Freedom Physical Therapy BlogArticles from our expert therapists
Winter Knee Injury Prevention The cold air and fresh snow cover is a welcome sign for some here in Wisconsin. It means that all the snow enthusiasts are ready to ski, snowshoe, and skate. These winter activities are great to get you moving and enjoying the fresh air,...
Learn how to deal with Arthritis in Winter and when it gets cold out from physical therapist Molly Rittberg.
Occupational Therapist Adrienne Loukopoulos shares how you can put control back into your hands with hand control tips.
Can you find relief from TMJ Disorders? TMJ Disorder, otherwise known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD), can make a significant impact on your day to day life. Thankfully, there are many strategies available to effectively manage this issue. We are here to help you...
Research has shown that static stretching can lead to injury. Using a dynamic warm-up to increase muscle mobility prior to activity or exercise can help reduce your change of injury.
How to Get Rid of Back Pain Recurring back pain resulting from improper body mechanics can be prevented by avoiding movements that jolt or strain the back. They can also be prevented by maintaining correct posture and lifting objects properly. Many work-related...
5 Ways to Keep Your Spine Healthy and Moving Well The spine is composed of 24 vertebrae that are connected by 23 discs. The discs act as shock absorbers, give the spine its shape and strengthen it. In total, the spine has 364 joints and is surrounded by 15 muscles. To...
Movember isn’t just about growing a mustache, it is about brining awareness to Men’s Health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
Learn more about Direct Access for Physical Therapy. You do not need a referral to have a PT get you moving better.
Seeking PT for injury rehab has been around since the beginning, but seeking PT for injury prevention is gaining popularity. Erin Bafunno, Physical Therapist talks about what PT means to her and why it is important, regardless of what type of athlete you are.
Your bra could be causing your neck, back, head, and shoulder pain. Being fitted for the correct size bra and postural education and exercise can help to reduce your pain.
Fall is a great time to be active outdoors. These are a few suggestions of great ways to stay active outdoors this fall season.
How are exercise and mental health related? Physical therapist Rachel tells you why exercise is so great for your mental health.
Learn about dry needling and knee replacements. A certified therapist can use dry needling as a treatment tool after knee replacement surgery.
Falls Prevention Month 2020 helps raise awareness for risks associated with falls. Learn how to recognize risks and find ways to prevent falls.
Nearly 1 million people are potentially living with Parkinson’s disease in the United States. LSVT BIG therapists like Molly can help.
The Functional Movement Screen is a series of movement screens that assess how your body moves when not injured.
Learn why recovering from whiplash can be complicated and how physical therapy can help by returning pain-free motion after a whiplash injury.
Preparing for your first physical or occupational therapy visit isn’t hard. But, making sure you are ready to go before you are seen goes a long way to give you the best experience!
Exercise is Medicine is a term you may have heard. Learn what it means and why your doctor may prescribe you to an exercise specialist instead of prescribing medication.
Intensive care unit, ICU-Acquired weakness is a common condition that may develop after being admitted into an ICU for critical illness. Learn what you can do for yourself or a loved one.
Ease into fitness this summer with these tips to make sure you ramp up physical activity without experiencing an injury.
Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) is a group of health problems that require a team of healthcare professionals to treat the symptoms.
Adrienne Loukopoulos shares information about the three most common hand injuries: fractures/avulsions, tendinitis, and dislocations/deformities.
Jake Hurlburt, PTA, personal trainer, and avid golfer shares how to avoid golf’s top 5 injuries. Stay on the course all season with these tips!
Ankle Injuries are common when getting active outdoors for the first time when the weather gets nice. Learn the best ways to prevent those tweaks.
Do you need help with injury or pain but can’t see a therapist face to face? Telehealth is a great option. Get live treatment from the comfort of your home or wherever you are located.
Learn about pain with fibromyalgia. Those with fibromyalgia experience pain differently. Learn about fibromyalgia and treatments to help cope with the condition.
Learn how to train functional strength to maintain independence as you age. Here are three functional exercises you can perform in your home.