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In A Bad Mood? Try These 6 Stretches

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON
Stretching is something that we all tend to do at some point in our days but are not always aware we are doing it. When you first wake up in the morning, you may reach up to the sky to feel a good stretch in your arms and back or bend your neck side to side to relieve some tension while sitting at your desk at work. Stretching doesn’t necessarily take much effort but has great benefits. (more…)

Shovel Snow Like A Pro: 3 Injury Prevention Techniques To Feel Your Best This Winter

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT
Winter brings the joys of snow-covered landscapes and the excitement of winter activities. However, it also comes with the responsibility of shoveling snow, which can be physically demanding and potentially harmful if not done correctly. Below are three injury prevention techniques to help you stay safe and enjoy the winter wonderland. (more…)

Everything You Need To Know About Work Conditioning

Posted on by Jeff Botta, PT, Workers' Compensation Program Manager
Have you ever been injured at work? Have you ever had to file a Workers' Compensation claim with your employer? If so, then you may have heard the term Work Conditioning before and wondered, what is that? Today we will break down the layers of Work Conditioning to help identify the what, when, why, who, and how so you can determine if this is a service that may be right for you, or someone you know. (more…)

4 Strategies To Help You Protect Your Joints This Winter

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT
While a winter wonderland can be beautiful, it can also pose challenges for those with joint issues. Cold weather can often exacerbate joint pain and stiffness, making it essential to take proactive steps to protect your joints during this time. In this blog, we'll discuss four strategies to help you safeguard your joints and stay comfortable throughout the winter months. (more…)

3 Winter Workouts Perfect For When You Feel Like Staying Home

Posted on by Tanner Neuberger, PT, DPT, TDN Level 1
Winter can be a challenging time to get to the gym on a consistent basis. It’s usually much colder, gets darker sooner, and when it’s snowing, it can make driving more dangerous. There are plenty of reasons why getting to the gym in the winter is tougher, all of which can lead to the loss of consistency and momentum you’ve built in your fitness journey up to this point. While not everyone is lucky enough to have a home gym, there are many different ways you can still get a great workout without all the fancy equipment and machines available at your local gym. This article will focus on workouts that don’t require any equipment and can be done right at home on those days when you may not feel like battling the winter weather. (more…)

Shoveling Hacks To Avoid Upper Body Injuries

Posted on by Zachary Vandenberg, DPT
Winter brings snow-covered landscapes and the need to clear driveways, walkways, and sidewalks. However, shoveling snow can be physically demanding and potentially lead to upper body injuries if not done with proper form. In this blog post, we'll explore effective shoveling hacks that can help you avoid strains, sprains, and other upper body injuries during the snowy season. By working smarter and using proper techniques, you can enjoy a safer and more efficient snow shoveling experience. (more…)

Are Fitness Resolutions Worth The Buzz?

Posted on by Zachary Vandenberg, DPT
As each New Year rolls around, gyms become crowded, social media feeds fill up with workout selfies, and fitness resolutions are all the rage. But are these fitness resolutions truly worth the buzz? This blog will dive into fitness resolutions, exploring their benefits and drawbacks. Whether you're a resolution enthusiast or a skeptic, by the end of this article, you’ll better understand whether setting fitness goals for the New Year is a worthwhile endeavor. (more…)

On The Job: Here’s What Workers’ Compensation Physical Therapy Looks Like From Start To Finish

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON
Injuries happen, and when they do, our team is here to help injured workers get back to their regular work routine without limitations while preventing future injury. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the entire workers' compensation process from start to finish and the important role of physical therapists throughout recovery. (more…)
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