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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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Instability, Falling, & Oscillopsia – Quality Physical Therapy Can Help!

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, falling injuries are the number one cause of injury-related death in Wisconsin. Drug overdosing came in a close second (7/2015 report). An interesting additional research finding was opioid pain reliever medications (i.e. oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone and other morphine-like drugs) contributed to 45% of the state’s overdose injury […]

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Calming Things Down And Putting The Pieces Back Together

In college chemistry, I recall my professor describing the law of entropy. This natural law reveals how things generally go from a state of organization to a state of disorganization. Some metaphoric examples describing the entropy concept would include the fall of the Roman Empire, a computer crashing, the aging process, personal injury and the […]

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Addressing Muscle Imbalances To Improve Your Performance In The Human Race

Athlete Jesse Owens once said, “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, self-discipline, & effort.” As the winner of four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he proved himself to be the fastest man alive. This was in spite of the […]

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