Sunday August 30, 2015

Dry Needling at New Life Physical Therapy

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a highly effective form of physical therapy for the treatment of a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. It is not appropriate for all conditions or pathologies and the use of the technique will be at the discretion of your physical therapist.

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Friday August 28, 2015

‘Prehabilitation’ improves post-op rehab

The stronger you are before orthopedic surgery (e.g., joint replacement surgery), the stronger you’ll be after. That’s the philosophy behind prehabilitation, says physical therapist Mary Rose Luciano, PT, DPT, OCS, of New Life Physical Therapy’s Portage clinic.

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Friday August 7, 2015

Mind your back(pack) during back-to-school

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries, says physical therapist Bryan Cummings, PT, of New Life Physical Therapy.

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Wednesday May 13, 2015

Stand Up to Back Pain at Work

While bending, twisting and lifting are the more oft-cited culprits of lower back pain, being on your feet all day in the presence of poor postures isn’t doing your back any favors, says Bryan Cummings, PT, a physical therapist and clinical director at New Life Physical Therapy’s Baraboo clinic. Fortunately, he added, it is possible to stand up to back pain, protecting your body from the rigors of spending hours on your feet.

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Monday April 13, 2015

Treat Your Back Pain Early, Treat Your Back Right

If you’ve ever experienced low-back pain, you’re in good company. According to the National Institutes of Health, eight of 10 people in the U.S. will experience back pain at some point in their lives, with low-back pain being the most common. In fact, 25 percent of the people in the U.S. have had low-back pain in the last three months.

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