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Why Your Operation May Not Work And Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy First

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Why Your Operation May Not Work And Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy First A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald called, Confessions of a Sydney Surgeon: Why your operation may not work, a surgeon described procedures that he used to perform, that he now knows were unnecessary. In that article he says,   […]

5 Physical Therapy Myths BUSTED!

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5 Physical Therapy Myths BUSTED! First off lets define Physical Therapy .  Merriam-Webster states Physical Therapy is: : therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training […]

Low Back Pain: MRIs and CT Scans Can Be Misleading

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Low Back Pain: MRIs and CT Scans Can Be Misleading   “Back” Story: James is an active, 50 year old father with three children. He works as a carpenter, primarily focusing on home building. He loves to play basketball with his children in the driveway at his home. He plays in a basketball league every […]

What You Need To Know When Making An Appointment At OSI

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What You Need To Know When Making An Appointment At OSI Greetings! Hope you are all enjoying the warmer! I know I sure am. We recently changed our appointment scheduling process and I wanted to keep everyone updated on what to expect when they call the scheduling line. To help smooth out our appointment scheduling […]

Patient Centered Musculoskeletal Health

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Patient Centered Musculoskeletal Health As a Physical Therapist and health care provider for over 26 years I have seen many changes in health care. The current push has been to increase access, improve quality, and reduce cost. How does Physical Therapy fit into this equation? PT’s have for many years been on the back end […]

Low Back Pain and MRI’s: Is What You See What You Get? (Cue Dr. Strangelove)

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Low Back Pain and MRI’s: Is what you see what you get? (Cue Dr. Strangelove) I know that people who are currently in pain usually aren’t thinking about long term costs, but bear with me I’m going to make an economic argument about why you should get PT first for your low back pain and […]

A Roadmap: Great Tips For Losing Weight

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A Roadmap: Great Tips For Losing Weight   Quick Fix? As a doctor of pharmacy and certified personal trainer for The Training Room in Somerset, I get asked health-related questions all the time.  One of the most popular questions as well as requests I get is “How Do I/Help Me Lose this Weight?!” I am all about being real.  […]

UW Health Sport Specialization Study Preliminary Findings

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(Story and Video Via Channel 3000 Wisc TV News 3) UW Health Sport Specialization Study Preliminary Findings New Richmond High School has been participating in a research study regarding sports specialization and lower extremity injury conducted by Tim McGuine,PhD, ATC, and UW Health in Madison, WI. While the data collection process is a large time […]

Physical Therapy: Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Management

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The condition Spinal Muscular (Muscle) Atrophy is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease that is manifested with progressive decreased muscle tone & weakness. This weakness is greater closer to the spine than distally. Physical Therapy: Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Management Hello, I’m Dean Erie, a PT. As an Orthopedic/Neuro practicing therapist for about 30 yrs, I […]

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