Radio Interview: Dr. Voigt Smith with Ben Armstrong of WSAU 550AM – Insurance Is Not Healthcare

  On January 8, 2018 Dr. Voigt Smith sat down in studio with radio host Ben Armstrong of WSAU 550AM in Wausau, Wisconsin to discuss how healthcare insurance does not automatically mean quality healthcare. Transcript Ben Armstrong:  Well, joining me once again is Dr. Smith of Backsmith Advanced Physical Therapy, and Dr. Smith, always glad […]

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Insurance Is Not Healthcare

 (Published in the Senior Review January 2018) Better Alternatives to the Health Insurance Trap Our society has been scripted to believe “insurance is health care”. Here’s a paradigm shift – it’s not! The Insurance Option Contrary to what many politicians preach, insurance is simply one way of paying for health care expenses – and increasingly […]

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The Importance of Getting Moving – At Home & In The Workplace

Sedentary lifestyles present a huge problem both at home and in the work place. The average adult in America now drives 1 hour, watches over 4 hours of television, and is exposed to multimedia screens at least 8 hours a day (Nielsen, Council for Research Excellence, 2009, U.S. Department of Transportation Survey 2004). Microchip technology […]

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Reducing Prescription Medication Use With Physical Therapy

(Also published in the Senior Review – March 2017) Prescription medication use has continued to rise over the past decade in the United States. As a result, American culture has become more & more drugged. Mayo reports nearly 7 in 10 Americans take a prescription drug, and over half take two.  Unbelievably, 20% reportedly are […]

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There’s No Place Like Home For Physical Therapy

(Also published in the Senior Review – November 2016) “There’s no place like home.”  In the holiday season I’m always reminded how wonderful it is to be with family in a nurturing, relaxed, enjoyable, & supportive environment where so many incredible memories are created. I certainly appreciate not every home environment is positive, but typically […]

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The Importance Of Support In Achieving Pain Control, Stability, & Support

The right kind of support matters! As a young child, I recall hearing the story of the wise man who built his house upon a rock and the comparison to the foolish man who built his house upon sand. Jesus related how the stresses of the world caused the house built on sand to collapse, while […]

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Exercise, Physical Therapy, And Other Resources To Fight And Prevent Diabetes

The Diabetes Control & Complications Trial (DCCT) was a famous research project (1993) funded by the National Institute of Diabetes. The results revealed keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible can drastically reduce or eliminate damage to eyes (retinopathy), kidneys (renal failure) and nerves (neuropathy) while also greatly reducing risk of a […]

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