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What’s Your Sleep Style? Plus 4 Tips For Better Rest

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON

“Sleep style” refers to your body’s natural tendency to fall asleep at a certain time. To learn more about your sleep style and ways to get better rest, answer a few simple questions below.

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3 Tips Your Physical Therapist Wants You To Know For Setting Fitness Goals

Posted on by Erik Krol, MOT, OTR/L

As we enter the time of year when we have warmer weather and longer days, it can be an exciting time for many with a new rush of fresh energy to get outdoors or start a new fitness routine. It can be a daunting feeling, as well, with a new blank slate that needs a starting point. Whatever your goals and energies are focused on for this upcoming year, here are some ideas for helping you set goals for your fitness routine.

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Can Physical Therapy Help You Avoid Hip Surgery?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Hip pain and treatment recommendations continue to be a highly researched topic. While hip surgery can be a successful option to manage hip pain, can physical therapy help you avoid hip surgery in the long run? The answer is yes! Physical therapy can help provide relief in the hip, and in turn, avoid or prolong potential surgery. Physical therapy aims to reduce pain, improve strength, improve mobility, and improve function to perform all prior activities of daily living. Here are four ways physical therapy can help to avoid surgery.

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Take A Deep Breath: Breathing Techniques For Managing Stress

Posted on by Zachary Vandenberg, DPT

Stress is unavoidable, but how we manage it can make all the difference in our overall well-being. One powerful tool that often goes overlooked is the simple act of breathing. In this blog, we’ll explore breathing techniques that can be your secret weapon in combating stress and improving your mental and physical health.

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Is Being Pain-Free Part Of Your Goals? Here’s How Physical Therapy Can Help You Feel Your Best

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

There’s no better time than now to start those goals you have set for yourself. This includes taking care of aches and pains you may be having. Pain may be common, but it is not normal, and physical therapy may be able to help. Physical therapy can help with injuries, prevent falls, and enhance function with day-to-day activities and hobbies. If any of the above sounds like you, physical therapy could be your answer! Let’s take a closer look how physical therapy can help.

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You’ve Had A Hip Replacement, Now What?

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON

It is estimated that physicians perform 350,000 hip replacement surgeries in the US every year. There are two main types of replacements that are performed: Anterior hip replacement & Posterior hip replacements. Both of these surgeries have the same results, but the recovery process differs for each.

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Road to Recovery: 4 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Regain Independence

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT

A stroke can be a life-altering event, impacting not only the physical health but also the independence and quality of life of those affected. However, the journey to recovery is not without hope, and physical therapy plays a crucial role in helping stroke survivors regain their independence. In this blog, we will explore four key ways physical therapy can make a difference in the lives of stroke patients.

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How Dry Needling Can Play A Beneficial Role In Physical Therapy

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Dry needling and acupuncture are two commonly utilized techniques to help treat pain or movement dysfunction. While both dry needling and acupuncture require the insertion of a monofilament needle, there are very few commonalities between the two. Let’s take a closer look at how they are used in practice and how dry needling plays a role in physical therapy.

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