Written by Jeff Eisel, PT, DPT As we swing into the latter half of the golf season, some of us may be feeling the effects that come with efforts to improve our game. The asymmetrical and repetitive stresses that come with excessive practice and play can lead to a multitude of ailments from head to […]
(Used with permission from The American Physical Therapy Association, July 2021) During the COVID-19 pandemic, activity levels dropped for a lot of people. Between stay at home orders, gym closures and working from home, people became more sedentary. On top of that, there were shortages of equipment like dumbbells and bicycles, making staying active at […]
Written by Anne Kruse, PT, DPT, Therapeutic Pain Specialist, Cert. MDT As I reflect on my own physical fitness over the years I am amazed at how true what I learned years ago in school really is. One of the phrases I have heard and now use is: “If you don’t use it, you lose […]
Written by Ashley Wood, PT, MPT It is probably not news to many of you that sleep dysfunction has become a major problem in our country.  The CDC has reported that 70 million Americans have extreme sleep problems while almost 50% of Americans feel sleepy during the day, at least three days out of the […]
Written by Ben Fern, PT, MPT Anyone who visits a physical therapist knows that you leave with homework. In the PT world, we call this a Home Exercise Program (HEP). Success with injuries oftentimes relies heavily on how well our patients comply with their HEP. Today I want to give each of my readers a […]
  Written by Jeremy Jordan, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS Living in the Midwest often presents challenges for the “fair weather” runners. As spring/summer approaches many individuals have an increased desire to begin returning to a more active lifestyle, which oftentimes includes running. After a long Iowa winter, it is important to prepare your body to […]