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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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Saturday January 26, 2013

Measure Timed Up and Go (TUG) Prior to Total Hip Arthroplasty


Measure Timed Up and Go (TUG) Prior to

Total Hip Arthroplasty

TUG < 10 seconds was found to predict ability to walk without assistive device 6 months post-THA.

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Thursday December 27, 2012

Do Knee Replacements Make You Fat?



Multiple studies are finding that people having knee replacements continue to gain weight after surgery.
(Oseoarthr. Cartil. 2010 Apr; 18(4):510-4; Orthopedics 2005 Feb; 28(2): 157-9; Scott Med J 2009 Feb; 54(1):26-8)

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Thursday December 27, 2012

Physical Therapy Treatment vs. Treatment by a Physical Therapist


Webster’s definition of physical therapy is : “the treatment of disease, injury, or disability by physical and mechanical means (as massage, regulated exercise, water, light, heat, and electricity.” Are physical therapists the only heal care professionals that provide “physical therapy,”  no. For licensed professionals, they have a scope of practice that provides a description of what they can and can’t do by law.

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