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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.

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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.

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How To Weather The Wintertime To Prevent Slips And Falls

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT

As we navigate this time of year, we face the inevitable challenges of cold, snowy, and icy weather. While these elements bring the joy of winter sports and the warmth of cozy evenings by the fire, they also increase the risk of slips and falls. In this blog, we’ll cover helpful tips on how to stay safe and prevent these accidents during the winter months.

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New Year, New You: 4 Reasons to Consider Physical Therapy

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

Are you someone who has been avoiding something that you enjoy doing because of pain? Are you nervous about falling? Does eating your favorite food cause jaw pain? There are many reasons that you should consider going to physical therapy, especially if your New Year resolutions include improving your health and wellness. Here are just a few reasons to consider incorporating physical therapy into your goals.

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8 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Overall Wellness

Posted on by Andrew Cassidy, PT, DPT

Physical therapy is the catalyst which leads to many pain or performance improvements. ACL surgery, low back pain, golfer’s elbow – these conditions are well known to be within the domain of physical therapy. Most commonly, physical therapy is seen as a low-cost, conservative method to address pain. There are, however, benefits of physical therapy that go beyond resolution of aches and pains. Here are eight ways physical therapy can improve your overall wellness.

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Have You Recently Fallen? Here Are A Few Reasons To Consider Physical Therapy, Even If You Aren’t Injured

Posted on by Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRT

Falls can lead to serious consequences. One out of every five falls causes a serious injury, such as a broken bone or head injury. Each year, 3 million older people are treated in the emergency room for an injury related to a fall. All falls should be taken seriously, especially if it results in a head injury, broken bones, soreness, or difficulty getting around. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after a fall, consider being evaluated by a medical professional or physical therapist. But have you ever considered physical therapy after a fall, even if there hasn’t been an injury?

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Am I At Risk For Falls?

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

A fall is something that nobody wants to experience. They can leave us or a loved one with bruises, scrapes, broken bones and worse. But how do we know if we are at risk for falls? Answer the questions below to see if you are someone that is at a higher risk for falls and learn the resources available to help prevent a fall from occurring.

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Post-Marathon Recovery: Essential Physical Therapy Tips For Runners

Posted on by Zachary Vandenberg, DPT

Completing a marathon is an incredible achievement, but the journey doesn’t end at the finish line. The hours and days following a marathon are crucial for recovery and preventing injuries. Physical therapy plays a significant role in helping runners bounce back effectively. In this blog post, we will discuss essential post-marathon recovery strategies that every runner should consider. These tips, recommended by physical therapists, will help you minimize soreness, reduce the risk of injuries, and get back to running with confidence.

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