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The New Freedom Laser

The New Freedom Laser

Freedom Therapeutic Laser Therapy LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The New Freedom Laser, available at all locations, is another great adjunct to the treatment that Freedom already offers. Therapy lasers have been used and...

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Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Headaches and migraines are unfortunately common concerns for many people around the world. Headaches and migraines can persist for long periods and can be quite debilitating....

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Hidden Issues in the Postpartum Body

Hidden Issues in the Postpartum Body

Pregnancy changes your body   Pregnancy can bring about great changes to a female's structure and alignment. The female's body changes to accommodate the quickly growing fetus inside.  These changes to our body often persist through the post-partum period. If...

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Understanding Your Spine: Scoliosis

Understanding Your Spine: Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis and when does it occur? The spine is a complex part of the body. This article helps you to understand the spine, specifically scoliosis better. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature in the spine that usually occurs in childhood or adolescence. There can...

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How to Put Peripheral Neuropathy Behind You

How to Put Peripheral Neuropathy Behind You

Peripheral neuropathy is a tough diagnosis to completely understand. Today we will explain what it is and how to put peripheral neuropathy behind you. Let’s begin with the physiology of your peripheral nerves Peripheral nerves are nerves that are outside the brain and...

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Exercising with Osteoporosis

Exercising with Osteoporosis

Should I Exercise with Osteoporosis? A diagnosis of osteoporosis can at times be frightening and full of unknowns. Should I continue my regular exercise? Do I exercise at all with osteoporosis? If so, which exercises should I do? Exercising with osteoporosis can be...

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How to Find Relief from IBS and Pelvic Pain

How to Find Relief from IBS and Pelvic Pain

Chances are you or someone you know has IBS or chronic pelvic pain. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common disorder of the GI system. IBS is a functional disorder of the movement of stool through the small and large intestine.

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Managing IBS with Physical Therapy

Managing IBS with Physical Therapy

Do you or someone you know have IBS? Chances are you or someone you know has IBS. Managing IBS with Physical Therapy is a non-medication way to help improve the symptoms. Let's start with some background information on IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most...

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Learn about the Liver

Learn about the Liver

Learn about the Liver Today we start to learn about the liver….Your liver is truly an amazing organ (FYI- I will say this about every organ because it’s true…but today we are focusing on the liver, so that is the amazing organ of the day). Scientifically we know that...

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Why do I have a Headache?

Why do I have a Headache?

Why do I have a Headache? COVID-19, lockdowns, virtual school, working from home, mask-wearing, financial concerns, other personal and emotional stressors…Is it any wonder why we are seeing an increase in the complaints of headaches? Even in younger and healthy...

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Correct your posture to feel better

Correct your posture to feel better

Why Correcting Your Posture Will Make You Feel Better How many times have you been told to “stand up straight”? Many a well-meaning parent has admonished their children to do just that(myself included). But why is posture important? What is “bad” posture? What causes...

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The COVID-19 Long-hauler

The COVID-19 Long-hauler

20-30% of COVID-19 survivors will have long-term effects from the virus. Of the 28 million Americans that at the time of this blog have tested positive for COVID-19, 6-8 million people will be long-haulers. That is a lot of people who will suffer from the long-term effects of the virus.

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The Benefits of Therapeutic Laser Therapy

The Benefits of Therapeutic Laser Therapy

As Physical and Occupational Therapists, we see pain and inflammation quite a bit throughout our day. Each patient we see is unique and their body presents pain and inflammation differently. As therapists, we have been taught and learned quite a few approaches to treating pain over our careers.

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The Best Way to ‘Bone Up’ with Osteoporosis

The Best Way to ‘Bone Up’ with Osteoporosis

There are over 50 million Americans who suffer from low bone density or osteoporosis.
It is estimated that 1 in 2 women will experience osteoporosis in their lifetime. You may be someone who has developed osteoporosis and may be unsure if you should exercise

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Is your Fitness Healthy?

Is your Fitness Healthy?

As we all know, the age of social media has given us the amazing ability to instantly share new and amazing ideas as well as spread misinformation leading to mass confusion. Whether purposefully or through a dilution of information, it is hard to wade through the vast ocean of information coming at us.

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Pain Relief and Dry Needling

Pain Relief and Dry Needling

While stress has many negative effects on the body, one painful result includes trigger points. These trigger points, or tight spots in the muscle, can contribute to limitations in motion and strength.

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Understanding Spinal Pain

Understanding Spinal Pain

Pain is something that is experienced by most people and for some, dealing with pain is a daily task. Pain can occur in many different forms and areas of the body but the spine, including the neck, upper back, and lower back, is one of the most common areas that pain occurs.

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How to Prevent Knee Injuries for Winter Sports

How to Prevent Knee Injuries for Winter Sports

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,...

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Finding Relief from TMJ Disorder

Finding Relief from TMJ Disorder

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...

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Does Stretching Work?

Does Stretching Work?

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.

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Get Rid of Back Pain

Get Rid of Back Pain

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...

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5 Ways to Keep your Spine Feeling Well

5 Ways to Keep your Spine Feeling Well

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...

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