Physical Therapy & Rehab

March 16, 2018

Time to Get Outside – Safety Tips for Outdoor Exercise and Activity

With spring weather comes the opportunity to be more active outdoors, like hiking, running and biking. Regular exercise can help increase your energy and improve your balance, health and mood. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Before you put on your […]

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February 6, 2018

Flu Can Lead to Life-Threatening Complications – A True Cautionary Tale

By Karen Vernon “I didn’t see this coming,” Sharon Maxwell says of the virus that changed her life. “I expected to live a full, healthy, long life, and figured if the end came early, it would be from a riding accident or paddling on a rough river. So mine is a cautionary tale about the […]

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January 19, 2018

Vision Rehab Helps Kathleen Recover from Brain Hemorrhage

Alexander resident Kathleen Johnson has goals. At the top of her list is driving. Next up is a return to teaching yoga. And then there are a host of everyday activities – areas in which she wants to regain full independence. Her husband, Michael, believes she’ll get there. “She’s a very determined person,” he said. […]

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January 10, 2018

Ahead of the Curve – A Custom Remodeling Helmet Corrected Baby Janie’s Skull

“Janie was born with the most beautiful, round head, and I couldn’t stop kissing it,” said her mother, Kandace Sherman. Moms quickly learn the details of their newborns – from their features to newly forming habits. It wasn’t long before Janie’s family noticed she mostly slept on her right side, and her head wasn’t quite […]

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November 22, 2017

Triumph over Tragedy – The Inspiring Journey of Ms. Wheelchair USA

By Madeline Delp Ms. Wheelchair USA As anyone who has had to take an unconscious ride in an ambulance well knows, life can change in an instant. I saw the truth of this principle in my own life at the age of ten years old after my mom and I had been in a horrific […]

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October 16, 2017

Back in the Saddle – With Expert Care, Natalie Taggart Recovered from a Brain Injury

Natalie Taggart is a longtime equestrian who is well versed in the skill and safety of the sport. However, as any rider knows, horses and terrains can be unpredictable. At the Biltmore Challenge Endurance Ride in May 2015, this became a life-changing factor for Taggart. Twenty minutes into the 50-mile endurance race at Biltmore Estate, […]

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September 26, 2017

Help, I’m Spinning! Using Physical Therapy to Stop Vertigo

With eyes fluttering to open, she knew something wasn’t right. When Missie Wilmot’s world started spinning in every direction, she felt out of control. “Opening my eyes made it worse,” said Wilmot. Vertigo is the feeling of spinning or dizziness, and it can be devastating. Brought on by slight movements of the head, vertigo can […]

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August 24, 2017

Beating Vertigo – How Physical Therapy Gave a Burnsville Woman Her Life Back

By Robert A. Poarch A retired cloth grader, 85-year-old Clara Harris has lived in Burnsville all of her life and suffered from dizziness since she was young. After visiting several doctors and still having dizzy spells, she was diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo after meeting Sarah Osborne, DPT, a physical therapist at the Blue […]

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July 21, 2017

Is Aquatic Physical Therapy Right for You? A Quick Guide to the Treatments Available

Aquatic physical therapy has many benefits, and can be useful treatment for many conditions. It works specific muscle groups and joints, and makes movement easier and less painful. Some of the benefits of aquatic physical therapy include: Reducing pain Reducing swelling Increasing joint range of motion Increasing strength Increasing relaxation Increasing flexibility Increasing balance/coordination Improving breathing capacity […]

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June 21, 2017

Running Technique – How a Running Analysis Can Keep You on Track

If you’re a runner, you’re probably eager to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. It’s important, though, to make sure you’re running at your best, and using the correct technique to avoid injury. “Runners often focus incorrectly on muscular effort to move faster,” said Thomas Minton, PT, Cert. MDT, CRTS, Certified Running Technique Specialist […]

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