Thursday January 5, 2017

Avoid text neck injury with better smartphone posture

In so many ways, our smartphones make elements of our lives easier and more convenient, putting the world at our fingertips at a moment’s notice. But as we turn to our phones more often to connect, learn about the world and simply occupy downtime, Baraboo physical therapist Bryan Cummings warns that these technological tools have a downside.

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Wednesday December 7, 2016

Find relief from holiday headaches through physical therapy

The fact that the season of giving, joy and celebration can also be our most stressful time of year is one of the worst kept secrets of the Holidays. And yet, year after year, we charge forward, often fighting through headaches to complete our shopping, plan for get-togethers with friends, and fulfill all our family obligations.

But why fight through the headaches, asks Portage physical therapist Mary Rose Strickland, PT, DPT, OCS with New Life Physical Therapy, when a physical therapist can often provide relief from cervicogenic and tension-type headaches by correcting the problems that are causing your pain?

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Tuesday November 1, 2016

Physical therapy offers pain-free option for those suffering from arthritis

While it’s true that arthritis suffers can find relief through movement and exercise, those living with the disorder may naturally assume such treatments would be painful. But not so, said physical therapist Mary Rose Strickland, PT, DPT, OCS, with New Life Physical Therapy in Portage, Baraboo and Westfield.

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Monday October 3, 2016

Debunking Five Common Physical Therapy Myths

October is National Physical Therapy month, a time of the year when physical therapists like Mary Rose Strickland, PT, DPT, OCS, of New Life Physical Therapy in Portage, Baraboo and Westfield celebrate their profession while educating others about the role physical therapy plays in improving the health and vitality of their patients — and of health care in general.

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Thursday September 8, 2016

Physical therapy more effective than drugs for chronic pain

During a time when health care professionals and researchers are seriously reevaluating the effectiveness and safety of prescription drug use for chronic pain, Portage physical therapist Jordan Hove emphasizes that physical therapy has long been considered a safer, cheaper and more effective treatment for such conditions this as we begin Pain Awareness Month, an annual September effort by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA).

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