As millions marvel at the world’s top competitors performing athletic feats on cold, wet and slippery surfaces during this month’s 2018 Winter Olympics, Baraboo physical therapist Jordan Hove sees an ideal educational opportunity for local athletes and fitness-minded people.
While we watch Alpine skiers speed through difficult downhill courses and figure skaters bound balletically across the ice, Hove sees performances that vividly highlight the importance of two oft-overlooked elements of good fitness and training routines: balance and flexibility.
As more people continue to turn to health apps on their smartphones to help achieve goals related to exercise and weight loss, it’s important to use such tools with an element of personal caution, says New Life physical therapist Bryan Cummings.
A typical New Year’s resolution is doomed to fail – that is, if you believe in statistics alone.
According to Baraboo physical therapist Bryan Cummings, research shows that around 80 percent of people who make resolutions on the first of the year have already fallen off the wagon by Valentine’s Day.
We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is critical in maintaining long-term health, just as dental exams twice a year helps ensure oral health throughout a lifetime. But what about annual check-ups with a physical therapist?
According to Bryan Cummings, co-owner and physical therapist at New Life Physical Therapy in Baraboo, Portage and Westfield, annual physical therapy check-ups provide the third critical (and often overlooked) piece in long-term health and preventative care.
New Life Physical Therapy will be opening its fourth clinic location in DeForest, WI on December 4th, 2017. The clinic will be located at 613 S. Main St. in DeForest between Papa Murphy’s and Anytime Fitness.
New Life – DeForest will be open for appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am to 6:00pm, and Fridays from 7:00am to 12:00pm.