory, the territory of your body. There’s been a lot of talk about preventing the Covid-19 virus, but one area of prevention … Continued

Exercise: A Physical Therapist’s POV

Blog Post: October 18th, 2021 By: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Steve Cassabaum Almost everyone exercises with the intent of getting better. Most of the general public know the many positive benefits of exercise that include lowering blood pressure, increasing bone density, increasing muscle mass, improving flexibility and endurance, and improving cardiovascular function, to name just … Continued

Facts vs Myths of Physical Therapy

Blog Post: October 11th, 2021 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. … Continued

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

Proper Body Mechanics: Lifting & Carrying

Blog Post: August 23rd, 2021 By Trina Stone, Doctor of Physical Therapy Injuries to the body can occur from one traumatic event or as the result of repetitive stresses that compound over time. However small the forces may be, this is why it is important to follow safe lifting/carrying body mechanics  each time a person … Continued

Do I Need a Referral for Physical Therapy?

Blog Post: January 4th, 2021 By Matt Wanderscheid, Doctor of Physical Therapy This is a question that we get asked daily, so I thought I’d take advantage of our new blog to help clarify this question. As with most things, there is no clear cut answer, but I will do my best! Iowa, like the … Continued

Adding Plant Diversity to Your Diet

Blog post: August 9th, 2021 By: Jill Buesch, Doctor of Physical Therapy Have you ever heard that eating the rainbow will help you find your pot of gold? What about the quote, “If you have your health, you have it all!” In this article we will consider your health as your pot of gold. The … Continued