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Category Archives: Physical Therapy

Treating pain–ankle sprains

Sprained ankles are the bane of many athletes and weekend warriors. If you think you’ve sprained an ankle, you should see a clinician for proper healing and to avoid future injury. When you sprain an ankle, one or more ligaments … Continue reading

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4 steps you need to take right away to control your blood sugar

Are you a person with diabetes? Whether you were recently diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for years, this is a helpful reminder on the four things you must do to maintain a healthy blood sugar. Even if you … Continue reading

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Ready, set, GO! A running primer for beginners

Thinking about entering that charity fun run this year but worried about the distance? You can do it, and fall is a great time to start training! Cooler temps and beautiful views make getting out there even more appealing. The classic 5-kilometer … Continue reading

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Heat and the athlete

Late summer brings the kids back-to-school along with the heat and humidity we all dread. I look forward to this time of year because I love football!  As an athletic trainer, however, I see the dangerous effects this heat can … Continue reading

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – Not just for scuba divers!

You may be wondering why a wound specialist in Wisconsin cares about hyperbaric medicine?  After all, we aren’t near any oceans to treat divers who get “the bends” and carbon monoxide poisoning isn’t all that common – thankfully!  But the … Continue reading

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Pregnancy can be a pain in the back!

Many pregnant women experience pain in the lower back that follows that path of the sciatic nerve, running into the leg and through the foot. When the nerve becomes inflamed, usually due to increased pressure somewhere along the course of … Continue reading

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