Monday April 3, 2017

Avoid these five running mistakes during 5K season

It’s the season for weekend fun runs, charity 5Ks and multi-stage team relays. But as recreation and competitive runners hit the roads and trails to prepare for upcoming events, local physical therapist Bryan Cummings reminds us that avoiding common early season training mistakes can keep runners healthy and competitive throughout the season.

This is an especially important message considering about 60 to 65 percent of all runners experience an injury during the average year.

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Friday March 10, 2017

Don’t confuse soreness with pain

There’s soreness, and then there’s pain. It’s important to not confuse the two, says Jordan Hove, physical therapist at New Life Physical Therapy in Portage, Baraboo and Westfield.

To active people in general and athletes at all levels, the inability to recognize the differences between muscle soreness and pain can mean pushing your body your muscles and joints to the point of injury. It’s the difference, Hove says, between healthy progress and unnecessary, long-term risk.

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Friday February 10, 2017

New Life Awarded the Susan Weyh Excellence in Business Award

New Life Physical Therapy was honored to be awarded the Susan Weyh Excellence in Business award by the Portage Chamber of Commerce this week at the Chamber of Commerce Awards dinner. This is the highest award given to small businesses of less than 20 employees. It is named for the late Susan Weyh who was very active and did many things in and for the Portage community. It is a great honor to receive an award in her name!

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Wednesday February 8, 2017

Take steps to prevent sprained ankles

With basketball season in full swing and winter weather affecting large areas of the country, it’s peak season for ankle sprains, one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries in the U.S. And yet Baraboo physical therapist Dante Leone says incidents of ankle sprains can be minimized through simple strength, stability, balance, and flexibility exercises.

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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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