• Simple, Smart and Safe Ways to Return to Activity

    Signs of spring are everywhere…rain, crocuses, green grass and warmer sunshine.  Another clear sign spring has sprung:  Madison bike paths, side walks and parks are filled with people again!  As we ease into spring, so should we slowly ease back into our outdoor activities. Returning to recreation this spring is probably uneventful for those of […]

  • Hip & Back Exercises for a More Comfortable Pregnancy

    Since I’m currently six months pregnant I thought I would give a few tips on how you can make your pregnancy a little more comfortable with these six simple physical therapy exercises. Quadriceps stretch This position (bottom leg up as high as is comfortable and blocked on wall) is supportive for your low back and […]

  • Practice Safe…Snow Removal

    In Wisconsin (and many other states), it can feel like a daunting task to clear snow from driveways, cars and sidewalks.  Here are a few tips to ensure you are protecting your joints and muscles while most efficiently clearing snow! Warm up first.  Don’t be in too big of a hurry to get outdoors.  Young […]

  • Thoughts About Footwear

    Foot types vary dramatically and sometimes what your foot looks like when you are sitting will change when you are standing, walking or running.  A thorough analysis by a physical therapist will be beneficial for those who are serious about footwear or if you are having low back, hip, knee or foot pain, especially when […]

  • To Stand or Not to Stand…That is a Good Question

    Many of you have probably heard of the detrimental health statistics about sitting at a desk for 8 or more hours per day. Some statistics reveal that a sedentary job is equal to the health effects of smoking or drinking! And that it makes us fat.   In truth, by the end of the day […]

  • Foam Rolling Technique With Videos

    Foam rolling can be a great addition to your workout program and it is a vital component to preventing injuries. You should always use the foam roller before stretching as this allows you to release any myofascial adhesions, thus allowing you to stretch the muscle to its optimal length. Make sure you roll the full […]

  • March…It’s Athletic Training Month

    Somehow it says March on the calendar again so that means it is time to celebrate the 2013 edition of National Athletic Training Month. Before we pop the champagne to celebrate with the 35,000 members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), I wanted to write an article in an attempt to promote my profession […]

  • Are You at Risk for Developing Osteoporosis?

    Now that the New Year is upon us, most of us have made healthy goals for 2013. Presumably most people’s list will include one of these goals: losing weight, improving heart health, kicking the nicotine habit, drinking less caffeine, working out more or reducing sugar intake. All of these are great health goals, but how […]