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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Thursday August 4, 2016

Parents: Be aware of the signs of sports injuries

As student-athletes head back to the practice fields late this summer, injuries are going to happen. Despite concerted efforts to reduce and prevent sports injuries, Baraboo physical therapist Jamie Bockhop pointed out that it’s impossible to eliminate them from sports.

So in order to ensure injuries are diagnosed and treated quickly, before they worsen, Bockhop said it’s paramount parents and guardians are able to quickly identify the signs of possible injury ailments that aren’t always obvious during practice or competition, but which may manifest later on at home.

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Tuesday July 12, 2016

Physical exercise essential for strong mind

While a relationship between the body and mind has long been theorized 1st century Roman poet Juvenal once suggested people should pray for mens sana in corpore sano¬Ě (a sound mind in a sound body) over power and wealth Baraboo physical therapist Bryan Cummings points out that today, a physiological connection between physical exercise and improved memory has been well-documented scientifically.

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