According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. The pain can range from mild to severe and can be short-lived or long lasting. Although it may not be possible to prevent back pain, there are things we can do to lessen the impact of low back problems.
Having a healthy lifestyle is a good start to preventing back pain. There are 4 “keys” to having a healthy back:
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A DVT, or deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot formed in a deep vein, typically in the calf or thigh muscle. Several factors may make you at risk for this problem including (more…)
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It is Stroke Awareness Month. The American Stroke Association recommends that you learn the acronym F.A.S.T. and tell 5 friends and family about the stroke warning signs and symptoms so they can be ready too.
F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and we can see her smile and the twinkle in her eye! We were fortunate enough today to see Janet Sitzmann in our office for her 6 month follow up after her bilateral total knee replacements performed by (more…)
Spring is in the air and it is time to grab the golf clubs and head for the course. Craig Klos, PT, ATC at Sports Rehab Physical & Hand Therapy is our guest blogger this week. He has provided an instructional video on how to effectively “loosen up” your joints and how to stretch key muscle groups prior to hitting your first drive down the middle of the fairway. (more…)