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Spending hundreds of dollars on new shoes and still complaining of foot pain? What next?   It’s time to ask the question: is another new shoe going to help the pain, or do I need look at something else? Over the years, we have helped many patients determine where their pain is coming from.  If we look up from the foot, we see the knee, hip and low back.  Many times we say the foot is just the victim and not the source of their pain.  Unfortunately, many people spend...
Posted on 2016-08-10
Taking Your Physical Therapy and Athletic Training to the Next Level As August is approaching and the heat and humidity in the Midwest is elevating, those individuals training for their upcoming race goals (5Ks, 10Ks, Half Marathons and Full Marathons) need to be careful of any nagging soreness or minor injuries they are experiencing. We humans are all too well adept at pushing our complaints to the “back of the mind” so to speak until they progress far enough to sideline us at th...
Posted on 2016-07-08
As I am reflecting on last week's mission trip to West Virginia and being a health care provider in this ever changing ocean of six foot waves, I truly am thankful for what God has blessed me with (wonderful family, fantastic friends, a blessed church community, a prosperous business and awesome staff, and the talents to serve in many ways).  I know some of us, me included on most days, definitely take for granted the health care luxuries we have at our disposal here in the Fox River Valley...
Posted on 2016-06-22
My last blog introduced you to a manual therapy treatment technique call ASTYM (Augmentative Soft Tissue Mobilization).  As we move into our summer enjoying the weather warm up, our outside activity level typically increases in proportion to the temperature increase. From gardening (i.e., pulling weeds), mowing, hiking, walking, running, biking, swimming, and yes, even washing the car by hand, nagging little aches and pains may arise that are truly stemming from compensations you may not ev...
Posted on 2016-06-08
As summer is approaching, and I am gearing myself up to get back outside to hit the trails and streets, thoughts of nagging injuries enter my mind.  I try to be proactive with my own advice in regards to stretching and strengthening, as well as, "listening to my body". Unfortunately, I am not always the most compliant individual, and little "aches and pains" develop. Are you training for a specific upcoming race, charity walk, or just trying to be healthy? Has a sharp pain in your foot/...
Posted on 2016-05-18
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