Category: Therapy Services

This Year I Want To…
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This Year I Want To…

By LaNita Mortenson, PT, Therapy Services Jump on the trampoline and run with my kids without peeing my pants! Men and women struggle with bladder leakage, or urinary incontinence. While nearly 30% of people report suffering from urinary incontinence, there are many more suffering in silence. Do not be ashamed; this is very common. While common,...

Pain Management Part-Three: Mind Games
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Pain Management Part-Three: Mind Games

By MiKayla Christensen, PT, DPT, MTC, Physical Therapy A growing body of evidence suggests that understanding how our pain systems work is an excellent strategy in managing it. Knowing simple information about how your brain and nerves work can help reduce your chance of developing more chronic pain symptoms. During the #ChoosePT campaign, we’ve shared some...

Pain Management Part-Two: Pain is Personal
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Pain Management Part-Two: Pain is Personal

By MiKayla Christensen, PT, DPT, MTC, Physical Therapy Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain —and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recommend physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to addictive opioids for...

Pain Management Part-One: The Brain on Pain
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Pain Management Part-One: The Brain on Pain

By MiKayla Christensen, PT, DPT, MTC, Physical Therapy Did you know that physical therapy is a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions? The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) uses the month of October to encourage others to learn about the multiple ways physical therapists can help manage pain. As physical therapists,...

Pack It Light, Wear It Right
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Pack It Light, Wear It Right

Today is National School Backpack Awareness Day. Over 23,000 people a year go to the emergency room because of injuries related to backpacks and book bags! It is reported that 55 percent of students carry a backpack heavier than the recommended guideline of 10 percent of the child’s body weight. Watch our video for a brief...

Free Lunch Seminar: Walk BIG, Speak LOUD
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Free Lunch Seminar: Walk BIG, Speak LOUD

Glacial Ridge Health System is hosting a free seminar for area residents with impairments to their speech and large motor skills due to Parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorders. The purpose of the seminar is to provide people with these conditions and their family with information on treatments that are available to help them stay...

Specialties in Occupational Therapy Help Patients Overcome Daily Challenges
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Specialties in Occupational Therapy Help Patients Overcome Daily Challenges

By Tammy Vig, OTD, OTR/L, CLT, Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent – or live better with – an injury, illness, or disability. Occupational therapy involves more than what you may think including many specialty services. Did you know that...

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